First off thank you very much for such an informative and helpful website.
I am 25 year old male who is concerned with my hairline. I have always had a high or mature hairline since my teens along with really thick hair, but I am worried about miniaturization starting and progressing in my temple and frontal areas. My family does have a history of mild to moderate hair loss. However nobody in my immediate family is completely bald including both grandfathers.
I am interested in taking propecia. I understand that at my age and my stage of hair loss, I am a good candidate for the drug. I live in Denver and have scheduled an appointment with Dr. James Harris who appears to be one of Colorado’s top Doctors in hair restoration. However, the earliest I can see him is in a month and a half. Would waiting this 45 or so day period be detrimental to the goal of maintaining my current hairline? How quickly can miniaturization advance?
I don’t want to miss out on my window of opportunity but at the same time I want to talk to an expert who can examine me to see if I even need the drug, and if I do, discuss the side effects of Propecia before recommending an appropriate course of action.
Thank you so much for your time and advice.
I do not think 45 days would be a cause for alarm. At least you are getting in to see a reputable doctor in Dr Harris and he can give you a good assessment and recommendations. You need a diagnosis, then a plan. You cannot go about it backwards and blindly go on a medication.