Thought id give this thread a bump and an update on my situation, as its been two years or more since I last posted my hairloss pictures. Also thought it might be interesting to see my hairloss progression as I'm not using any medications except for nizoral twice a week.
I did try DHT inhibitors but had to stop after 2 weeks due to the development of gynecomastia. I took natural Saw Palmetto and Beta Sisterol but within two weeks had complications. I was only actually taking these because I ordered proscar but had an email saying it would take 3 weeks to arrive. Having finally decided to try and medicate, I thought I would take these whilst waiting for the proscar. When it did finally arrive, id dropped the naturals and learned that I was unfortunately a bad responder. I subsequently never took proscar. I followed two weeks of naturals with a month of Nolvadex (anti-estrogen) but found this did nothing to relieve it and fortunately didn't affect my hairloss which I heard can happen with anti estrogens.
I know that hairloss and side effects can go hand in hand so here is my gynecomastia story for anybody interested with monthly pic updates before and after my surgery to remove it.. One thing I learned from that whole episode is that its better to be bald than have boobs (if your a man). Also as they leave some small amount of gland in to stop nipple inversion, if I took internals again my surgeon said the gland would likely be reactivated and gyne would probably come back. I therefore will be battling hairloss without meds.
http://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.p ... 770.0.html
Anyway I have digressed but that would answer any what happened to orrible questions
I am still keen on getting FIT. I think if I wouldn't have had the side effects and subsequently had to spend my money and effort on that, then I would have scheduled for grafts sometime in 2005.
It seems that my hairloss is still proceeding slowly in the same direction. Frontal recession and crown loss. In 2005 I wasn't going out much as I was self conscious about my chest, so I thought It would be a good time to shave my head right down. I wet shaved it and noticed that my crown did have 2 small slick spots where the whirls are. I have always had two whirls in the crown.
Pics below to show hairloss from last update late 2004 pics to january 2007. Please note the 2004 pics have my photoshopped examples of what i want to achieve when i have fit, as you can see i havent touched the temples.
As ive now been losing hair for about 4 years and I can still get away without people commenting and still keep reasonable styles, is it likely that my loss does seem destined to be minimal? I read somewhere that if you start losing hair early and still have hair at 29 then you are very unlikely to progress to the higher norwood level. Im 26 so if ive still got most of my hair in 3 years would I be considered fairly safe? I am keen to lower my hairline before im 29 though ideally.
Also my eyebrows seem to have thinned out since my experience with naturals. My GP said they would thicken up again in early 2005, but the havent, im keenly following the eyebrow reconstruction through fit.
As always any comments appreciated.