Balding Since 11 Years Old - Considering Finasteride - My Story

do you mind posting a picture with toppik? You mentioned it worked great, I was trying to see what the actual difference is. Also what color do you buy, I think my hair color matches yours.
 

M.G

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My right side of my hairline been regrowing alot of small vellus hair in all of the area that was my former hairline (no significant cosmetic difference yet though). However, my left side (which I started losing first) is not catching up at all. Still almost slick.

What's the odds of it catching up? It's almost night and day difference between both sides for me.

I'm making small gains at the crown for the moment. I'm getting kinda excited for months 8-12. Those months are gonna decide it all.

I've been shedding almost exclusively miniaturized hairs after showering for the last months. They better grow stronger.
 

M.G

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8 months in:

Cosmetically a little bit of thickening compared to two months in.

I clearly feel and see when I apply minoxidil how my crown got more hair nowadays, though obviously far from enough.

I may be overly optimistic but I have a feeling I will be kinda happy with my results when I hit 16 months or so. Hope I don't jinx it.
 

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M.G

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9 months:

Crown been filling in some. Mostly the right side of my crown, which can be seen in the second pic.
 

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M.G

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10 months:

Earlier pics are on first page.
 

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CopeForLife

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that's cruel... Nadal's density.

 

M.G

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11 months in:

No to minimal progress this month it seems.

Some previously vellus hair have turned terminal on my hairline, though it haven't made any drastic change in density.
 

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Hangin'on Hair

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Looks like you're progressing, albeit slowly. Have you considered derma rolling?
At least you still have a good base for Toppik to grab onto.
 

M.G

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Looks like you're progressing, albeit slowly. Have you considered derma rolling?
At least you still have a good base for Toppik to grab onto.

I haven't read up on dermarolling, but as far as I'm aware there isn't really any scientific evidence behind it that it works?
 

M.G

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1 year:
 

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M.G

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So, for comparison - here is three pictures of me at 2, 3 and 12 months in, respectively.

Progress have been slow, but it's there.

You really got to have patience with this.

I'd wish for more progress, but I'll just have to hope for the next upcoming 12 months.
 

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br1

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Cool progress.. Hang in there bud..

I keep telling on this forum that I observed progress after 6 years. Each year, would regrow a bit.. (I know I didn't post pics, but..)

I didn't watch year by year... Just took my finasteride I went living my life. Just after all these years I put together some pics (chronological ordered), and wow.. I saw the progress..

You`ll get there!
 
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M.G

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14 months:
 

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Pasbrillantebrunette

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I've had blood tests done about two years ago - they all came out normal. Never asked for a thyroid test, but here in Sweden they're hesitant to do anything unless it may be really serious. My doctor prescribed me finasteride when I showed her my pics when I was a kid and how it is today. She said that I'm most probably one of the few extremely unlucky who get male pattern baldness as a kid/teen and that balding doesn't have to follow the same pattern in the family.

I've read that stress can trigger early male pattern baldness, and that's probably the cause. Especially since I recently was diagnosed with gastritis too which I had for about the same time as when my hairloss started, and that is usually caused by stress. I've always tought my gastritis was back pain, since that's where it mainly hurt, but my doctor knew that it was gastritis since strong back pain is a common symptom paired with a hurting tummy. Currently eating some presciption drug which is helping alot.

But how important is the thyroid really for the hair? Perhaps I'll go for it.

I think it's genetic + environmental. Have you ever try to change your lifestyle? Like eating green vegetables, gluten free and no dairies? Plus going for a one hour walk daily (help with stress) + magnesium supplement.

Check thyroid, check vit. A, b, e and d. Check zinc also.
 

rclark

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Stress can definitely cause hair to fall out, I'm afraid. And it can age us as well.

Usually it happens a couple months after the event.
 
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