I'm a reasonably intelligent young-ish man with what I'd refer to as soul-dysmorphia - to me, my hair loss feels like a physical manifestation of all that's ugly and loathsome inside me.
After suffering some monstrous side effects from Rogaine alone, it became obvious to me (back in November 2010) that I had to choose between my life and my hair. SO now, 4 months later, my entire hairline has eroded by about half an inch. The puffiness and dark circles from Rogaine never fully disappeared, although my breathing did go back to normal.
I invested in a new iPod, and hair loss is no longer the focal point of my entire life!
I sell expensive shoes to obscenely wealthy, disarmingly friendly middle-aged people.