I hate that you have a feeling of being coerced into this, along with a couple of other regular posters. I have been counseling (more like empathizing with) several cis-females with non-areata types of baldness that can seem largely untreatable. Most of them are not taking estradiol although a couple are. There are a lot of things that we don't know and my confidence about the replicability of Bridge's approach has been somewhat shaken but I note that hair regrowth can take a lot of time. I have tiny hairs about a mm in size all over my temples and forehead but how long tell that hair is "useful". I keep pushing back my ETA to my best hair and right now, it is about 6-30-22 but admittedly, things are different when the hair is coming versus when it is going....I am planning to celebrate the new year with good hair. Now I thought about the fact that my baldness has progressed strongly in 3 months at the beginning of this year. Therefore, I assume that by stopping HRT, I will quickly return to its original state. I do not want to do fortune telling, let's just check what will happen
If I have a choice between permanent HRT and baldness, I will choose the first, swallowing tears.
We will all see how well things panned out.