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Exploring The Hormonal Route. Hair=life.

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by bridgeburn, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. HLV

    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Thanks for question. I jumped on meds at first sign of hairloss but stopped Finasteride after three years which meant losing much of the hair Finasteride had kept.

    Had FUE with a very skilled surgeon and had excellent results although I need to sort out my crown. Apart from the crown I’m very pleased with the results although I’ve also been using Minoxidil for almost 6 years now and nizoral once or twice a week.

    What’s quite funny is that because I’ve had FUE there are some individuals on here who believe my opinion on hairloss isn’t relevant. Makes no sense but welcome to the forums I guess.


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  2. Baldingdane

    Baldingdane Established Member My Regimen

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    Why did you stop Finasteride? And may i ask how old you where when your hairloss started?
    Good results with minoxidil?
    So when you have en hair transplant, you aren't allowed to comment or give advice on hairloss? That's the stupiest thing i've ever heard.
     
  3. HLV

    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Tell that to Ikarus hahaha. I stopped Finasteride because of side effects when I combined it with other oral medications. I started Finasteride in my teens. Minoxidil works well but it’s effect decreases over the years.

    I see you’re also on Finasteride. Honestly for the majority of men Finasteride will keep most of their hair. It does work.

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  4. Ikarus

    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    It’s definitely difficult to trust people, especially after some situations.


    Brotherhood, :confused::eek:

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  5. Ikarus

    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    I mean, if you have had a hair transplant for your hair loss, then how can you give help regarding methodology for others? It’s better to take advice from those with experience, especially with certain individuals pulling the side effect profile from WebMD and conclude that those are the certain side effects.
     
  6. HLV

    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Well I mean like i stated before, I’m not here to argue with anyone. I’ve always found it a bit strange that you mentioned the hours you spend researching hairloss etc, but can I ask what you thought I did when I started noticing hairloss?

    I did the exact same thing you’re doing now. I researched the crap out of it, reading studies and reading books on the subject. And this was way before you started experiencing hairloss yourself.

    If my opinion is considered invalid on here because I had FUE, I’m actually ok with that because as I stated, this forum isn’t a big part of my life, but I will say I’ve been battling hairloss for 13 years. You’d imagine I know at least a thing or two about hairloss at this point, but to each their own I guess.

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    Hair transplants are a viable option for some depending on what results they will be satisfied with, their risk tolerance, and what type of side-effects they can tolerate. For me personally it's not an option for my crown as that would mean being stuck with a receded hairline until hair multiplication comes out and becomes less than the cost of a house. I have to get my crown back with meds so I have enough grafts to get a good hairline. I will use a progressively stronger regimen until I get there as I prefer to avoid more feminizing effects than necessary. If someone doesn't mind, or even wants, the feminizing effects then it makes sense for them to jump straight to HRT. If someone can't tolerate finasteride, but their hair loss is stable then a hair transplant is the best option.
     
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    I wish I had done the same thing. I got a prescription for nizoral which worked at first, but when my hair loss got worse I did nothing else because I just assumed propecia and rogaine didn't do enough to make a cosmetic difference. I read far enough to see that minoxidil only worked on the crown where I didn't have any hair loss. By the time it got bad enough that I looked more into it it was too late to save my hairline.
     
  9. HLV

    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Minoxidil works everywhere as I’m sure you know. The only reason they say it only works on the crown is because they only tested it there.
    It regrows hair everywhere. It did for me as well.

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    Yeah, obviously I know that now. Unfortunately it's too late now since my original hairline is slick bald for a good half inch and has been for years.
     
  11. HLV

    HLV Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Sorry to hear that. Hindsight is 20/20.

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  12. Ikarus

    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    I wish Itchy was still here; I have some questions regarding Lupron, and he seems to be the only user of it here. I might eventually have to stop using bicalutamide and opt for other anti-androgens since some are easier to prescribe than others.
     
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    It's blowing my mind that a hair loss forum has so much drama going on lol
     
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    Ikarus Senior Member My Regimen

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    Another day, another drama!
     
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    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    Every morning I wake up up and read the daily drama.. it's like my newspaper
     
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    I'mme Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Cyproterone Acetate 12.5mg + finasteride+ E (1mg or so). spironolactone (50mg sometimes for its diuretic effects).

    No sides. Libido still high as f***. Having sex with my partner everyday. No feminization as such. Just slight gyno in one nipple. Harder to gain muscle but I'm not looking into it rn.
     
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    what you guys think about enzalutamide? it seems be more effective than bicalutamide and " Competitively inhibits the binding of androgens to androgenic receptors, inhibits the nuclear translocation of activated receptors and inhibits the association of the activated androgenic receptor with DNA, even when the androgenic receptor is overexpressed"
    in terms of safety is similar to bicalutamide "no evidence of hepatotoxicity or elevated liver enzymes in association with enzalutamide treatment in clinical trials". However "enzalutamide is a strong inducer of CYP3A4 and a moderate inducer of CYP2C9 and CYP2C19 and poses a high risk of major drug interactions (CYP3A4 alone being involved in the metabolism of approximately 50 to 60% of clinically important drugs)"

    anyone have tried this or know more info about this?
     
  18. Itsnoahkennedy

    Itsnoahkennedy Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Enzalutamide is prescription only and costs almost $8,000 per month.
     
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    I think many people have generally become more unhappy and anger (hate filled) as technology, lack of outside (sunlight) and other gross factors of modern life has become ingrained into daily life. Especially with the balding crowd. I was pretty disturbingly irrate myself in the past and it didn't really feel like I had much control over it. But finasteride side effects (and drugs in general) were my problem. But even before that, I feel like something was off.
     
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    How's that working for you?
     

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