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    0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    I would like information on which strategy is better, according to results and side effects, from people they know. I have been taking fin for one year now (1mg per day) but I am going to reduce it, due to small side effects (foggy mind). I have perfect maintenance, so if I see that by reducing I have further loss, I will get back to it. Thanks
    Do a HT as long as you are young. Dont lose your youth because of that f***ing disease.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    I cant understand,a lot of people has those "brain fog" side effect..in my opinion this is bull**** really.. 1mg/day is ok,continue if you are maintaining. !
    My regimen :
    Finasteride 1.25mg/day.
    Nizoral 2% keto every day.
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% twice a day.

    p.s Important detail of my day regimen : Drifting a BMW,changes my current NW to NW1.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    I would rather split it. Then you get a dose every 24 hrs instead of 48.

    Reducing the dose may help you with sides. It definitely did help me.For brain fog try 100mg Ginseng. It's harmless and helped me nicely for overall energy.
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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    I was taking 1mg of Fin EOD, Mon, Wed, Fri and I noticed my forehead would become all oily and red and my skin would become flaky, it wasn't nice at all, I put it down to taking the Fin EOD as opposed to ED and it was causing a fluctuation in my hormones which in turn caused an overproduction in facial skin oil.

    Just a hypothesis.

    I've now been taking Fin 0.5 mg ED for bout a month and I've had no problems with regards to my skin.
    1.25mg of Proscar, (0.50mg of Finpecia from February 2012 to January 2013, then switched to 1.25mg of Proscar) 2% Nizoral Monday & Friday, morning multi-vitamin drink and 25mg of Zinc at night time.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    thank you guys. I will probably switch to 0.5 per day and see how it gets. That brain fog issues scare me a little bit, though my hair quality has been improved by fin.
    Do a HT as long as you are young. Dont lose your youth because of that f***ing disease.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    Do u split the pills with a pill cutter Irishfella?? The finpecia pills I have are tiny, and its hard to split them exactly in half.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Receding89
    Do u split the pills with a pill cutter Irishfella?? The finpecia pills I have are tiny, and its hard to split them exactly in half.
    No, I just hold one down in between my fingers, get a grip with my finger nails and cut down, they come out perfect. When I first tried to cut them I didn't hold onto them and they would just shoot off my table and would break into little pieces.

    Common sense then kicked in and I held them as I cut them, haha.

    1.25mg of Proscar, (0.50mg of Finpecia from February 2012 to January 2013, then switched to 1.25mg of Proscar) 2% Nizoral Monday & Friday, morning multi-vitamin drink and 25mg of Zinc at night time.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    You should be very careful a pregnant woman does not touch them. I order my pharmacist to create the pills. He has a machine or something, putting the proscars inside and creating new pills. I am very concerned with the ''pregnant woman'' issue
    Do a HT as long as you are young. Dont lose your youth because of that f***ing disease.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    Quote Originally Posted by thylax
    You should be very careful a pregnant woman does not touch them.
    I've talked about that issue a number of times! I think extremely cautious warnings for preganant women not to touch finasteride pills is mostly just a lot of FDA "over-kill". I probably wouldn't take several Proscar tablets and crush them all into a fine powder and then have a pregnant woman roll all over the powder on the floor for several minutes, but all that's quite a bit more significant than merely "touching a tablet". In fact, I've even seen an article in a medical journal (written by a doctor) who said that having such a pregnant woman swallow such a tablet (not just touch it or roll around in it, actually SWALLOW it) probably wouldn't cause much of a problem, as long as it's just a single tablet. It's not something she should do on a regular basis, of course.
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    Re: 0.5 fin per day or 1mg every other day?

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishFella
    I was taking 1mg of Fin EOD, Mon, Wed, Fri and I noticed my forehead would become all oily and red and my skin would become flaky, it wasn't nice at all, I put it down to taking the Fin EOD as opposed to ED and it was causing a fluctuation in my hormones which in turn caused an overproduction in facial skin oil.

    Just a hypothesis.

    I've now been taking Fin 0.5 mg ED for bout a month and I've had no problems with regards to my skin.
    Don't hormones fluctuate throughout the day anyway? I believe taking it eod will effect your facial skin oil for this very reason.

    Can anybody clarify this?

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