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today it occurred to me that i am well on my way to becoming a bald guy. i've tried all that i can do including propecia, which i cant tolerate and rogaine, which has not helped at all because my diffuse hair loss is extremely aggressive. im only 22 and im very depressed and out of options. i've thought about shaving my head and just forgetting it but all of my friends say i look terrible with a shaved head. i don't know what to do anymore. my life feels like its been taken from me and all i can do is sit in my room and cry. :( i hate this feeling.

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Sorry bud. I hope you feel better. I really think that you should consider shaving or buzzing your head for 30 days (some call it a 30 day challenge). Before you do, write down how you felt when you got ready for work, how you felt about seeing people that day (without a hat), and how you feel about yourself in general. Then, shave or buzz your hair, keeping it short and neat for a full 30 days. On the last day, right down how you felt getting ready for work, seeing people in social situations without a hat, and how you feel about yourself in general. Maybe do some cool facial hair with the shaved head.

 

After that time, compare your notes and look at the results. You may feel much more confident and much better about yourself. It is only 30 days. Good luck if you decide to do it. I have heard on several men that say that those 30 days saved their life by making them happier and more confident.

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I would agree with Spanker. And you're still very young. I know it's frustrating to be in a position you don't feel you can control.....but fingers are crossed for you (and all of us) that there will be future treatments available in the future. I have gone through my ups and downs in regards to confidence and self-esteem throughout my lifetime.....and it really does help to have a hobby or to find something you're good at, and focus on that. At the end of the day.....the people who you want in your life will embrace you for who you are; not for what your head looks like! Chin up buddy!! Things always have a way of working out.......

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ive tried shaving my head in the past though and have regretted it everytime and gotten made fun of. its really not a good look for me. i sure hope new treatments come soon. i cant see myself living my whole life like this. i do appreciate the feedback though. its nice to talk to people that understand what i am going through.

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I'm sorry to hear what yr going through fella. Maybe speak to a doc and see if you can maybe tolerate taking a smaller dose of propecia?

I know one things for sure. You need to get yrself a new group of friends, people who stick by you when yr down not people who take the piss.

Hope things work out for you.

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I can totally understand how your feeling. I also did not have a head which suited the shaved look. I spent 10 years covering up before getting a HT.

Surgery has come quite a way in the last few years and will continue to get better as time gos by. I have had 3 HTs so far and can now actually go out and feel confident again. I just could not accept my hair loss and it was the bane of my life.

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I feel you brother, I feel you. Mark you my words.

 

My hairloss started somewhere between/around the age of 16-18.

To begin with, I knew not where to turn nor what to do.

As far as i'm concerned, regrowing hair with the likes of Propecia/Minoxidil, isn't very likely, maintaining however is indeed, or slow down, if nothing else.

 

Only months back, I made my resolve, to see the hair transplant surgery through, instead of dwelling on a dream and that i did (if I can do it, literally anyone of any cloth can)...

I just had my very first hair transplant a mere 4 days past, and that was a decision I chose to make, no matter what anyone else thought of it. I care not.

 

Find a reputable doctor, a decent price and get it over with. In my opinion, the sooner the better. Why wait around, and for what. Just to see the remains of your hair slowly crumble away, in order to figure out the true pattern of your future hairloss? Seems pointless, a waste of valuable time, and in vain to me. Would you rather embrace your youth, or perchance embrace your older and more decrepit years?

 

My hair transplant of 2000 grafts cost me 161000 Thai Baht, which is in any case a small price to pay.

Mind you, I travelled to Thailand all by myself, and as we speak I am still here, resting comfortably in my hotel room, king-sized bed. I am glad it's over, and regret naught. The outcome is yet to be seen, but I am sure all will go well.

 

Please post some photos. No need to reveal your identity, just your hair and forehead, etc...

 

In this day and age, beauty prevails over that of wisdom. Aesthetics are of uttermost importance, to people most. Being able to take pride in one's appearance is a pleasant feeling. That is at least where most of my fledgeling confidence lay.

 

I am full willing to aid you in your quest towards greater happiness.

Please send me a private message, and feel free to ask of anything.

 

I will give you access to all that which I am aware of, and by which means I managed to end up here.

 

 

Do NOT let it consume you, conquer it.

See you in another life, brother.

Godspeed!

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I have been on Propecia and Minoxidil for a good 2-3 months,

Can't say I remember experiencing any sort of side effects,

but if I did (in the very inception of the treatment), they were

very vague and insignificant.

 

Just how bad is your hairloss?

Please be so kind and provide us with some meticuous details,

regarding:

 

- For how long have you been loosing your hair for?

- Norwood Type?

- Thick or thin hair, in general?

- Is your hair balding and thinning, perchance both?

- Post photos from different angles.

 

so on and so forth...

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i appreciate the feedback and support guys. i started to notice my hairline thinning at 20, went to three different hair specialists all telling me it was mpb and to get on rogaine or propecia or avodart. now and i am now 22 and its moved all over my scalp in a diffuse pattern. i used to have the thickest hair, i would have to get it thinned out every time i got a haircut because it was so thick. baldness does run in both sides of my family so i would say that's the direction im heading. i will post pics soon. and i might give propecia a second try at an even lower dose.

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