3 year anniversary on finasteride.

Calikid

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3 years ago today I started finasteride. 2 years oral min. Over that time. I have Experimented with other medications as well. But those are the two I have stuck with. My hair is worse than it was three years ago. Granted and pictures it dont seem much worse. Ever since I started treating my hair my shedding went to 150 to 300 hairs shed a day. I combed my hair this morning and there must have been 100-150 hairs in the sink just combing my hair for a minute.

Here are the pictures of my hairline corners three years apart. The crown has maintained in the past few years.Here are the pictures of my hairline corners three years apart. The crown has maintained in the past few years.

Wish I would’ve had complete maintenance or a little bit regrowth.Wish I would’ve had complete maintenance or a little bit regrowth. Wonder what my hair would look like if I never went on treatment. Wonder if the shedding would’ve never happened. Let me know what you guys think.

1. 3 years ago
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jazz1

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Awesome, i mean your hair could be better if you added topical anti androgen blocker and minoxidi/Ketaconazole......
 

Calikid

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Awesome, i mean your hair could be better if you added topical anti androgen blocker and minoxidi/Ketaconazole......
I tried topical min But didn’t get much of a response. I also been using Dr. hair loss lproxi cream which has topical min and spironolactone in it on the hairline. I also use nizoral a couple times a week. Not sure how effective these are compared to finasteride.
 

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It looks like a good response. Trust me, it would have been worse without treatment
It looks like a good response. Trust me, it would have been worse without treatment
Thanks man. For a while I didn’t think it was helping and it sometimes I thought it was making it worse. But after three years I’ve come to realize it is most likely working. Just wish the shedding with stop and complete maintenance from here on would start
 

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In the first par of pictures it looks like you've maintained. Yes, in the other par you did lost some. It's very likely it'd be way worse if you didn't take finasteride, given you still shed a lot after 3 years.
 

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The first photo is some random hairline picture I found online. Wasn’t mine
 

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Yeah I took it for nearly 2 years and shed a ton. Didn't make much difference for me, got some hyperandrogenicity from it too, so I changed protocols. With the shedding being worse after taking it for that long, I wanted to find another way that would stop it. Just didn't seem worth it for me anymore. It was risky because you don't know if it really is maintaining or just not doing anything. But I had increased body hair and other signs of hyper so I made some changes. But hey, if you're maintaining on it for the most part that's really good and I don't blame you for sticking with it. I also empathize with your concerns too.
 

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Maintaining is really all we can truly ask for without a transplant or INTENSE regimens. Everything else is just a fringe benefit. Looks great, man.
 

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Three years later and I’m still shedding several hundred hairs a day. I run my hands through my hair for 15 seconds and this is what comes out. It’s absolutely amazing my hair loss isnt worse than what it is with how much i shed.
Nice im not using anything and when i run my hands nothing falls out
 

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Hair has been feeling and looking very thin recently. I’m shedding so much it’s absurd. Hairline is taking a hit crown pretty much the same. I know it’s 3 years apart so it not much but there has been some recession and density lost at hairline. Hope its not starting to speed up.

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I’m already on 2.5 mg oral min and 2.5mg oral finasteride everyday. Not much else I can do unless I want to grow a set of tits.
 

Norwoody

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Definitely some lost ground there. What about dutasteride, RU, fluridil, etc?
 

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I took some duta every other day a couple years back and I feel as though it may have lost some ground. RU possibly but I feel as those keeping it in Fridge and make it wild be a hassles haven’t heard about fluridil. what is that?
 

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Supposedly with RU pre-mixed it will last a few months room temperature. Might be worth a trial for say 3 months.

Fluridil is another topical antiandrogen, approved in the Czech Republic, albeit weaker than RU in terms of binding affinity.
 

Calikid

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Supposedly with RU pre-mixed it will last a few months room temperature. Might be worth a trial for say 3 months.

Fluridil is another topical antiandrogen, approved in the Czech Republic, albeit weaker than RU in terms of binding affinity.
Thanks bro. RU might be the go move. I’m going to hold out a little longer on this regiment and hope it stabilizes. Would love to get a hair transplant in a couple years.

the more I look at my photos some times I think I lost ground in the first year but then stabilized after first year to year three. What are your thoughts on these two
 

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Still appears to be really good density but the recession is largely slowed down. Perhaps you are maturing from 1.5 to 2. Can't really tell what Norwood you are though with only those photos. But your hair loss is not aggressive. My hair loss is not very aggressive either but I am considering a transplant to seal up my temples soon too.
 

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@Norwoody I’m around at 2.5 Hard to tell from that angle. But same I will be the happiest person on the planet want to get a hair transplant. Right now I cover up my Temples well with my longer hair. A lot of people don’t know they extent of my receding hairlin or have any idea I’m balding. I just feel as though it would be embarrassing getting a hair transplant
 
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