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Finasteride/ Propecia  

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  1. 1. What is your experience with Finasteride 1 mg (Propecia) use ?

    • I have never tried it
      2
    • I stopped it because of side effects (reversible)
      2
    • I stopped it because of side effects (not reversible)
      0
    • No side effects but not effective
      0
    • No side effects but preserves the remaining hair
      6
    • No side effects with long term hair regrowth
      2
    • No side effects with short term hair regrowth
      1
    • It has side effects but I continued to use it because of results
      1
    • I had a short term side effects
      3


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Hi all,

 

Please share your real life experiences with finasteride / propecia use and comment if you want to add anything else. Feel free to suggest more poll options !

 

You can choose more than one answer if needed.

Edited by Seniormido
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There should be an option for experienced side effects but continued using with long-term hair growth.

I blame myself for the sides - i had no problems for 8 years then messed up the dosing after a little break, plus i tried some stuff that was different.

I've ordered topical fin and hoping to move onto that permanently if it works. If not i'll be happy to go back to Proscar.

 2,000 grafts FUT Dr. Feller, July 27th 2012. 23 years old at the time. Excellent result. Need crown sorted eventually but concealer works well for now.

Propecia and minoxidil since 2010. Fine for 8 years - bad sides after switching to Aindeem in 2018.

Switched to topical fin/minox combo from Minoxidil Max in October 2020, along with dermarolling 1x a week.

Wrote a book for newbies called Beating Hair Loss, available on Amazon

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The first two weeks on Fin I had some ball ache.  Almost quit, but by day 15 it went away and I haven't had any issues for the past 14 years.  The more native hair you can keep the better your transplanted hair will look. 

Edit* Short-term sides should be included in the poll. 

Edited by aaron1234

Dr. G: 1,000 grafts (FUT) 2008

Dr. Paul Shapiro: 2,348 grafts (FUT) 2009 ~ 1,999 grafts (FUT) 2011 ~ 300 grafts (Scar Reduction) 2013

Dr. Konior: 771 grafts (FUT) 2015 ~ 558 grafts (FUT) 2017 ~ 1,124 grafts (FUE) 2020

My Hair Transplant Journey with Shapiro Medical Group

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I've been taking it since 2012.  On and off for the second half of that year, then various small doses from 2013 to now.

No noticable regrowth but far less head hair shedding, which I would caveat by saying I had already lost a lot in a NW4A to NW5A pattern.

I don't feel like I get any sides anymore (brain fog).  No noticeable progression of hairloss in 7 years.

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4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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