Hi, so glad to have found this forum, just before Christmas I went to have hair cut and my hairdresser was in shock at the loss of hair on my scalp since the last cut. Needless to say he was pretty blunt and filled me in with horror stories. I promptly went home and search Ed for a dermatologist in Melbourne who specialises in hair loss and managed to score an appointment on a cancellation. Fast forward I had my appointment and apart from my diagnosis have been prescribed : aldactone, Minoxidil and ddutasteride orally. Of course after the appointment was finished I had lots of unanswered questions, but don't see specialist again for four months. Is anyone else on this combination of drugs, if so have they been successfully in halting disorder and what are side effects like. Specialist did mention facial hair growth, rather ironic as I have spent my whole life battling hair growth in unwanted spots and have just had success with laser, now I am going to take meds that make me grow facial hair. My daughter s wedding is in 12 weeks, don't know if I should not start drugs till after then? Has anyone had some wins with dietary intervention s..any advice, ideas would be greatly appreciated, also is there a Melbourne based support group, thanks so much..