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No it isn't...it's in the family. :eek:
Have you seen a specialist? It could still be a metabolic disorder that runs in your family... that's one of the main causes for female hairloss.

If it bothers you, you really shouldn't just try and forget about the problem.
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Have you seen a specialist? It could still be a metabolic disorder that runs in your family... that's one of the main causes for female hairloss.

If it bothers you, you really shouldn't just try and forget about the problem.
My parents say there's nothing that can be done about it and so does my doctor No one knows how much it is upsetting and worrying me.

At the moment I can cover it up and I look normal and I just pray it doesn't get worse.
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My parents say there's nothing that can be done about it and so does my doctor No one knows how much it is upsetting and worrying me.

At the moment I can cover it up and I look normal and I just pray it doesn't get worse.
I find it hard to believe that nothing can be done. How many dermatologists have you seen?
A lot of doctors are real *******s who don't give a **** about how you feel. They might just say that nothing can be done because they can't be bothered.
With problems like this, you can't just listen to one doctor's opinion.

I have a family doctor if two towns: near my uni and one at home and on many occasions, they've said the complete opposite.
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I find it hard to believe that nothing can be done. How many dermatologists have you seen?
A lot of doctors are real *******s who don't give a **** about how you feel. They might just say that nothing can be done because they can't be bothered.
With problems like this, you can't just listen to one doctor's opinion.

I have a family doctor if two towns: near my uni and one at home and on many occasions, they've said the complete opposite.
yeah seriously, i agree. doctors are useless and they really dont give a **** alot of the time. there are loads of stuff that helps hair loss, its always all over magazines and stuff.
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*sigh* I need to pluck up the courage to tell someone. Oh well. Thanks for teh reassurance
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*sigh* I need to pluck up the courage to tell someone. Oh well. Thanks for teh reassurance
It might be your family's attitude that is discouraging you to see a doctor.
I think that the moment it starts bothering you, you should sort it out. Some people just tell you to forget about these kinds of problems and that you're a sissy if you start worrying about it. I know that in my family, people are like that.
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It might be your family's attitude that is discouraging you to see a doctor.
I think that the moment it starts bothering you, you should sort it out. Some people just tell you to forget about these kinds of problems and that you're a sissy if you start worrying about it. I know that in my family, people are like that.
Yeah well I think my family a) don't realise how bad the loss is because of how i wear my hair, and b) don't believe in all the remedies...they think it's all "hocus pocus" I guess I need to see the truth in that myself though.
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there was a person in my old school who got his hair pulled out by some windchimes and he looked like a friar for a while
Did you laugh?
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when i started a new medication initially it made my hair fall out more than normal. my friend had the same problem but bad enough to stop taking the medication, but with a different medication.
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I think to some degree it's normal. I heard that we all have phases when our hair falls out, but I don't think it's to the extent that you become bald. I don't think it's anything serious. If he can cope with the hairloss, let him, if he wants to go to the doctor he will.
Well male hairloss and female hairloss are very different. With women, it's either old age or some disorder. For guys it's just a normal genetic problem linked to hormones. Most guys suffer from hairloss sooner or later. For most men it's around 35/40 but a lot start in their early twenties. In my year, out of 50 male students, there were probably 3 or 4 who were clearly going bald.

As for coping, a lot of people have an upbringing which makes them believe only wimps go to see the doctor for these kinds of problems and a real man just forgets about it.

I think a helpful thing would be to point out in a very discrete way that your friend is losing his hair. Some people end up convincing themselves that they don't have a problem and I know I would find it hard to talk to a friend about his balding.
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i knew a guy that was actually going grey. That can't be normal can it?:rolleyes:
I've had the odd gey hair since I was about 13. Doesn't bother me really - both my aunt and mum were grey by 35, and I'm actually quite looking forward to it cos then I'll be able to dye my hair any colour without worrying about nasty dark roots
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I've had the odd gey hair since I was about 13. Doesn't bother me really - both my aunt and mum were grey by 35, and I'm actually quite looking forward to it cos then I'll be able to dye my hair any colour without worrying about nasty dark roots
yeah my friend is 18 and has quite a few!
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To the girls with hair loss: This happened to my friend and she was told by her doctor that its alopecia and she was to get plenty of sleep and eat a good diet with lots of greens! She got quite a number of bald patches and it was a bit difficult to cover up when it was at its worst but it soon started to grow back and after about six months you didnt notice anything. Try not to worry its probably temporary. Maybe ur having too many late nights on UKL
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my boyfriend's 21 and got quite a receding hair line, he's got a number 1 anyway though and blonde hair so you don't really notice. it just runs in his family i think. i've got lots of grey hairs, had my first at 13! my sister does as well, she's 7 years older but it's the same as mine so i don't think i'll turn grey early, it's just a bit annoying have dark hair cos they show up! but i dye it anyway. it's dark at the moment but it's cool when i have blonde highlights because the silver hairs cover up the roots and they're shiny and look quite funky really.

that's what i try to tell myself.
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<-------------- that's the way i'm heading
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Im gonna go bald i just know it!

My dad is bald, his dad is bald my uncles are bald, my moms dad is bald

And im gonna be bald i know it
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