Just introducing myself as it seems like the thing to do. Have been visiting this website for about a year and discovering it was a revelation, knowing that i could do something about my hair loss and having all these experiences available to me and all the advice has put me in such a better place than i was at before... I felt it was time to join and give a little back
Im touching 30 from the UK, have been receding very very slowly since i was 16. I am fortunate to have most of my hair so i wont be getting the violins out just yet, but i cannot deny that ever since becoming aware of my situation since i was young, it has caused me daily concern. If life is a movie, Im going in real time and my hair is going in fast forward x2. I admit of all the speeds above real time this is probably the best, but its still enough for me to not be able to sit back and enjoy the film and its causing me enough anxiety that im distracted from the plot. I appreciate some of you will have had the hair going at Fast forward x128 and i sincerely have nothing but empathy, i do believe they are totally different things, to be balding and to be bald and the pain scale is a sliding one but what do i know?.
I have been on the big three since may of last year and thus far they have been working for me. I know that finesteride is a contentious drug, I just wanted to post as one man who is using it thus far with success and no sides. The same for rogaine foam and kirkland minoxidil and nizoral which between them have restored hair all over my head including quite substansive thickening of the hairline. I have been pleased with the results, but as an innately selfish man I hope for more.
Im going to keep taking the medications for so long as they are effective and they cause me no trouble. I am considering a small transplant to restore my hairline, i am in the process of getting consulatations which are due in the next month. I will be keeping this thread updated of the action im intending to take and put up pictures and use this to document my progression.
Anyway, thats me, just a man on a rock in space, telling fellow transient people who have taken the time to sit at the computer and might be wondering about the state of my head for some reason.