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    Senior Member irishpride86's Avatar
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    Treatments
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    Rogaine foam-day 5% (2 capfulls worth)
    Minox liquid 5% at night
    FIN 1.25 mg (wal-mart)
    Biotin 5 mg
    Msm
    kanes Ru58841-190mg
    1.5 derma roller

    Irishpride86's Story -(SUCCESS ROGAINE & RU58841,NOW FIN)

    **** UPDATE DONE*** 1/08/10 READ BELOW

    So i'm back...





    My time-line on treatments:
    my timeline:
    Dec 2008: Baseline No treatments
    Jan09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    Feb09 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    Mar09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    april09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    may09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    jun09:OFF FIN ( SHEDDING SLOWING/HAIR GETTING BETTER)
    july09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    aug09: STARTED Minox, OFF FIN halfway through the month, FROM HERE ON OUT Hair got great off FIN, had TE reaction the whole time while i was on it, hair thinned all over, including back and sides, Dr. Lee and my doctor told me to get off it. But going through nasty minox shed.
    sept09: on Minox, OFF FIN shedding agian
    oct09:On Minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( went off it halfway through/still shedding) Got on FE ru
    nov09: OFF minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)
    dec09: OFF minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)
    Jan2010: OFF minox, ran out of RU OFF RU ( GREAT REGROWTH for 1st half of month/on ru still) - hair shedding bad( 2nd half of month), was maybe due to being off minox)
    feb:2010 OFF everything ( until halfway through got back on Minox) Still shedding
    March 2010:shedding slowing ( got back on RU still on minox)
    Apr 2010: Great regowth Still on minox and ru
    May 2010:Great regowth Still on minox and ru
    June:2010:
    Great regowth Still on minox and ru/ started shedding bad
    Jul:2010 Still on minox and ru/ hair is back to baseline... shedding BAD!!!!!!
    Aug 2010 - Still on same treatments since Feb 2010, still shedding since June, almost 3 months of non stop shedding I still don't get how I can start back on treatments in Feb, go through 2 months of massive shedding and bu April of this year gain it all back only to lose it by end of June, ( makes no since)
    Sept 2010- hair is not shedding, hair is getting better again, should be great by oct's update !!
    Oct 2010 8 months minox, 7 months ru, Not shedding as much still, however i had to go off ru due to being out for 1 month, hair starting to grow in thinner, but we'll see if it grows in thicker again, since im now back on FE ru. I was gonna restart propecia, however i am gonna wait till i'm in ru for 2 more months then add back in FIN. I want to see if the ru thickens the hair again after being off ru for the past month, i don't plan on running out ever again.
    Nov 2010 ok Month 9 on minox and month 8 on ru. 11/08/10 UPDATE
    My hair is yet again shedding bad. WHY ? I have no idea, many posters on this board said ride it out as the sheds will gets better. Has this happened to anyone ?
    I am think of changing some things around like adding dut or fin, or switching to liquid or dropping ru. I am kind lost on where to go or what step to take to improve.any help would be of great help. Both pics below where taking on the same day. One is long and one is with a #4 haircut that i got today
    Dec2010- shedding bad on same treatments
    Jan 2011- shedding bad on same treatments
    Jan 25th 2011 update- been off Ru for close to one month, after about 2 weeks of being off Ru hair stoped shedding, I'm not sure if I was shedding due to minox or Ru, do I'm still testing it out, it seemed odd I got 4 Massive sheds in 1 year, in late Feb. Depending on hoe my hair is doing ill decide which treatment caused the.many shedding cycles, at that point in time ill relook at treatments and decidecide what too do.

    June 2011: still on minox now 16 months been on liquid 4ml at night for 2 months now. And ru 100mg per day. Below are pics. I dont know what too think of my hair. It feels thiner and im debating weather ot not to go back on fin 1mg per day. Thoughts??

    Aug2011: still on ru and minox foam, I use 130mg of ru, may increase to 150-200, my diffusion is better, and my temples are up, down, up, down.. but better then baseline, I think




    1 year update, Feb 9th, 2011- hair is going good again, not shedding at much and I'm only on rogaine foam 2 capfulls once daily, I was on Ru up until Xmas of 2010, and as noted in my timeline I had been going through some heavy sheds that ate not minox normal sheds,as I had 4 bad sheds within 1 year while on Ru and minox, so I decided to remove Ru too see if my hair got better and it did, I tried Ru alone in the past back in fall 2009, and I still ended up shedding, but what I'm doing now that ive neber done is minox alone, so I guess what I'm saying is I'm testing weather Ru hurt mote then helped. Time will tell, but as for my hair it started getting better about 2 weeks after I quit Ru. Pics below.



    Jan 2012, on fin, minox.foam, ru. Been on ru and minox for 2 years now, I added minox liquid and.fin 2 1/2 months ago. Fin is turning my current hair all over into kinked, weak, dry, brittle hair, and my diffusion is resembling that of when I tried fin back in 2009. Am I getting a TE RH reaction again? Should i stop or press on. Anyone have this issue with fin usage and it improve at ?

    Feb 7th 2012

    Been on minox for 2 years, FIN for 3 1/2 momnths, dropped ru(for now), I am no longer seeing results from Minox so from here on out any progress will be from FIN usage, to mark that I have been taking pics of pre fin usage to fin usage, pics below


    3/22/12: 5 months fin 1.25 mg, 2 years 3 months minox usage. ( started ru back up after being off it since November. Been 1 weeks now on it again)
    Not sure what to think of these results. Looks like I'm not doing good. Need someone to folate each month for me and give me their input, thanks

    4/21/12
    6 months fin, 2 years, 4 months minox , ru 58841 on off 2 1/2 years

    To be honest I'm shocked I'm halfway through 1 year. Have not seen any gains yet. Wonder if I will even see gains. May go on dut after the 1 year mark, thoughts?

    5/23/12

    7 MONTH UPDATE ON FIN

    7 MONTHS FIN OVER 2 1/2 YEARS MINOX, DROPPED
    I've been shedding a lot, may be due to fin, I hope it slows down, been on it.for.7 months, I'm expecting for it to end soon, as others users tell me, we.shall see .

    8/23/12

    Ok ,so I'm now month 10 fin and 3 years minox..


    What can I say so far ?


    Well I was told by many on this website to go on fin and stick it out , and I'm now month 10 and my hairline and hair density is not good, I've never stopped shedding upon taking fin, before fin my hair was ok, not shedding much, this was when I was on Ru and minox, now I'm on fin almost 1 year while staying on minox and I've been off Ru... End result , my hair is ****,



    So decade two, dogs 3 , jwm? What do you think of this as I've followed your advice and stuck too it and now I'm worse off,


    Should I go on dut

    11/5/12...... 1 year FIN, 3 year minox3, 3, 3.years on and off ru..





    BASELINE Dec 2008: not on any treatments















    Jan09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    [u]

    Feb09 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
    Mar09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)



    april09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)










    may09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)



    jun09: OFF FIN ( SHEDDING SLOWING)







    july09: 0.5MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING, agian)














    Aug 09: FIN 0.5, and started minox, shedding lot from minox



    Sept09: OFF FIN, FROM HERE ON OUT, On Minox,
    Hair started to get great off FIN, But the shedding damage was still done, had TE reaction the whole time while i was on it, hair thinned all over, including back and sides, Dr. Lee and my doctor told me to get off it.










    oct09:Got OFF Minox ( GREAT regrowth) Got on FE ru









    nov09: OFF minox ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)




    dec09 OFF minox ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)




    Jan 2010: OFF minox, OFF everything - hair STARTING TO shed bad, was maybe due to being off minox I thought ru was doing most of the work since i was only on minox for 2 months and kept my hair 4 montsh after going off minox)




    feb:2010 Back on Minox after i took this pic, 1/2 through the month got back on minox ( heavy minox shedding) Still shedding





    March 2010:shedding slowing Still on minox( Got back on RU )







    Apr20 10: Great regrowth Still on minox and ru



    May 2010:Great regrowth Still on minox and ru



    June: 2010:Great regrowth Still on minox and ru/ started shedding bad


    Jul 2010 :Still on minox and ru/ hair is back to baseline... shedding BAD!!!!!!









    Aug 2010 - still on same treatments since Feb 2010, still shedding since June, almost 3 months of non stop shedding I still don't get how I can start back on treatments in Feb, go through 2 months of massive shedding and bu April of this year gain it all back only to lose it by end of June, ( makes no since)




    Sept 2010- hair is not shedding, hair is getting better again, should be great by oct's update !!




    another update 9/21/2010





    UPDATE: 10/10/10- 8 months minox, 7 months ru, Not shedding as much still, however i had to go off ru due to being out for 1 month, hair starting to grow in thinner, but we'll see if it grows in thicker again, since im now back on FE ru. I was gonna restart propecia, however i am gonna wait till i'm in ru for 2 more months then add back in FIN. I want to see if the ru thickens the hair again after being off ru for the past month, i don't plan on running out ever again.














    UPDATE: 11/08/10 ok Month 9 on minox and month 8 on ru. 11/08/10 UPDATE
    My hair is yet again shedding bad. WHY ? I have no idea, many posters on this board said ride it out as the sheds will gets better. Has this happened to anyone ?
    I am think of changing some things around like adding dut or fin, or switching to liquid or dropping ru. I am kind lost on where to go or what step to take to improve.any help would be of great help. Both pics below where taking on the same day. One is long and one is with a #4 haircut that i got today









    12/03/2010
    , OK this makes month 10 on minox foam and month 9 on ru, looks like my hair is getting worse, not shedding as much i guess, but hair is not growing in thicker, growing in thinner in fact, I still don't know if I should drop ru or continue as when i went off it for 3 weeks back on Sept 2010 my hair got better, could it be that the effects of ru where doing good or getting off was doing good ? Who knows?, still clueless on what to do.... hair sucks right now... till next month, wish me luck





    Jan 8th.2011- hair shedding bad still on same treatments




    Jan 25th 2011 update-been off Ru for close to one month, after about 2 weeks of being off Ru hair stoped shedding, I'm not sure if I was shedding due to minox or Ru, do I'm still testing it out, it seemed odd I got 4 Massive sheds in 1 year, in late Feb. Depending on hoe my hair is doing ill decid e which treatment caused the.many shedding cycles, at that point in time ill relook at treatments and decidecide what too do.















    1 year update, Feb 9th, 2011- hair is going good again, not shedding at much and I'm only on rogaine foam 2 capfulls once daily, I was on Ru up until Xmas of 2010, and as noted in my timeline I had been going through some heavy sheds that ate not minox normal sheds,as I had 4 bad sheds within 1 year while on Ru and minox, so I decided to remove Ru too see if my hair got better and it did, I tried Ru alone in the past back in fall 2009, and I still ended up shedding, but what I'm doing now that ive neber done is minox alone, so I guess what I'm saying is I'm testing weather Ru hurt mote then helped. Time will tell, but as for my hair it started getting better about 2 weeks after I quit Ru. Pics below.













    June 2011: still on minox now 16 months been on liquid 4ml at night for 2 months now. And ru 100mg per day. Below are pics. I dont know what too think of my hair. It feels thiner and im debating weather ot not to go back on fin 1mg per day. Thoughts??























    Aug2011: still on ru and minox foam, I use 130mg of ru, may increase to 150-200, my diffusion is better, and my temples are up, down, up, down.. but better then baseline, I think






























    Jan 2012, on fin, minox.foam, ru. Been on ru and minox for 2 years now, I added minox liquid and.fin 2 1/2 months ago. Fin is turning my current hair all over into kinked, weak, dry, brittle hair, and my diffusion is resembling that of when I tried fin back in 2009. Am I getting a TE RH reaction again? Should i stop or press on. Anyone have this issue with fin usage and it improve at ?














    Feb 7th 2012

    Been on minox for 2 years, FIN for 3 1/2 momnths, dropped ru(for now), I am no longer seeing results from Minox so from here on out any progress will be from FIN usage, to mark that I have been taking pics of pre fin usage to fin usage, pics below


    Before fin





    2 1/2 months after fin







    3 1/2 months on fin











    Pre fin usage




    3 1/2 month fin usage





    Pre fin



    3 1/2 month.fin



    Pre fin





    3 1/2 months fin



    I'm not sure if its shedding... Or regrowth of small hairs after a shed ???


    Thoughts?




    2/12/12




    Next week Marks 4 months on fin, and 2 years & 2 months on minox, look at first page for updated timeline of pics while on treatments since 2008




















    Above pics are bright light no product or Munoz or nothing in it...



    pre fin:
















    2 1/2 months fin













    3.5 months on fin














    4.5 months fin















    5 months fin 1.25 mg, 2 years 3 months minox usage. ( started ru back up after being off it since November. Been 1 weeks now on it again)
    Not sure what to think of these results. Looks like I'm not doing good. Need someone to look at each month for me and give me their input, thanks











    Before fin



    2.5 on 1.25.fin




    VS.


    3.5 months in fin 1.25mg





    5 months fin 1.25






    Update 4/21/12

    6 months on fin 1.25





    To be honest I'm shocked I'm halfway through 1 year. Have not seen any gains yet. Wonder if I will even see gains. May go on dut after the 1 year mark, thoughts?





    6.5 months fin 1.25, 2 1/2 years minox, dropped ru 1 month ago ( giving fin a fair shot)














    7 MONTH UPDATE ON FIN

    7 MONTHS FIN OVER 2 1/2 YEARS MINOX, DROPPED RU 1 MONTH AGO
    I've been shedding a lot, may be due to fin, I hope it slows down, been on it.for.7 months, I'm expecting for it to end soon, as others users tell me, we.shall see .

    Wish me luck
    ... Blah!!!!!!
















    [IMG]http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac193/irishpride1186










    8/23/12

    Ok ,so I'm now month 10 fin and 3 years minox..


    What can I say so far ?


    Well I was told by many on this website to go on fin and stick it out , and I'm now month 10 and my hairline and hair density is not good, I've never stopped shedding upon taking fin, before fin my hair was ok, not shedding much, this was when I was on Ru and minox, now I'm on fin almost 1 year while staying on minox and I've been off Ru... End result , my hair is ****,



    So decade two, dogs 3 , jwm? What do you think of this as I've followed your advice and stuck too it and now I'm worse off,


    Should I go on dut ?
















    Today marks 1 full year of non stop FIN usage...


    11/5/12

    1 year fin
    3 years minox( foam/liquid)
    Ru on and off ( been off since April 2012) ) want to start up on it..

    Now to those that say I bounce around on treatments, this is simply not true.. it was just the first year it was like this....


    Anyway since I'm marking my 1 year achievment on fin, thought I'd post some pics...enjoy


    for the record.. no, I'm not naked...


    And im now 26!!!



















    8/31/13 Update: below is a timeline of my hairline since going on fin..





    i was want update 8/31 :Fin 22 months
    Minox 3 years, ru on and off 3 years


    They say wait 2 years for fin... I'm 2 months away from 2 years. . Fin has done nothing to help.


    Im going to add back in nizoral shampoo, topical spiro, and be more consistent with ru usage. . Other then that. . After 2 year's. . Should I add dut?


    Go to first page to see where I started back in Dec of 08.. I've been at this now for 5 years Almost. . Yes I'm a wise old man now. . And im 27.














    *******BELOW WAS WRITTIN IN 2010*****
    i need to gauge what a minox shed looks like vs. a FIN shed.. make sense ?

    dude it seems like every 6 months i go through a shed.. last year when i started foam in AUG 09 I went through a massive shed, then I dropped rogaine foam in OCT ( by that time my hair was great again) THEN around Jan '10 the shed came back ( i thought this was either due to being off ru or not being on rogaine)

    Then in FEB '10 I got back on rogaine, and again around the 2/3 month my hair got better, then at the 6th month mark NOW its shedding again...

    I have been through this MASSIVE shedding 3 times in the past 1 year....

    But what s different with this past 6 months is im staying on minox and ru...

    so I shed for 2 months, then get great regrowth for 3 months then on the 6 month I shed again...

    why the ***** do i shed every 6 months...but by 7th month mark as you can see form above my hair is now better again, strange



    NOTE: MANY WILL PROLLY BE CONFUSED ON MY STORY, AND IT IS A STORY OF TRIAL AND ERROR, BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS WHEN MY HAIR WAS STARTING TO THIN BACK IN SUMMER OF 08' I GOT ON PROPECIA IN EARLY JAN. OF 09' , I TOOK PROPECIA FOR 4.5 MONTHS AND HAD A MASSIVE TE ATTACK AND SHEDDING GLOBALLY ALL OF MY SCALP.. SCARY... I WENT OFF PROPECIA FOR 2 MONTHS HAIR GOT BETTER, THEN I WENT BACK ON IT AND HAIR AGAIN SHEDDED LIKE MAD, SEE BELOW FOR PICS PROVING THIS... THEN I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT MY AR'S WERE SENSITIVE TO ANY DHT "OR" T RAISED BY PROPECIA.. WHATEVER THE REASON PROPECIA SEEMED TO HAVE THE REVERSE HAIR EFFECT ON ME, WHICH SUCKS..

    BUT WHAT I HAVE FOUND WORKS IS RU58841( WHICH IS MORE POWERFUL THE PROPECIA, BUT IT BINDS TO THE AR'S TO STOP BOTH T AND DHT, AS WELL AS GETTING ON ROGAINE FOAM ...

    BOTH OF THESE SEEM TO HELP ME HAIR. SO READ BELOW AND READ CAREFULLY BECAUSE ITS A CONFUSING STORY BUT ITS A TRIAL AND ERROR STORY WITH A SUCCESS AT THE END !


    Below is before and after pics.

    As you can see they look better ( note: make sure to read the caption above each pic so you don't get confused on when the pic was taken)..... which rocks.... there where many in between pics that I'll post later and explain all details.

    All I have to say is **** propecia and I LOVE RU58841 !!!!!


    Since i got pissed off and removed all my old posts.. you guys that don't know me can read my story just keep reading through this tread. You can also see pics of how my hair had it bad times while being on propecia and I go in depth more into the whole ordeal.




    Oh and for the record I know this question will come up.. I ONLY used rogaine foam for 3-4 weeks the first time back in aug 09' then got off it until 2/9/10. .( this was when i went off propecia and got on ru58841, since this event last fall 09' as you guys may know i stopped rogaine because I only used it for 3-4 week's and was not sure if it was helping me, THE FIRST TIME I USED IT LAST FALL and then i ran out of ru58841 in JAN 10' then came my massive shedding, well now in 2/9/10 I got back on rogaine foam so far and been back on ru58841 3/20/10 now and since have recovered from this massive shed... AGAIN many will be confused so just read through this whole tread to un-confuses you, i promise all is explained)

    Once I quit propecia back in mid Aug.. My hair got better... and I tested this again back in may of this year as well ( below is my propecia time-line as well as pics to prove how much shedding propecia caused at that time.

    Once I added RU58841 my shedding STOPPED dead in its tracks ( may have been rogaine foam.)

    Again to get a even better understanding of all the diff. **** i tried and how I was figuring out why propecia did what it did to me you can read through this tread.

    Propecia timeline:

    dec 08-OFF
    jan- 1mg-shedding diffused
    feb-1mg-shedding diffused
    mar-1mg-shedding diffused
    apr-1mg-shedding diffused
    may-OFF-hair got better
    June-OFF- hair got better
    July- 1mg/0.5mg-shedding diffused
    Aug-1mg-shedding diffused
    Sept- OFF- hair got better
    Oct-OFF- hair got better





    AGIAN if you want to see how bad my hair got while being on propecia you can see them and read through this tread.... I have been off propecia twice as you can see based on the timeline above... YOU CAN SEE HOW MY HAIR GOT BETTER EVERY-TIME WHILE BEING OFF PROPECIA..


    AND AGAIN RU58841 WITH GETTING OFF propecia helped me..... its true i've only been on ru58841 for 3 weeks now( back in early nov. 09' at this point in time BACK THEN ) but I can assure you that my shedding stopped 4 days after using Ru58841( may be due to minox i dont know for sure)




    I'm getting many e-mails about where and how to make ru and store it as well as buy other stuff like bottle/pg..etc... well below is all the info you guys need:

    Make daily fresh batches, no pre-made mixed batches, keep the raw powder of ru always in freezer..airtight..away from light( but in a air tight air pump container,or air tight bag with a pump to pump out air)

    You really need to buy the thick type of aluminum roll, used for oven backing. Then with a scissor cut 5cm by 5cm (approx) or 2" x 2" squares. Prepare a bunch of 60 at a time which takes about one hour, with the weighting and folding work and gives you enough for 2 months or you can make more.

    Place each small square on your balance, tar off and place the amount of RU. Then carefully fold the foil in 4 while flattening the foil to let any air out. That's where the thick aluminum comes in handy.

    You now have a daily dose that is airtight, that does not let light through and will not draw moisture (unlike plastic, which lets moisture in).

    The doses can be easily taken during travel, along with a smaller bottle of alcohol, dropper and small 10ml bottle to make the daily fresh mix.

    RU is stable in powder form.

    Keep the doses in the freezer. Place all those aluminum foils in a zip-lock bag. Then put in a brown bag too keep more light away from it.

    If applying it all over your scalp use about 4 ml of everclear/ru/pg mixture.

    You can make a mix of 70% everclear and 30% PG. Put about 100-150 mg ( IF applied to while top of the scalp) of fresh ru daily and mix it with this each day( you will need to buy a scale that can weigh mg's).

    Some use 20 mg - 50 mg IF applied to small area

    Let ru dissolve in everclear first for 5-10 min's shake bottle, then add your pg.

    Make a funnel too get the ru into the bottles

    http://www.chemistrystore.com/Chemicals ... lycol.html you get PG from this site

    http://www.birchhillhappenings.com/bottles.htm -for 4ml bottle you can get them from here (order the bottles plus pack)


    and buy your 190 proof gain alcohol or everclear from a liquor store, if you can't find that, buy a high content % grain alcohol like everclear . Go to a drugstore and ask for Ethyl Acetate OR liquor store and get ethanol at 90%+ strength, OR Isopropyl Alcohol, which is just simple rubbing alcohol(get the 99% stuff)..

    any of those should work if you cant get everclear


    Look on eBay or Google for cheap scales that can measure Mg's example ( .10g = 100mg's or.025g = 20mg's.)




    ****** done UPDATE**** read above time-line and pics 10/10/10

    Guys I've Been on minox and ru Now for straight 6 months(NOW 7 AND WHEN I WROTE THIS BELOW IT WAS 6 MONTHS), no FIN as of yet, because you can see when I first started treatments my hair went into this weird TE reaction do I dropped FIN last summer, as you can see from the pics while I was on JUST fin my hair all over including sides and back thinned out, I don't think FIN is suppose to thin all your hair like that! So last summer around aug, I added minox and dropped fin, went through a bad minox shed but I was only on minox for 2 months last year, then dropped it and just went with ru, around this time I grew all my hair back, and only stayed on ru till Jan, of this year ( before I dropped it and ran out) now at the time I thought ru was doing all the work , because again I was only on minox for 2 months last year and kept my regrowth for 5 months , now I'm betting it was the minox that worked last fall, but what confused men was why did after that much regrowth from it and me only after being on it for two months then not being on it got 5 months ( people said minox should shed the hair shortly after treatment, not 5 months down the road) but with me it was 5 months after stopping treatment , and again I thought it was the ru. So anyone experience that, as in being on minox got a very short time, then being off it for long time then started shedding, instead of shedding sooner ?

    Anyway so , fast forward to the beginning of this year, when I was shedding massively which was Jan/ early feb of this year 2010, I decided that minox was indeed good for me and so I stayed on minox and ru ( got on minox in Feb and RU in march) and I remain on it now 6 months later, went through my minox shed( again) at the start of treatment(again) and I did this and remained on treatments because I thought , Hey, I had a huge shed because I was not on minox, but if I stay on it I'll won't shed like I did when I dropped it...

    So now ( as you can see from the pics above) I'm shedding really bad again, and its odd because this time, for the past 6 months Ive not changed a thing, after 2 months of shedding, then followed by 3 great months of regrowth now 5th/ 6th month mark I'm shedding bad again, so my shedding is STILL following my time-line of last year shedding ( even though I dropped treatments for 5 months and kept my gains, last year even after being off minox for 5 months, last year)

    Now that I'm not doing that but rather staying on treatments I thought it would put and end to my every 6 months I shed theory , wrong.....

    So here I am, shedding again it's strange and I don't get why I'm shedding so soon and so fast after only having my shed again 6 months ago and after 3 good months of regrowth...

    But I'm remaining on my treatments this time, I hope my hair does come back again. This time, i hope this 6 month massive shedding BS stops or happens less,

    Only thing now Is I want to add FIN but not sure if I should wait out his shed then add it or not add it at all since I am after all on ru, what is stopping me from adding fin again is how last year while I was on it it thinned my hair all over my head and caused a TE reaction, so that's what I need to think about doing, adding it or not adding it again...


    Ok so there you have it! I hope this kinda clears up my treatments roller coaster for you guys to understand, again your thoughts or advice is always welcome..
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    Senior Member irishpride86's Avatar
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    Treatments
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    Rogaine foam-day 5% (2 capfulls worth)
    Minox liquid 5% at night
    FIN 1.25 mg (wal-mart)
    Biotin 5 mg
    Msm
    kanes Ru58841-190mg
    1.5 derma roller

    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    WILL UPDATE THIS IN 2 WEEKS

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    Looks very good!!

    Is your eyebrows darker too? or is it just lighting?

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    I'm 18 and on propecia... this story has kinda got me paranoid about the effects it is having on my hair right now.

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    Senior Member irishpride86's Avatar
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    Treatments
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    Rogaine foam-day 5% (2 capfulls worth)
    Minox liquid 5% at night
    FIN 1.25 mg (wal-mart)
    Biotin 5 mg
    Msm
    kanes Ru58841-190mg
    1.5 derma roller

    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    Galaxy: thanks but I'm gong through a minix shed , I think it's getting better will update in 2 weeks..

    And. If anyone gets on fin has global diffused shedding for 8 or more months I woukd recommend getting on minox to get the te hair into growth phase hairs.... fin messes with hormone thus, can cause massive te all over scalp.. If your seeing this I would get ok minox and stay on fin until the year is up/ after that you can decide if you want to drop fin or not, but stay on minox and then added fluridil or spiro or ru58841 on place of fin..


    Again only if your having te shedding from all parts of the scalp for 8 plus months would I recommend getting on minox to get the hairs out of te state..

    Just my two cents

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    Ryan, between your OCD with your hair and all your treatments, you are going to see hair shedding cycling alot. Check your cortisol levels. They maybe real high and that is causing your TE. Your hair must be on your mind 24/7.
    House, MD: "See, this is why I don't waste money on shrinks, cause you give me all this great insight for free."

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    Very true, house..

    I've been on same treatments unchanged since feb 2010... So I'm getting better..

    Great To to hear from you house...

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    what is RU58841?

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    1.5 derma roller

    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    To the above poster ... Google it...

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    Re: Irishpride86's Story - (23 /SUCCESS ROGAINE AND RU58841)

    Hi,

    Are you of the opinion that you originally had TE as opposed to MPB, and that this is why finasteride didn't help you?

    Have you ever taken Accutane?

    Sorry if these were answered in your original post.

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