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My father in law is 84 years old. Lost most of his hair over 30-40 years ago. Top of his head was completely bald like a pool ball, since I met him over 16 years ago. Yet he started to have hair re-growth within the past 12 months. The following is the medications list that he takes for his various ailments: Quetiapine 25 mgFinasteride 5 mgRosuvastin 20 mgRamipril 5 mgSynthroid 0.05 mgAcetaminophene 500 mgAmlodipine 2.5 mgApo Ismn 60 mgClopidogrel 75 mgDonepezil 10 mgFolic Acide 5 mgMethotrexate 10 mgPantoprazole 40 mg Quetiapine is the medication that he started to take about 8 months ago, and that I think is responsible for his hair regrowth. Yes, I know he also takes finasteride (for his prostate treatment) which is known for its hair growth ability, but he had taken it for a few years now, same as for his other medications. I don't know Quetiapine alone can help with hair growth or it is with combination of the other medications. This is up to our Pharmaceutical companies to do some research on it. We may need to rethink about the common knowledge that says that hair can't be regrown back once the follicle died. Because it is clearly not the case with my father-in-law.
(this is gonna be a long one, i apologize in advance) hello everyone reading this, before i get onto the subject of the title i think its necessary for a little background on myself, im a 17 year old boy from venezuela, and ive been suffering for hair loss for quite some time. i can remember being 11 and taking showers and loosing many hairs, same as when i brushed my hair, seeing many hairs sticking out of it. i had very thick hair to start off with so it took a while for it to start getting really bad, but that happened a couple years ago, ive styled my hair in a way to hide it but at this stage its getting incredible hard to hide. i probably have a little more than 1/2 of the hair i used to have on my top that i had before my balding began, and as you can imagine this is very traumatizing for me, being so young and having so little hair. its only been recently that ive actively been seeking remedies for my hair loss, but its hard because my dad is so skeptical about everything he wont take me to a doctor to consult to them about my hairloss, and he wont order any remedies online because he beleives its all garbage and a scam. but i suppose soon enough ill be 18 and wont need him for that kind of stuff. but i think thats enough of a backstory, ill get on to the reason why i made this thread. a while ago, about 7 months, i started getting into a drug called mucinex, its a cough medicine in the shape of a pill and when you do enough of it, well lets say its effects are comparable to ecstasy. now after the first time doing it, i saw something that boggled my mind. my hair, appeared thicker and fuller, and i noticed when i took a shower, only 1 or 2 hairs fell out, and when i brushed it same thing, almost no hair fell out, and after taking it a couple days in a row i even noticed little hairs growing on my hairline. now those affects only lasted about the duration of my trip, the next day i was back to loosing hair like normal. and u can imagine, as i saw those kinds of effects, i started taking the drug heavily, extremely heavily, and as much as im ashamed to admit i resorted to stealing it. i can safely say i stole atleast 1000$ worth of that drug in 2 months. i was on it almost everyday, not even for the trip, but because i saw my hair growing back, and honestly what 16 year old boy(i was 16 at the time) who was balding, wouldnt do that. and i can assure you it wasnt just me who saw the results, friends always told me my hair seemed thicker and healthier, and even my dad told me it looked like it was growing back.(he was convinced it was the new kind of shampoo he bought) but one on occasion of me stealing it, i got caught, and had to run as fast as i could out of there, and that scared me straight. i wont be stealing it again, i still do it from time to time when i have the money for it. the reason why ive said all this, is hopefully for someone to explain to me why that might have happened when doing this drug, and it wasnt just mucinex, it was any drug containing the active ingredient dextromethorphan, the common ingredient among all cough medicines. and i know, this sounds extremely farfetched and hard to beleive, but i assure you, the affects i was noticing wasnt just some affect of my trip, as other people were noticing it too. im practically on my knees here begging for an answer, i feel like if i found out why this drug made my hair grow back, i could get to the reason as to why im loosing my hair as such a young age.