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    Estradiol for hair growth without feminization

    spironolactone at one point; bica another
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    Estradiol for hair growth without feminization

    I just wanted to confirm that Estrogel (Divigel), when applied directly to scalp, does saturate scalp tissue with estradiol. This seems to be true since I saw a modest rise in systemic estradiol with the only entry point being the scalp. Regarding the high doses of estradiol you mentioned...
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    Estradiol for hair growth without feminization

    FYI, one packet of Divigel (0.75 mg estrogel) applied to only scalp 1 hour before bloodwork gave me an estradiol blood level of 73 pg/mL. Normally estradiol is 30-35 pg/mL.
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    Estradiol for hair growth without feminization

    Feminization has not been a problem for me while using estradiol topically on scalp. If you have normal T levels, estro will not have a dramatic anti masculinization effect. My experience after ~ 3 years.
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    Oral minoxidil great results what you think

    5 mg may be okay for you. Skin doesn't end with the face. Back of hands and inner elbows seem to be affected in an extreme manner. Over the last three years, I am only aware of a few who can handle high doses 5 mg or greater) for long periods of time: @AnxiousAndy, @Derelict , @JaneyElizabeth ...
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    Oral minoxidil great results what you think

    Seriously, use less and have more patience and you may be rewarded. Every time I have been greedy with oral minoxidil I have been forced to quit due to what it does to my skin. This time I will keep the dose between 1.25 and 2.5 for 6-9 months. It's been 3 months and I'm still okay in terms of...
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    Oral minoxidil great results what you think

    Currently using Rx tabs that I split. I have previously used volumetric dosing of Rogaine, which was the first time I saw regrowth (Jan-Mar 2019). There is nothing wrong with using the topical liquid orally as long as you know how to measure properly.
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    Oral minoxidil great results what you think

    3 months at 5 -7.5 mg, two different times, then 3 months at 2.5 mg with spironolactone, which also disrupts collagen synthesis. Now 2.5 months with 1.25 mg.
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    Oral minoxidil great results what you think

    I suspect we'd have a lot more success stories with oral min if people used 1.25-2.5 mg oral min and waited longer for results. 5 mg and above has caused myself, and many others, side effects that result in discontinuation. I'm using 1.25 mg/day after trying higher doses that had unacceptable...
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    My recent scary RU58841 Experience (7 words)

    I had a similar experience, x 2. Two years ago I used RU for 4 weeks and loss continued to accelerate. A few months ago I went in at double the dose...kept going even though shedding became more extreme. After a few days of losing small clumps of hair, which I've never experienced in my life, I...
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    Hair is not Life but it's Pretty Damn Close; HRT and Pictorial Posts Prove it.

    achieving high systemic exposure with estrogel is not difficult and doesn't even require application below the belt. I've proven this by putting on legs and getting bloodwork done an hour later. 1.5 mg estrogen (estrogel) an hour before blood draw put my E in the range of a menstruating woman...
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    Hair is not Life but it's Pretty Damn Close; HRT and Pictorial Posts Prove it.

    In my 2+ years experimenting with bi-estro, estrogel (e2), and estriol, I can say that high systemic levels equate to thin and crepey where it was already thin: inner elbows and back of hands. Doesn't matter if it's e2 or e3. I've been using estro more locally the last few months and take...
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    Hair is not Life but it's Pretty Damn Close; HRT and Pictorial Posts Prove it.

    You certainly are not drinking the Koolaid, that estrogen improves skin; overly pliable skin is not a good look! The consensus here is that reduction in lines and wrinkles is from ramped up collagen production but I haven't really noticed that.
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    Hair is not Life but it's Pretty Damn Close; HRT and Pictorial Posts Prove it.

    You mention estro and skin laxity..."Also, I learned very quickly not to use estrogen anywhere other than my scalp, as I did put some on my face to reduce fine lines, a small amount and it caused too much skin laxity that I did not like it." But then you mention it has anti aging effects on...
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    Using both Oral and Topical Minoxidil

    I use them together but take breaks from oral as needed. Topical on its own does very little for me but still worth it.
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