View Full Version : Point of no return

05-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Hi everyone, first time poster here, hope you're all doing well. I'm in my late 20's and my hairloss has reached a point where I feel if I don't act now it may progress beyond a point of no return in terms of a pharmaceutical countering. I have some questions I hope the fine folks on this board can help me with. First I'll establish some details about myself.

I first started noticing a change in my hairline at 27. Prior to this I never even considered I'd ever suffer hair loss and, if it ever did happen to me, it would happen in my 40's or later. I thought my hairdresser had botched my haircut because it was becoming weird to style at the temples. So I first noticed a slight receding there. About a year later a slight sparse patch was starting to become noticeable to me if I stood under a light. It's now a year on from then and the pictures show the current state of my hair (note: that's the worst it looks, in the mirror away from light it's not that noticeable)

http://i.imgur.com/jqKkn3k.png http://i.imgur.com/TrvGtgd.png http://i.imgur.com/kizgfh0.png http://i.imgur.com/1duqOoX.png
http://i.imgur.com/0GQwsCS.png http://i.imgur.com/DN9THni.png http://i.imgur.com/pY9o3aM.png

Now, I understand the usual protocol is to start the 'big three' regimen, fin-minox-nizoral. I'm just beginning to use nizoral. I've never used fin or minox. And here's where I stand on finasteride: I don't want to use it. I've been successfully scared away from it by a plethora of TV news reports, morning chat show horror stories and forum postings all over the web, not to mention the doctors I've seen claiming fin is a poison that can completely disable one's endocrine system. I understand these side effects are in a small minority of cases but I really would rather not risk it. So, with that in mind, some questions:

1) Who should I go to to discuss the hair loss? I went to my GP and he said it was MPB without really checking my head. Should I see a Trichologist? Dermatologist? Endocrinologist? And can any of them give me useful information outside of "get on the big three?"

2) Is it at all advisable to get a hair transplant without using fin? I've got up to 4000 to spend on one and I'd be willing to travel to Turkey. However, most people have the transplant and use fin. Anyone here or any examples of transplants without fin?

3) Is it even worth using Minoxidil without fin? My concern is that the results will be minimal and it could make it worse it I stop using it.

4) Given the pattern of my hair loss, is a transplant even a good idea? Should I wait or act now?

5) Does my donor area look ok?

6) Any opinions on black seed oil? I've used biotin for months and seen no changes

Thanks guys, lot of questions I know

05-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Without fin, I don't think it would be ideal, but since you're over 40, less of a concern.

EDIT: I just re read your post, since you're late 20s, no, I don't think you're a candidate. Without fin you are naked to future loss, not to mention the potential for permanent shock loss as well.

05-12-2015, 06:11 PM
And here's where I stand on finasteride: I don't want to use it.

Pretty much end of story right there. Nothing left but experimental treatments and if you are worried about health risks I wouldn't touch those either. The proven treatments are fin and minox, nothing else. Sorry to say, but if you don't use finasteride you will just continue to progress and go bald.

05-19-2015, 07:17 AM
You should visit a trichologist or a dermatologist in regards to your MPB. As Notcoolanymore has already mentioned, fin and minox are approved hair loss treatments and I don't think that the doctor will prescribe you something else. By the way, I'm not sure that Biotin or any other natural remedies will improve your condition.

To get the answers to your questions about HT, consult an HT specialist.

To take fin or not, is solely your choice. However, I suggest you to think over this option again, as many men use it and have positive results.