I originally found this site around the Athens Olympics after my dermatologist aunt recommended rogaine and propecia. I got very good success very early and as a result have avoided the site. The worst hairloss times for me were 10 years ago, reading through every single post on this site to the point of it being all I thought about. Surely the thousands of people that have had success on here have left the site and gone on to enjoy life. When I was in my early 20"s, I would practically cry when I looked in the mirror or saw a picture of myself. This severely affected my confidence and social life. I must say, that with age, it gets a little easier. Thanks to nizoral, finasteride and rogaine, I have not only maintained what I have had for the last 10 years (wish I started sooner) but it has even improved over that time. The days when I would spend hours on here HOPING for some magic miracle cure to pop up, I neglected every other part of my life. I got fat and out of shape and I would wear whatevr clothes I had from years ago. With improved style and joining a gym, I have improved the non hair aspects of my life and thats made a huge difference. I have recently added a little bit of dermatch to fill in trouble spots on my head and it looks awesome. No one has detected it yet, and I'm talking some serious NW1 assholes that would point it out in a second. My thinking here is that people without hairloss seriously do not notice. I went from an out of shape, anti social hermit, to a confident, attractive guy. I actually LIKE what I see in the mirror. At 23, I was pretty much a hat prisoner and everyone knew it. Now, I can get away with looking like I have no hairloss at all. Women hit on ME!!! THis has never happened. I used to think about hairloss like 95% of the day, and since I started meds, it's been like MAYBE 20 minutes a week, if that. Thats liek 10 extra years of life in a way. Hairloss cost me my 20's, it really has, but I am making it up for it now thanks to this website. Remember, a lot of people that have had success are not here to talk about it because its so depressing. Just remember, it gets easier and less of an issue when you're older, no matter how crappy it feels now,i can only get better! I DO try to avoid this website, unless I need some new information, but its been great! Good luck to everyone!