Hey Peeps! I am new here, I just wanted to say that I am so grateful that there is a site like this I can turn to. I am 32 years old and have been battling hair loss since the age of 26, (well that was when I started noticing it but it probably happened earlier).. As soon as I discovered it I rushed to Ashley & Martin, and it did work, but i experienced major shedding in the first 2 months (which they claim is normal)..but mine was to a point where I had to get a plumber to clean out my shower drain because it was blocked with hair, he even said to me that he is suprised at how much there was and he was suprised there was still hair left on my head!! Back then I didnt have to conceal my hair with toppik or anything... i didnt know about toppik then. Anyway keeping up with A&M was just too expensive so at the end of the course I didnt continue with the maintenance charge that you have to pay (works out to be around $200 a month) for the rest of your life!. so I gave it up, and then ofcourse my hair starting thinning again. My hair wasnt that bad, you could tell it was getting thin esp around the crown, but nothing that a side part wouldnt fix. I started wearing toppik about 2 years ago, and that saved the day, my hair was fuller and it was jsut a little bit over a small part of the crown, front of the hair was great, I regained my confidence and toppik became part of my daily regime, and when I ran out I didnt stress too much because my hair was still at the point where it was socially acceptable. I would be quick to order more though each time. In the last 3 months I have noticed a massive amount of hair thinning (mind you i dont see or notice it fall out?).. my hair has gotten to a point where i cannot leave the house without toppik, i sprinkle the top of my head, the front is becoming thin too and even when i do the side part you can see through to the scalp in the light. I am depressed all the time, I know its vain but it is something I am constantly thinking about, I shouldnt have to worry about the hair on my head, there are worse problems out there, so I hate that this is happening! as I am sure all of you are too. I decided I was going to do something about it, but didnt want to go back to science and chemicals, so I turned to chinese medicine therapy, the doctor said she could fix my hairloss by fixing my blood circulation, liver and kidney. I have given up alcohol during the process as well as anything that uses the liver to work overtime. I have been to two sessions so far and she has treated me with mild accupuncture, some herbs which i have to take with hot water every morning and night, some ginseng for my immunity and to help with head flow, and told me to try not to stress too much! i will keep you posted on my journey and will uploada pic of my condition now so hopefully i can compare it to a nicer pic in a few months, also I am taking biotin every night before bed to help repair the hair i have.