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Old 07-31-2012, 12:34 PM
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The only thing I can add is to see a counselor/shrink. I lost a great deal of hair at 21 and couldn't handle the emotional turmoil, which I decided to deal with all by myself; that was a big mistake. The right counselor might have been able to give me a different perspective on how to live my life, not dwelling on my hair loss so much. It seems you are doing much better than I was.....good for you!
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:21 PM
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Might consider trying some toppik or dermmatch to see if it improves your appearance, too. Good luck.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:43 PM
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Looks like your hairline has stabilized and even filled in a touch. Make sure to use Nizoral Shampoo at least a couple times a week as well to help fight the scalp DHT. I wish that I had started using it earlier.

I think you're making the right call by keeping what you have until you've stabilized somewhat. My hairline started receding when I was 17 and I stayed on Minoxidil/Finasteride religiously until now, and at 40 am considering a transplant to fill in my temples. With the medication, it's all about being consistent with it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:18 AM
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thanks for the replies

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The only thing I can add is to see a counselor/shrink.
probably would have been useful 7 months again - i told my family how i felt at the time, maybe that also helped a bit

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might consider trying some toppik or dermmatch
i thought about that and it probably would help - i might add it later down the road if my hair thins more

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make sure to use Nizoral Shampoo at least a couple times a week as well to help fight the scalp DHT. I wish that I had started using it earlier.
i had no idea people actually found a difference with Niz, i'll definitely add it - i'll post another pic next year and see if anything has changed
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:29 PM
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My male pattern baldness started when I was 12 (I had a very early puberty) and I first notice small arches appear on my face. Every subsequent haircut I noticed less hair on my head. It didn’t particularly bother me at the time since my hair was red, I had bad acne and I had bright freckles; you couldn’t really tell what my face looked like. After I turned 12 I avoided most social situations and escaped real life in books, computer games and comfort food. I wasn’t very depressed but I did (still do) have a lot of anxiety.
Sometime after I turned 20 my Grandma said that my skin looked nice and upon closer inspection I agreed. This is going sound shallow but I really wanted to investigate this to the full extent. I started exercising regularly, studying more, eating healthy foods, allowing myself to have friends and go out and finally researching about emotions/ self esteem / mental health issues. The researching was to have a better understanding of people and thus have softer facial expressions that are empathetic toward people; even models look ugly with sneers, smirks and frowns. But I never knew what to do with my hair; quite a few people said to me that I needed to do something with it. I decided try getting it cut very short (lots of people said it looks good on guys with a receding hairline) and that’s when my problem started. When I looked in the mirror, instead of feeling the usual pit in my stomach; I had it in my chest and it was much worse. I’ve never felt the emotion before but I’d say I felt despair; it was like the child inside me died at that point. I hate my hairline; it looks like it belongs on a 40 year old, not me at 21. I don’t know what to do at the moment; I feel like shit; can someone please look at my pictures and honestly say whether I need to change my attitude or get something done about my hairline.
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What a positive outlook you present here, and I really understand where your coming from. You have a great look so why shouldn't you want a hairline more commensurate with your age. The good thing is that today's HT is so advanced and it looks like your hairline could be greatly improved; best of all the results are natural, proven and permanent. Of course this is only one photo. Our clinics do great online consults if you don't live near one. We are enthusiastic in helping others like you from all over the world. We would love to help you explore and welcome your contact. Self image really anchors our self confidence. You are expressing the need to do something about it I encourage you to explore it and don't let a medical condition that you inherited keep you down, mate. All the Best, Michael
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:35 PM
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I guess you are lucky not feeling side -effects from Propecia, because, it does work magnificently. I had to halt both Propecia(side-effects: depression, limp erections, breast pain brain spikes), and Minoxidil%5(headaches and alergy, manifested by irritated knuckles).

Aloe Vera and Ketoconazole is the only topical treatment for me now. Shampooing with GNC Biotin Shampoo. I also ingest Angelica and Siberian Root/Ginseng, cod liver oil and, GNC biotin capsules.

Regular exercise which makes you sweat abundantly also works.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:36 PM
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The worst thing is to do nothing. Quite clearly you are taking action. Visit the doctor regularly to check your blood if you are taking Propecia or generic Finasteride.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:15 AM
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I guess you are lucky not feeling side -effects from Propecia, because, it does work magnificently. I had to halt both Propecia(side-effects: depression, limp erections, breast pain brain spikes), and Minoxidil%5(headaches and alergy, manifested by irritated knuckles).
Thatís very unfortunate.



does your current hair loss treatment work?


You might find my experience of interest.
About a day or two after I started taking Propecia I became sexually disinterested in general. For around two months I didnít feel any sexual desire, become horny or have wood. I returned to how I was before taking Propecia on the same day that I realized that an overly friendly guy was Ďhittingí on me.

I didnít draw any conclusion about Propecia side effects, as there are many possibilities about why this happened. Maybe it was all coincidence and propecia had nothing to do with it; maybe I had psychosomatic symptoms; maybe I have real side effects but had a large improvement to my libido, which brought me back up to pre-Propecia.


I do consider myself lucky as Iím on Propecia and Iím happy with the way things currently are - i had some blood tests after taking fin for 3 months and I'll be getting some more in a month or two.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:14 AM
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Of course the regimen I currently follow is much less effective, but still better than trying nothing.

Oh, I almost forgot, I also apply egg yolk to my hair with one spoon of olive oil, aloe vera gel and half coffee spoon of cinnamon. It dries out and then I wash it out so as to add silkiness to the body of the hair.

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