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For Those Who Have Been On Treatment For A Year - Survey

Discussion in 'The Impact of Hair Loss' started by JohnsonDDG, Mar 7, 2018.

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What were your results after a year on Finasteride?

  1. Continued Aggressive Hair Loss

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Moderate Hair Loss

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. Stabalised the Loss but no Regrowth

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Moderate Regrowth (5-10% more density)

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. Major Regrowth

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. JohnsonDDG

    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    I've been reading a few studies on finasteride users lately and the results are somewhat ambiguous on the numbers and percentage of those who actually experience regrowth vs those who just stabilize.

    I know its not perfectly scientific but lets see what the results are like for users of this forum.
     
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    Rakoczi Established Member My Regimen

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    i been on finasteride over a year, and all that happened was i go from norwood 2 to norwood 3, and i now have diffuse thinning

    i dont even bother taking pictures to update anymore or to post anymore, its pointless. i give up on life

    no point anyway to fight for it. going to be 25 years old soon, a virgin not even held a persons hand lol still living at parents and minumum wage job


    When I was 22-23 I got out of my social anxiety shell and started talkign to males, but not females. but by then I started having my hairloss so now i am back to where ia mabefore socially, and I went from looking IMO rated 7, to rated 4-5
     
  3. Roberto_72

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    I have used finasteride for twenty years plus.
    It has never stopped my hair loss. I went from NW2 to 5 while on it and minoxidil 5%.

    I keep on taking it because I think :
    - it may have prevented an even worse loss;
    - I have never had bigger sides (even though, the first time your pee pee doesn't work at 100%, you will point your finger to this chemical substance).

    So, I smile when I read these stories:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/1jrm90/if_youre_sitting_there_wondering_im_losing_my/

    Those for whom finasteride has worked will tell yout it's
    THE SOLUTION. _HECK, NO_ :)
     
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    On hair transplant forums, people (and of course surgeons) will confidently tell you: "Before a hair transplant, you should take finasteride to stop your hair loss".

    Stop your hair loss. Right. Didn't know the cure for hair loss was already there. If only, of course it's better to take it if you can tolerate it, but claiming it stops hair loss without any nuance or evidence is a step too far.

    I have no idea if minoxidil is still doing something significant, but I keep using it for the same reason as you with finasteride. Without it, my situation would probably be worse. It has allowed me to sport a very thin crown instead of a completely slick bald crown for many years now. It's not much but we take anything we can get.
     
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    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    Oh man, you're in the 10% who does not respond :(
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    4 years and fina and 2 year on minoxidil and my hairloss keep progressing
     
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    I think Im maintaining on finasteride . Been on it January 2017 and I think my hair is holding up. It’s really hard to tell though cause I’m a diffuse thinner so sometimes I worry is it slowly getting worse. My family history is pretty much every male in my family went nw6-7 before 30 so .... I’m considering duta

    Been on rogaine for 2 years and it’s never helped me as far as I can tell. I use the foam but I really hate using it.
     
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    I was a hypocrite to minoxidil, but it has by far exceeded my expectations. Monasteries vaulted and held my hair in a certain skinny state, which is fine! Bit minoxidil beefed my entire scalp and gave me moderate thicker hair.

    I am a believer after 7 months
     
  9. JohnsonDDG

    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    I used minoxidil and thought it did nothing because I didn't regain my hair.

    When I came off it I lost about 10% density in 6 months - so it does help maintain as well.
     
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    On finasteride for 2 and a half years. Hair loss was very minor to begin with but it maintained my hair with some slight thickening.
     
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    Apparently the 10% of non responders, or patients for whom the side effects exceeded the benefits, is all in this forum :D


    Jokes apart: everyone looks at things with a certain personal perspective and it is just human that everyone thinks he/she is a good sample for a phenomenon they are experiencing.

    If finasteride works for you, you will naturally think all the other patients are doing something wrong, or are just too sick, because, hey, you are nailing it as the leaflet says!

    I also remember one user here who took pride in revealing minoxidil saved his hair... because, wow, he NEVER MISSED AN APPLICATION :rolleyes:
     
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    finasteride for 16 months and minoxidil for 11 months. I'm probably at my peak of regrowth right now, but I can't complain. 2000-2500 grafts and I'm a NW0 again. Maybe after 2 years on both meds I'll get a transplant.
     
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    Damn dude welcome to the finasteride senior club

    Hope we can both say the same in 10 years.
     
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    It really sucks to use though. I only use it once a day now but I hate having to worry about it while traveling. Is my supply gonna run out ? Will someone find it?

    Pills are much more low key. Not to mention I hate how my hair looks when I put it in ( my crown looks bald). When I blow dry and combover my crown looks good.
     
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    I tend to have some admiration for the people who design a plan that works and stick to it to a t.

    So many people will snub minoxidil and say they don't need it and applying it twice a day would be such a huge hassle. Please.

    When you suffer from male pattern baldness, you can't dispense with a proven treatment just because you're like "meh, I'm too lazy!".

    It pisses me off especially since I'm doing everything I can to fight this disease without fucking up my health (and that means no anti-androgens for me) and then you have people who have much more options and much less aggressive hair loss than me who don't even bother giving it their everything.

    Give me a less aggressive hair loss that would have started just a few years later and I'd be going all @JeanLucBB over it. It's funny how my case is just bad enough to keep me chasing my own tale.

    In 6 months, my front to mid-scalp will look fullish enough (NW2.5 hair line though but I like it), but my now my NW6 crown will be decimated. What then? Another FUE? With less than 1000 grafts less, it won't be enough. Beard grafts? Not enough and doesn't have a good track record. Temporary SMP? Expensive for what it is and would only be suitable if I had some hair at the crown.

    All I can do is jump on any restorative treatment that comes out in the next few years, if there ever is one.
     
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    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    I think because this is the impact section then the majority of people would have been mostly the anomaly ten percenters who's bodies didn't respond well to finasteride.

    Its a very bad sample group because of the bias.

    I doubt we have many people who beat hair loss and still hang out at the impact of hair loss forum.
     
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    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    How many grafts would you need in theory for your crown?
     
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    The crown being a black hole for grafts, at least 3000.
     
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    From my own experience with minoxidil ,this is what I think:
    1- I truly beleive that the recommended dose of 1ml/application is not enough for most men(Now That I use 3 cans every month...I'am pretty satisfied with the results) so it has to be a very conservative/safe dose that does not do too much

    2-I have developped a tolerance to the minoxidil while increasing the dose gradually like narcotics or so...I used to have some side effects but I don't have them anymore...like a junky

    3-I do not think that the brand of the drug change anything...I use a morrocan brand lol, and they can not even make a cake that tastes good...
     
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    I am transitioning from NW3.5 to NW2.75

    BUT

    I had regrow last months only – before was a dry year with a lot of sheddings.
     

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