Please help, my hair has to continued to thin dramatically after using Minoxidil for 4 months (Photo)

I was diagonsed with Andorgenic alopecia a year ago, And was prescribed Sprinolactone which did not help. I also have ill contorlled type 1 diabetes and a slight iron deficiency which I am told may contribute to my hair loss, is this true? I have been prescribed Cyproterone acetate (but have only started using it) I suffer from depression and anxiety and have very low self esttem and confidence and now can not stand look in the mirror or go out. What can I do, will minoxidil make my hair grow back

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Lack of hair growth

Minoxidil will help you to keep the hair you have, it will not regrow hair.  You tried Spironolactone (androgen inhibitor) but did not note improvement and are on another androgen blocking agent, Cyproterone that you just started.   These drugs can help scalp hair loss but reduce body hair.  I would coordinate your care with an endocrinologist given that you have diabetes and hair loss also to make sure that you do not have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).


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If you have hair loss and would like a treatment options, see a doctor for a proper examination. Your doctor can give you

If you have hair loss and would like a treatment options, see a doctor for a proper examination.  Your doctor can give you a diagnosis after an examination.  If your treatment is not working it is best to follow up with your doctor.

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