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    Can rogaine make hairloss worse?

    I'm thinking about trying it but I hear horror stories about shed hair not growing back or hairlines being eaten. Is this rare? Fear mongering?

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    Finasteride 1mg Daily (since October 16, 2012) (No side effects experienced, Libido is as good as before)
    Nizoral 2% applied for 5 mintues on Saturday (July 20, 2013)
    Rogaine Foam 5%, applied twice
    Quote Originally Posted by P51 View Post
    I'm thinking about trying it but I hear horror stories about shed hair not growing back or hairlines being eaten. Is this rare? Fear mongering?
    I've heard the same thing. I've had a 3 month supply, sitting in a box for a year.
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    DPA (Diffuse Patterned Alopecia) progressing to NW5 pattern? Present hairline NW 2 to 2.5 I would guess
    Family History: mother's side: Grandfather was NW3 at 73 when he died, father's side: Unlce is NW5 at 88 (began thinning late 70s), no other history.

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    Fin 1mg Daily (since October 16, 2012) (No sides, Libido is as good as before)
    Minoxidil 5% Twice a day (12 hours interval) (11/24/2013 - 4/20/2014, restarted May 15, 2014)

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    guys the fact is if you never try anything for fear of shedding etc then you might as well just shave you head and go bald.

    ignore the fear monger's, 2 years ago I had some guys posting on my first threads here saying how bad propecia is..regardless I took the plunge and 2 years later my hair and me are doing good and I couldn't imagine life without min & fin.

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    Ya I'm just scared because my hair isn't that bad right now

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    If you don't use it, your hair will get worse guaranteed.
    If you DO use it, your hair might not get worse, but it also might get better.

    I didn't know there were horror stories with Rogaine. I've never had problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
    If you don't use it, your hair will get worse guaranteed.
    If you DO use it, your hair might not get worse, but it also might get better.

    I didn't know there were horror stories with Rogaine. I've never had problems with it.
    Yep I've read "omg 3 months after I used it on hairline I went from a nw2 to a nw3"

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