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    My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Hey, So I created a new "story" thread to document my experiments with Bima+RU+ eventually CB once it gets ordered.

    I originally started off with the classic Big3 (hence my name) and have since stopped taking Fin (I haven't ingested a Fin pill in over 7 months). I have been completely consistent with my minox for the last ~17 months, rarely missing a day. You can view my old story and progress here: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=57613

    My current regimen is as follows:

    MORNING

    I apply 2ml of my minox+bim solution. I create this by adding ~30mg of Bim to a 60ml bottle of 5% Kirkland Minox. This means I am applying roughly 1mg of Bim to my scalp per day. I try to cover the entire scalp (not the sides obviously) with the 2ml.

    EVENING

    I apply about 100mg of RU dissolved in 1ml of ethanol and then mixed with 2ml of minox to my entire scalp.

    I have been using 100mg of RU daily for ~3 months now.
    I have been using 1mg of Bim daily for just over 1 month now.

    Here is a baseline picture from 3 months ago when I started RU.
    [attachment=3:1yefhndy]before1.JPG[/attachment:1yefhndy]

    Here are 3 shots I took last night to try to match against the baseline picture. This is taken in the same bathroom with same lighting.
    [attachment=2:1yefhndy]after1.JPG[/attachment:1yefhndy]
    [attachment=1:1yefhndy]after2.JPG[/attachment:1yefhndy]
    [attachment=0:1yefhndy]after3.JPG[/attachment:1yefhndy]


    It appears I am improving.. though it's obviously no miracle. It is still early on and I hope another 3 months will show better results.. I can only hope.

    What do you guys think? I understand the pictures aren't as clear for some reason but it's what I have. I could try taking more after pictures tonight I suppose.
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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Would you say there's been an acceleration of regrowth over the past month (3 month improvement seems obvious to me by the pics), after things with minox had plateaued? I think timing all of a sudden would be too coincidental not to be directly due to starting Bim, and this is a very significant jump in one month after 17 previous of minox. This will be very interesting to watch over the next few months, as you're well on your way to becoming the first documented Bim success story.

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Or it chould be the RU...

    You say you have kept the minox use consistant, but was it always this much or did you add a little more to give room for the other drugs to dissolve?

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    If you could lay out similar pics every month or few over your entire time on treatment, we could tell more.

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Ok let me clarify a little more.

    I have always used this much minox, sometime's a bit more throughout my 17 months. My progress on minox has without a doubt halted before starting any of these treatments. I don't know exactly when but I say it plateaued around months 8-10 and didn't really change after that.

    I also agree it is going to be almost impossible to tell if my results come from Bima or RU and for that I am sorry but I am not willing to forgo one of them for the sake of an experiment.

    I will say I did not really notice an acceleration in the last month since adding Bimatoprost. I still am under the impression any improvement I have had in the last 3 months is due to RU.. I feel 4.5 weeks on bim is just too little to really see any improvement. However, we will never really know.

    If you visit the first page of my older story, you will see progress pictures I took almost every month. My hair was a lot shorter back then, I used to buzz it myself with a 2-guard. The last 6 months or so I keep it a little longer and get real haircuts as embarrassing as the are every few weeks.

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Yeah, impossible to know, especially so early on. How common is it for someone to switch to RU after fin and start regrowing? Are there many cases like that? The two are generally expected to give similar results, largely maintenance. But it's all just speculation anyways. Thanks for documenting.

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Again no on really knows but common sense would lead you to say since FIN + RU essentially work by the same mechanism... yeah one lowers total DHT while the other blocks DHT from reaching follicle they both result in less DHT attacking follicles.. So depending on how well fin was doing that you probably wouldn't see much improvement.. though the combination would be ideal. I just don't want to mess with fin anymore. Im hoping CB+RU or simply CB will be enough to not have to worry about DHT anymore.

    I also want to clarify, I just noticed it might be confusing, ALL three of those after pictures are the same day, just different snaps // dryness of my hair.. I wanted to try to get one close as possible to the original but Im not sure I did.

    I could see how one might think they are after 1 month, after 2 months, etc.. thats just what I named the files.. they are ALL AFTER THREE MONTHS RU / 1 month BIM. =)

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    Looks good so far, continued best wishes..

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    That looks like damn good success to me, only 3 months. Lets see that again in another 3 months!

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    Re: My Experimental Treatments Story (Bimatoprost+RU)

    First of all, congrats your hair is looking great. Id say its the RU or bimatoprost making the difference and in all likelyhood, they're both having a positive effect. I would say that you could probably drop minox as you said it wasn't making much difference. You could stop using either RU or bimato on a small area and see what happens to judge which one is having more of an impact.

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