I was looking around here a bit and making some posts now and then. Now I will finllly introduce myself. Barbarina fm Europe, 44 yo, diagnosed a year ago with mail pattern Androgenetic Alopecia with miniaturization (thinner getting sides, those typical "triangles" which usually mostly men have). ALWAYS had very long (up to my waist strong hair and was always on estrogen containing pill, since 22 yo) Been to many Doctors, of course, nobody can say exactly what triggered it. All tests are normal except of having small hypothyroid issue. I was also for 2 years on a pill called minisiston which is considered high androgen pill, has no estrogen at all which is so important for hair grows. At the moment I am taking any herbs and supplements possible, and I switched to Diane35 - the "hair growing pill" and I am on Avodart since April. Tried mesotherapy on the sides of my head (10 sessions) and it didnt help at all. Rogaine which I am using is working on my lashes and other body hair, but hard to say wether there is improvement on the head. I see some shorter new hair on the top of my hair, but dont know how long they are going to grow or if they are already Androgenetic Alopecia miniaturized. Luckily for me no dread shed of which so many people are talking about, everything is within norm (been on 2% Rogaine since July and switched to 5% foam in August) The Dr said it will take up to 2 years to change texture of the hair in my problem zones back to normal, since hair needs several cycles. I noticed it in general, that all my new hair, each strand is just not as thick as it used to be in the past. Seems that I am trying virtually everything, but I feel that I just hit the brick wall. Was also thinking (even so, most literature and Drs deny it) that putting pale blonde Highlights for 2 years every 1.5 - 2 month in my rather dark hair could have killed or weakened the roots, hence it doesnt grow as well as it should ???. Just trying to stay brave and think positive. Had (and even now fm time to time) horrible panick attacks and overall depression. This constant question "what if it is going to get worse instead of improving?" Cant sometimes stop thinking of couple of guys I knew who had this male pattern Androgenetic Alopecia as mine and they lost 70% of their hair in 2 years ! I know these thoughts are toxic, but sometimes they just overwhelm me.