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  1. Hey mate. Great growth and journey. Just wondering why are you taking Finasteride as its not for the new transplanted hair. Are you taking it to keep the existing hair in good form? Thanks
  2. Hey mate. Wish you all the best. Can I ask, why are you taking Finasteride as its not required for new transplanted hair?
  3. Thanks mate. I have been told that new Hair are not dependent on Fin so dont see any reason to take it. Existing hair may stay on for another 10 year I think.
  4. Cheers mate. That is why I cleared up with the doctor as its only for existing hair and HT hair is not dependent on it. I definitely wont be taking it. Long term use can cause hormonal imbalances and prostate cancer so I would suggest to keep an eye. All the best mate.
  5. Thanks mate. What happens once you stop taking the medicine or do you plan to take for coming years?
  6. Hey mate. I nearly booked with Dr Bhatti but in the end going ahead with Eugenix in December. Did you contact them yet? Would be good to know more folks who are looking at Eugenix. Cheers
  7. Wow !! What a feedback. Mild drug? Mate , you really need to do a bit of a research. My decision is after consulting the doctors in Ireland. Below are the most common side effects of Finasteride: impotence, Prostate cancer loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation, swelling in your hands or feet, swelling or tenderness in your breasts, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out, headache, runny nose, or skin rash. Please dont spread false details about a drug that has left many in distressed state and calling it a mild medicine !! Just to give you some information, Transplanted hair is not dependent on Fin. The donor hair follicles are genetically different from the follicles that are effected by male pattern baldness. Donor follicles are not sensitive to normal levels of dehydroxytestosterone (DHT). Once transplanted to areas of balding scalp these follicles will continue to produce living hair. Finasteride lowers DHT levels reducing the effect on native (non-transplanted) follicles and by doing so helps to control progression of male pattern baldness. Hair restoration specialists use Propecia and Minoxidil preparations in conjunction with hair transplantation not to maintain the transplanted hair but to prevent as much as possible loss of native hair from the balding scalp. Hope you get the point. Fin is not needed for new transplanted hair.
  8. Exact 6 months to go for my HT from today. In past few months, I have done some research on Finasteride and due to its association with side effects, I have decided not to take it after my HT. I had a call with Dr Sethi and he has mentioned that Fin is not for the new transplanted hair but to keep the existing hair and therefore taking this medicine is optional. I am a bit of a fitness freak so there is no way I want to put my health in danger. I would love to know the views of other patients who did not take Finasteride and did it affect the growth of the transplanted hair.
  9. You can compare the two with the results posted by the members on this forum and that should help you decide.
  10. Thanks for sharing your stories here. This forum is all about transparency and I would ask everyone to come forward if they have bad experience not just with Dr Bhatti but any other doctor in the forum. I myself would have gone with Dr Bhatti should there not be so many connecting flights from Europe. The above post is an eye opener !!
  11. Mate, I am going for HT in December with Eugenix in Delhi and Doc said Finasteride is optional and only required for existing hair. I decided not to even try this medicine so its really up to you. I have to say Bhatti and his team have been a let down here. Did doc tell you about possible side effects of this drug?
  12. So what is the outcome here? Before taking the patients case, all the questions asked by Shera should have been asked by the doctor. Going into the defensive mode instead is not what a patient is looking for. I am curious to know the final feedback from the doctor. By the way, why was Finasteride given to the patient considering the side effects? Did doc go through the side effects with the patient? Fin as only used to keep the existing hair and not for new tranplanted hair.
  13. Thanks everyone for the input folks. I have spoken to the surgeon and he has said that Finasteride is not required for the new transplanted hair at all and is only taken to keep the rest of the hair. Therefore, I have decided not to take Fin. at all. I am going with HT for my frontal part which includes hairline and temples. My crown is a bit thinning but I would have another HT on crown in next 5 year perhaps. I think if frontal part gets fully grown, thinning crown is easier to manage if hair from frontal is bought back and hair fibres could further help to cover it. This is my thinking anyways. I will not put my health on risk by going on Fin. Cheers