View Full Version : 24, can't stop obsessing over whether or not I'm balding
11-22-2012, 08:39 AM
For the last few years, I simply cannot stop worrying about my hair. I went on finasteride, but I can't tell if it's working or not. Every guy I see, I check his crown & try to decide if I have a cowlick or a bald spot. Now that I got a camera phone, I take pictures daily to try to compare, but it just makes me feel worse, because in some lights you can barely see the thin area but other times it's glaringly obvious. I feel my crown constantly, which my mom says makes it worse, but I feel compelled to check the spot. Can anyone tell me definitively if I'm balding without the miniaturization study that I can't afford?
11-22-2012, 08:45 AM
Picture 2 because it wouldn't let me add multiples to the same post from my phone. If you need more photos let me know because I have tons. Thank you everyone.
11-22-2012, 08:47 AM
Picture 3/3 because it wouldn't let me add multiples to the same post from my phone. If you need more photos let me know because I have tons. Thank you everyone.
You look fine. Try relax. Worrying about it 24/7 isnt going to make it any better ;-)
Stick with the finasteride as it will be working :cool:
Scrutinising in all the time will make it worse in your eyes, the MIND is a POWERFUL too ;)
11-26-2012, 06:49 AM
I don't think feeling your crown will make it worse, but obsessing over it so much is not good for the soul!
Your crown looks absolutely fine now. Keep tabs on it, document it with photos, but do so less frequently. Maybe every couple of months at most.
11-26-2012, 05:31 PM
Looks fine man don't worry. I do the same thing checking crowns and if I saw yours I'd think "he's not balding." Take a pic every couple months and post it here, we'll let you know if it gets worse. Other than that go enjoy your 20s.
11-27-2012, 08:32 PM
Thank you all for your replies & encouragement. I will try to worry about it less. I think limiting my photographs to once a month will help a lot.