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Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by AnxiousAndy, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. bridgeburn

    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    lmao, that blows my mind. Mino10 was legit, It was the first oral minoxidil pills I started with. I took 200 pills and they worked. I thought maybe it was because you were forced to switch brands you shedded. but your experience is your experience.

    eww

    It must be extremely cheap because pills are already cheap.
     
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    Arrade Senior Member My Regimen

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    What does cypro do?
     
  3. AnxiousAndy

    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    My experience was definitely one of the stranger ones, I'm just glad its going my way now lol. Yup very cheap! 3 month supply of topical will last me 24 months drinking at 12.5mg!!
     
  4. bridgeburn

    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    tomJ Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Are you transitioning into female with cypro?
     
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    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    How long is that now you have been taking oral minoxidil now Andy? im just over 4 months and the results are a bit underwhelming, thinking of using topical at night on my crown. Do you think it takes oral longer to work than topical? I have seen new hair grow in places like my hands and nose hair(lol) but my crown is still a mess.
     
  7. DuckThisSheet

    DuckThisSheet Established Member My Regimen

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    Shiet, i was going to order the pills, but... Fuck them if they can be taken on the border in my country. Do you still use minoxidil topically? Or only orally?
     
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    Obsessive Established Member My Regimen

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    That's such an accurate comment. I was so confident that estrogel on temples/hairline would have shown some benefit by now, but no such luck after ~10 weeks. In fact, I wonder if it's accelerating the recession.
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    ayy my man. real happy for you.

    you're one of the few here that truly deserve nw1
     
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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    I am not, I'm using cypro as finasteride is not strong enough on its own to even slow down my balding. Cypro won't turn you into a female, besides very slight gyno which isn't noticeable to others ( even my girlfriend ) I still look very much male.
    I'm not sure exactly but roughly a year and a half. When I was 4 months in just before my monster shed my regrowth at the time wasn't much but my hair over all my scalp was a fair bit thicker! What dosage are you using? Oral minoxidil is very much dose dependent and if you're going to be using it 10mg is what I'd start with. 5mg 2x a day or 10mg once a day is the way to go.
    I have never used minoxidil topically, I simply couldn't commit to consistent daily use forever.. So I went directly to oral minoxidil which is a lot easier to commit to!
    I saw no benefit from estrogel on the hairline. I strongly believe it would only be mildly beneficial when combined with powerful anti androgens like cypro. Do yourself a favor bro and add something like cypro in for results. spironolactone is weak as fuck from my experience so don't waste your time with that.
    Thanks bro :) I'm on my way lol, will probably take a long time but the dermmatch thickens the halfway terminal hairs up nicely.. With it on I appear as a NW1. Hope your hair is doing good too :)
     
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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    Guys I added another before pic I just found. This one is about 2 months into oral minoxidil before the super shed, as you can see no regrowth there yet. Comparing it to my current hair makes the regrowth I've got now look that bit more impressive!
    Red face block is now and the wow pic about 2 months of oral minoxidil.

    Something else I should add is in the wow pic I had the initial minoxidil shed, so this pic would be just before I recovered with no regrowth and is the earliest before I can find.. My hairline a few months ago was actually a bit worse than that but I didn't take pics as it was too depressing. Also you can see in the wow pic I don't have any temple hair left.. That shit was full ( but thin ) before finasteride lol, at least it's coming back now :)
     

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  12. Alphalete

    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    holy SHIT haha what the fuck :eek:

    these are amazing news
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Bad idea. You will never realise how much of the heavy lifting oral minoxidil does.
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Glad to hear you’re doing better mate. All the best for the future.
     
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    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    according to this ; https://academic.oup.com/edrv/article/27/6/677/2355194

    " Due to unwanted side effects like gynecomastia, E2 should not be used in men because very high topical doses seem to be required to obtain measurable hair growth effects "

    minoxidil even is poorly absorbed topically thats why its solution is 5% for a decent amount. And the bottle last a million times longer if drunken instead. but estrogel is 0.06%
     
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    Andy, congrats. After all the complaining that you weren't improving it was all just you being anxious. Nice hair line, now go out there and let the world envy that hair.
     
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    countjulian Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I'm on 5 mg 1x a day now, do you think I should go up? I've got my skin looking good with skincare I am afraid of sides if I go up.
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    I think it’s a wiser idea to start at 2.5-5mg so that if the dose over time needs to be increased, you have more room to play with.
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    Honestly brah I am amazed by those who can take oral minoxidil and not getting huge dark circle and hypertrichosis...
    And taking cypro and getting just a small case of gyno . Genetic is truly different for each people.
     
  20. AnxiousAndy

    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    The first month the shed stopped I was pretty sure I was still losing ground.. but eventually I thought maybe my hairline looks a tiny bit better and another month later I was fairly certain it was better. Now looking back at my older photos I'm shocked really.. I'm not confident enough to go outside without dermmatch yet as the regrown hairs are still thin in comparison to my terminal hairs but I'm hoping by December this year I can ditch the concealers for good :D

    I think you should try out 10mg. Oral minoxidil is dose dependent and I personally wouldn't use anything less. I honestly think 5mg just isn't quite enough for most people, especially if you are bigger, heavier, ect. How long have you been on 5mg? If it's been a few months and you've not seen much happening on top a dosage increase would definitely yield better results.. 2x the power lol.
    I'll admit I'm quite lucky to have very few side effects on these drugs, none of which are affecting me mentally. You said dutasteride doesnt work and has given you gyno, but is it really as bad as you think Michel? I can notice my gyno when I look down at my chest but looking in a mirror I just look a bit overweight ( which I am, but I'm losing now ) I'm sure once I hit my weight goal the gyno will go down more. How does it look to you in the mirror and are you a normal weight? If you are sure the treatments are not working then why not try something else? I went through loads of different treatment combos before something worked for me, you can do the same!
     

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