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Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by Baldingdane, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    How to cope with this UGLY *** condition?
    Like.... I can't stand looking myself in the mirror..... I feel NO motivation to do ANYTHING in life anymore. I'm freaking 24 with a norwood 3v with diffusse thinning all over my scalp. And i know others have it worse.. That doesn't take away the pain.
    BTW. Some friends have named me egghead. They don't know how much i suffer. Life is a f*****g joke.... The last year, i keep daydreaming about suicide, and i don't know how much longer i can take this sh*t....
     
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  2. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    And this i probably the third post i have made about how miserable i am, and it doesn't change anything haha. It's so f*****g pointless.... f*** life mechanisms, it's ONE BIG f*****g JOKE.
     
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    S14a Established Member My Regimen

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    I used toppik until I felt the hairloss getting worse...pulled the trigger and got FUE...awaiting the outcome, almost 3 months in.
     
  4. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    Waiting for estrofem to arrive. Will start oral minoxidil with it. f*** HAIRLOSS, f*** DHT. I refuse to let this disease take my hair!!
     
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    BiBiBaldy Established Member My Regimen

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    You soldier on as best you can, is the short answer. Sometimes your perspective changes with time, sometimes it doesn't. One thing I would say that really widens your perspective is something *serious*. I won't go into details for privacy reasons, but I've recently had a run of major health problems - basically, I've got a lot of warning signs suggesting that I'm going to die young, or else suffer a serious disability. Let me tell you: fears about being bald go out the window when you get news like that. If you want a more local example, talk to the guys who get post-finasteride syndrome, and ask them if they still care about being bald. I bet they'll say they'd give anything to be bald but have their health again. Baldness IS a big deal, much bigger than society makes it out to be. But it is nothing compared to actual, terminal health problems.
     
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    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    Estrofem didn't make it through customs as i expected... f*****g hell..... @Ikarus
     
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    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    Did they say anything in regards to why?
     
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    Haironnu Established Member My Regimen

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    Please be aware that you're about to take tranny drugs that will have impacts on your body and will cause it to undergo changes.

    perhaps you already know but I'm just making sure.
     
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  9. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    i know
     
  10. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    It's eligal to buy medicine overseas by danish standards. I was expecting it.
     
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    BiBiBaldy Established Member My Regimen

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    b****s ain't sh*t but hoes and tricks.
     
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    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    Man, that sucks, here in the UK they are pretty lax about meds, i have never had anything stopped by customs.
     
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    whatintheworld Experienced Member

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    Eventually, you learn to live with it. Time heals all wounds.
     
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    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    No, never give up the hair loss battle, use every piece of arsenal you have against it. Transplants,HRT...whatever you think will work. I could never accept being bald.
     
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    whatintheworld Experienced Member

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    Dude, HRT is a line that shouldn't be crossed. Big 3 and transplants is fine.
     
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    BigOl'BaldingHead Established Member My Regimen

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    By hoping that better treatments will be out in 2-3 years.
     
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    finasteride or dutasteride it, why risk your health going beyond that? You don't sound too far gone hair wise so it's possible to keep the rest with anti androgens. Then have a mega session over 2 days of 5k grafts (all on top including lowering that hairline) problem solved unless you're one of the unlucky few. Everyone feels they are the one that's fcked by hair loss, but most people are far from that. Your hair genetics don't look really bad and provided you can take finasteride (seems so), you're good to go. Without finasteride, it gets a bit complicated and everything becomes a compromise whether you pursue hardcore pills or rely solely on transplants.
     
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    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    Yeah that's probably the solution. Finasteride is holding my har steady. Around 14 months in. Started it when my dad told me that it was not only my tempels which was going, but there was a coin-size bald spot at my crown - now he wonders why it's gone. I'm just scared it will stop working, and the transplant will be a fail. I'm sure i'm thinning i the whole norwood 6-7 area already as it is easy to spot when my hair is wet, and my dad has shown me pictures of how his hair looked when he was 26-27 and it is BAD. (I'm 24 now). I follow the exact same balding path as my dad (without AA's). My destiny is norwood 6-7 by age 28-30.

    I think my plan is to see if finasteride maintain my hair till i'm 26 i'll probably start dutasteride, give that one more year to evaluate how it works hairwise and in terms of side effects - and if i'm "in the clear" i'll get a transplant to fill in my temples and dense pack my frontal third. Then i could be a norwood 2 with alright/good density and that is basically a full set of hair for a 28 year old guy and then maintain for decade(s).

    In the meantime, do you think it's worth giving minoxidil/dermarolling a go? Getting some density back would be awesome.
     
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    Onni Established Member My Regimen

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    My father and grandfather went bald too on their 40s and started to lose hair already on their 20s. I see it happening to many people. Out of 24yo men, 24% have noticiable hair loss. It surely sucks to have hair loss at young age, but you shouldn't stress about it. Also I think these so called solutions create even more anxiety. I'm 19yo and it's likely that I will be NW2 10 years from now, which wouldn't be optimal, because I have a naturally high hairline, but I really don't see myself ever losing sleep over hair loss. It's only a small part of your looks and your looks are only a small part of you.
     

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