This is my story :shock: My condition: I'm 22 years old. I'm a diffuse thinner it seems. I possibly started thinning as early as 16 years old. I have always had my hair long and never wanted to split it down the middle due to be being thin. I did and no one said anything and I thought it was all in my mind. When I was 17-18 years old I was told by a girl that my hair was a bit 'thin', I just laughed it off and just thought thats how my hair was. She told some other guy that hung out with me and his hair was thinner than mine, but he didn't care either. Around this time I was having my hair dyed black ( :shakehead: ) and my mother was dying it and said that I had thin hair and I didn't need much of the liquad :shock: THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE RED FLAG! I kept my hair long till I was 20ish. I cut my hair and I thought It was way to floppy, thin, etc. I thought my crown was weak, I just ignored it and went on with my life. I decided to grow my hair out for the last time. This time It got long and I cut it LAST month. I saw my hair in the mirror and was like :hairy: then I got the mirror and checked the back :freaked: . WTF!!!! I freaked out. I got really depressed, the first week it was all I could think about. I was thinking I would be bald by the age of 24 (NW6). I guess I sorta freaked out a bit. I'm not that freaked out now. I didn't know there were drugs like propecia out there.... thanks to the internet and some research. Hairloss in my family: Sadly hairloss is my family, almost everyone in my family has hairloss and it didn't skip me uke: Fathers: - Grandpa = Diffuse NW3 (dead) - Dad = NW6 - Uncle 1 = NW2 (LUCKY) - Uncle 2 = NW2.5ish (-.-) - Uncle 3 = NW3v (I haven't seen him for years, he lives out of the country) Mothers - Grandpa = NW6 (shaved) - Uncle 1 = NW5 (is possibly a six, but he shaves his head) - Uncle 2 = NW5 (shaved as well) - Uncle 3 = NW2 (though bad crown) - Uncle 5 = NW3 PAST: This one was taken in July 1998, making me 12 years old: BASELINE PHOTOS:: Taken on Nov 18th 2008 (started Fincar from UP 1/4ths started Nov 17th 2008) I know, shitty cell phone. I might update them in a few days, when I get batteries for the camera. I'll probably update with alot more pictures in the next few days... so stay tuned Weird, notice how my sides are as thin as my top (3 is top split down the middle, check out 4 where i grabbed the side.. hum.. though 3 is thinner still). I don't think my hairline is bad (is it? Looks fine to me) As for side effects so far (second day) nothing. The first time I took it I got really sleepy and had the best sleep in a long time. It was great, I wish it would do it everytime.