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Hello, im new to this forum have been reading for a while so this is my second post!

 

Im thinking about starting taking finasteride, but affraid of the sides. Im thinking of taking 0.20mg EOD or every day. Or maybe 0.5mg mon wen fri.

 

Have any of you guys been using this and got sides?

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Mos,

 

A lot of individuals try to minimize their finasteride dose in order to retain benefits while minimizing potential side effects. Have you spoken to a physician about this?

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You are right, most doctors are unaware of the sides Fin can cause.

This includes the first doctor who prescribed me 1mg Propecia and the second doctor who prescribed me 1.25mg Proscar. Neither of them mentioned a single word about possible side effects, and the first doc I asked him directly.

Probably best to talk to a doctor though and if purchased locally you will need the prescription from him anyway. You may have to actually educate him on the sides, here is good source from the Mayo clinic.

Finasteride (Oral Route): Side effects - MayoClinic.com

 

And yes, start on as low as dose possible to avoid any possible sides, but remember if the dosage is too low you will not obtain the benefits of the drug.

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Mosd,

 

I think there is a wealth of information on the internet and you can likely make a very informed decision as to whether or not you want to start finasteride. However, it is a prescription medication, and I assumed you would speak with your physician before actually starting the medication and obtaining a prescription. I was curious as to whether or not you were at this stage yet and if the physician had any opinion on dosing.

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good idea to start off small, i couldn't tolerate the drug and dumped it. Ive been off it for 6 months now, i havnt noticed any increase in shedding. I started off on 1 mg a day then i went to 1 mg MWF and after that 0.5mg a day but the sides persisted.

 

I must say that even though i had the sides while on it i dont think i actually realised how badly it was effecting me till i stopped. Now 6 months after i feel like my old self again, i think it even made me depressed but i guess as a man, when you aint functioning downstairs as you should be it does get you down ( pardon the pun!!) :o

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what dose u on?

 

1.25 generic fin. I started on that and stayed with it.

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