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Mate do not get onto oral Spiro it really is not as effective as one may think. The stuff can also be dangerous. This is coming from an individual whom is popping both Fin and Dut combos each day which is honestly crazy enough in my eyes.

"The road to success is always under construction"

 

:cool: I represent Dr Rahal and the associated clinic as a paid patient advisor.

 

I am also here to assist fellow Australian/NZ Hair Loss sufferers both on and off the forum.

 

Contact: mbhounslow@gmail.com - Mike.

Hair Transplant Surgery:

June 3rd 2011

2800 Grafts to frontal 1/3

By Dr Rahal in Ottawa, Canada

 

 

Current Hair Loss Arsenal:

Dutas .5mg every day 1.5 years and Proscar 5mg (Cut into 1/4): x1 Daily 10 years

 

Hair-A-Gain Generic Minox: x2 Daily 13 years

(Applied wet in mornings)

 

Other Random products put to use during my hair loss battle (not in use):

Spiro Cream 5mg

Minox 15%

Dr Proctor's Nano Shampoo

Various Herbal supplements

Toppik/ Nanogen

Saw Palmetto

Provillus - LOL

Nanogen Shampoo

Laser Treatments (Epic Fail)

 

10 long years of HT and general HL research.:cool:

 

*I am not a medical professional, I only offer my own advice from personal experiences and years of detailed research*

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Spironolactone is a serious medication.

 

It isn't recommended in male hair loss sufferers for two reasons: 1) It's properties as a diuretic. Spironolactone causes significant reductions in blood pressure, dehydration, and high potassium levels (hyperkalemia). 2) It's anti-androgen properties. It may halt the androgenic alopecia process at the scalp, but it also blocks androgen activity all over the body. This means reversing pattern baldness, breast growth, fat re-distribution, et cetera.

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"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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An intetesting side affect of fin is a reduction of body hair. The hairs on my arms legs and chest hair have significantly thinned out in density and caliber at least 50% since taking fin 2 years ago. And a mild reduction in beard facial hair density. Experiencing these sides it makes me wonder about how succesful BHT would be if people are then taking fin.

Depressive moods on 1.25mg was whack. Reduced to 1.0mg or less was a godsend regarding the depressive moods.

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Gram,

 

It's a good preventive drug. The benefit is obviously very similar to finasteride. The question is whether or not the additional alpha-reductase blocking activity - dutasteride blocks both the type I and II 5-alpha-reductase enzyme types - adds any hair loss benefit. The evidence, thus far, is slim. I only know of one comparison study, and the doses they tested didn't make much sense. In my mind, it showed both are efficient for halting androgenic alopecia. It's less clear whether one is superior to another. Finasteride, however, is approved by US FDA for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Therefore, this is the one usually recommended.

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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