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Ffar - My Story So Far :) (with Pictures).

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  1. ffar1989

    ffar1989 Established Member My Regimen

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    Hi everyone. Since I like this forum more then others and I will probably stay with you guys for while I will share my story with hair loss.


    I am 29. I do suffer for anxiety disorder and very strong panic attacks, and as we all know, stress is not great for hair. Also I was dealing with strong depression since I was 18. When I was younger I always admired good looking movie stars who were over 40, and were great looking, successful people. I wanted be like them. My obsession about hair started from one minute to another as soon as I realized that these guys have head full of hair and that’s what mostly makes them good looking on mature age.
    I am coping quite well with my mental issue, and not thanks to antifeedants with I was taking for a while, but thanks to mediation really recommend that to everyone, I did not believe in it, but I stayed disciplined about it and it helped a lot.


    Since my 18, I regally read news about upcoming(?) hair treatments, investigate hair transplant procedures, watching results of propecia or rogaine.


    In my family history Hair Loss accrue. My dad and my grandfather have very decent head of hair. I am hitting the same direction I can tell. Grandfather has hairs like Harrison Ford at age 89.
    However my mom’s dad, was totally bald before are 23. And my poor brother is 25 and apparently received his genes, because he has very low amount of hair.


    I already contact some surgeons about my future Hair Transplant surgery. Dr Erdogan said that I need take finasteride, because I am suffering for mineralization of hair, not hair loss ://
    I also have office consultation in Rafael de Freitas clinic in 2019. But it does not look positive because as far as know he does operation only when patient is on propecia :/
    I am about to contact in some time dr Feriduni who is fine with operation without finasteride.

    I have busy life time now so I can’t afford and allowed myself for any operations, but this is what is going to happen in future. Unless miracle cure will come out with I don’t think so.


    I do not take propecia and I am not using rogaine. First of all, I will be honest, rogaine is pain in the ass and fact that if you would quit for some reason you may end up being worse than you started, and life is brutal and sometimes you simply won’t be able to afford it.
    Propecia then has side effects, with I am not accepting. I also had a thinking that I “want” to lose all weak before hair transplant surgery, not keeping then if they will fall of anyway(because propecia slows down hair loss, not stopping it completely).


    What I do take is:
    - Biotin 10.000, once per day
    - Vitapil(hair supplements), once per day
    - Nizoral 2%, since October 2017, twice per week.(I did notice very, very minimal hair growth on … chest),
    - Vichy Dercos(red one for hair loss – I tested a lot of shampoos and this one is my number one for many years).
    - Alpecin few weeks ago I decide to give it a try. Works fine. Makes my head a bit cold and because of that i have higher blode flow on head area, with makes my hair energized after dry.
    - Toppik spray,

    Products i tried: Shampoo like Toppek, Nanogen, Revita... and a lot of others. Nothing can provide better thickness then Dercos and together with Toppik Spray, hairs look very thick.


    Time for some pictures:

    Long oily hair, bad cow lick with diffuse thinning:


    https://zapodaj.net/ddf340db5022d.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/5d5c9efb349c4.jpg.html


    Washed long hair:

    https://zapodaj.net/92425c67aef8a.jpg.html
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    https://zapodaj.net/aa1d02f644eca.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/99f95624feb20.jpg.html

    Short hair now:

    https://zapodaj.net/e30e72abc4f80.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/b7b057197454f.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/c160a1c63afbb.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/1fccc5edeea1f.jpg.html
    https://zapodaj.net/51dbd60303cf2.jpg.html

    Thinning widow peak:

    https://zapodaj.net/1ddf51aa86ea1.jpg.html

    My target is get back density in crown and fix widow peak. I don’t mind hairline I have now, but this widow peak sucks :/ I am targeting in 2020. Hopefully Fevi will be before out, and I won’t have to deal with finasteride’s side effect, who knows maybe Shiseido plus hair transplant to cover the rest. If i will get crazy enough at the end of journey i will do SMP.


     
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    You always hear rumours about propecia but you only hear when it's going wrong. Plenty of people on the forum taking this including myself (8 months running) with 0 side effects. Minoxidil/Rogaine you barely hear of bad side effects and it's not much of a ball ache if you get the foam. Just takes a few minutes and I don't apply twice, just in the evenings as I agree mornings are a pain. Personally would consider taking the above if you want results
     
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    ffar1989 Established Member My Regimen

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    I have hell lot of experience with medications, and trust me... there is no such a thing as 0 side effects. Yet I am happy for you.

    I am about to try Saw Palmetto.
     
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    Update: 27.02.2018

    I think I lost hope for any hope for future treatments. I have contacted few hair transplant doctors and all of them would recommended me finasteride. Looks like I am about to break my promise, and will give a try. I can't even believe I am saying this. Already order finasteride and pill cutter. I will go with 0.25 per day.

    Will prey for no strong side effects.
     
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    Finasteride is not some kind of point of no return drug. You can always try it for a week or two, if it just don't sit well with your body, stop using it and you should feel better after a few days tops. Heck, Minoxidil is tougher to start and then stop than Finasteride.
     
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    ffar1989 Established Member My Regimen

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    Thanks. Fingers crossed for good results and low sides.
     
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    You are asking for sides with your current attitude toward finasteride.
     
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    ffar1989 Established Member My Regimen

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    Nah. I am aware of this S-FP stuff, but I am also aware of fact that all medicine couse some changes in your body reaction and sometimes we call this effect as side effect.


    What actually convince me to try, is fact that i read a lot of horror stories based on SSRIs and SNRIs expirience, that actually sometimes sounded more dramatic then finasteride. And since I did not experienced that big drama from those meds, I decided to give a try.
     
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    Update: 25.03.2018

    At 22.03 I have stared take 0.25 mg of Finasteride every night. Yesterday was my third day since I am taking it. So far, and hopefully for good, I don't notice any visible sides. I know it maybe early however as a person who is “experienced” in meds, I must say that it may be good sing, because all sides I experienced in past with different type of medication, came to exist a day after. Before I took for some time Saw Palmetto 900mg per day also no sides.

    I do not losing hair anymore as i did not lose them before. It was just one huge period when I did, and then stopped. Also my own stupidy affected my hair quality.

    My expectations are to see weaker hairs(not visible sometimes) thicker and possible some regrow. I am happy that I grow courage to start taking it. Will see what it will show after some time.
     
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    UPDATE 6.04


    I am stopping finasteride at the moment. Reason why is because I am starting to gain something called gynecomastia.

    Other changes. Very big problem with sleeping. No lower sex drive, however i was less sensitive, so it was much harder to cum(it is not issue for me). At day 6 of taking drug I had testicle pain but it have vanished after one day. Little more watery seamen but again it was not issue.


    Here is another photo with mine main problem. Again, I ruined this part of head mostly by myself by pulling out hair and scratching. Maybe some guess how much graphs needed :)

    https://www.fotosik.pl/zdjecie/pelne/ca5d96296c6acd8c
     
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