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Going bald at 21
Hi I'm 21 years old now. Late in the year 2010 I was in a bad car accident which resulted in a pelvic fracture. I was in the hospital and rehab for approximately a month. I was related from the hospital and I had thick hair, a lot of it. I cut my hair and months after that I notice my hair to be shedding more then usual. I didn't pay it mind as I had the same density as I was use to (I didn't see any signs of balding either).
I researched and read up about hairloss and I came across some articles about hair loss and the different types of hair loss. Some place said that there's a shock loss after trauma or what not. I figured that might be the case. But I also read that the shock loss will stop after a period of time, but my hair loss has continued so I realize that wasn't the case. I didn't do much for my hair loss early on as the case was I was coming off the accident and didn't have a job at the time. So my hair just kept coming out faster and faster each time I washed my hair.
I then went to my physician in 2011 late in the year and told him my problem. He proscribed me with propecia. I purchased a finasteride generic brand called "fincom' it was a 1mg tablet made in India purchased from Canada. I took this pill roughly 6 months. I started it from late November (not sure of the exact date) till April 2012. I didn't experience any side affects I can notice. But I noticed it did nothing to help me with my hair loss as my hair is thinner then it was when I started. I then got the real propecia from mereck (the reason I didnt get it to begin with was because of the cost. It's a very expensive pill. Cost me $103 for one month) so one been taken that till this recent date today. I just wanna know when can I expect the propecia to work?
I've been losing a lot of hair before, and I'm nervous bc of my young age. I'm only 21, and was 19 when I noticed the hairs falling. I'm very concerned and want to stop the shed and get some hairs back or maintain what I have now. I also should mention my family has quite a few bald people in it. And my moms side her mom has female pattern baldness. And on my dads side his mom has the same, and he is completely bald as well as his brother (my uncle). My mom has her full head of hair and so does her dad (my grandfather).
I know I likely have inherited this HORRIBLE trait. But do to the fact I'm so young I'm wondering if it's something else. When I checked with my physician my blood test were fine, all clear. So can it be possible I have mpb at such a young age? My dad didn't start balding till he was about 27. And at about his early 30's he was bald. Why am I experiencing this sooo early?! I want to know. Any advice would be helpful as I am desperate to stop my hair loss and not become bald at such a young age. All my friends have there FULL heads of hair, and I feel like I'm the only one balding and looking older then I really am. It's sooo stressful and depressing. And help would be VERY much appreciated. Thank you, Please help!!!!!
AskDocWeb: Okay so as far as your hair loss goes, your heredity may not be working to your advantage but there is nothing you can do about that other than keep watching the research for new products and ideas. We have a theory that genetic factors may make a person more susceptible to other causes of hair loss so we tend to focus on those areas. They include:
Shampoo and conditioner
Hi Doc, Could you tell me if Nutri-Ox by Naturelle shampoo and conditioner and treatment 3A for chemically treated hair for the first signs of thinning hair are safe to use. Also what do you think about Nioxin Diamax? Thanks,
AskDocWeb: We have not taken a close look at Nutri-Ox so no comment on that. Nioxin's Diamax appears to be a cosmetic product designed to improve the appearance of hair. So far there is no feedback about either product from someone who has used them.
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