was due to a problem wiith my thyroid gland. Fortunately, the test confirmed that my gland is not the cause of my thinning hair and the doctor said I am just like that. However, I am still a bit unsure over whether or not I should take Rogaine for men. Should I, even though my doctor has not mentioned or recommended it?
How thin is your hair?
My personal opinion, if it is not your thyroid, and your Doc said you were just like that and he did not recommend anything alse, then why. I truly believe you should not take it.
I am 41 male bipolar among other "conditions"... someone very knowledgeable once told me when I was younger "IF EVERYTHING IS OK AND YOU TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER SOMETIMES WHAT WAS OK WILL NOT BE ANYMORE"
I hope you get it... at first I did not, but when I tried to do something similar then I got it... one has to accept how one is, now if you really can improve it then go ahead (eg. can I improve my being manic-depressive condition... no, but it can be controlled with meds but I will always be bipolar, and I have accepted..long time ago)
I DO NOT JUDGE NOR CRITIZE..I ONLY TRY TO HELP WITHIN MY MEANS
AT THE END OF DAY IT IS YOUR LIFE... YOUR CHOICES AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS. From a caring individual.
Ask your Doctor first... what is the worst that can happen?
Rogain/ Minoxidil is used to treat male-pattern baldness. In women, it is used to treat diffuse loss of hair or thinning of hair in the frontal areas of the scalp.
Now is the thinning of your hair in the frontal area of the scalp ar all over?
HOW TO USE: Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Try to take it at the same time(s) each day so you remember to take it. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
SIDE EFFECTS: Adverse reactions include irritation of the skin, itching, contact dermatitis, and dryness of the scalp or flaking. An increase in the absorption of minoxidil from the scalp can occur in patients with damaged skin, leading to increased side effects. Minoxidil's contains alcohol that can irritate the eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes or other sensitive areas, the exposed area should be washed with cool water.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA)
I hope you make the right choice my young one.
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