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My Journey with Finasteride

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I've been using fin for 14 years and, apart from needing to use the toilet a little more frequently (which I can cope with) I have had no other problems and it has slowed down my hairloss in the crown.

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3 month update:

 

So far I haven’t noticed any changes - positive or negative. I haven’t experienced any noticeable side effects and everything feels normal, but I also haven’t noticed any changes to my hair. I have noticed maybe a little less hair in the sink when combing, but I haven’t seen a change in density or new growth.

 

I believe 6-12 months is the point where results (if any) will be more noticeable. I plan to continue with 1.25mg daily and will provide another update in a month.

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I hope it works for u .. what’s your Norwood ? Did ur hairs get too thin already ?

I’m starting my 6 month .. like u I don’t notice the side effects ..libido is a bit lower .. but that’s fine , before I began fin my testosterone level was at the high level .. I can see why my body would be causing so much Dht cuz of that ..

... just like u , I haven’t really notice much difference in hair quality n or hair fall ..hair fall is slightly better .. I can tell when I do the pull test ,, sometimes it hurts with a slight tug but won’t fall out,, then there be days where a slight tug n I get a hair or two ..

U should try the pull test .. it was on the tv show doctor oz .

I hope I didn’t start on propecia too late . I’m only a Norwood 2 right now and about to be 39, .. with no history of family hairloss, so didn’t think twice when I see a few hairs fall .. just thought it was going to grow back , but unfortunately they grow back smalller n thinner when u have MPB .my top hair currently is thin, but still have density . So if propecia doesn’t work n make those hairs thicker , we done for :(

I fukked up n didn’t use it sooner , like 2-3 years ago when my hair was still thick .. propecia would of helped better .. within ya the best , I’m a few months ahead of ya .. keep us updated ..

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3 month update:

 

So far I haven’t noticed any changes - positive or negative. I haven’t experienced any noticeable side effects and everything feels normal, but I also haven’t noticed any changes to my hair. I have noticed maybe a little less hair in the sink when combing, but I haven’t seen a change in density or new growth.

 

I believe 6-12 months is the point where results (if any) will be more noticeable. I plan to continue with 1.25mg daily and will provide another update in a month.

 

The good news is that it sounds like your loss is stabilizing which many times is the best news...;)


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4 month update:

 

PROS:

I have noticed much less hair falling out in the sink when combing. Overall hair loss seems to have slowed considerably (possibly stopped). Also, my existing hair quality has improved significantly giving the illusion of more hair. It definitely appears thicker and I’ve received some compliments. I am quite impressed with the results after only 4 months.

 

CONS:

No noticeable new growth/regrowth. I understand new growth is rare, but l still hope to improve my crown density over the next 6-8 months. No significant sexual side effects except l have noticed a slight decrease in semen volume. There is definitely less than before taking Fin. I have no issues with my ability to “function”.

 

I will continue to take 1.25mg of generic Fin daily and I’ll provide another update in a month.

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Definitely sounds like the shed cycle has finished and a new growth cycle has kicked in...:cool:


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On ‎4‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 3:27 PM, Cheddar said:

4 month update:

 

PROS:

I have noticed much less hair falling out in the sink when combing. Overall hair loss seems to have slowed considerably (possibly stopped). Also, my existing hair quality has improved significantly giving the illusion of more hair. It definitely appears thicker and I’ve received some compliments. I am quite impressed with the results after only 4 months.

 

CONS:

No noticeable new growth/regrowth. I understand new growth is rare, but l still hope to improve my crown density over the next 6-8 months. No significant sexual side effects except l have noticed a slight decrease in semen volume. There is definitely less than before taking Fin. I have no issues with my ability to “function”.

 

I will continue to take 1.25mg of generic Fin daily and I’ll provide another update in a month.

Hi Cheddar, just stumbled across this post - do you have any updates since April, it should be the 8 month mark now? 

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it should really be kicking in now...;)


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Supporting Physicians: Dr. Jim Harris, Denver, CO - Dr. Robert True & Dr. Robert Dorin, New York, NY

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Glad to see here someone with no negative side effects to FIN.

I had FIN 3 yrs ago (I was 36 then) for a good one year and had no side effects. I stopped using it since I didn't see much growth (later I realized that hairfall has increased considerably so in hindsight I should not have stopped). Even at 36, I had to stop it for 2 weeks when we were planning to have a baby (and it worked, with me being on FIN, there were no libido issues but semen quality wasn't good) ...I took FIN on-off for few weeks and then gradually got off of it.

Now at 39+, I'm norwood 6 probably with diffused thinning and i realized in Feb..damn, I should've been on FIN. so, I started my regimen regularly and this time the side effects are very apparent....very low libido/low energy...so I'm not liking it at all. I have not seen morning wood since Feb. I'm taking supplements like Ginseng, Ashwaganda off of Amazon but I don't think they're doing anything. A big decision for me to be on FIN or not or chose a bald head...:(

 

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My suggestion would be to talk with the doctor who prescribed it for you...hopefully that was a ht doctor who really understands MPB and the hair loss medications such as low dose finasteride. 

The doctor may be able to put you on a less frequent dosage which can potentially reduce and at times eliminate the side effects.

I take it every other day and have for years and it still is very efficient.


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Supporting Physicians: Dr. Jim Harris, Denver, CO - Dr. Robert True & Dr. Robert Dorin, New York, NY

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2 hours ago, gillenator said:

 

I take it every other day and have for years and it still is very efficient.

What amount do you take every other day ?

 

I just started 1.25 per day 8 days ago with no sides so far. Just wondering, If you make it say 30 days with no side effects, how good are your chances to continue that way ?

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21 hours ago, gillenator said:

My suggestion would be to talk with the doctor who prescribed it for you...hopefully that was a ht doctor who really understands MPB and the hair loss medications such as low dose finasteride. 

The doctor may be able to put you on a less frequent dosage which can potentially reduce and at times eliminate the side effects.

I take it every other day and have for years and it still is very efficient.

Actually FIN was first prescribed to me by a dermatologist when I went to show them my itchy scalp. I have seboherric dermatitis.

From this week, I will move to Monday-Wed-Friday-Sunday schedule. 2 months from now, I'll just move to Mon-Wed-Friday.

I also have a laser cap that I use every other day so I'll use it on days when I'm not using FIN. Like I said in my earlier post, I also bought ginseng and ashwagandha on amazon (not much benefit as of now but will continue). I also take the GNC multivitamin each morning. I also bought shilajit from amazon for 60 bucks and it appeared to be better than other supplements but the problem with that is I get neck itch (as soon as I stop, it goes away after couple of days). 

Other than the libido thing, does anyone else suffer from low energy on FIN? Maybe it's just in my head.

 

 

 

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It would still be a good idea to talk with your doctor about it.


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Supporting Physicians: Dr. Jim Harris, Denver, CO - Dr. Robert True & Dr. Robert Dorin, New York, NY

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