03-27-2015, 04:56 PM
Hey guys, I discovered I was losing my hair shortly after the passing my mother. It was an incredibly stressful and drawn out process involving cancer and I'm certain that it caused the onset of my mpb. I was slowly receeding but at a reasonable pace and it's recently gotten bad. My brother is 26 and a strong NW3. No other trace of mpb in our family besides us two. I've been treating it with ketoconazole shampoo for the last week and a half and talked to my doctor about finasteride. I've seen no significant worsening since being on the shampoo. He said that he has 60 patients using finasteride and the worst side he has seen is lowered libido and he would have no problem prescribing it to me. Please check out the pictures and let me know if you think that I should take the leap to using finasteride. You can pretty much see exactly where it plans on receeding to but theres still a lot of follicles in the middle that haven't gone yet.