Feb 03, 2009 - 9:55 pm
Okay, please allow me to obsess more about my hair. I'm sure I don't have to repeat the whole story, since I have emailed this board so many times about the same subject, but here goes:
My hair started growing back on Sept. 1 (my last chemo was June 20). It covers my head and I was able to ditch the wig, but it upsets me that in front it is very thin and you can see through. It all fell out in the front, which is probably why it is thinner there, whereas the back stayed and is thicker. So maybe the front is just taking its time to grow back. My question is: should I consult a dermatologist about this and try Rogaine or Monoxidil, or just wait? Has anyone tried these drugs (Monoxidil and Rogaine) and if so, what were the results? Are they safe to take?
I am so, so depressed about the thinness in front. I used to have beautiful, thick hair. Despite all the reassurance I get from this board, I was crying about my hair yesterday. I'm trying to believe it won't stay this way.
Thanks for all your support,