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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. buckthorn

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    it's not hard to tell at all. I had relatively slow hair loss, about 60% density before taking it and ZERO scalp inflammation at 33 years old. I took it and over 10 months, I lost literally half of my hair, down to 30% (people have seen pics), and my scalp became inflammed to the point where I couldn't even sleep. I had burning, itching, crawling, and I still have it to this day. Started two months after taking it, and never stopped. If you need MORE evidence - my hair loss is the worst now in the places I had / have this inflammation. The crown, midscalp, front.

    So, that's a coincidence? The moment I start taking this shit ALL OF THIS ^ happens to me. not hard to call at all.
     
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    I could never shoot at you Doctor, unless it's my load all over your beautiful face. haha ;)
     
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    I have nothing to worry about. You are on finasteride and you will shoot blanks or maybe if you are lucky some water.
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    ok sounds convincing enough - just crazy something like that would happen, total opposite of what the drug is suppose to do.
    like taking a sleeping pill and having insomnia for a week.
     
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    it's nothing like taking tylenol PM and having insomnia. That sedates you and you fall asleep. simple

    taking finasteride is drastically, DRASTICALLY different and involves many different pathways and mechanisms. You're reducing DHT, a hormone, with the assumption that this is the ONLY compound effecting your follicles. Along with reducing DHT, you effect several other things, including testosterone, estradiol, estrogen, etc...

    taking a sleeping pill and falling asleep is like solving a fourth grade math problem.

    taking finasteride and assuming it will permanently stop your hair loss without side effects is like quantum physics.
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    just strange you're the only one who I've heard of who responded wildly opposite the intended outcome.
     
  7. buckthorn

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    well, I am not on finasteride, but thanks to taking it over two years ago and it's very real and permanent side effects, I have like zero sperm count... the sperm I do produce and ejaculate are retarded. So, thank you finasteride.
     
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    well, there are a lot of us, with detailed accounts. look around on the forums.
     
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    anytime you read a thread like, "been on finasteride for 12 months and hair is drastically worst", or "finasteride for a year, further temple recession and now diffused thinning" (another one I just saw on here today).. then you'll understand better. I know it seems fucked up, and trust me, it is. Not everyone feels the inflammation, but there are a LOT of people worst off for taking it.
     
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  10. Roberto_72

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    See how biased you good responders are?
    "You are the only one". Just look around, come on.
    What about @Dench57 's side effects?
    Just admit you have been lucky the drug has treated you good. There is no shame in being luckier than average every now and then!
     
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    LOL, you're so right though. Once it works, we think everybody with side effects
    is full of shit. Or I used to.

    I really don't now though.
     
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    You are definitely right about number one.

    I DON'T think Minoxidil will have permanent benefits without Finasteride, that said, I DO believe
    that people who don't respond to five (which they should start out on), will respond to a higher
    concentration.

    Now, the problem is, is it the DHT that eventually kills the follicle? Or is it the follicle not
    responding to sulphate, and not metabolizing correctly? That's the question.
     
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    JohnsonDDG Senior Member My Regimen

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    Very surprised with the results - I thought because of the sample group (guys on the impact section) that we would have mostly people saying finasteride did not work for them.

    Its turning into an advert for propecia.
     
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    @Wolf Pack ; if fina wouldn't work you would use duta ?
     
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    Marky Experienced Member My Regimen

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    why is native hair better? you'd think the back of your head hair is naturally denser.
     
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    So right now it's 5 continued to lose ground and 15 at a minimum stabilized, with the majority of those getting regrowth

    So 75% success rate after 1 year. Very positive especially when you take into account the forum is likely to attract people with negative finasteride experiences, this very much falls in line with the clinical data.

    Granted it is a small sample size, and 1 year is not that long an amount of time, but still
     
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    Propecia for 6 years. I recovered from a diffuse NW3 to a solid 2.
     
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    @JohnsonDDG I'll get back to you in 5 months lol. Right now though my hair loss is the most aggressive it has ever been. I'm close to having a break down, seems like a sick joke at only 22. I'm losing well over 100 hairs in the shower.
     
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    Calchas Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Finasteride works great for hair if you don't suffer from male pattern baldness.
     

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