Exploring The Hormonal Route. Hair=life.

KNemo

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This thread is not for readers of Dr. Rassman.

With aggressive baldness, only a complete decrease in T helps, half measures do not work. A partial decrease in T will not stop the transmission of the androgen signal and will not change the follicle environment so that I get hair growth. Raising E only works if your T is lowered to the female level
I know what will help me, because it is obvious that I have early aggressive baldness, in which even HRT does not always give the desired result. Microdosing E can work as support at best, but you end up with hormone levels that will lead to the same feminization in the long run.

Suggestions to experiment with questionable protocols reminded me of the story of Steve Jobs, who sought alternative treatments before he died of cancer
Bicalutamide is a questionable protocol for hair regrowth as is estrogen treatment.
Minoxidil, finasteride, and microneedling isn't questionable. They all have good documented effects as shown in a multitude of scientific trials.

For me microneedling alone gave results and adding minoxidil did wonders. Estrogen at a high dose for a long time have helped but wounding with minoxidil is the main driver in my results. Regrowth of a bald spot and dramatic increase in density all over my diffused thinned scalp, regrowth of hairline after 20 years and improved hair quality. If I don't needle there isn't anything happening.

FWIW I really want you to get your hair back.
 

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Bicalutamide is a questionable protocol for hair regrowth as is estrogen treatment.
Minoxidil, finasteride, and microneedling isn't questionable. They all have good documented effects as shown in a multitude of scientific trials.

For me microneedling alone gave results and adding minoxidil did wonders. Estrogen at a high dose for a long time have helped but wounding with minoxidil is the main driver in my results. Regrowth of a bald spot and dramatic increase in density all over my diffused thinned scalp, regrowth of hairline after 20 years and improved hair quality. If I don't needle there isn't anything happening.

FWIW I really want you to get your hair back.
Can I take that "microneedling" thing orally?
 

Almas

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Bicalutamide is a questionable protocol for hair regrowth as is estrogen treatment.
Minoxidil, finasteride, and microneedling isn't questionable. They all have good documented effects as shown in a multitude of scientific trials.

For me microneedling alone gave results and adding minoxidil did wonders. Estrogen at a high dose for a long time have helped but wounding with minoxidil is the main driver in my results. Regrowth of a bald spot and dramatic increase in density all over my diffused thinned scalp, regrowth of hairline after 20 years and improved hair quality. If I don't needle there isn't anything happening.

FWIW I really want you to get your hair back.
Thank you. I explained why against minoxidil, you can also read the story of Noah (who reads and likes posts but doesn't reply), who regretted using it. And 5ap blockers are powerless in case of aggressive baldness. Therefore, estrogen is the only way to grow hair in my case. I tried finasteride and Duta, of course.
 
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namdete

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Hi,
I have been reading you for a long time and it is all very interesting.

I have tried finasteride, minoxidil, dutasteride, Topical dutasteride, RU and Estriol, the best thing that worked for me is dutasteride, I had a lot of acne on my back, with finasteride it was reduced but with dutas I eliminated it, stop taking it for side effects.
Now take finasteride and i soon I will start a regime similar to that of Tato, I will add dutas twice a week and I will return with topical dutas.

What do you think of this regime?
Of course, I do not want feminization, I am a man and I want to remain a man, I suspect that I have low estrogen or a lot of Dht, with Dutasteride I improve the quality of my skin a lot, I think the key is to delve into this, at least in my case, I am looking for regrowth and also to improve the skin.

Advices welcome, Thanks
 

Almas

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Hi,
I have been reading you for a long time and it is all very interesting.

I have tried finasteride, minoxidil, dutasteride, Topical dutasteride, RU and Estriol, the best thing that worked for me is dutasteride, I had a lot of acne on my back, with finasteride it was reduced but with dutas I eliminated it, stop taking it for side effects.
Now take finasteride and i soon I will start a regime similar to that of Tato, I will add dutas twice a week and I will return with topical dutas.

What do you think of this regime?
Of course, I do not want feminization, I am a man and I want to remain a man, I suspect that I have low estrogen or a lot of Dht, with Dutasteride I improve the quality of my skin a lot, I think the key is to delve into this, at least in my case, I am looking for regrowth and also to improve the skin.

Advices welcome, Thanks
Dutasteride decreases effectiveness when the dosage is reduced, if DHT is your problem, I would not recommend decreasing Duta. Topical dutasteride is not effective, and I also do not recommend Minoxidil to anyone, which is probably in this solution with Dutasteride

You can try E cycles like me and Tato if you want hair growth. I will use full HRT for at least 6 months, it will have strong side effects and feminization, so I can only recommend it in extreme cases. You can start with small doses of E and see what happens. For example, 50mg Bicalutamide + 2mg E. You also need to be tested for T and E levels to keep the levels you need.

Personally, I doubt microdosing E without significant T suppression and feminization is doing anything, however I have aggressive baldness. Perhaps someone will be more fortunate
I also advise you not to waste time. Follicles can die forever, remember this.
 

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Dutasteride decreases effectiveness when the dosage is reduced, if DHT is your problem, I would not recommend decreasing Duta. Topical dutasteride is not effective, and I also do not recommend Minoxidil to anyone, which is probably in this solution with Dutasteride

You can try E cycles like me and Tato if you want hair growth. I will use full HRT for at least 6 months, it will have strong side effects and feminization, so I can only recommend it in extreme cases. You can start with small doses of E and see what happens. For example, 50mg Bicalutamide + 2mg E. You also need to be tested for T and E levels to keep the levels you need.

Personally, I doubt microdosing E without significant T suppression and feminization is doing anything, however I have aggressive baldness. Perhaps someone will be more fortunate
I also advise you not to waste time. Follicles can die forever, remember this.
It took seven years of messing around and fine-tuning for me, not to mention decades of using finasteride/min/dutat so this is far from some sort of instantaneous way of righting the ship for many of us. Hair is very touchy.
 

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It took seven years of messing around and fine-tuning for me, not to mention decades of using finasteride/min/dutat so this is far from some sort of instantaneous way of righting the ship for many of us. Hair is very touchy.
But the tits,... the tits! So is it for the tits...
 

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At least, I haven't induced breast production yet but that will probably be one of my future articles to come if my hair becomes so long and beautiful so that you all begin to scorn me and not want to know about my precious locks any further. <curtsies>
 

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I think I will have good and bad news in the fall. The good news is hair, bad - breast growth.
Sounds like the good news will far outweigh the "bad" since essentially hair regrowth requires at least exposure to the chance of breast growth. Maybe all of this is like the opposite game where you should hope for big bouncing boobs and that way, you won't get them.
 

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Sounds like the good news will far outweigh the "bad" since essentially hair regrowth requires at least exposure to the chance of breast growth. Maybe all of this is like the opposite game where you should hope for big bouncing boobs and that way, you won't get them.
The main thing is to keep my hair well after HRT. And also so that in 6 months the hair will increase in diameter and become of better quality. I'm not sure if this is enough time. Maybe I'll take a chance and try 8 months
 

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The main thing is to keep my hair well after HRT. And also so that in 6 months the hair will increase in diameter and become of better quality. I'm not sure if this is enough time. Maybe I'll take a chance and try 8 months
The folks in Vegas will wait with bated breath to re-set the odds:)
 
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