I used to take Aldactone on and off for a few years with no real results, but after careful research of that drug and my constant debate to go on birth control pills, which I am relieved I never did, I found that its long term side effects include Ovarian Cancer, so I just could not continue with it. I am much too holistic and health conscious to put such poison in my body, and I am not a big fan of medical science and the drugs they push on poor unsuspecting humans desperate for relief from their ailments, so it seemed simple to me, I had to get back to basics. I became a vegan, and started losing the 100 lbs of weight I had gained since quitting smoking, and I went on a quest to help myself, and I hope I can help at least one person in this forum to help themselves too. I have been doing a lot of research on women's hair loss, and through years of experimenting, I think I actually found something that works. First of all, it is important to wash your hair everyday to get the DHT off your hair, so I have been using a natural Nettle shampoo. I am not sure if this shampoo is providing anymore benefit to me than any other shampoo because I think just the act of shampooing everyday is key. Secondly, diet plays an important part in this process. Staying away from any and all processed foods or any carbs that cause insulin spikes is another key factor. It is becoming obvious to me that people with weight problems are more likely to suffer with this problem because their bodies are having problems processing insulin which also causes PCOS, another culprit in this battle, and the over production of testosterone and hormonal imbalance. I recommend reading "The Skinny Bitch," and no, you don't have to become a vegan, but I think it is very important to become very aware of everything you put in your body, and that book has opened a whole new world of information and knowledge to me. Thirdly, I have been on a vitamin regimen for the last week consisting of two of the best DHT fighters, and this is the best remedy thus far. I have been taking 160 mg 2x per day of Saw Palmetto with 375 mg of Mega Strength Beta Sitosterol 2x per day. I take them both together morning and night before eating which is very important to make it work, so your body can absorb it. I instantly noticed my scalp starting to itch which I am told is a sign of the hair follicles being stimulated to promote growth. My hair loss is very minimal now, so i know it is working, and my acne is almost totally gone, and I have been suffering for years. I also read that it takes up to 10 years for your hair follicles to die completely, so there is still a chance for total re-growth of all my lost hair. It is probably going to take 3 months to notice a difference and up to a year to see actual thickening of my hair, but so far, I am very hopeful, and I hope everyone will get on board. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying it.