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How Long Did It Take For You To Finasteride Kick In?

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by JohnnyB., Jan 18, 2020.

  1. JohnnyB.

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    I was on summer vacation, traveling for 30 days all the way from NY to SF...

    I don't know if it is connected but afterwards I felt like I am shedding much more hair - it was around 200 hairs that I had every day brushing my hair and considering that this was probably not all hair that I lost within a day, I guess I lost like 300 hairs every day... So I started taking finasterid in the beginning of November... Additionally, I started taking vitamin pills (few sunlight in winter etc.) in mid-December...

    Now I take it since then but I still shed lots of hair (like 150 if I brush my hair once a day, so probably still like 250 a day) and I can really see how the density goes down (I am thinning diffuse, my hair line has not changed very much, but my density has gone bad dramatically, I can often see my scalp shining through the hair)

    Therefore, I wanted to ask you how long it took you to

    1. Decrease your daily hair loss

    2. To maybe see some thickening again (In case you did)

    I am right now freaking out a little bit since it gone terribly bad within such short notice..


    Thank you very much
     
  2. Hairicane

    Hairicane Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I've been on it over 10 months and it took over six months to see decreased shedding. That didn't just suddenly happen either, it was so gradual I wasn't even sure it was happening. I still have not seen regrowth.
     
  3. JohnnyB.

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    Lol, I was not the answer I was hoping for tbh - but how much hair did you lose back then? And how much now?
     
  4. Hairicane

    Hairicane Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I couldn't really say per day, but when I started taking finasteride if I wore a hat and took it off there'd always be a few loose hairs in the hat. Now there are usually none. If I combed my hair id get 6-12 but now maybe 1-2.
     
  5. JohnnyB.

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    6-12? I have 150 :-( But you have short hair right??
     
  6. JohnnyB.

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    What isthe experience of other people??
     
  7. Who Farted

    Who Farted Established Member My Regimen

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    Rule of thumb is 12 months, sometimes more, sometimes less. She’s may stop earlier than that but regrowth from the shed will depend on your hair cycle.
     
  8. JohnnyB.

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    Okay, I see... Well, I am just afraid that if I continue losing 250+ hair a day that I'll be bald before it actually starts working... :-(
     
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    Dakuwaqa New Member My Regimen

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    Just keep taking it and chill. Make sure you don’t miss any days and try and take it a similar time each day.

    Finasteride is great. It took me a while to appreciate what it was doing and I thought my hair my be getting worse.

    2 years down the line I have the identical hairline as I had when I started haven’t lost any ground at all. No stress about hair loss anymore as well which is great.
     
  10. smtbbcn

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    It works fast, at least for me. Im diffuse thinner. I see hair quality is improved by 3th week.
     
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    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    I don't think it's possible to see results within three weeks. Do you have any before and after pics? As for my experience with finasteride i didn't maintain the 11 months i was on it for, had to switch to dutasteride.
     
  12. JohnnyB.

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    3 weeks should be impossible to see results since telogen phase is around 2-3 months - at least that is what I was taught; But maybe you just grew some hair that was already gone and this takes less time..

    But I might be wrong - anyway congrats on your success :) I let you guys now when the hair loss gets less;(Assuming that it hopefully hopefully does)

    BTW - if some other people want to share how long it took them to finasteride decreasing their daily hair loss or to get some regrowth, I'd be very curious :)
     
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    OldnBald Experienced Member My Regimen

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    2.5 months for me. Must have been less shedding and some of the hairs that fell out right before I started taking (1000 damaged hairs look a lot better than 700 damaged hairs) grew back a little better.

    Now at almost 5 months, things are looking pretty good trajectory wise.
     
  14. JohnnyB.

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    So these "damaged"hairs still look damaged after 5 months?

    I have another question regarding finasteride; If i take minoxidil for let's say 10 years (assume 2020-2030) and then I stop taking it, then within a few months I get the result as if I never have taken the drug, so in 2030 I will have the hair as it is 2030 and I have never taken the drug;

    How is that with finasteride? Assume I also take that for the next 10 years until 2030 and stop then - what will then be the result? I know that I will start lose my hair again but it should be somehow be different, right?
    Is it like it is still 2020?
     
  15. Northface32

    Northface32 Experienced Member My Regimen

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    This whole year thing is throwing me off rn tbh. By 2030 we technically should be Uber advanced, right? No need for treatments there should be a cure.
     
  16. JohnnyB.

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    Maybe yes, maybe no
     
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    I've been on it more than 3 years. Still waiting for a miracle, closest it has done has slowed down my norwooding.
     
  18. JohnnyB.

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    So why not switch to dutasteride?
     
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    Blacktree New Member My Regimen

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    I had the same results as my hair stopped falling out after a few weeks on fina, was losing hair everyday for a year before that
     
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