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Can't pull the trigger on finasteride - please help

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by myhairbegone, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. myhairbegone

    myhairbegone Established Member

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    What?
     
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    myhairbegone Established Member

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    Yeah I was wrong. My crown has improved slightly, but I just got a haircut and my hairloss has gotten quite noticeably worse around my temples. I have thinned enough that I can see a very clear 'tuft' forming on my forelock. Life sucks =(.

    I am really hoping this is from 'the shed' from finasteride...

    How long does it usually last? How common is it?
     
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    If the balding is caused from both of these reasons, will all of the hair grow back? If so, how long would it take to grow back?
     
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    Blah. Crown actually looks worse too.

    I see a bunch on people saying if you shed after finasteride thats a good sign its working. Thena bunch others saying they never recovered.

    Which is it?

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    Bueller....Bueller?

    I am hoping that since I am 'shedding' this means the medication is working. I have read this on a few sites but not sure if its bogus or not...looking for some reassurance here... I don't seem to be losing a bunch of hair when I run my hands through, but my temples and the middle of my head are now much much much more noticeably thin (forelock forming) than when I started two months ago. I also notice a lot of hairs on my laptop during the day and my pillow during night.

    =(
     
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    Guess I am one of the lucky ones, no sexual sides. More worried about my hair than PFS. PFS made me delay getting on finasteride for a year and I regret that more than anything at the moment.
     
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    Also can you not derail this into a PFS thread? Thanks
     
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    3 month update:

    Welp.

    My hair continues to get destroyed on finasteride. Does anyone have a link to a 'success' story where someone took finasteride only and shed a lot?

    Need sme motivation...ill upload pictures later if im feeling up to it.
     
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    I experienced gyno from finasteride, but I continue to take it. Take the plunge. I wish I had done it earlier.
     
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    Three months' shedding is a long time.
    I think it might be more likely you are in a period that is particularly bad for your hair (stress / genetic predisposition being triggered at a particular age) and finasteride is not of particular help.
    Finasteride doesn't work for everyone unfortunately.
    I would suggest a thrichogram to try and understand how much hair is in anagen state and how much is about to fall off (Telogen). Repeat it after three months.
    If finasteride does not work in six months, maybe it is not what you are looking for.
     
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    Interesting...from what I have read on here shedding in first 3 months is common?
     
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    So what is the general consensus around here? 3 months shedding - normal or not normal?

    Does this mean I might have good results or am I boned?

    I keep reading conflicting posts
     
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    It can take a year to really see results with finasteride. I would just relax knowing you are doing everything you can to stop the hair loss. Worrying about it isn't going to help.
     
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    Yeah true. But I cant help it =). And my hair has gotten so much worse since starting finasteride. I am looking for success stoires of others than tried finasteride alone, shed, but then had good results.

    Also does anyone know if its possible to change the thread title? I want to turn this into a progress thread, maybe that others in the future will be able to reference if they are on the fence about finasteride
     
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    Shameless bump
     
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    Hey man. I noticed shedding and itching started when I began taking finasteride. 1.25 Proscar daily. nizoral shampoo once or twice a week. I'm almost at the 5 month mark. Hairline is getting worse but crown is improving.

    I'm using a small amount of toppik lately for a little confidence boost and to hide the slight thinning.

    Give it time. I'm happy with what I think it's done for my crown.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I have decided to stay the course. I will update you guys with results, good or bad, in a few months
     
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    I had all of finasteride sides you can think of at the beginning... One year and a half in, and I have zero sides (not even libido issues), and my hair has maintained pretty well. Just stay consistent, don't overthink stuff and just stay positive. The great thing about starting treatment is that you are finally doing something about it, which relieves a lot of stress. Good luck, mate.
     
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    4 months. No improvement. =(

    If anything it has gotten worse.

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    4 months. No improvement. Balls.
     

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