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  1. I have been using Avodart for 12 months now. Haven't experienced any side effects as such.
  2. I have been taking Avodart for the last 12 months. Planning to start a family and a little skeptical about continuing with Avodart. Read some articles on the internet with the following information: ??? It is important that you do not father a baby while taking Avodart. ??? If you father a child, your partner must tell her doctor that the baby was conceived while you were taking Avodart. If your partner becomes pregnant, or thinks she has become pregnant, she must contact her prescriber. ??? This medicine has been reported to affect semen characteristics (reduction in sperm count, semen volume, and sperm motility) in healthy men. This means that there is a possibility that it may therefore reduce your fertility and ability to father a child. If this is a concern to you, you should discuss fertility with your doctor before starting treatment. I had also contacted GlaxoSmithKline about AVODART and got the following response. ???You have asked an important question about AVODART?? (dutasteride). We encourage you to discuss medical concerns and symptoms with the appropriate healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider is in the best position to answer your question.??? Although, I would be consulting my Doctor but any other additional feedback would be helpful. Should I quit Avodart? Thanks
  3. Exercising ??“ 4 Weeks Post Procedure ??“ IS SWEATING AN ISSUE? I have started exercising 4 weeks after my procedure. (5700 grafts). A 60 minute workout which includes jogging, stepper and 30 minutes of weight training. My recipient and donor area are perfectly fine and healed. I try to ensure that no extra pressure is put on the donor area, however sometimes, (for a sec or two); a slight pain occurs in the donor area, while exercising but it goes away immediately. So I try and not repeat that particular exercise. I hope this does not lead to a wider scar. I am more concerned about the sweating part. Though the gym is air-conditioned, I have the tendency to sweat and keep patting a towel on my recipient area. I hope this does not damage the transplanted grafts.
  4. Exercising ??“ 4 Weeks Post Procedure ??“ IS SWEATING AN ISSUE? I have started exercising 4 weeks after my procedure. (5700 grafts). A 60 minute workout which includes jogging, stepper and 30 minutes of weight training. My recipient and donor area are perfectly fine and healed. I try to ensure that no extra pressure is put on the donor area, however sometimes, (for a sec or two); a slight pain occurs in the donor area, while exercising but it goes away immediately. So I try and not repeat that particular exercise. I hope this does not lead to a wider scar. I am more concerned about the sweating part. Though the gym is air-conditioned, I have the tendency to sweat and keep patting a towel on my recipient area. I hope this does not damage the transplanted grafts.
  5. I had 5700 grafts. Started exercising 4 weeks after the procedure. (Last week) One hour regime. 30 minutes stepper and rest some weight training with normal weights. Feels quite OK, expect that sometimes the donor area feels a little itchy but still it has healed well. But I am concerned about the sweating part. I hope the recepient area does not suffer due to the sweat.
  6. Indian Balding..... Now that is a very strong statement. How do you substantiate it? After all there are many people out there taking Avodart. Are you saying that hair loss can be stopped or reversed by taking some other drug? Think Again.
  7. So when does one start sleeping normally on a single pillow. (Post Surgery) I noticed that the tightness in the donor area increases by sleeping in the normal position. Logically, the scalp will take more than 4 weeks to totally heal so should one continue with 2-3 pillows till the tightness reduces?
  8. Thanks for your valuable feedback. It has been almost 4 weeks post surgery and my scalp still feels very tight. I am fine with the numbness as it is not too much of a botheration but the tightness sometimes gets nasty and especially during the night time. I noticed that the tightness increases if I sleep on a single pillow for 1-2 nights and decreases if 3-4 pillows are concerned. I still feel quite uncomfortable at night. I was wondering if this has anything to do with the number of grafts i.e. a big session. I had 5700 grafts. I am not complaining about the doctor as I have a lot of faith in his abilities but it's just that the tightness in the donor area does not reduce and so I am concerned. I just want the tightness to reduce so that I can start having a sound sleep.
  9. [/b]Post Strip Surgery; How long does the scalp tightness last for? I have had a surgery 3 weeks back and my scalp still feels very tight. The tightness increases during sleep i.e. once I lie on the bed. Is this normal? Those Post Strip Surgery; How long does the scalp tightness last for? Those of you who have had surgeries, it will be nice if you kindly share your experiences. I understand that the tightness could vary on a patient to patient basis and also depend on the other factors like length and breadth of the strip etc. But a general idea would be nice. Tightness is not bothersome if it does not lead to pain. Could this be caused by the scalp healing process or other factors? I am just waiting for this tightness to reduce and pain to go away. Awaiting feedback, thanks!
  10. The tightness is so much better, I mean, lesser. The Problem I believe is the sleeping position. I started sleeping on 3-4 pillows again and the tightness has really gone down. Earlier, I used a single pillow for 2-3 days and that led to the extra tightness. Dr. Hasson says that the head should be kept failry above the heart so that it doesn't get extra blood supply. That advice really helped. I would recommend to us 3-4 pillows for 2-3 weeks, till he head feels better with less tightness.
  11. Just came back from the clinic. Dr. Hasson had a good look at my donor area and says that it is heaaling very nicely. I got my staples removed on the 7th day post surgery. The doc was pretty impressed with the scalp laxity as I had done a lot of scalp exercises. If it is a matter of 1-2 weeks of tightness, I am fine with that. By the way, does sleeping posture have any effect on the tightness? From last few days, I have only been using one pillow. What would be the best posture to sleep for maximum healing and less dis-comfort?
  12. I have just had a mega-session with Dr. Hason (5710 grafts) and feel a lot of tighness in the scalp. Especially during the night time, the tightness increases as I struggle to sleep. Also, most of my scalp is dead an I cannot feel anything at all. I am very concerned and wondering when would the tighness subside. I can live with the numbness but the tightness gets very uncomfortable. Since the surgery, I haven't been able to sleep on my back as the donor area hurts. Wondering if this is a normal occurence.
  13. Tightness in the Scalp Post Surgery I have had a surgery (mega session) 5800 grafts, 10 days back. Since the surgery, the donor area has been very tight and now I feel very tight all over the scalp, as if I am wearing thousands of rubber bands on my hair. Generally the tightness increases during the night time, when I am trying to sleep. Post surgery, I haven't been able to have a good sleep as I cannot sleep on my back due to sensitivity and pain in the donor area (scar) and tightness in the neck area. Is this a normal thing? I was wondering when the tightness would go away as it really feels very awkward and sometimes scary. I hope nothing has gone wrong in the surgery and if this would go away when the donor wound heals. Your feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks
  14. Tightness in the Scalp Post Surgery I have had a surgery (mega session) 5800 grafts, 10 days back. Since the surgery, the donor area has been very tight and now I feel very tight all over the scalp, as if I am wearing thousands of rubber bands on my hair. Generally the tightness increases during the night time, when I am trying to sleep. Post surgery, I haven't been able to have a good sleep as I cannot sleep on my back due to sensitivity and pain in the donor area (scar) and tightness in the neck area. Is this a normal thing? I was wondering when the tightness would go away as it really feels very awkward and sometimes scary. I hope nothing has gone wrong in the surgery and if this would go away when the donor wound heals. Your feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks
  15. I dropped the idea completely. Do your research and take your decision.
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