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Good results after 8 months on finasteride

Discussion in 'Antiandrogens - Propecia, Dutasteride, etc.' started by made_guy82, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. made_guy82

    made_guy82 Established Member

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    Howdy,

    I have been using Minoxidil (switched to aussie "hair-a-gain" about 6 months ago - it seems less greasy and quicker to dry btw) for at least 2 years i'd say with minimal results, but added 1/4 proscar a day just over 8 months ago and FINALLY, the vellus hair that started with the minoxidil is starting to take hold as proper dark hairs - also much thicker vellus hairs as well.

    Just thought i'd chime in. As it took me a long time to finally take the punt with finasteride given that I was worried of side effects - but really, my hair is more important than most things at the moment and once its gone - well it's obviously a lot of work to get it back.
     
  2. Dice_Has_Hair

    Dice_Has_Hair Experienced Member

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    Good to hear it is working for you. Keep up the good work. Don't give up. :)
     
  3. Dinzy

    Dinzy Established Member

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    I hope I can drop a nice post like yours in 6 months. Right now I am at the low point in my battle. ( at least I hope it is) ~2 months on finasteride/min and I think the excessive shedding has slowed down.

    What were your experiences with shedding on min and finasteride? Did you shed a lot, and if so what types of hairs were shedding? I shed a lot of thick *** tree trunk hairs at first but now I am loosing more of those crappy weak terminal and some strong vellus. I don't mind loosing those now because I hope they come back stronger.
     
  4. made_guy82

    made_guy82 Established Member

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    I had a few sheds and dandrufff flare-ups early on. It seemed like once a month for the first couple. Now they come maybe every 2 months.

    Incidentally I'm pretty sure I'm currently experiencing a flare-up/shed right now!!!

    But like a lot of people I've taken to hoping that this is a good sign that the treatment is having an effect and that they will grow back better and more plentiful.

    As for the type of hairs, yeah I get some thick, and thin (my hair is both thin-shafted and thinly-packed (even before the male pattern baldness!!)...great genes huh).

    It sucks to see the thick ones go, but its for a good cause. What are those stupid scientists doing trying to make fruit grow bigger when our hair is going down the drain! Literally!
     
  5. air_canton

    air_canton New Member

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    Congradulations!

    Cheer for your success. I'm treating my hair in the medical way by Rogaine 5% (Twice per day) and Proscar (1.25mg per day).

    I really hope that it will also happend on me.
     

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