Thu 26 Nov 2015
The following response to a question from the Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums, was written by forum member “Gillenator”.
am 21-years-old. Since my early 20’s I have noticed that my hairline has begun to recede. I have also noticed my hair has begun to thin out a lot. Before my hair loss you couldn’t see my scalp whatsoever, now you can see my scalp quite clearly if you look close enough. I used to have a thick mane of hair that I would style akin to Jim Morrison’s. My father/other male family members are balding, their hairline extremely recedes, thins very profusely and develops a bald spot on top. Generally, it just leaves their hair on the sides. My father who is in his 60’s is pretty much all bald. I can understand being bald in old age, but I’d like to keep my hair or what’s left of it a little bit longer. I’d have to that if I do nothing about my hair, I will lose almost all hair on top by the time I am 35.
I am fighting against my genetics. I understand that I really only have two options.
- Go bald
- Take Propecia.
My questions are as follows.
Before taking Propecia, I have read/watched both the good and bad sides of this drug. The success stories I’ve heard/read are amazing. The horror stories are equal in their measure, though.