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Will lost hair come back?

So been losing hair for 3 years, slowly didn’t know what was wrong till just last year, when I got medication. At this point I’ve lost a good amount of hair, very receded hairlines (I know the hairline won’t come back) but the thickness of the front and crown is to the point where you can see the scalp.

Will this lost hair that thinned a lot ever come back to normal? Or is this the best it will be right now, meaning it won’t getter but it will only maintain what I have?

Please give me some guidance

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My hair as a woman was thin and when I was diagnosed with lupus and put on methotrexate shots my hair seems to be getting thicker which is weird as I thought it would cause more thinning!

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That’s assuring, I hope I get my hair back.

I wanna be married :(

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Wigs these days are so good that people who don't know you wouldn't guess you're wearing a wig.

I have Alopecia Areata three times, so far, and all hair fell. Not a pleasant experience.

However, I bought a wig and people who knew me well when we met for coffee were amazed especially one who was a hairdresser. It will give some confidence back.

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Thanks for the advice haha

Fortunately I’m 6ft 5 so I won’t really need a wig hopefully, a wig could help but personally I’d rather just go bald since I’m a man

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Many women are attracted to bald men i.e. Sean Connery, Bruce Willis etc. :)

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Not at my age 😭

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one can never tell :)

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I've had male pattern baldness for 40 years. While it may be a problem for some women, in my experience, overall it is not a problem. It's an old cliche but it's mostly about confidence and personality. Ps I've had some regrowth since I got my thyroid under control.

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Thank u sir!

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So it started growing back?

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Mine has. My hair is white at my age but certainly more there than before.

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I'm a woman, and my hair grew back. I have a receding hairline and my hair is thinner on top (male pattern) but a lot did come back and my hair is in great shape right now. I just got the last of the kinky coarse hair cut off (from being hypo) and even my hair dresser couldn't believe the difference in my hair - texture and thickness. However, I seem to be losing again and that's always a sign that things are not well with my levels and my last TSH test has almost doubled.

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Oh no :(

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