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If Androgenetic Alopecia treatments don't work, how many bald women are out there exactly?

Discussion in 'Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia' started by samantha303, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. samantha303

    samantha303 Established Member

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    Spironolactone doesn't work. minoxidil doesn't work. Meds that guys with MPB use don't work for us. PRP therapy doesn't work and it's expensive. I guess that's it for us really.
    I wonder how many women out there are using wigs/hair systems?

    Im in my 5th week of Spironolactone and Nizoral 2%. All I read is women saying these meds never worked for them. So odds are they won't work for me. Why am I fighting a lose battle then?

    Why isn't there in fact more bald women than men if men can maintain their hair for 20+ years with big three and meds don't work for us?

    Sorry i I just feel really frustrated I wish there was more success stories posted by women as on MPB forums.
     
  2. sarvnaz123

    sarvnaz123 Established Member

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    I think it defers from person to person. I have been using Rogaine for over 1.5 years and I feel it has definitely helped reduce the hair loss and grow some hair in the thinner areas. I know others that have has luck with Spironolactone and Rogaine. But I also know some that have had no luck and have moved on to wigs.

    It has to do with the cause of your hairloss and how aggressive it is. My hair loss is slow progressing so for the time being Rogaine works and it might help me keep what I have (which I will be happy with) for the next 20 years. However, I know others that have lost 50% of their hair is a few years and for them, these treatments might not work since their hair loss seems too aggressive.

    Ultimately, what we need to consider is that all these treatments are not 100% effective. they will just slow the process because they are treatments and not a cure, so whether it will work for you or not will depend on how aggressive your hair loss is.
     
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    jenine90 Established Member

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    There are many women meds do work for, me being one of them. Unfortunately those who are succesful managing their hairloss don't spend much time posting about it.
    As women, we have great advantage being able to wear supplemental hair seamlessly. I believe that's one reason why we don't see many bald women. I know many women wear hair, especially in North America.
    Try to be positive, if treatments don't work for you, you still have options.
     
  4. Lily

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    I think age is a factor-I'm wondering if those younger ladies who have had some success will be fighting the battle again when menopause begins.
     
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    Age is a big factor. I've seen women 50+ with thinning hair, never thought much about it. I've seen one girl younger than me with very severe loss (a stranger) and it was hard to tell what caused it. Other than that, I haven't seen any girl my age in person with noticeable hair loss. Considering I probably have about 50-60 years of life left and lost half my hair in a few years, I'm fighting a losing battle. But I'm hoping I'd have to fight for only a few years and then something better will come out.
     
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    Keep in mind people the treatments are working for are not coming online to a support site. They may pop in time to time to let people know their success story but not be on here.

    Also I think women tend to give up quickly over men when it comes to hair. Which is weird because it's so much more acceptable for men to lose hair then women.

    My mother had hair loss and never even spoke about it with Doctors until she was over 70 and then it was not specialists.
    I think my Motjer had two teenage daughters when her hair loss started and it was not really important compared to other things and by the time she could focus on herself she had some major health issues which made her hair worse (anestsia from several operations and temporary life support during heart surgery)
    I'm not generalizing all women just think it's a lot of women.
    Plus new moms having babies get hair loss but they have to take care of baby and probably work at least part time.

    Women don't tend to prioritize themselves.
    Good specialists are expensive etc.
     

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