Hi guys, I'm a newby on here and have often read your posts and would like to share my own story with you. I'm 39 and have been losing my hair for just over 3 years. As you've probably heard many a time, before this nightmare started I had thick full hair and never imagined that this sort of thing could happen to me! The realisation of losing my hair absolutely floored me! I've been through every emotion possible and put my family through hell. I've tried every topical treatment out there, along with shampoos, vitamins, guava leaves, contraceptive pill, visited numerous GP's, dermatologists, trichologist, had blood tests, been part of hair trials, etc etc - and as you've probably guessed, all unsuccessful! I was told I had Chronic Telogen Efflivium, I had polycystic ovaries, female pattern baldness, I've even had quotes for a hair transplant! - my head has been in pieces! I can't begin to explain how much I have changed as a person because of this never ending struggle for an answer ☹️ November 2016 was when I stumbled across PRP whilst searching on-line; which is something I do on a very regular basis! It sounded great and I looked into it further. All reviews were positive and I booked an appointment at a clinic near to my home. My Mam (my rock) came with me and we were both very intrigued at the whole idea of injecting your own platelet back into your body to give your follicles a massive boost of vitamin; no chemicals! I left the clinic with information and because of my past unsuccessful treatments, i was hoping it wasn't going to be just another one on the list to try and put a tick next to! I've had hair extensions fitted for best part of the three years which have acted as a security blanket to disguise my insecurities, I don't know what I would have done without them. However, I recently came to the conclusion that I didn't want to hide behind them any longer and was sick of the effort it took to wash and style. So, just before Christmas 2016, I made a last minute decision to leave them out whilst sitting in the salon chair. I'm not saying my hair was looking great, but I was quite surprised that it looked normal (ish) with the extensions out and I could probably walk out of the salon and feel 'ok'! Getting used to life without my extensions has been ok, but I needed to explore the PRP further, so this evening I have been to have the treatment done. I can honestly say it is quite a painful procedure, but as you'll probably agree, those who go through hair loss will try anything to stop the process. The doctor said each individual is different and may need a couple more visits depending on how I feel and results. I will keep you posted as to my progress and fingers crossed I won't have to return to extensions! I would really like to return and tell you my hair halted in falling and stabilised, however time will tell. Sorry for rambling!