This site sucks for image hosting so I will just link to an imgur album with my progress/story. Please read the descriptions. http://imgur.com/a/XL74b Current regimen: 0.5mg dutasteride - 1x/day 200mg spironolactone - 1x100mg/morning, 1x100mg/night 6mg estradiol valerate (oral/sublingual) - 1x2mg/morning, 1x2mg/midday, 1x2mg/night 5mg medroxyprogesterone - 1x/day 5% minoxidil liquid (2 to 3 mL from my crown to just behind my hairline) - 1x/day 15% minoxidil liquid (1 mL on the hairline/temples/temple points) - 1x/day Things I believe to have helped in the past that I plan on picking back up: Dermarolling with a 1.5mm roller 1x/week (no topicals on this day & I only did my temples/hairline) Lithium Chloride immediately after dermarolling FAQ: Q: Why post this if it's not practical for men to use? A: Because it's meant for other trans women, not men. I have had many post here, PM me, find me on other places like 4chan/tumblr/kageshi/reddit, etc. and tell me how much my story has helped them. You're just not the target audience and that's okay. I also happen to think looking at my story is a good way we can be sure that full recovery is possible, and that maybe one day some treatment will come along that will be able to do the same thing without all of the side effects. Q: Are you trans because of your hair loss? A: That's honestly ridiculous, no. If anything I would have transitioned sooner if I had been more well educated on the effects of hormones and such. I never realized they could stop balding and/or make you age like any other woman does and in my head I would have rather been a bald man than a bald woman at the time. I even talked to my parents and my then girlfriend about it when I was 15 or so, before I even started balding. FYI my older sibling is also trans, and I had no idea until I was 19. It's pretty much genetic, I think. Q: Can I take x amount of spironolactone or estradiol x times a week and not get side effects? A: Idk and anyone who says they do is fucking with you. There's no way of knowing how your body will respond to anything. You could be extremely sensitive to the medication. I know I am considering how fast my regrowth started and other things like how much breast development I've gotten (I'm a 34C!) so I think it's just impossible to say. My opinion is that if you are a man, and you wish to remain a man, you absolutely should not take hard antiandrogens like spironolactone, and you DEFINITELY want to stay as far away from estrogen as possible. I know what it's like to be a girl in a body that I hate, and I really wouldn't wish it on anyone... which is exactly what would happen if you were to feminize yourself for the sake of hair. You will end up feeling very similarly to most FTMs if I had to guess. Dysphoria is worse than hair loss, trust me!