Even though I've only just signed up to be a member, I've been following this forum for an age trying to find something that'll work. Seeing you guys all being so supportive has been a tremendous help in the "darker" lack of confidence days, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!
After using Nioxin and Megatek for a few months, I only really saw minimum results, breakages in my hair getting stronger and a little more healthy. But overall it didn't really work for me, so I went and saw a specialist at a Hair Loss Clinic today - GOOD NEWS! Apparently I'm not balding but my hair is very damaged and weak which has caused very low density in areas on my scalp, forming 'bald' like patches.
The long and the short of it, is I'm being put on a six month program of laser scalp treatment (not as severe as it sounds), a solution called minoxidil and some pills (which I'm really sorry, but I can't remember the name of) which are suppose to build up a resilience to the DHT in my blood. Seeing as I have not been an active member, but your posts have filled me with so much hope, I thought it only fair to share my own experience. I don't start treatment until next Thursday, but I'll be sure to keep you updated, and will upload pictures throughout my treatment (if I can stop breaking my camera).
Wish me luck!