I have AGA and was told by my derm that I should go on 5% minoxidil and there would be a strong chance I'd regrow hair. I asked about side effects and was given a scary list but told that they almost never happen. So, 2 months ago, I started 5% Minoxidil morning and night and almost immediately started to shed clumps of hair. I googled this and found that this shed is common as an initial reaction to Minoxidil, but to hang in because it would grow back stronger. Okay, fine. Now, 2 months in, I have about 1/3 less hair, have gained 2kg (!!) even though I am exercising vigorously 3-5 times a week and most worrying of all - I have SUDDENLY developed serious wrinkling around my eyes and deep lines on my forehead. When I say sudden, I mean overnight, literally. I have always been complimented on my youthful skin and now, suddenly at 35 years old, I am getting wrinkles. I googled Minoxidil and wrinkles and found that this has happened to MANY other people, yet the Minoxidil people deny this is a side effect.
I have stopped as of yesterday and am watching hair literally drop off my head, but I'd a million times rather be bald than wrinkly.
Anyone else have this problem with Minoxidil?