Originally Posted by Davey Jones
The questions of most interest here, and be totally honest (with yourself, not with us), is whether your hair loss is patterned. Do you have a receding hairline and/or crown thinning? If you do, then it is not TE. Whether you have thyroid issues is a separate issue to the likely possibility that you have MPB.
I've been there, man. You want your hairloss to be anything but MPB, which is much harder (to impossible) to deal with. It's why a few people want to flock to the threads on metabolic syndrome and scalp tightness. Eventually, you gotta accept that it's just balding. In my experience, the sooner you accept that, the sooner you can be relatively okay with it.
Very true. In some respects you're luckier if it is MPB because at least it can be treated somewhat.
If its something else, then most doctors are clueless when it comes to hairloss and the probably won't be able to help you.