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Hair Loss Drugs Share your opinions and experiences regarding drugs like Propecia (finasteride), Minoxidil and others.

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Old 05-25-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Minoxidil and Temples

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This month I decided, after 4 years of my hair line receding, to actually do something about it and stop praying for some form of miracle overnight regrowth! So I went out and bought Generic Minoxild from Kirkland, some GNC Mega Men Sport tablets (for general vitamin dosages), Provillus tablets and ARG Matrix (a new L-Arginine formula that is meant to help with keeping the hair healthy as well as many other benefits)

I started using the Minoxidil and Mega Men Sport tablets on the 22nd April and the next week ordered the provillus and began taking that as well. I just started taking the ARG Matrix a couple of days ago so I will have to keep everyone informed on that at a later stage when I can start noticing effects. I've been reading all sorts of stories from all different websites but my favorite is Hair Restoration Network, so much info and research and so in depth!

This first month has been hard, I like my hair long but I began to notice that keeping it long was making it hard to put the Minoxidil treatment on my scalp and also I began thinning in the middle of the crown I thought I originally was just receding and that I was a lucky one and was going to miss the whole crown balding... apparently not! So I cut my hair short so it was easier to apply the solution,but it has been tough to watch as there is ALOT of shedding! But I can only view this as a positive! I have started to notice some very fine white hairs coming through at the temples where there hasn't been anything for a few years, and today was the first day I have noticed that some are getting a little darker! Which has me overly excited!

I know Minoxidil is supposedly not for temple regrowth but there certainly is no harm in trying and besides I was inspired because of Zeroheats story at the Hair Loss Talk website http://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact...ic.php?t=56072
I figured that it wouldn't hurt to document my journey on here!

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:17 PM
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hello lukeyb1687, if i'd have known as much as you know now when i was your age i probably would not have progressed to my present norwood 6,all you can do at a younger age can only benifit you in the long term,i tried provillus and to be honest had no noticable results,i'm on minoxidil and generic proscar and have noticed results after only two months but like i say being a norwood 6 i'm urinateing in the wind and getting wet. all the best and have a nice day....
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:38 PM
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Hi 1966kph!

Thanks for the comment Yeah I;ve heard mixed reviews about Provillus but thought I would try it for 6 months...if it doesn't work for me then I guess Proscar it is! Did you have any side effects from it at all? Haha well who knows maybe you can urinate a little longer and the direction might change down the road
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:53 AM
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hello lukeyb1687..i hav'nt noticed any side effects at all from the fincar and just a ocassional itch from the kirkland minoxidil,provillus might work well for you[i hope it does] everyones different and have differing results from the same medication,i'm starting to believe i may well be stuck in the centre of a tornado as my whole life i seem to have been pissing in the wind...all the best with the meds and have a nice day....
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Update 1 1/2 months

So I have now been using my regime for 1 1/2 months....and it has been tough! The shedding made my hair loss look worse then it had...but it has been the greatest decision to combat my hair loss as now I have significant regrowth of white hairs(and some are growing darker) The pictures I have added you can just about see where the regrowth is recurring! Hopefully in a month of so they will be darker and you will be able to see! The quality of the rest of my hair is fantastic it feels so thick! I think this is mainly because of the ARG Matrix. It's the safest does of l-arginine you can buy and has 25 years of testing with 0 side effects! I know it's not meant mainly for hair loss but it is supposed to help maintain current hair and make it healthier, So I figured what I am regrowing back will make it stronger then just peach fuzz! It really seems to be working! I never though that minoxidil, provillus, GNC mega men sport and ARG Matrix would take effect so soon! I am sooo over the moon, every morning instead of waking up down and not wanting to look in the mirror because my hair is falling out I am waking up excited to see how it has changed over night...haha I know you can't really notice but it's SUPER exciting to see progress!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:42 PM
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Default Nearly 2 months!

Ok I am just shy of posting this at the 2 month mark, I still have till the 25th June....and I realise now that I posted the 1 1/2 months early...but hey I had results!! Haha!

These last weeks have slowed in progression and the only reason I can think of is I stopped taking the ARG Matrix because I ran out of supply and don't get paid till the end of the month...but managed to get some ordered by borrowing some cash and will hopefully see more results! So the hairline is defiently filling in the temple more! It's amazing! I know they are still fine little hairs but I am sooo excited...especially as no more hair is falling out at the moment...I don't have any excess hairs coming off in the shower...I think I am going to give this credit to Provillus and it's key ingredient Saw Palmetto! The temples are certainly filling out more and creating less of a drastic recession...they are currently forming a straighter hairline simmilar to what I had at 17/18! So here are the pictures at the moment, I am getting my haircut on tomorrow and will see whether they notice the change! The hair that wasn't receding has been getting thicker and healthier looking! I'm actually excited to get my haircut now and even more excited to get more of the ARG Matrix!!
Exciting times ladies and gentlemen!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:00 PM
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congrats. keep posting your results.

what does ARG Matrix do? i've never heard of it and can't find too much info on it relating to hair growth.

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congrats. keep posting your results.

what does ARG Matrix do? i've never heard of it and can't find too much info on it relating to hair growth.

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Hi Shyguy!

Well it's an adaptogen, which basically means it will adapt to help your body with what it needs, in my case help promote faster hair growth and strengthen new and existing hair follicles. Other people it may help with Irreitable Bowel Syndrome, or will help people get into a deeper sleep. Especially as it defiantly has improved my temple hair regrowth, as from not taking it, it seems to have slowed down. Also minoxidil isn't really meant for temple regrowth but it sure is happening for me

The ARG Matrix is the highest and safest dose of L-Arganine that can be taken, the scientist behind it has done 25 years of research on it and tested it on over 250,000 people and the results were that they all had 0 negative side effects. L-arginine is an amino acid, which means it is one of the building blocks of protein. What is of interest where hair growth is concerned, however, is not the protein connection but the unique properties of this amino acid. It turns out that L-arginine serves as a precursor in the body for the production of nitric oxide (NO), which is a gas. In other words, the body takes L-arginine and manufactures NO from it.

I hope this helps. A good thing to google is L-Arganine or Nitric Oxide and Hair Growth/Loss.

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Old 06-16-2010, 11:10 PM
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thanks for the explanation. i will do more research on this

do you have plans to use propecia a well?

and how many times a day/week do you use rogaine (foam?)

the reason i ask is that i have been on propecia since it came out and started using rogaine foam roughly one time per day (at night). i'm just looking for another avenue to try without causing a break in my current protocol
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thanks for the explanation. i will do more research on this

do you have plans to use propecia a well?

and how many times a day/week do you use rogaine (foam?)

the reason i ask is that i have been on propecia since it came out and started using rogaine foam roughly one time per day (at night). i'm just looking for another avenue to try without causing a break in my current protocol


Awesome. I highly recommend it and will def be keeping this post updated with my results!!

At the moment with the results I am seeing I don't plan on taking propecia anytime soon...kinda scared about the side effects lol. Have you experienced any? But I will keep my options open for the near future.

I use a generic 5% Minoxidil topical solution (Kirkland- bought 6 month supply from Amazon for $20) 2 times a day. It was kinda messy to begin with but now I have quite a bit of "peach fuzz" it stays on my scalp easier. I use it every single day! I would recommend if you are using it only once a day bump it up to twice a day...once when you wake up after a shower and then 2 hours before you go to bed.
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