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  1. Kamigami

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    Hi guys ! This thread is for my case of Androgenetic Alopecia. So you guys can see the effects of hair treatments on one more person:p

    Background:confused:: Dad went bald on the span of 4 years when he was 21. I always had high hairline.
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    4 months of finasteride + 6 months of dutasteride 0,5mg/day, minoxidil everyday, Nizoral

    Timeline
    Summer 2019
    - I'm 19. Huge hair shedding starts, probably Telogen Effluvium. I notice how receded my temples are, and how my crown is thinning. I worry everyday and develop Body dismorphia disorder (which I'm still struggling with:()
    September 2019 - I 'm professionally diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia and Sebborheic Dermatitis. I start finasteride 1mg a day, minoxidil and Nizoral+steroid cream.
    January 2020: Shedding won't stop. Hairloss is consuming me mentally. I want to step it up so I swap finasteride for Dutasteride, 0,5mg/day.
    March 2020: I have to move to another country and change minoxidil brand. I have to stop corticosteroid treatment for sebbhoreic dermatitis... BIG mistake.
    April 2020: Dandruff gradually come back. Shedding more and more, 150-200 hairs per day at least.
    May 2020: New minoxidil gives me huge itching and dandruff. I continue using it in case it may go away later
    June 2020. Today the itch is unbearable. I think I'm allergic to the new minoxidil. My shedding has halted basically everywhere except on the hairline where it itches so bad i want to rip my skin off. I think I'm losing so much progress on the hairline, it's really hard. I just ordered foam version of minoxidil.
    Body Dismorphia is really bad, i don't go outside or see my friends anymore, just staying in my bed all day waiting for time to go by.
    Mid-June 2020 Started again minoxidil after 1 week hiatus. Started again corticosteroid treatment for my sebhorreic dermatitis (hardcore dandruff). Shedding is really bad.

    Side Effects

    No side effects except the minoxidil itch situation. Definitely not depression or anything since my mental health issues related to hairloss started before I even knew about finasteride

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    On a side note, losing hair that young is as you already know very hard for some of us and it made me develop body dismorphia, destroyed my self-esteem. So to hell people who say that Androgenetic Alopecia is a purely cosmetical condition, it very much can destroy a guys confidence.
     
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    Looks like you are holding ground. You caught it early enough. Not too aggressive compared to some guys your age I have seen on here. You came to the right place if you have BDD. You are not alone here.
     
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    Thank you for the comment. I have been struggling really hard with BDD and I wanted to join this community because it seems like a lot are too indeed.:confused:
    And yes, I think I'm holding ground but at the same time I shed so much hair I'm surprised I even have hair left on my head at this point!!:eek::eek:
    I just hope I can hold for this hair for a couple more years
     
  4. Mr. Prince

    Mr. Prince Established Member My Regimen

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    Did you notice any new hairs around your hairline?
     
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    very very small hairs around my temples, but nothing cosmetically significant. Around my hairline, no. But as I said I've alawys had those temples since I was at least 10, so there hasn't been hair there in years :confused:
     
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    Mr. Prince Established Member My Regimen

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    I recommend to try dermarolling. Studies says that it can even be more effective than minoxidil.
     
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    thanks, once I sort out my sebhorreic dermatitis I'll try that. 1,5mm needles right ?
     
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    Sebhorreic Dermatitis going hardcore after I stopped corticosteroid treatment... :mad::mad::(Can't get them prescribed with the current situation (they're anti-inflammatories). Shedding augmented a ton too. Dermatitis forced me to stop minoxidil for a week but I'm going to restart
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  9. Mr. Prince

    Mr. Prince Established Member My Regimen

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    1.5mm yeah once a week.
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    really interesting thread Op ! are you also using minoxidil liquid to your crown / vertex/ parting area? I am also experiencing this crazy itch/flakes/ redness / inflammation from the minoxidil. I tried several brand , and i ill try a glycerin version of it.
     
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    Thanks ! From your username/profile pic... Are you French (I am haha). I only use minoxidil on my temple & vertex. Don't want this sticky gross stuff all over my hair, and my mid scalp is not miniaturized enough (yet...) to need it in the middle. Have you tried Foam version (I think it's called Alostil). I hate the texture of the foam but it doesn't contain PPG, you may be allergic to it.

    But I already had sebderm from before I started any hair treatment so I know that, while minoxidil may be an aggraving factor, it isn't the cause of the awful dandruff.
     
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    Update...
    Restarted minoxidil:p
    Finally managed to convince my derm to prescribe me corticosteroids, so hopefully I can stop the dandruff and have a healthy scalp again:eek:
     
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    Update
    Somehow got the sebhorreic dermatitis under control, still dandruff but far less. :confused:I will start low dose isotretinoin to reduce sebum production of my skin in September (not a good idea to start rn since I'm gonna be under the sun all summer, and bathing in the sea will probably make the seb derm manageable).
     
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    Your hair situation?
     
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    Guys... things are not looking good clearly under baseline and sebhorreic dermatitis is very hard to control. Feeling so depressed
     

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    As a mean of comparing, this was in mid April 2020.... I shed so much hair in just few months... really feel like dying Screenshot_20200826-135230.png
     
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    Update... Pretty sure at this point I'm under baseline... It's been basically a full year of shedding 120289831_2630946530568877_1002816351513251797_n.jpg 120410659_1314407065557674_815306817444300811_n.jpg 120433133_801177624029806_3575381742856239415_n.jpg



    I found additional pics of baseline:
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