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

  1. Derelict

    Derelict Experienced Member My Regimen

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    25mg is probably more than i would like to take, im sticking with 20mg at night, i don't wan't to go any higher than that. I should add im also taking spironolactone so i have to be even more careful now with oral minoxidil.
     
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    At least you probably do not have to worry abuot water retention, couse spironolactone is a diuretic.

    I am ready to increase the dose to 40-50mg one day. But I must be sure that the regrowth will increase with the dose. I still have great blood pressure.

    I spoke to a certain user who claimed that he reduced doses of oral Minoxidil and the results remained the same. But who knows...

    Anyway, by the end of May I will not increase the dose
     
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    Nvm, Im fucking greedy, I increase the dose to 30 mg today.

    I should publish my thread this weekend

    Side effects update:
    Red and hot ears when I'm stressed <lol>
    Almost certain that I have dark circles
    Gained weight, but I do not see any signs of water retention anywhere. <I have a shitty diet, so I'm still not convinced about it>
     
  4. Michel Iorio

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    I’m doing 5mg / day split into two doses and regrowth has been great.

    Why take a risk when you’re already getting results?

    If you have to stop because of sides, you may end up losing all your gains.

    Just food for thought,
     
  5. DuckThisSheet

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    The theory is that the more you take minoxidil, the better you should have the results, thats why.
    And I really want to go back to the straight hairline.

    But... well, maybe you are right, i ll hold back and stay with my dosage
     
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    Yes, I understand.

    How long have you been taking it?

    I’m 5 months in and still seeing growth.
     
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    BetaBoy Established Member My Regimen

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    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    up to a certain point because it depends on how much sulfotransferase you make which converts min to its active form. If you take more min than sulfotransferase available then it's pointless
     
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    Yakitori Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Did you do always do 2.5mg two times per day? Or did you try once per day at either 2.5mg or 5mg?
     
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    I started with 2.5 once a day for about a month and now been on 2.5 X 2 for about 4 months.

    Might increase to 7.5 eventually if I don’t see regrowth anymore but for now the Dermapen is also helping thicken or sprout hairs along the hairline.

    Cheers,
     
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    Yakitori Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Cheers.

    I started 2.5mg once per day yesterday. I originally intended to go 5mg once per day but could be worth trying lower to begin with so I went with 2.5mg. Did you get any signs of regrowth in that first month of just 2.5mg once per day?

    Also, did you respond to topical? I never did.
     
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    Hi, I only noticed a change towards the end of the second month.

    Used topical for years, even at high concentrations (12-15%), it never did anything for me.
     
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  13. Yakitori

    Yakitori Experienced Member My Regimen

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    No shedding yet what so ever after 9 days but we'll see. Topical made me shed a little bit but not overly much after the 1st week that lasted for almost 2 weeks.
     
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    Your hair is beautiful
     
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    Your nickname is beautiful xD
     
  16. Michael1986

    Michael1986 Established Member My Regimen

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    My understanding was that the amount of this enzyme that you have is only relevant if you are using minoxidil topically, while taking minoxidil orally bypasses the issue of whether you have enough of this enzyme or not.
     
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    itsjustsimon Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Yup, exactly this. Oral minoxidil has practically unlimited amount of sulfotransferase available to turn minoxidil in its active form. That's why way more people have success on oral minoxidil but not topical.
     
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    bridgeburn Senior Member My Regimen

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    not exactly, oral min still needs to be converted to work. It's that there's more sulfotransferase in the liver than in the blood stream of the scalp. but the individual amount which each person's body produces varies.
     
  19. Choi Han Kyul

    Choi Han Kyul Established Member My Regimen

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    Good Job Andy :)
     
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    Michael1986 Established Member My Regimen

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    Do you think there are some people who might not have enough sulfotransferase in their liver for oral minoxidil to work? I recently started oral minoxidil 2.5mg a day, so I'm curious about this question.
     

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