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Minoxidil 2 Months, No Visible Regrowth :(

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Positive Outlook' started by Sharmin, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Sharmin

    Sharmin New Member

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    Hi amazing ladies out there! I am new in this forum and have been going through all your post for few days. This forum is so supportive and helpful. Sending hugs to everyone! :)

    I want to share my story in short first. I have noticed thinning hair when I was in my early twenties. Around same time I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. While I was on medication for thyroid, it was actually hair I was worried about. I asked my endocrinologist, also visited dermatologist but none cared much. I remember using Minoxidil and leaving it because my derm said if it does not work within 15 days, it is not gonna work ever. Ahh whole of my life I was maltreated and nobody ever explained what was going on.

    On my 30, I visited this derm who did mesotherapy on my scalp. After one month of twice weekly session, he gave up and said there is nothing that can save my hair. He did not suggest me Minoxidil either!!

    In all these years I lost my precious hair. My scalp is visible now. I just manage to go out without any wig because I have curly hair, so it is still working. But I am sure I will have to wear wigs in 6 months max.

    This year, I started shedding severely. In last 6 months, I have lost 30-40% of what I had before. I don't know what is goin on! I have seen 2 derms already, they said I have Androgenetic Alopecia. I have started using Minoxidil regularly for 2 months now. (regrets!). I think I am seeing dred shed still now which breaks my heart again. Don't know if I will ever see any positive results. :( Please share your thoughts if some of you have similar story.
     
  2. Ruth

    Ruth Established Member

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    Hi Sharmin,
    It may take longer for you notice results from MInoxidil. For me it took at least 6 months before i saw any results. In the end my results were really good. I know it is difficult to be patient, but give it at least 6 months to a year to asses whether or not it is working for you. Hang in there!
     
  3. Sharmin

    Sharmin New Member

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    Thank you; you are so kind. I feel so anxious and sad looking at my hair. I don’t know if it will grow back again. How is your hair now? Are you still on Minoxidil?
     
  4. Ruth

    Ruth Established Member

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    Yes, I am still on Minoxidil. Will stay on it for sure as it works for me. You can see my results in the succes stories section. Last time i posted a picture there was more than a year ago. You can see for your self what a big change. But i did not notice any real change in the first half year. I thought it was not working for me. But it was.
    It is hard to not look at your hair everyday, but try to let it go for now and hope it will work.
    It might be an idea to check your ferritin levels as well. It is best to have your levels at least above 40 and preferably above 70.
    Good luck!!
     
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  5. Sharmin

    Sharmin New Member

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    This is the current situation of my hair. After 2 months of Minoxidil application. I did use it regularly though I missed sometime, not often. I feel that I’m being bald rapidly. Anyway, I want to document my journey in this thread. :(
     

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    Any updates?
     
  7. Mina

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    How is ur hair now?
     
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    Are u still using rogaine?
     
  9. Ruth

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    Hi MIna, Yes i am still using Minoxidil. It is a little less effective now it seems, but still working okay. I might look into Trinov/ Brotzu lotion in a while.
     
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    Do u remember hoe long ur dread shed lasted?
     
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    Hi Ruth..
    I have been using minoxidil 5% twice a day for 6 months. My hair is thinner and part clearly wider. I had a long dread shed. Almost 5 months. It didnt stop completely like someone says it does, but more like normal shedding now. 100-150 on wash days and 40 on other days.
    Should I continue with minoxidil og quit. When did u see it working for u?
     

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