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Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by Aplunk1, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Aplunk1

    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    I don't know what to think anymore, guys. I mean, my hair really does play a large part in my social life, as well as my self-esteem.

    My hair is getting better, but everytime I get a shed, I freak out. After taking a shower and noticing a couple of hairs on my hand (I know, I only get a hair on my hand every once in a while now) I took the clippers to my head and buzzed off my hair. It doesn't look as good as it did when I cut it 3 weeks ago. Back then it was a little bit thicker. I cut it to a 6mm (1/4").... now it looks like sh*t.

    I feel so bad. Somethings are looking up... The temples have a ton of vellous regrowth, that actually form a nice looking hairline on the temples... My receeding hairline looks about the same, maybe a little better, and my hair seems to be becoming lighter... but anyway...

    I get so f*****g depressed sometimes that I feel like going down to the Gun Range and putting one in my skull. There's a shitload of other factors that make me want to do that, but mostly my appearance. At age 20, it's difficult to accept the fact that I'm quickly going bald.

    I now only have a thin layer of coverage on top of my head. I'm starting school in 4 days...

    There's so much I wish I could say, but I don't want to waste anyone's time. But I am just terrified right now... Should I get on antidepressant or Xanax or something?
     
  2. Aplunk1

    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Is there any hope for my regime?
    I mean, do you think that I'll eventually get better results?

    Damn, I'm a whiney b**ch. But any encouragement would sincerily help.
     
  3. Guest

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    you still have so much hair, why are you so depressed? i mean i understand it, but your life cant be sh*t just because of that little bit of hairloss.
     
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    cook'n'milkies Established Member

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    I know it's hard, but think of it this way: In 10-15 years your hair will likely be worse than it is now (unless some amazing treatment comes out or HM), so save the crying for then. You hairloss is acceptable right now, nobody judges you except yourself. Go out and live life with hair while you have it man.
     
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    i completely understand, im in the same position. im 23 and my hairloss has really affected my self-confidence. i had pretty thick hair when i started propecia 11 months ago but now its gotten so bad that i cant hide my diffuse thinning anymore. i avoid going out and seeing friends cause i am so insecure about my hair.

    i shaved my head a few months ago and it made me feel so much worse. i dont look good with a shaved head. and now im at the point where it doesnt look like propecia will work so i've been extremely depressed. i had side effects with minoxidil so it looks like i have no hope.

    i really cant handle going bald so quickly
     
  7. Aplunk1

    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Boru... words just don't explain. :)
     
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    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Kosmo, I had the same problem. I had thick hair when starting Propecia, then it went very thin over the course of 10.5-11 months... Sad. I don't think I can cope with it either.
     
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    Boru... words just don't explain. :)[/quote]

    Sorry :freaked2: I deleted that joke because I didn't quite get to my point, which was that monkeys can go bald too. There was a thread about evolution and hair loss. Is male pattern baldness an indicator to the future? In the distant future, will we eventually become a hair-drug dependent species, ie. as baldness genes eventually affect a greater percentage of the population? Are we interfering too much with natural selection? By regrowing some of my hair, am I flouting the dictat of my genes? Are these questions relevant? Words, indeed, just don't explain.
    Boru
     
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    Isn't male pattern baldness caused by hairs thinning over time - after shed, during regrowth they grow a little thinner, this cycle repeats itself until the hair stops growing.

    With that said, how can 3 weeks make such a big difference? Are you shedding super thin hairs?
     
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    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Yes, they're pretty thin hairs-- the ones I do shed.
     
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    Bald spots occur because hair becomes colorless and eventually stops growing. This can't happen in 1 shed & regrowth. Its a very slow process.

    I think your current dilemma is all pyschological, you're letting it get to you.

    I saw your photos. You should be glad you do not have a weird shaped head. IF you do go completely bald in the distant future, you won't look bad.

    You're 19 right? You have your whole life ahead of you. College, your career, girlfriends, good times etc. And HM will be available within 5-6 years. You'll BARELY be 24-25 then. You have a lot going in your favor. Good luck bro.
     
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    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Almost 21--

    Hair has lost a lot of pigment.
     
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    dude, i just looked at your pics too. you look fine. if you ask me, the receding temples look doesnt look bad at all. believe me, its better than diffuse thinning. i would kill to have thicker hair but receding temples. you look good my man!
     
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    Aplunk1 Senior Member

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    Thanks man,
    but the camera I have doesn't do my justice. I have very bad diffuse hair, that is obvious in any light. I'll try to upload some pictures when I get them.
     
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    hmmm, most people don't start Propecia because they have thick hair. Dude, quit shaving it and grow it long. It'll gain color and look thicker. Shaved head shows EVERYTHING and plus its old hat and out of style these days. No personality in that kind of haircut.
     
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    me too.
     
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    What's HM? Hair Multiplication?
     
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    yes
     
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    ive always found shorter haircuts made my hairloss far less noticeable. get a good haircut though, pay a bit of money for it. makes a huge difference as they know how to texture it so it looks reasonably thick
     

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