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About Ashitaka

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III Vertex
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
  1. Update: everything is going well again! I switched to finasteride teva a month ago and from liquid to foam minoxidil at same time and my hair is getting better again, dandruff reduced.
  2. Thank you stryker for your reply, it gives me some peace of mind! From your own experience, how long before second shedding stopped and when the results began noticing again?
  3. Yes, I switched generics to a different generics because they don't have fin that I first used anymore in pharmacy, actually the company that made that generics and imported it in my country has stopped working (I am so lucky, am I?), but they told me in pharmacy this one is a little better quality, and the price is higher for this new fin. Do you think that this fin doesn't work or maybe it is just shedding phase because of change? Dandruff and itching can't be a good sign that finasteride works, right? I either can continue using this generics that I use now, and see if anything happens, or to switch again to another generics we have here (TEVA finasteride from Israel). I read online that TEVA is supposed to be good one, and people had good results with it, but now I am affraid to switch again, how my body will react to switching every few months?
  4. Hi to everybody here again! As you can see from what I posted on this forum before, I started minoxidil and finasteride 1.25mg every day last june, and I had initiall shedding, a lot, a lot of shedding, and a lot of dandruff and itching problems caused by minoxidil in first two months of tratment. Back then, a member ''HARIRI'' gave me advice here to use shampoo Sebamed to treat my dandruff and that shampoo really helped me and my dandruff and itching problems gone rapidly (thank you HARIRI if you are reading this). After 4 months of treatment I've got some crazy great regrowth, and I was extremely happy with that. But, in middle of december my hair started to shed again, and it is still shedding very much. I have lost lot of my gains but my hair is still way better than the baseline. I read that it is very common that second shedding happens, but I did not find much people posting if the hair returns back stronger after second shedding or not, so if any of you had similar experience I would like to tell me how it was? Also, the thing that is very rare to me is that my dandruff and itching problems returned also with shedding. Is that okay or is a bad sign that meds are not working well anymore? Also to add that I haven't changed anything in my regimen, the shampoo that I use is also the same. Sorry for the long post, but you can imagine that I am vorried about this a lot. Any response is highly appreciated. Thanks.
  5. I think that real question is: If they find a cure, what will be with hair restoration surgeons? Whar about all FUT vs FUE debates, what about millions of potential customers for them? Will all that dissapear and be solved by one simple cure and all potential money that you would spend on surgery and on life long supplies of finasteride and minoxidil stays in your pocket? What will wig salemans do for a living if a cure comes? What about fibres, hair supplements, all fake oils out there that costs a fortune? All that goes to history and we don't have to use any of that anymore? Sounds great, but it won't happen. Too much money in the game. Sad but true...
  6. Well, I think that there is some loss. When you look at his old photos, seems like those corners receded a bit.
  7. This doctor is without any doubt the best in the world! To get this kind of a result with 5407 grafts and with FUE is simply incredible. Congratulations on your result Jimbo34, enjoy your new head of hair!
  8. Great improvement for this patient! Is he on any medication? I ask this because it seems from one after photo that his crown also improved and I don't see that you put any grafts there. Or just could be the light...
  9. Seeing some comments on this and other forums I got impression that best candidates are people who aren't bald at all. So a paranoid NW1 would be an ideal candidate and people who get bald in a difuse patttern like me can only hope for a cure one day, and that day will never come.
  10. Based on amount of your hair loss before the procedure, the result is really unbelievable. Do you have any before pictures of your donor (back of the had especially) with little longer hair or pictures right after the procedure so that we could see from where grafts were extracted? Also, do you take Finasteride or Rogaine?
  11. Thanks HARIRI, that helps me a lot! I will either buy Sebamed or T/Gel Neutrogena shampoo as it seems that both contain Piroctone Olamine. I think that I will try the combination of using Minoxidil foam at morning and liquid at night. Is that good idea?
  12. Hi, I have been using Kirkland Minoxidil liquid 5% twice daily for a month now along with Finasteride Sandoz 1.25mg every day. I am also using KetMed shampoo (which has ketokonazole), but itching and big flakes of dandruff simply don't stop. Also hairs come off with dandruff especialy from my crown and I am having massive shedding (which is expected I suppose). Since my dermathologist told me not to use Ket shampoo more than once a week I would like to add some anti-inflamatory/anti-dandruff shampoo to my regimen. First that comes to my mind is Alpecin Double Effect shampoo which I used before with some success in treating dandruff. Do you guys think that is safe to use Alpecin Double Effect shampoo every other day with adding Ket shampoo once a week also with continuing with Minoxidil twice a day? Or if you could recommend me some good shampoo that could help me with dandruff and itching which is really bothering me now. Also, I think that I will switch to Minoxidil foam soon. Do you think that this would help? Thanks in advance for your responses.
  13. Jast to update. I started using Kirkland Minoxidil 12 days ago, and I also started using Sandoz Finasteride 5mg 3 days ago, cutting it into quarters. Since Finasteride Sandoz is only avalaible brand in my country I have no other option but to use this one. I am little affraid if it could have less effectivnes than original propecia. What are your thoughts about this? Regardles shedding, I find 70-120 hairs each time I apply Minoxidil (I apply it every 12 hours aprox.). Do you guys think that this is rare or too much? And to add that I am also using a shampoo that has similar ingredients like Nizoral, it has ketokonazole, we don't have Nizoral here.
  14. This is really great result so far. I believe that you are happy already.