I had noticed my hair thinning since November and it started to become worse from May. I went to a doctor and she tried to talk me out of seeing a dermatologist and eventually she referred me. I booked in saw the dermatologist who set me up for blood tests and recommended a scalp biopsy. Blood tests came back fine. It took me 3 weeks to pluck up the courage to have a scalp biopsy and today i have been told i have Androgenetic Alopecia. I had been on this website a few weeks before the biopsy and was 90% sure that i had the condition. I'm relieved that i know but devastated and crushed that this could get worse and it's not a simple quick process to regain my former hair. The past two weeks i haven't been out and have found myself distracted at work and distant at home. I am normally such a fighter and you can never stop me but I'm struggling to find that motivation. I have purchased rogaine 5% and will start that. The doc said to consider cyproterone acetate if rogaine doesnt work after 6 months. I am not sure what i am wanting from you guys on this forum yet...but i just wanted to tell someone what is happening to me! i havent told my parents nor my friends. not really sure where to start as the androgenetic alopecia is blury to me still...as in why, how and when. i keep reading things online over and over to get a sense of what i have. Im sort of at the stage wherei cry when i think about it, im so exhausted from this.