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Old 07-21-2012, 11:21 AM
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my story/ post. I am here to ask for advice, educate myself and certainly hoping to receive some recommendations.

I am 29 yrs old. It seems I began balding some years ago but much more noticably within the last two years or so. I find myself thinking about it very often (understatement). Sure, I know there are other things in life more important and I shouldn't let it overwhelm me.... nevermind, who am I kidding, I borderline obssess about this all the time. I'm always in the mirror and when I'm not wearing a hat, always look at peoples eyes to look up there and can tell some just don't say anything, but then, there's your a$$hole friends who have to make a comment and I quite dislike that. I am also in sales and it's hurtin my confidence a bit, and other areas of my life.

I am currently only using Rogaine Foam and Nizoral. No more Propecia for me. I am one of those people who have been severly, negatively affected by it. Please, I don't want to start that arguement/ debate in this thread. I know myself and my body and there has been a major change coinciding with the time I used the drug. But, let's just not go there.

So anyway, now that I've probably lost half the people who opened this thread, I would just like some info about the other products available and what your experiences are with them. I never knew there were so many until just the last few days!

So, now I'm lost with all the choices/ options of products!

It seems some information websites/ forums really push the use of Nizoral. Does this product work as well as those claims? I use it every shower (the whole time), 3-4 times per week. Could it help to fill the void of not using Propecia somewhat?

Can Rogaine work without Propecia, but with Nizoral?

Please take a look at the pictures and tell me what you think I could add to my 2-product regimine. Also, do you think it would be more, or less noticable if it was cut shorter? I'm just scared if I do, it will look so much more thin and all that will be seen is scalp.

Does it look as if I had a sudden Rogaine shed from the pictures dated 7/5 compared to the pictures dated 6/30? Or is it something else or just me...

Are there other products that have a similar effect of Propecia that don't screw with my body? That I can use in place of it? What about Revivogen, Crinagen, folligen? Can they pick up the slack of not using Propecia? <--Main Question

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Hello Mate,

Understand your concern none of us like losing our hair. The comb forward in your pic makes it difficult to judge the thickness of the hair. When it comes to medical treatments Propecia and Minoxidal are the FDA approved medical treatments. Many of the doctors, like Dr. Mohebi will give you an online consult. I always suggest consulting with an HTN recommended physician. All the Best, Michael
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:49 AM
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Vitamins are good but won't stop your hair from falling out.
There are some chances I believe that essential nutrients needed for our hair to stay healthy.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:56 PM
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Take some vitamins daily that is all you need.. that is what I can recommend
Hey Mates!

Vitamins can only be of benefit if the hair loss is directly related under nourishment or malnourishment or a particular Vitamin deficiency. There is no clinical evidence that vitamins can effectively stop or reverse the adverse effects of DHT the root of androgenetic alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness [MPB]. The type of hair loss that effects most men in their lifetime. All the Best, Michael
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:28 PM
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There are some that claim that they suffer from permanent sexual side effects even after stopping Propecia. These cases may or may not be psychosomatic - impossible to know for sure. But it is a loud minority that has transformed into a large amount of fear-mongering in certain media outlets (CNN, Men's Health, etc.).
I know it seems like an unrealistic claim. I also know that it can be psychosomatic in nature. But, other things present in my case seem to validate it as a physical issue. The decrease in semen upon ejaculating couldn't be in my head right. Things like that....

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I personally felt some slight pain in the testicular region for a couple of weeks when I started it but it went away and I've been on it for over 6 years now with no noticeable sides. It's been a life (hair) saver. No doubt I'd be a NW6 by now. But everyone is different and it might not be same experience for you.
I definitely remember the uncomfortable feeling in the testicle area. That does seem to be one thing that subsided.

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I would talk to a doctor about Propecia and your prior experience on it. Check out the doctor's recommended on this site for a consultation. Dr. Glenn Charles, Dr. Nusbam, Dr. Paul Rose, Dr. Meija are all in the Florida area.
Yeah, I've been having trouble choosing a type of doctor and specific doctor. I wish someone had a recommendation. I would just like someone who is aware to this issue and has an open mind and doesn't dismiss me right off the bat. I will definitely look into the doctors you mentioned though. Hope they are somewhat close by to me.

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If you start to consider hair transplantation then you should also look into the clinics that specialize in mega-sessions such as Dr. Rahal and Hasson&Wong up in the Canada. Don't let the distance deter you from looking into them. They are both on a role with patients with extensive loss such as yourself. I'm also partial to Shapiro Medical up in Minnesota. They've definitely turned my situation around for the better.
I would definitely consider a HT. Don't know how I would pull it off financially but could be done. And yes, I would definitely be willing to travel to work with a good doc with a good track record.

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Just don't jump in the chair without doing your research. Consider checking out Spex's info program (Maximum Hair I think it's called) which would get you up to speed information-wise. Knowledge is power.
I couldn't find any information on Spex's info program, Maximum hair. What is that? Could you point me in the right direction for more info?

Thanks so much! You're the man for taking all this time to help me out!!
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Buzz cut and 3/4 days a week in the gym is my prescription.

I wish I had the 'head' for a buzz cut but I fear I'd look a right bell-end! I don't have the skin or facial features to pull it off!
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