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    Ryansworld's story

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    Its been along time since I posted here. Around 8 month I believe. I've come back to tell everyone how things are going and to cut it short things aint good. I've been off fin for several months after experiencing some nasty sides that I noted in my previous post back in June. As of now things are better but not 100% I'm still having sexual dysfunction I say sexual dysfunction because its more then just my penis that's not fully working. In the past 8 months I've been very ill and visited the doctor many times. I've been told my liver function is poor and I'm scheduled for a biopsy soon. Aside from that IL tell you how I've been since stopping fin. Back in June my libido was rock bottom I couldn't get or maintain an erection. I felt like a walking zombie. Fast forward to now and things are just the same. Weak erection, Low libido, No penis sensation, Low ejaculate volume, Low ejaculate power. I've had every blood test out there. Testosterone, dht, estrogens, cortisol, thyroid, vitamin & mineral deficiencies. Everything coming back normal. Personally I believe the fin has messed with the signals between my brain and my penis. My mind often wonders while trying to have sex. Porn doesn't even excite me. I feel as though I could go forever without sex and wouldn't be bothered. I also think the fin has somehow irritated my prostate. I have very healthy sperm but low ejaculate fluid. I've had no test on my prostate so I'm not sure for certain. I'm not here to put anyone off using fin I'm sure its different for every man. But one thing is for sure if I could go back now know what this has done to me I would never have even considered fin. To everyone that's thinking about this drug please think about it because the side effects are very real. Good luck all. Regards, Ryan.

    I have been losing my hair for around 3 years now started with a temple loss the front of my scalp has started thinning Ive ordered propecia from the internet and should be here in approx 3 weeks. currently Ive been using Kirkland minoxidil 5% for 2 weeks and Alpacin caffeine shampoo daily. Planning to start using nizoral 1% tonight. Here is my current hair state with my upcoming regime. Wish me luck Oh can anyone tell me where i would fit in on the norwood scale?

    Regime...
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% | Twice per day
    Nizoral 1% | every third day
    Finpecia 1mg | everyday
    Alpacin caffeine shampoo | everyday except when using nizoral
    Omega 3 fish oil | everyday (Dunno if these help but Ive taken them for months)

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    Regards, Ryan.
    My Regime...
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% | Twice per day | started 19th Feb 2012
    Nizoral | Every 4th day | Started 19th Feb 2012
    Generic Finasteride | 1mg - Everyday | Started 9th Mar 2012

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. And upcoming regime.

    ~NW3? how old are you?

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. And upcoming regime.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020
    ~NW3? how old are you?
    Il be 22 in July be receding for about 3 years. Is there still hope or does it vary from person to person?
    My Regime...
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% | Twice per day | started 19th Feb 2012
    Nizoral | Every 4th day | Started 19th Feb 2012
    Generic Finasteride | 1mg - Everyday | Started 9th Mar 2012

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. And upcoming regime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryansworld
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    ~NW3? how old are you?
    Il be 22 in July be receding for about 3 years. Is there still hope or does it vary from person to person?
    at 21 your MPB seems to be aggressive.... anyways, your regimen is good(use 2% nizoral instead of 1% though) and you will probably maintain your hair for the next ~5 years.
    Good news is that by that time there will be better treatments available so you shouldn't ever go bald...

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. And upcoming regime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020
    ~NW3? how old are you?
    Il be 22 in July be receding for about 3 years. Is there still hope or does it vary from person to person?
    at 21 your MPB seems to be aggressive.... anyways, your regimen is good(use 2% nizoral instead of 1% though) and you will probably maintain your hair for the next ~5 years.
    Good news is that by that time there will be better treatments available so you shouldn't ever go bald...
    Thanks for your input. My heart sank slightly when you told me i looked like NW3 and it look aggressive. I'm gonna take monthly photos and post them on here and keep everyone updated. Ordered some generic fin today but may not arrive untill 3 weeks. Been using Minox for almost 3 weeks and now added nizoral to the mix. Il add more photos the 1st or every month.
    My Regime...
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% | Twice per day | started 19th Feb 2012
    Nizoral | Every 4th day | Started 19th Feb 2012
    Generic Finasteride | 1mg - Everyday | Started 9th Mar 2012

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. Will update regulary.

    Hey Ryan, Don't get down, you have a cool U shape hairline, I have a V shaped hairline (much worse) and would much prefer yours. Although your pics aren't the clearest it looks like you have lots of those little baby hairs round your hairline, which for some turn into proper hair with minox and fin. Also, even if your hairloss is aggressive, its pretty recent, you are catching it early and you are young, all pluses when fighting MPB Good luck and keep positive. You never know, you could be a super responder. Or even if you maintain, that's pretty cool right!

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. Will update regulary.

    Theres every reason to suspect you could have good results, you have caught it early enough so you are giving yourself every chance, and like lapsedpacifist says, you have plenty of hairs that will hopefully thicken up, plus catching it while you are young means that you have the best chance you ever will of turning it rounf. all the best.

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. Will update regulary.

    I still have a lot clear baby hairs in front of the strong hairs in the pictures. Front of hairline has only started thinning past 4 month. i have thick heavy hair that i always cut short. I hope i can at least regain an inch or so of my hairline.
    My Regime...
    Kirkland minoxidil 5% | Twice per day | started 19th Feb 2012
    Nizoral | Every 4th day | Started 19th Feb 2012
    Generic Finasteride | 1mg - Everyday | Started 9th Mar 2012

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. Will update regulary.

    Trying now is certainly giving yourself the best chance!

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    Re: How my hair currently looks. And upcoming regime.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryansworld
    Quote Originally Posted by 2020
    ~NW3? how old are you?
    Il be 22 in July be receding for about 3 years. Is there still hope or does it vary from person to person?
    at 21 your MPB seems to be aggressive.... anyways, your regimen is good(use 2% nizoral instead of 1% though) and you will probably maintain your hair for the next ~5 years.
    Good news is that by that time there will be better treatments available so you shouldn't ever go bald...
    How are you so optimistic? Any clues?
    "Lets face it, confidence will never frame your face properly....a girl can't run her fingers through your confidence." - UC Man

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