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About super64

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men

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  1. Is there a reason for skipping? I luckily managed to get some more Finasterid prescribed now but thanks for all those answers.
  2. I ran out of my 1mg Fin tablets unexpectedly and now the earliest appointment I can get to get a new prescription at any Dr. here where I am is in at least 2 weeks. How long does it take for my hair to fall out again without Fin?
  3. I am considering have a FUE done, potentially with Dr. Hasson. One of my main concerns is what happens if I have to stop Finasterid for whatever reason after a FUE. Which would cause the rest of my hair to fall out presumably. The transplanted hair would stay of course (I think?) But that wouldn't do me any good of course since I'd still have a bald head in most places. So if I had to shave then, would that be possible at all? Or would you see scars from where the grafts were taken or implanted? Has anyone here had to stop Fin after a FUE transplant? What do you do?
  4. 3 months ago I have stopped using Minoxidil while staying on Fin 1mg and my hair got a lot worse now. In the front it's worse than ever. In the back it may be as bad as it was when I started Fin. Has anyone experiences the same? Will any of that hair that I lost now during the last 3 months grow back or is that completely lost? My twin brother who has never started Minoxidil but started finasteride 1.25mg 3 months earlier than me has dense hair everywhere in the front.
  5. Ive never heard of that, now I'm worried. Was it that apparent? Did you stop using Fin then?
  6. Another month later: I have taken Finasteride for just over 2 months now. I have definitely had another shedding aber the Minoxidil one a few months ago. My crown is looking pretty bad now. I did notice though that in the front it does seem to start regrowing now. The hair is still very small and whispy but the miniaturized hair is now 7-10mm rather than just 5mm or so. So it does seem to be doing something. I'm just concerned about my crown. It may be improving again there too but I can't tell. I have no side effects luckily. I will continue taking Finasteride and Minoxidil. (Even though I hate taking Minoxidil, it's so annoying).
  7. It looks amazing. However it seems like the new hair is noticably thinner than the original hair further back. Will the new hair ever regain that same thinckness or will it neber be the same?
  8. Update: I have started taking Finasteride as well additionally to Minoxidil now. I have been on Minoxidil for about close to 6 months now and Finasteride about 6 weeks. When I started Finasteride I lost all progress again and went through another shed. I have also lost more density in the front area now. It is now definitely worse than it was 6 months ago. I just hope that that's only due to the sheding and it will improve again. As for side effects, I haven't noticed any with either drug so far. I still have lots of miniaturized hair in the front at my hairline. I wonder if Finasteride will regrow this to healthy hair again. Or if it will just keep it the way it is?
  9. That would kind of defeat the purpose of not shaving before. So I'm pretty sure you don't have to shave afterwards. But I don't know.
  10. Are you on FIN? Sorry if I have missed it in a previous comment.
  11. Can you explain that? Why would it make it worse long term? Because it's extremely annoying, obviously I have now taken Minoxidil for 5 months and to be honest I haven't seen any significant change. In fact in the front it has gotten worse. It did get a bit better but after taking proper comparison pictures at the belgravia clinic I saw that it wasn't much. I have therefore started taking FIN two weeks ago. I also have the impression that I'm starting to shed small hairs again, more than I used to one month ago. And this started before taking FIN. Although I actually think I may hace reduced the dosage of Minoxidil slightly. Before I was using more than recommended by the Belgravia center. I then reduced it by around 20-25%% to the amount they recommended. I'm not sure if that would cause this difference though, but I'm definitely seeing much more small hairs everywhere again. around 1 month ago I saw practically none falling out anymore. And I have the impression that it's getting thinner again in the front, I don't know about the crown. I am noticing I do have a lot of miniaturized hair in the front and in the crown. Does FIN make those big again? Or does it just stop them getting even smaller? Is that how FIN works? If it did that would be amazing. I don't have much confidence in Minoxidil. It did help a little bit I think, in the crown it did at least not get worse and it did get a little bit better but really not much. In the front I feel like it has gotten a bit better after 4 months but now after 5 it somehow has gotten worse again. I just wish I could one day have a short, modern hairstyle again without seeing a bald spot.
  12. I hope so. I'm not sure what to do about Finasteride now though. I do want to take it. I wonder how it will work with Minoxidil. I'd rather only use Finasteride. But what would happen if I used Finasteride and stopped using Minoxidil? Would I lose everything again?
  13. I have some updated pictures here. First one is before, second one is after 3.5 months of Minoxidil from belgravia center. I feel like it looks better than it is though. Not sure. I think the light is not the same in those pictures. The new ones being darker and therefore seemingly less contrast. But I'm not sure.
  14. So you would see no reason to wait for those 6 months to be over? I think the way I understood it is that the idea of that would be to see if Minoxidil is working or what it is doing in general and not start two new med at the same time not being able to attribute any outcome, positive or negative to one specific medicine. I get the point of that and I'm generally a very careful person who likes to be in control of things and would rather do one by one and be sure what's doing what. But I'm just really worried about losing more and more hair on top. I think there may also be some miniatized hair on top now and I wouldn't want to lose that. Although I'm not sure of that.