I was wondering Dr if you take steroids at a young age (19) (I know certain steroids are more harmful to your hair than others), and you do start to loose your hair but after 4 years you still have very thick hair but you do have mild hair loss and you still have enough thick hair to cover up bald spots, what does that mean? Are you predisposed to loosing all your hair or the hair you lost while on steroids is that it, has the hair loss stopped? Mind you, I have been on propecia for close to 2 years but I did stop for close to 6 months and none of my hair in the back fell out but my frontal line receded a bit.
Also, can rogaine cause hairloss? Because I was using rogaine and I did get some growth but I also felt I had some hair loss so I went off of it (I was on for about 6 months) then I have started to lose more hair. I am on propecia, so what is going on? PLEASE HELP ME.
Steroids, especially anabolic steroids (the kind bodybuilders use), may cause hair loss. Unfortunately for reasons not clearly understood, once you start losing hair it seems to continue as if a “switch” has been turned on.
Finally, the hair loss you are noticing may just be your natural course of hair loss indendent of Rogaine or Propecia. Propecia and Rogaine may have slowed down your hair loss to a certain degree, but we will never know the degree of how much of gain or loss you had because you did not continue the drugs for an extended period of time. My opinion is that you may want to continue the Propecia and/or see a hair specialist who may better assess the degree of your hair loss and its balding pattern, hopefully by mapping our your hair for miniaturization to obtain measurements on what is happening to your hair.