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Old 04-17-2014, 12:46 PM
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Default What does hair loss mean to you? Pain? Loss? Ugly?

What's the most emotionally draining issue you have or had to deal with when losing your hair?

Mine would probably be the feeling that I have become less desirable which has effected me socially and professionally....it's a constant torment...almost like an arrow pointing to my insecurity....

Would love to hear what others feel...
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:51 PM
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Depression and anxiety are my symptoms.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:59 PM
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Hi Spanker

Thanks for the reply.

But what pressures and pain do you feel have caused your anxiety and depression?
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:58 PM
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What's the most emotionally draining issue you have or had to deal with when losing your hair?

Mine would probably be the feeling that I have become less desirable which has effected me socially and professionally....it's a constant torment...almost like an arrow pointing to my insecurity....

Would love to hear what others feel...
I think the term "less desirable" hits the nail on the head. Hair loss is generally associated with getting old, but when it happens at a relatively young age it can feel like you're missing out on your prime. Like the youth is getting sucked out of you.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:56 AM
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I think the term "less desirable" hits the nail on the head. Hair loss is generally associated with getting old, but when it happens at a relatively young age it can feel like you're missing out on your prime. Like the youth is getting sucked out of you.
I have to totally agree with you there, its definitely like premature ageing, a sign that your over the hill....had a chuckle at 'like the youth is getting sucked out of you', a chance would be a fine thing...lol
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:54 AM
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used to cause anxiety for me about the future, always thought I'd be bald before grey and definitely bald in my 40's. took some proactive intervention to stop that ;-)
now I don't worry so much but sheds still make for a bad day
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I started thinning in my 30's and it was just a slow progression but it never bothered me to the degree that I would get depressed or hide my head. I am NOT a hat guy and I am NOT a shaved head guy either. The real heart of the matter for me is that I am a musician and I always take pride in my stage appearance. For most of the late 90's and from 2000 - 2010 I performed in a 60's tribute act and we wore costuming and wigs. Problem solved. But I stopped doing that and now perform as 'me' so the thinning hair has been a concern. I am not of the mind to go the 'baseball cap' or 'backwards beret' and pony tail look so I pulled the trigger on a HT at 64 years old. I'm only two month post-op but I know I'll be happier with my looks and more confident when the lights go up !
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:35 PM
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Before, I would say uglier, less self esteem, constantly thinking of it, but after getting a HT and using some nanogen(godsend) I feel so much better, and def gettin more looks of da laaadies just need some Botox for few lines and I'm good ta go
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I think the term "less desirable" hits the nail on the head. Hair loss is generally associated with getting old, but when it happens at a relatively young age it can feel like you're missing out on your prime. Like the youth is getting sucked out of you.

That is exactly how i felt. like i couldn't go out with my friends etc without looking like grandpa

now i have some hair again it feels fucken awesome!

i never really felt depressed though just annoyed
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For me it has significantly knocked my self-confidence and now feel very unattractive. I now struggle to look people in the eyes and avoid social contact as much as I can. I actually split with my long term partner about a year ago and dappled in the world of online dating. To be honest the general experience was quite positive. However I stopped as I am booking in for HT with Dr Lorenzo in July/August with a plan to rejoin online dating once my HT is undetectable (about a year post op) I will be intrigued to see if I actually appeal to more women with more hair than before the HT!!!!
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