thanks for great blog full of questions and answers gave me lot of information.
I have few questions. I am today 22. I Started loosing my hairs i guess around when i was 18, it was very bad, i was on minoxidil for few months but then i stopped it. since till few years back i was loosing hairs falling out etc. but since 5-6 months now i am not loosing hairs. nothing much is falling and even though my hair fall started at 18 my hairline is not recessed that much but hairs front of my crown have thinned but hairs on and below my crown are too thick.
so is it the case that my MPB is slowed down now and here is around i will find my stabilization or (Worse fear) as my thinning etc started too early and it will continue rest of my life till i get my IV or IIV NW like my dad ? and this period is just a bit slow resting phase.
also i want to know if start taking 5% Minioxdil from now on , is minoxidil something i can continue all my life without any problem, few people think it worsens the hair root after few years and the scalp really gets more and more worse longer you keep applying it.
Hair loss occurs in spurts and it is in the 20s (pretty much from age 20-29) that men are most likely to see most of their hair loss. The drug Propecia (finasteride 1mg) works to slow or stop it and in your case it might continue the stabilization. You need to get your hair mapped out for miniaturization, which will tell you what may happen to you over the next few years, and then speak to your doctor about Propecia.
I have seen no negative reports related to what you mentioned after long term use of minoxidil, and I have seen many patients who have used it in excess of 10 years.