Okay, so I think I am going to take the leap into rogaine. My hair is thinning, not horribly bad yet, but I notice it and I can see it in pictures so I want to get a head start on preventing more loss. My grandmother and great grandmother both have REALLY thin hair and you can see their entire scalp so on top of genetics I also have PCOS and Hypothyroidism. YEAH ME!! So I need help deciding if I should start with women's rogaine or go straight to the mens? Also should I only do once a day or twice (I can't see myself remembering to use it twice a day)? If I plan on using it just once a day should I just use the mens? Also if I start with women's once a day and then go up to twice or up to men's will it reduce the shed? Will slowly upping my dose help prevent the dread shed or make it last longer or reoccur? Sorry for all of the questions I just don't know what to do. I am so nervous about starting this because I know it's a life long commitment but I need to bite the bullet before it's gets worse. I'm only 34 and freaking out.