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    Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    Hey everyone,

    Just popped my first fin pill today in hope of at least slowing down my hair loss and even(fingers crossed)getting some regrowth.

    Well it all started when i was about 21 years old. I noticed my hair was much thinner on top and my hair line had receded a little.I didnt really worry to much at first because it wasnt that noticable and ive always had fine hair so just made sure my hair was cut short.

    At 23 it started getting noticable.The hair on my side and back would grow much faster than the top. It made my hair look like a mushroom shape if it was left too long.

    So i started researching online and stumbled across this website.I spent weeks reading about hair transplants and i now understand its simply not an instant fix for guys like me who are diffuse thinners.I know my hairloss is aggressive as i'm only 25 so i need to stop or slow my hairloss before even considering a HT.

    I came across concealors which helped so much with my hair.The topik and dermamatch made my hair look alive again!It gave my hair texture and thickness.But deep down i know the problem isnt going to go away, so i'm now starting the treatments in hope that i respond well.

    Its taken me 3 weeks to pluck the courage to take fin.I have been reading up on side effects alot and i must admit some have freaked me out.

    I'm not too concerned about the possible sexual side effects.My main worry was if this will effect my training and/or change my body composition.I do train very hard in the gym 5 times a week and im also a very successful fitness model so you can understand my worry.

    But after some serious thought i decided i can try it out and keep a close eye on any changes.And also i shouldnt worry about side effects because the mind can play tricks on you!

    So my regime is rogain foam twice daily(morning &night)

    fin 1mg once a day

    niz 3 times a week

    I have taken some pics to monitor my progress below










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    Re: peapoddy's story - (age 25 year old just starting fin)

    i noticed great improvements in my training since i started fin. i guess because less testosterone is being converted to dht, so theres a little extra floating around. also improved my sex drive.

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    Re: 25 year old just starting fin

    thanks!!!i really hope so.

    since ive been taking the fin ive actually been feeling much better knowing that im at least trying to fight this..


    Quote Originally Posted by irishpride86
    your gona have great results I can feel it...... just wait at the 8 month mark you'll be kicking ass

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    Re: peapoddy's story - (age 25 year old just starting fin)

    thats good to hear im just not thinking about it too much as i know the mind can play tricks on you




    Quote Originally Posted by legion00
    i noticed great improvements in my training since i started fin. i guess because less testosterone is being converted to dht, so theres a little extra floating around. also improved my sex drive.

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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    Your hair isn't that bad and you are lucky as it is blonde.

    I don't know what country you are from but by adding the L'oreal thickening shampoo, this will thicken your hair alot. Will be better than adding that concealer stuff.

    Finasteride is great. It will keep the crown area and some will regrow. Just keep a check on that hairline though as finasteride is not that effective in that area. If it gets worse, add minoxidil to your regime.

    Good luck.
    Current regime:
    Propecia 1mg daily at night after food [Merck]
    Spectral DNC lotion [5% minoxidil etc] - only applied at night before going to sleep.
    Pantene 2 in 1 shampoo [daily]
    Multivitamins
    Very rarely use nizoral.

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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    Thanks, i have just ordered some of that loreal thickening shampoo

    I'm using nizoral 4 times a week is that ok?Is it bad for you hair if you use it most days?

    thanks for the advice



    Quote Originally Posted by TEDDYRUXPIN
    Your hair isn't that bad and you are lucky as it is blonde.

    I don't know what country you are from but by adding the L'oreal thickening shampoo, this will thicken your hair alot. Will be better than adding that concealer stuff.

    Finasteride is great. It will keep the crown area and some will regrow. Just keep a check on that hairline though as finasteride is not that effective in that area. If it gets worse, add minoxidil to your regime.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    well guys just thought i would do an update

    I have been on the fin for over a week now and no sides.

    Maybe i noticed a slight increase in breakout of spots on my face but im prone to that anyway.

    Yesterday i got my haircut much shorter which i think looks better.I can also apply the rogain foam better

    I really hope i can thicken up what ive got.. would be nice to get away from the concealers!My hairline still gets me down thoughIts frustrating as i have the money to get a transplant but i need to wait to see if fin works before i do anything.If i could have a perfect hairline for 5 years before my hair got worse then i would take that!

    some pics from today






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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    haircut looks good man.

    Your hair and hairloss are so much like mine, but mine is way worse up front. I wouldn't look at you and think you were losing. So, if the meds work you are going to be more than awesome.

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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    thanks mate

    yes fingers crossed i respond as i feel ive just caught it in time!


    Quote Originally Posted by Brick
    haircut looks good man.

    Your hair and hairloss are so much like mine, but mine is way worse up front. I wouldn't look at you and think you were losing. So, if the meds work you are going to be more than awesome.

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    Re: Peapoddy's Story - (25 / just starting fin)

    I agree with pretty much everyone here. Your haircut looks good.

    I think you could do with perhaps hair wax or hair spray for styling instead of gel like in one of your pictures. It gives (at least in my case) an illusion of way more volume. It'd also save you from panicking since now that you know you've got MPB you'll be constantly looking for light that hits your scalp in every mirror you pass.

    Your hairloss isn't bad yet so with the Big 3 it seems like you'll do quite well. Good luck.

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