20 Year old Finasteride story - finally biting the bullet. [Progress Thread]

1knox1

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Definite improvement - you can see less skin on both the right and left part of the hair line; which is filling in nicely.
 

michel sapin

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you're lucky man, im 22 yo french guy at uni too, ive been taking propecia for 15 month now for my receding hairline ; i was Norwood 1,5 , but now im Norwood 3 at the temple , so that is hard . But i stick with it , maybe its a shed .
 

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Maybe give minoxidil a shot? who knows you might be a good responder...
 

Anon587

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2 Year update

Hair seems to be maintaining
 
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Updated month 45 pic on first post. Started taking minoxidil today to maximise gains, will update in due course
 

michel sapin

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im here 3 year after my first post on this topic...
hairline even worse despite fina and duta and got gyno...
So di you eventually got a gyno with fina too? you are lucy because you seem to have maintained well!
 

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Update. Been on finasteride/dutasteride for 6 years now. I switched from finasteride to dutasteride maybe 2-3 years ago. It's achieved its purpose of allowing me to maintain a hairstyle. My hairloss doesn't really look any worse than when I started at age 20. I'd 100% be fully bald by now had I not taken it. As a note I've shaved my head in the past and I am diffuse thinning rather severely on top. I may have been when I started finasteride though.

I've developed a more nuanced take to finasteride and dutasteride in recent years. I have fell into a deep depression in the last couple years and it's hard to pinpoint what caused it. I ended up drinking too much alcohol, eating bad, isolating myself etc which is no doubt the primary cause but there's a niggle in the back of my mind; Did dutasteride/finasteride set me off on that path? I've always been a schemer and in recent years I have nothing going on in my mind when it comes to work. I was extremely enterprising in my teens. I am financially ruined as a result. It's hard to say because my lifestyle is so bad. Im working on fixing my lifestyle currently.

I have read that dutasteride can block conversion of a steroid that appears to have wide-ranging benefits. I'm unsure if finasteride does the same. This is what has led me to develop a nuanced take on finasteride/dutasteride and I would advise people to do their due diligence and be on the lookout for side effects. Anecdotally I began having extremely severe anxiety a few years ago where I struggle to even sit in a room of strangers if Im not drunk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopregnanolone

I'll write a follow up in approx. 1 years time to let you all know how my self-improvement journey went and whether my old-scheming enterprising self returned. I've quit alcohol and started exercising / eating better. I'm hoping my life decline is a matter of my lifestyle. We'll see. Cheers

In summary, if you happen to drop onto this thread pursuing the internet for hairloss advice. I would say assume these negative effects arent directly caused by dutasteride. My lifestyle has been beyond terrible in recent years that would make anyone depressed. I just thought I'd mention it for full disclosure. Im expecting my life struggles to resolve after a period of good living. Cya in a year.
 

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King Norwood

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Update. Been on finasteride/dutasteride for 6 years now. I switched from finasteride to dutasteride maybe 2-3 years ago. It's achieved its purpose of allowing me to maintain a hairstyle. My hairloss doesn't really look any worse than when I started at age 20. I'd 100% be fully bald by now had I not taken it. As a note I've shaved my head in the past and I am diffuse thinning rather severely on top. I may have been when I started finasteride though.

I've developed a more nuanced take to finasteride and dutasteride in recent years. I have fell into a deep depression in the last couple years and it's hard to pinpoint what caused it. I ended up drinking too much alcohol, eating bad, isolating myself etc which is no doubt the primary cause but there's a niggle in the back of my mind; Did dutasteride/finasteride set me off on that path? I've always been a schemer and in recent years I have nothing going on in my mind when it comes to work. I was extremely enterprising in my teens. I am financially ruined as a result. It's hard to say because my lifestyle is so bad. Im working on fixing my lifestyle currently.

I have read that dutasteride can block conversion of a steroid that appears to have wide-ranging benefits. I'm unsure if finasteride does the same. This is what has led me to develop a nuanced take on finasteride/dutasteride and I would advise people to do their due diligence and be on the lookout for side effects. Anecdotally I began having extremely severe anxiety a few years ago where I struggle to even sit in a room of strangers if Im not drunk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopregnanolone

I'll write a follow up in approx. 1 years time to let you all know how my self-improvement journey went and whether my old-scheming enterprising self returned. I've quit alcohol and started exercising / eating better. I'm hoping my life decline is a matter of my lifestyle. We'll see. Cheers

In summary, if you happen to drop onto this thread pursuing the internet for hairloss advice. I would say assume these negative effects arent directly caused by dutasteride. My lifestyle has been beyond terrible in recent years that would make anyone depressed. I just thought I'd mention it for full disclosure. Im expecting my life struggles to resolve after a period of good living. Cya in a year.
How much do u shed everyday?
Looks like u maintained congratulations.
 

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Into year 7. I think im around the level I was when I started finasteride. Think im slowly losing ground currently. Been off dutasteride since the new year so around 2 and a half months so far.

My mental health has improved but so have a lot of my life circumstances so its hard to pin it on the dutasteride.
 

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Into year 7. I think im around the level I was when I started finasteride. Think im slowly losing ground currently. Been off dutasteride since the new year so around 2 and a half months so far.

My mental health has improved but so have a lot of my life circumstances so its hard to pin it on the dutasteride.
Are you off everything or did u switch to finasteride?
 
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