Well I'm a 45 yo male who probably noticed hair loss starting when I was 25 or so - I started shaving my head in the mid-nineties so I don't really know where I am BUT I am preparing to get an online consultation from H&W (as I live in Canada) so I have been letting my hair grow for the past 2 weeks. My guess is that I am a NW4 from what I can see.
I will post some pics when I get ready to send them to H&W next week!
I have a couple questions that I haven't really seen answered so far with my limited searching:
- I sufferred kidney trauma 7 years ago and it was suggested by my Dr that I avoid drugs that are hard on the kidneys (advil...). Are the hair loss drugs hard on the kidneys?
- Is is crazy to get a HT without going on drugs afterwards?
- Do I need to send older photos to see the loss progression over time for the consultation or does that matter? I think my loss hasn't been too too aggressive over the past 10 years - I hope.
- Do I need to let my hair grow for a few weeks if I decide to get an in-person consult? Or does that matter, can there only be a weeks growth?
What reasons get people turned away from HT doctors as I've seen posts about if people would be suitable...too young mainly?
I have pretty fine hair and I'm hoping that it isn't a dealbreaker for being a HT candidate.
When I shave my head, it bugs me listening to the quieter sound the shaver makes on the top of my head compared to the back and sides -- always a reminder of the thinning top even though I keep it very short!
I'm still trying to find the side effects listing about Fin but as I was snipped a few years ago I'm not worried about (not) having kids if that is one of them. I'll keep searching about Fin though.
I feel lucky that H&W are only a handful of hours from where I live when I read about people flying in from all over the world to use them!