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18years old...possible Androgenetic Alopecia

Discussion in 'Teens and Twenties Alopecians' started by hairlossmaniac, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. hairlossmaniac

    hairlossmaniac Established Member

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    I need support. I have lost a good percent of my hair within 7 and half months...my hair kept on falling off throughout this time by the handfuls and now itss sooo thin. I feel hopeless...it's not fair...my mom or dad doesn't have this..where did the stupid gene come from? Has any1 lost soo much hair soo quickly so young due to fphl? My part is very wide and top back has lost too much hair. My hair has diffusely thinned greatly.
     
  2. CurlyQ

    CurlyQ Established Member

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    (((HUGS))) I thought maybe you'd like to read some of Alliegator's posts here on Her Alopecia. She was 17 when she was diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia hair loss.
    She has a blog too. Maybe reading her story may help you?

    http://www.heralopecia.com/interact/showthread.php/13784-Allie-s-Story

    You're beautiful. Stay strong! You are so much more than your hair.
     
  3. hairlossmaniac

    hairlossmaniac Established Member

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    Thank you curlyQ. I think Androgenetic Alopecia is the worst disease a girl can have soo young. I havnt been diagnosed with it through biopsy yet.
     
  4. BGS92

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    You have my full understanding, hairlossmaniac! I am 4 years older than you but still WAY too young for Androgenetic Alopecia. I haven't been diagnosed yet but going in for a biopsy to confirm what I already know this Friday. I feel like there is a 99.9% chance of being diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia, if it's anything else I'll be SO happy, even if it is diffuse Alopecia Areata. Are you going in for a biopsy? I would strongly recommend it if you want some peace of mind to what is really going on. Also I would recommend a full blood panel showing your hormones and vitamins if you haven't already. Try to find a good dermatologist and explain your concerns, and specifically say you are afraid you have Androgenetic Alopecia and want a conclusive answer to if this is what you have or not. Do it NOW, don't wait! That is something I learned from my own experience. I went to some dermatologists a year and a half ago and even had a biopsy, which showed no Androgenetic Alopecia. But at this time my hair wasn't visibly thinning to other people, and I think the biopsy was taken from the wrong place (where I wasn't thinning then). Now I'm completely diffuse with receding on top of it all, and I can SEE the miniaturised hairs all over my scalp. So I'm FINALLY doing a new biopsy, something I should have done AGES ago. Anyway I agree this is the worst that can happen to a young girl/woman, any woman at all really but especially us young ones. Maybe not the worst thing that could happen ever though, could have been in a wheelchair, blind or a burn victim. But it's definitely up there... Stay strong!
     
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    hairlossmaniac Established Member

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    My worst part is the top back which has lost shot loads of hair!!!! Since I lost my hair so quickly could it be te???
     
  6. BGS92

    BGS92 Guest

    it is very likely! but a visit to the dermatologist and a biopsy should tell you this.
     
  7. hairlossmaniac

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    Since I am 18 non of the doctors suggest a biopsy.I hav been to two govn dermatologists and told to use minoxidil.I tried it but I shredded like 1000 hairs or more.I got terrified and stopped it. I went to a nearby hair and skin specialist he said to use alpecin and meds for thyroid and multivitamins. My parts are widening and the sides are thin and top back very bad where usually Androgenetic Alopecia people keep hair.
     

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