Hi I’m a 24 y/o female, diagnosed via scalp biopsy to gave Androgenetic Alopecia a few years ago. I’ve been on 2mg oral minoxidil, 2 x 5% topical minoxidil and Diane-35 pill since late 2015. I had also taken 200mg Spironolactone for a while but noticed no change and the stuff made me really sick and also was a bad combo with my antidepressant. I had some decent regrowth around my hairline, nape and sides of my head which I owe mostly to the minoxidil, but nevertheless have had continual shedding and never regained any ground on the FPHL areas of my frontal and crown areas. I haven’t been on an anti-androgen for well over a year after stopping the spironolactone and things are now BAD. My part is notibly wide and I’ve virtually a bald spot at my crown. I have been doing some research and saw that Dutasteride is successful for a lot of men, and used in lower doses (in minimal studies mind you) can help women. So I got a script from my GP and have tentatively began on a super low dose of 0.5mg once per week. Now I am REALLY hormone sensitive which is why I have this stupid hairloss in the first place, and have always had sheds during my period, on spironolactone, and only a week or two after minoxidil. So I’m almost not surprised that THREE DAYS after taking this one dutasteride pill I am shedding buckets. Like, actual buckets. Everywhere. I was already sad and scared about my hair but now I am suicidal. I know that sheds can be positive, and I see lots of people say that they shed of this medication, but now I also see lots of horror stories which say it ruined their hair and the shedding never ended. Now I am wondering what to do. Continue and see what happens? Stop now and prevent possible further damage? PLEASE ladies, if you have tried this drug and have experiences to convey please do! Alternatively, if you have had success on another anti-androgen I would love to hear. I’m so lost. I think about ending my life every day. please help me.