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I Am Starting Topical spironolactone--will Take Few Months To Tell

Discussion in 'Women's Hair Loss Treatments' started by hairblues, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. hairblues

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    I think i am going to add a very small amount of Minxodil in daytime...so i will be doing 2x a day but only at night a full dose, in day i am going to just spot treat small amount where i am not seeing as much progress as other areas. Will let you know how that goes.
     
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    I had a treatment of PRP and another treatment of PRP+ Acell eight months apart. The theory behind it makes sense, but unfortunately it didn't help me at all. My hair is worse today than it was over a year ago. To be fair, it could have been anything. I stopped my BCP, that I got on in hopes of regrowing my hair. I stopped Rogaine because I was embarrassed to be seen with it and thought I could regrow my hair with just a pill instead. I got on a gluten free and low glycemic diet and lost a lot of weight that I didn't have to spare. I'm now struggling to gain weight. I'm currently taking Finasteride, Spironolactone, and started Minoxidil in December thanks to reading your encouraging results. Still too early to see any significant results. I hope I'll have as much success as you have. This hairloss has crippled my life for over a decade and I'm not even 40 yet.
     
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    That's good. Think spironolactone also comes in a topical form.

    There is a government study on spironolactone versus Progesterone for hair loss in women.

    spironolactone actually did a better job. But Progesterone helped.
     
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    I have a topical its spironolactone and estrodial.

    I still might do the PRP and Acell but I am waiting until after March because their is supposed to be a presentation to association of dermatologist...my Derm i saw is a specialist in Alopecia at Columbia U hospital--its all she does really--she told me to wait until March she would have more accurate data at this presentation as to getting her opinion on it.
     
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    Okay so time for an update

    I slacked on Iron for a while...and i have some short hairs cycling/shedding...so i am assuming connection here.

    so next few weeks going to take the amount of Iron my Dr prescribed me and be more faithful and focused on it.

    But other than that all is going good.

    I have to be vigilant with the Iron to get it up over 70
     
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    I am shedding short hairs (hair is short cycling)..I have not had that in a long time its just past few days--but its a lot of them.
    My long hairs are shedding also--but those never stopped (long hairs don't concern me like the short hairs)

    This is one of those times you have to sit and 'wait'

    It's one of several things.

    1. Its because my ferritin dropped..It is very hard for me to keep my ferritin up...i got it up from 10 to 60 in about 6 months. My Dr wants it over 70..so he upped my dose to 4x a day...I think because i had such great results with Minoxidil i slacked off on the iron..so i was not taking it some days, other days i was taking 1 or 2..so it may have dropped as Im anemic so its not going to stay 'up' w/o supplements--so dumb on my part. Im back to 4x a day starting today.

    2. I have been on minoxidil for now about 5 months. I have been a good responder. It could be because the minoxidil is cycling my hairs--I have read this happens to some BUT I don't know if it's the short hairs or just long hairs when this happens--I am shedding a lot but I am not sure if it is as much when i had the 2 week 'dread shed' maybe it is that much.
    I do think i am seeing some follicles on my scalp where new hairs are coming (but this is tricky to tell for sure--IF it is then i should see those coming in within a week or two.

    3. Just good old fashioned hair loss/DHT damage progressing....I am pessimistic so of course i think this but realistically it would be such a coincidence to happen just when I messed up my iron. And why would so many short hairs shed at once? I don't know if it would work that way suddenly--it's not like i stopped Minoxidil or topicals.


    I will have to be patient and see how it goes over next week or two..if its cycling hair then i should see some thicker ones coming in..(PRAYING), If its iron it may take a while to have an effect. I go for a blood test in another month or so Im going to work hard to get my Ferritin up and keep it up. Lesson learnt.
     
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    Where did you get the estrodial? Not that I would take it...

    Then again, I want my hair back!
     
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    It's from my Dr.
     
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    You can buy Oestrogel and estradiol tablets online from IHP.
     
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    Do you have a medical condition that leeches the iron from your blood, or have you just avoided high iron foods over the years without realizing it?

    My brother-in-law has to take iron injections, but his is an extreme case. He had a lot of surgery on his digestive system in his early twenties, due to cancer.
     
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    My primary Dr said it's idiopathic. It's called ferritin-anemia. So hemoglobin is fine but my stores deplete.
    My short hair shedding is better today.

    I feel like i have pretty good regrowth--BUT a lot of it came in so skinny i hope they shed and cycle thicker.
    I'm not sure if that can happen without finasteride/oral anti DHT.
     
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    Hair shedding is much better.

    It's going good.

    If any change will update.
     
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    Hello Hairblues, would it be possible for you to pm me the details of this topical you are using?
    I would like to discuss it with my dr.
    Thank you!
     
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    Im not comfortable giving out my Dr name I am sorry.

    They sell spironolactone here on the site with estrodial it's just not a spray version but its same ingredients and probably same strengths/ratios..You can just copy the ingredients list or print it out and talk to your Dr. to see if he can have something pharma for you OR you can contact Murray Avenue Apothecary and see if they can compound something for you.
     
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    I think minoxidil is working well...my hair line is coming in denser and lowering a smidge...

    I still have spots (small spots) where i am missing hair and part is still wider then I would like BUT better from where I started so i am happy.

    Hopefully something will come out that is neogenesis in a year or two to aid those spots..

    I wish i had guts and knowledge to do derma rolling but i am chicken to experiment on myself like that.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    The quality of Murray is going downhill. Have to be honest.

    Have you gotten medication from them recently (compounded).

    The bottle size is much smaller. When I asked the owner, she referred to the lab manager (weird).

    The lab manager said the long bottles were currently on hold until May. And it was the same.

    The bottle size is almost an inch smaller, and it isn't as wide. I think I'm going to try Klein.
     
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    No i am lucky so far i just get from my Dr office.

    I know Buckthorn and K9 (RIP lol) spoke highly of them.
     
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    There quality has gone down. I'm just going to leave it at that.
     
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    Just an update

    its 6 months on Minoxidil and 7 months topicals.

    I am doing really well..the only spots that did not thicken as much as I would have liked were the spots that got thin first/longest...those did get new vellus hair and some normal scalp hair..but not as filled in as rest did.

    I'm really pleased...i do have periodic shedding of small hairs which panics me as well as long hairs but the regrowth continues so its fine.

    In sunlight my scalp looks denser..my hair line lowered a fraction. my baby hairs came in super thick and some grew out to be long normal hairs...my widows peak is even fractionally lowered.

    i did get darkening of facial hair--was not sure what to do about it finally I went for Threading...i considered laser (too fine), tested waxing (wax is too strong for under eye)--I found Threading was fast, cheap and efficient..i will keep posted how it grows back if any problems.
    SO don't let face hair darkening keep you from Rogain/minoxodil.

    I think I have for now at least a moderate success story..if anything changes negative I will come back on and update.
     

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