I have recently started dealing with my serious hair loss, after being in denial for a very long time. The news was not good, and my doctor is pretty much a terrible person (looking for a new one) so I'm having a hard time. The dermatologist says that I have FPB, but she doesn't know why. She says I have the most hair loss she has ever seen in anyone so young. And while she is sure that it's FPB, it is not caused by genetics, thyroid, iron deficiency, and she does not believe it to be an autoimmune response. So we are left with no apparent cause for my seemingly singular situation. She recommends that I do Rogaine daily, basically for the rest of my life. She has no other answer for me. Rogaine, however, makes my head burn constantly, and is so irritating that I cannot commit myself to that type of life. I'm not willing to live with that. (She also says I'm the only person she has ever heard of having that type of response to Rogaine, but I refuse to accept that as well.) So tomorrow I'm going to a fitting for a wig. While in many ways getting a wig will be a relief for me, I need to know something first: Are there any other women out there as young as me-- this probably started when I was 19, and I am now 25-- who have FPB with no apparent cause? Am I really as alone as I think I am? Please let me know. I just can't believe it. Thank you.