I am a 31-year-old female. Currently, I have alopecia areata. It got flared up due to my current stress situation. I am looking for a medication to cure it. I heard about Dexamethasone and Methotrexate for treating it. My dermatologist advised me to take Methotrexate. I am concerned about its side effects of hair loss and I do not want to lose more hair. I am dealing with sporadic hair loss for about three years. I am having hair loss with small patches. But it got developed severely in these five months. I realize that my hair may continue to fall out after stopping medications if I am planning to use it. But I am desperate. I agree with the side effects of Methotrexate. But I am terrified of having additional hair loss. I am taking a Kenalogue scalp injection every five weeks to treat the condition. Hair grows with injections but it keeps falling out more.