Hi people, just wanted to introduce myself and tell my story. I'm 26 years old (27 later this year) and have been experiencing "hair loss" for the past eight years. You may wonder why I put hair loss in inverted brackets, well here's the story. My hair has changed little since the intital hair loss occured at around eighteen. I noticed the temple area was thinning, ofcourse this was very alarming at the time (especially as I was very much in despair about other things at the time, I don't use that word despair lightly!). Fast forward 8 years and my hair loss is still basically the same. The temple on the right side of my head has thinned, but there are still some hairs there, although they are thin. The left side of my head is absolutely the same as it was when I was a kid, no hair loss at all. You can see there is a clear differance between the left and right temple. I noticed from looking at pictures from when I was a kid that my hair line has always been a little further back on the right side! But it has definately thinned since then.
Around 21 years old I used minoxodil for a period of 3 months maybe and some hair started to grow around the right temple, although I haven't used minoxodil since then, the hair that started to grow is still there! I now notice that some of the hair is thinning on the right side (I don't want to believe this is happening, but it is and denial will not get me anywhere!).
Well heres the deal, I'm going to start using minox again, what else should I use? I wish I kept using the minoxodil when I started, but my life has been pretty hard since I was 17 years old (long story and I'm not asking you to get the violins out
shit happens, we just have to try and get on with it as best as we can!!!), so it hasn't been top of my priorities. But , I really need to start doing something about this. It's at a stage where I hope atleast it can be controlled.
Anyway thank you for reading and hope to hear from some of you soon