Finasteride might just be the most misunderstood drug or the most manipulative seducer.
Especially when it comes to the part of a physician prescribing it to the patients or not prescribing it, it becomes almost impossible to come out unscathed. One most definitely does not want to be blamed for being the cause of anybody's sexual disintegration.
If the physician prescribes it, the patients are really not sure if they are walking down the right path. Especially when it comes to the sexual side effects, most patients are super sensitive about it. "Thou shalt not mess with my libido!!!" But then again they want to lose no more hair. Sometimes the effects are Psychogenic. However, that's the worst. Real side effects stop after withdrawing from the medications. People who "think" that they have side effects with the medication "feel" that the negative effects have been sustained in their bodies. Now how can one ever cure a feeling!!! The devotion towards "Lord libido" can cause irrational and biased fears.
If the physician does not prescribe the medication, then the patients feel violated at worst. They feel misinformed, underinformed or downright cheated. If you discourage then from taking it then they will feel that "nothing is impossible" and taking useless treatments (I shall not name them for my own safety 😉😉😉), would do the trick. However, Mr. Dihydrotestosterone is least bothered and the other treatments can "talk to the hand!".
If the physician gives the patients a choice... Lord almighty, all hell breaks loose!!! Nothing in the world can compare to the mayhem then!
The level of indecisiveness exhibited with taking Finasteride is overwhelming when you see the poor individuals battle it out within themselves. Sometimes no amount of reassurance can be of help.
But facts and figures apart, is it ethical for the doctors to prescribe this medication - Finasteride to the patients? It is FDA approved but definitely not "Lord libido" approved. And "Mr. Dihydrotestosterone" does not have very nice things to say about it.
Sometimes "Lord libido" must be revered. But what if the fear of this "Lord libido" demands for the sacrifice of the virgins called "hair"?
But most times it's "All hail Lord Libido"...
Recently I started using Nioxin 2 shampoo based on my stylist's recommendation. I have been on their website and done a little bit of internet research on it and I found out that they don't make any claims for regrowing hair per say, but indirectly through their cleansing mechanism. I have used it for about 3 weeks now and my experience with it has been pretty good so far. It leaves the scalp with a very fresh feel, kind of how mint feels in your mouth . I am using it 3 times weekly.
While reading I also came across the Nizoral shampoo which contains ketoconazole which is proven to be effective against alopecia. However the 2% solution leaves the hair dry and should only be used only 2 times weekly.
I wanted to get your opinion on how your experience has been with the Nioxin shampoo ?
And which do you feel is the better of two ? Should I switch to Nizoral for the next one and which one (1% or 2%) to use? Thanks for sharing.