I'm Brigitte. I am a 29 year old female living in the US and I wanted to let you know that you are not the only one who is suffering from hair loss. I was diagnosed last week by a dermatologist with angrogenetic alopecia (basically male-pattern baldness). I've been loosing my hair since I hit puberty but it has only gotten really noticable within the last 5 years or so. My hair is so thin on the top by my forehead that you can easily see my scalp, no matter how hard I try to hide it with bangs.
My suggestion would be to go see a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. That's what I did and he perscribed me 5mg of fenasteride (also known as propecia) which I have to take every day until I "don't care anymore". Fenasteride stops my body from turning its natually occuring testosterone into DHT (which is what tells your hair follicles on your head to shed hair). I am also under instructions to apply a 5% solution of Rogaine to my scalp once a day (and twice every other day) and he also sugested that I could try a device called a theradome laser helmet. It is a fairly new device, shaped like a helmet, that has LED lights on the inside that stimulate your hair folicles into regrowing hair. I would have to wear this twice a week for 20 minutes each session. The helmet run about $850 however, and I am not too sure that I can afford that. It's very expensive. My dermatologist told me that I should try this treatment for a year and then we will reassess. It could take that long for me to see any results.
It could be that your hairloss is completely reversable, but I would definitely go see a doctor about it. They may want to take some blood to test your glucose and thyroid levels, but it hardly hurts at all.
Don't let those bullies get you down. I'm sure you are an awesome, amazing, handsome human being. :D
Be happy you aren't a girl! You at least can shave your head without anyone looking at you funny! I don't have that luxury lol. 1
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