kavisAge: 40 | Bald Class: Email Me 1800 grafts with Dr Cooley, one day, Feb 23, 2012
Finasteride, 5mg pills, 1/3 M, W, F - 1 year
My Hair Loss StoryStarted to notice thinning when I was about 27. Didn't think too much about it, but over the last 2 years noticed an increase of hairs in the sink and sunshine on the scalp. I have diffuse thinning in the front and fairly normal loss in the temples, so it wasn't anything that some hair product and careful styling couldn't handle.
A year ago I broke up with a girl after a 5-year relationship, and that's when I really started to be anxious about it. I immediately started Propecia (or generic Fin, in this case), but each new date I went on, I couldn't help but think they were staring at my hairline.
Am I the worst case ever? Hardly. But I couldn't help but lose confidence since I was 'back out there' with a lot less hair this time. I visited Dr. Cooley in April 2011, and then did a bunch of follow-up research and discussion. Decided that life is too short to wonder 'what if,' so pulled the trigger.
How has my hair loss affected me?
General lack of confidence in my appearance
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?