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    questions about fin prescription

    Hi, I was prescribed Propecia almost 4 months ago with already visible results and zero side effects.. I'm very happy with the drug and would like to continue on it for at least the next 5 years however I've ran into some problems regarding keeping up with my prescription... My dermatologist REFUSES to prescribe me 5 mg proscar, even though I explain to him I will cut it into the proper dosage. He says that he believes giving proscar to a 20 year old would be unethical so I know he will not budge on the issue... The other problem is I have to keep having follow up visits just to get more propecia, which is already costing me a ton, and my insurance is not covering the visits since the diagnosis was alopecia.. I guess "cosmetic". So I owe $200 now from two 5 min visit to obtain more propecia... So my questions are would I be more likely to receive a proscar prescription from just a gp rather than a derm? Or at least a large amount of supply/refills to offset having to go in all the time? Can anyone share how they got their prescriptions and how I might be able to save at least a little money on this? I would really like to continue on fin for the long haul but at this rate I won't be able to afford it. Thanks so much for any input.

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Got the same problem. My derm wanted me to consent to monthly blood tests!

    I'm gonna try a GP soon and see if that works.

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Go to your GP. My GP gave me 10 repeats of proscar, no problem.

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Don't bother with a derm, do the GP route, they're amazing - I told mine I was going to London for grad school (which I am) so she gave me a prescription for a two year supply of proscar, which I now possess 8)

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Derms want you in as much as possible so they can make more money. Gps don't have time for that.

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Thanks so much! You guys made my day. I'm fed up with all this crap I'm definitely done with my derm. Did you all just ask for 5 mg fin for hair loss?

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    Re: questions about fin prescription

    Yeah. One bottle of proscar and two refills should last you a year.

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