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Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Eugene, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Eugene

    Eugene New Member

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    Hi All,
    I started loosing my hair when I was about 22..23. Fortunately the process went rather slow and I payed attention on this problem when I was 28 already.
    Oh! You are balding, mother said, watching my heavily receded temples during regular haircut process (she is a barber for me and my family). “Don’t!†I was answering, askance looking at my mirror reflection.
    As I am a person whose visual type of perception is not dominant I never focused my attention on hair style of other people. Of course, apparent baldness stroke my eyes, but usually, on subconscious level, I never correlated inharmonious appearance of some people with the condition of their hair. I just saw that something was wrong but couldn’t understand what exactly. I began to worry about my hair not immediately, but from some moment I was keeping in mind hair condition of everybody whom I saw. Statistics was unfavourable: my hair was in worse condition than most people of my age have. Similar hair to mine is typical for men of 40..50 years old, but I was only 28. Conclusion, which I didn’t want to believe in, stood in front of me as unavoidable fact. I’ll be BALD.
    Browsing the internet and studying the topic I discovered that I’m loosing my hair exactly by the scale of Norwood-Hamilton. This is ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA. This dreadful diagnosis means that my life, I mean the Life (with the capital letter) is ending. And this end is very very close to me. “I am only 28â€, this fact transformed in my mind to “I am ALREADY 28â€. I began to scrutinize my old photos to trace the dynamic of my alopecia and to understand how much time I have. Photos didn’t say a lot. I always had rather long hair which usually hid my bald temples, nevertheless I noticed that even when I was 23 I had already first symptoms of developing androgenetic alopecia.
    I've learned that there are only two proven treatments which are able to withstand this evil: minoxidil and finasteride. I've bought both: 5mg Dr.Reddy's Finast which I'm cutting into 4..5 pieces and Europian Regain 5% which was replaced then by cheaper American Kirkland minoxidil 5%.
    10 months passed. I'm 29 now. I can surely say that meds work! Here are my "before-after" pics:

    May 2006
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    July 2006
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    May 2007
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    PS: English is not my native language, I've studied it at school.
     
  2. antonio666

    antonio666 Senior Member

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    great progress,it did look awful in 2006,now it looks really good
     
  3. Nick4441

    Nick4441 Experienced Member

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    Awsome results..you have responded to meds really well..keep it up.
     
  4. Guest

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    Wow thats the best results I have ever seen. Keep destroying the evil of baldness. Did you get a lot of side effects from the meds?
     
  5. recognition2

    recognition2 Established Member

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    Ahah, I love this forum, gives so much hope.

    Congratulations man!
     
  6. IBM

    IBM Senior Member

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    amazing :shock: .
     
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    vipergts Established Member

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    Eugene! THOSE ARE AMAZING RESULTS! Congrats! Please help me with the following questions:

    1) Did you start shedding more when you started treatment?

    2) When did the shed stop? Did you virtually stop losing hair in the shower and while applying minoxidil?

    3) Did you see ups and downs throughout?
     
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    Wash n' Gone Established Member

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    Incredible results. Very pleased for you :thumbs_up:
     
  9. Whyatt

    Whyatt Established Member

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    A...a...a..a.....a....a......amazing!

    One hell of a year for you man..keep it up!
     
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    WOW i am speechless thats awesome! how long did it take be4 u saw the first signs of regrowth
     
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    Those results are awesome! It is nice to see that your hair can respond to medications even after it is completely gone. It gives hope that improved medications will lead to even better results.
     
  12. Eugene

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    No side effects from finasteride at all, however some dandruff (scurf) appeared from minoxidil, noticeable when I begin to comb my hair. In general it's rather tolerably and doesn't afford me annoyance.
     
  13. Eugene

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    thanks

    Yes I did. I didn't count how much days passed from the beginning of the therapy and abundant shedding caused by this therapy, but I remebmer that it was. I think it started in two weeks and stopped in next two weeks.

    Frankly speaking I don't remember that I ever had a great shedding (before the therapy), at least I never payed attension on this. I never raked out my hair from the keyboard, or bathroom sink or somewhere else. Baldness sneaked up to me without being seen :)
    Now I'm paying my attention on the shedding of course, but it seems to me that it is normal, I've never count my lost hairlines but I believe that there are less than 100 per day.
     
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    JustinM71 Established Member

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    I'm really happy for you....well done!!

    Your hair looks so cool.
     
  15. Eugene

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    As far as I remember I've notice positive dynamics in a 4 month or maybe even 3, however I was not absolutely sure. In a half a year I was sure that meds work. I saw an improvement in the mirror. And in a 7 month I took test pics, and compared them to what I had. The results were amazing, I've regrown hair which were lost during last two years I believe. Unfortunately shining bald temples where hair does not grow for a five years stay without any changes.

    Seven month result are here:
    http://volosy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1798

    There are no great changes between 10 month and 7 month pictures I'd say.
     
  16. JustinM71

    JustinM71 Established Member

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    Eugene, your English is excellent!
     
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    That is amazing results!! :lol:
     
  18. I_Hate_DHT

    I_Hate_DHT Established Member

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    Congratulations.

    What shampoo are you using Eugene?

    Greetings.
     
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    I am surprised on how quick you made such great progress. congrats!
     
  20. Eugene

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    It does not matter. I use different shampoo. Don't believe any advertisement that some magic shampoo can stop hair loss, especially genetic. This is not true.
     

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