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[help] Minoxidil Is A Blessing And A Curse!

Discussion in 'Growth Stimulants - Rogaine, Minoxidil, Tricomin,' started by Jobol, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Jobol

    Jobol New Member My Regimen

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    Hey guys,

    Looooong time lurker, first time poster.

    I am 45. Not sure how I would classify my balding, but I would say my scalp can easily be seen through my hair but I am not completely bald.

    Last May 2018 (8 month ago) I had an FUE (3,000 grafts, but I doubt it was really that number), and seriously I am disappointed, a lot. The MD advised me NOT to use Minoxidil on my hair, without giving me a specific reason. So, up until the beginning of December, I did not use anything on my hair...and honestly I could not see any benefit from my FUE.

    Starting last November (2018) I decided to start using Minoxidil 5% foam (Rogain), maybe my transplanted hair would grow a bit...and as soon as I started using it, 1x a day at the beginning, I felt that this gave a boost to my hair growth...and I start thinking that my hair was getting somehow thicker.

    Now, a couple of weeks later, mid November, I read that Minoxidil should be applied 2x a day and not only 1x like I was doing for best results. So, I started applying 2x a day, in the morning and in the evening....and...

    I started shedding like CRAZY!!! I would put my hand in my hair and my palm was full of hair!!! I was freaking out...at 1x a day, NEVER have I seen increased shedding...still, I decided to tough it out and see when it is going to stop....

    Fast forward to last week...almost 2 months and a half later, and I was still shedding like crazy...hair everywhere, pillows, cloths, bath...and then I fell sick....and for the whole last week, I was so sick, that I didn't have the energy to apply it everyday twice a day....so I started applying 1x a day, and some days, not at all.

    ...And what do you know....the shedding completely stopped!!! And I started feeling my hair getting thicker again...

    Now today, I feel much better, and I am wondering if I should start back my x2 a day Minoxidil foam like before...But I must confess, I am freaking out at the idea of starting back all that shedding...

    What do you guys think?

    Should I continue my 1x a day application of Rogain Foam, or start the x2 a day, and risk starting all that shedding again?


    Thanks for your help and for your time.
     
  2. Jaka

    Jaka Established Member My Regimen

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    It was logical for you to start applying it 2x a day after you noticed improvements from using it 1x a day. It makes no sense to me that you would attempt to start using it 2x a day again after your experience with doing that. You are back to using it less and you say it's helping so why not just stick with what works. I get that you are trying to follow the directions but it's obvious that it didn't work for you. It's probably a bad idea to experiment with the dosage again until your hair stabilizes. BTW, there are plenty of people in this forum who only use it once per day.
     
  3. I could hair less

    I could hair less Established Member My Regimen

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    can you pls share photos of before and after of hair transplant...

    who was the dr?
     
  4. Jobol

    Jobol New Member My Regimen

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    I did it in Turkey....bad results.
     
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    I could hair less Established Member My Regimen

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    sorry bro...do you have donor hair left at least?
     
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    mooreu Established Member My Regimen

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    I've noticed more and more people complaining about the transplants they've had in Turkey.
     
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    I could hair less Established Member My Regimen

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    go figure going to cheap drs and expecting good results..
     
  8. Jobol

    Jobol New Member My Regimen

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    That's about one of stupidest replies I have ever read. You my friend have to read on economics and understand why the Dr. in Turkey are cheaper. Hint, it has nothing to do with their skill set.
     
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    9982 Established Member My Regimen

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    They were taught procedures by British surgeons, the best in the world
     
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    I could hair less Established Member My Regimen

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    actually UK clinics are overrated and not very good...
     
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    I could hair less Established Member My Regimen

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    umm yea I know labor is cheaper as well as cost of living... bottom line you dont know what you are getting with a turkey hair transplant... cant tell me if money wasn't a factor ppl would be heading to turkey for their amazing skill.
     
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    Honestly OP, I think shedding means it’s working. Respectfully, you’re not gonna notice jack sh*t “as soon as you start using” minoxidil at any dosage or frequency. The immediate thickening effect you claim to have experienced was either a placebo or the result of another medication you were on. When you upped it to 2x/day, you probably actually started seeing the medication doing what it’s supposed to do. An initial shedding stage is said to be a good indication that it’s working. I’m going through it right now.
     

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