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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 12-27-2016, 04:46 PM
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Very impressive results with meds alone.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:07 PM
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Thanks,

Regarding Toppik hair fibres i used it once in the past before any hair loss meds i saw it as a quick fix but it made a lot of mess which i dont like.

Now I see my hair has improved alot since the meds and understand why the doctor recommended me not to rush into a ht.

The way i see it i'm trying to improve my hair as much as i can and get it ready for a possible transplant.
I'm still not confident with taking 1mg fin so have decided to stick with 0.5mg i.e half a tab daily. If i cannot have a ht then i don't know if i should continue with the meds especially fin.

Another thing i'm having to come to deal with is my hair going grey/white around the sides and in the beard. I guess it's part of reaching middle age.

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Old 03-02-2017, 08:59 PM
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I have not been able to take some more pictures outside due to the weather and it getting dark early but i have had to reduce fin to 0.3mg daily due to getting sides on 0.5mg.

I continue with the supplements and min foam after this bottle i will try the liquid to see if it works better for me.

I have developed a itch right in the crown area where the hair starts to bald it could be min.

My hair is looking much better since been on meds no doubt.

I will be booking a appointment with Dr. Bisanga soon to see if my donor hair situation has improved enough for me to have a ht.

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:07 AM
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Hello,
I am new in this message board and have been thinking about having a hairtransplant done since many years. I have decided not to take fin and also wait with a Ht a bit (to first reach a more stable status of hair loss)
Reading your thread I am wondering, why taking meds would improve your recommendation for getting a ht.
All the improvement you had is due to your meds, and once you stop them you will quickly reach the state you would have been in without taking them (I very quickly lost my hair when stopping Minoxidil due to scalp irritations).
So transplanting hair that is only there because of meds seems to be a risky thing to do (in my oppinion)? You never know if you have to stop taking meds because of side effects.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:44 AM
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You might not want to switch to liquid minoxidil if you already have an itch. The liquid might make it worse.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:18 PM
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There is always a risk with meds and even hair transplants but i want to get my hair as good as possible before going back to the doc in a few months time.

Not sure why the liquid would make the itch more ?

Its been about a month i use regain form all over 1 time a day, the itch seems to be getting better.

Also i have cut down on fin due the sides. i now split the tab into 3 sometimes 4 bits and getting on fine with no sides.

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Old 04-02-2017, 08:09 PM
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What i noticed with pictures is if you use a different phone camera or or under different light the hair looks different.
Sometimes it could add density and sometimes it could add light and make the hairloss appear far more.

Recently i have cut fin down to only a bit a day, 1 tab lasts me 3 to 4 days,
Since my hair itch has got better i will start to use min twice again,
I don't use the dermaroller anymore bec i think it irritates the scalp,
Cut down on Nizarol shampoo only use it now and then not regulary,
I continue to take vitamins and supplements regulary.

Below 2 recent pictures taken outside compare with before meds pictures.

I trim the sides down to no1 so it all blends in as you can see the crown has regrowth and the front has improved alot.

Now i have been told by doctors 2500 grafts fue to get the front hair line back and add mid scalp density then after a year see what can be done about the crown.

I really want this rather then risk a big fut ht and try and go for the whole lot in one go.

[If only the donor hair improves or stabilizes as last time it was checked i was told that there was alot of miniaturization going on.
Where there was 3 follicles 1 or 2 hair were been miniaturized, where there was 2 there was 1 been miniaturized even some of the singles on there own were in the miniaturization process]
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:07 PM
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Front hair line picture taken indoors below, click to make big:

Currently using min foam all over scalp one time per day,
fin less then half a tab per day,
biotin + vitamins supplements,
nizarol + lipo shampoo 1 times per week, other days alpecin caffine shampoo,
Exercise, improve nutrition, try to reduce stress and be happy!
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:59 AM
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I think you only need two things, minoxidil foam and finasteride, other stuff are bogus in my opinion. Also you can choose between rogaine/minoxidil foam versus laser cap. (foam is definetly better than minoxidil liquid or spray, belive me!).
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:52 AM
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Rashid, this is amazing stuff !!!
if suitable HT will fully transform you. ..loving your update.. please don't stop..

how you doing this regimen every day, does it not get too much to keep up with ?
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