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Is It Possible That Rogaine Will Make Me Bald Faster?

Discussion in 'Shedding Shedding Shedding' started by blondguy, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. hairblues

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    I am at 8-9 months and I am shedding short hairs but not long hairs...

    before treatments i shed ALL kinds of hairs.

    Since treatments my shed decreased at leas if not more 1/3 to what it was before daily.

    NOW its just short hairs shedding.

    I am half way thinking its this periodic shed of treatments that happens since the time line...but half of me concerned its minutiriztion since its mostly just small hairs.

    My initial dread shed at week 3 into treatment was all kind of hair it lasted 10 days I think.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    DoctorHouse Senior Member

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    The short hairs may be miniaturized hairs that will be replaced with stronger terminal hairs. Without using a hair densitometer, its hard to know for sure.
     
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    I also found this quote from an old poster on another site...interesting perhaps


    It's normal for you to have sheds, with or without minoxidil actually. They did a study awhile back showing that hair is thickest in the winer/spring (more hairs in anagen phase) and thinnest in summer/fall (fewer in anagen). I'd post a link but I can't find the study at the moment.

    Those of us nursing thin heads of hair are more likely to notice these changes than people with a full head of hair. I think many of the shedding stories guys report on the forums is tied to some degree to this natural shedding cycle. I just want to point that out because I think the instinct is to assume that the shedding has something to do with treatments you are using. And it might at first, but I'm guessing once you've stabilized on treatments shedding fluctuations probably have more to do with seasonal changes.

    Unless you are losing more than 100 hairs a day, I wouldn't concern yourself too much with shedding. It happens and as long as it's not excessive, it's not a big deal.
     
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    Thanks, @623 -- @DoctorHouse , would you agree with this assessment? I am eating better and in a way better headspace...I know it'll take some time, but of course worried that these shedded hairs ain't gonna be coming back strong or at all. I admit that adding minoxidil would be a bit of a panicked response. If indeed finasteride is losing its effectiveness, would it be worth it?
     
  5. rmalh8

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    Hi deepak,

    did you face any side effects from propecia?
     
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    Deepak2797 New Member My Regimen

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    Hi guys plz help me here as I am totally freak out..
    I have been on minxodil and propecia from almost 1.5 year approx and now my hair was thick and shiny but now I am losing my black thick hair at very high rate .
    I have suffered from shed after starting medicine 2 times .
    1 st shed in 2 nd month after start
    2nd shed in 9 th month

    So my question is that normal 3 rd shed or now my hair will not come again??
    And if it is a shedding then how long will I suffer such sheds with minoxidil and propecia ??

    Plz reply fast I would be very thankfull to you..
     
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    centurie Established Member

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    @Deepak2797 Ive been on minoxidil for 2 and a half years and constantly go through periodic shedding phases. I am going through massive shed currently and even now i still doubt whether my hair will come back... but it always has in thus far. There is no knowing really.
     
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    Deepak2797 New Member My Regimen

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    Did your hair always come back I mean after the sheds you have gone through till now ..... Or after every sheds your hair density is decreasing...... And btw thanks for your reply .

    And one more thing now the hair falling out are mostly black and thick ....does it mean something if you know
     
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    Deepak2797 New Member My Regimen

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    If someone also want to give there reply ....then plz reply your answer will help me
     
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    centurie Established Member

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    It would come back in terms of general density would return, but my hairline has continued to creep back at a slow rate which means my hair loss is still continuing.
     
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    i'm at 9 month of finasteride and minoxidil and i've your same problem. after 7 months of regrowth, i'm in a shedding phase. maybe is the cycle synchronisation that dr house spoke a lot. i wait and see what happen. im losing only short hair and not all of them. it's a strange shedding. maybe they will come back better. we keep updated.
     
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    Can attest to constant shedding on minoxidil. I get it every 3 months. Hairline will recede then regrow, but the dht areas take a beating and never recover, and since the shedding is so frequent and I have long hair, density never recovers. I spent too long not using an dht blocker that works, so as previously stated by @DoctorHouse i have only really been going backwards. Hurts my soul.
     
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    What dht blocker were you using?
     
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    Georgie Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I was using spironolactone for ages. Did nothing but make me look about as skinny as an auchwitz victim.
     
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    Not to be rude, but that made me laugh. Did you end up finding an alternative that worked for you?
     
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    Georgie Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Haha all good mate. Sadly I have not, but I’m about to start topical RU. My hormones are crazy sensitive so I’m thinking I’m better off with something that has less systemic sides.
     
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    "Afferd, like I said minoxidil is simply a growth stimulant. So that means if can promote the life of a vellus or miniaturized hair to hang on longer than it would have if you did not use the product." - So in other words use minoxidil. It helps me with itch and shedding, and promotes hair growth.
     
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    Hello!

    I'm new to the forum, and I've been debating if I should start using Rogaine. I'm 30 years old, and just had a hair transplant to fill in the widow's peaks. My Dr. recommended Rogaine ONLY if I noticed that my hair was falling from the crown. My hair has been the same since my early 20s. I haven't really noticed any hair loss, but I do want my hair to be thicker. I used to have thick hair when I was younger. I bought Rogaine foam, and it's just in the closet. Would you recommend it?
     
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    Would be same rationale apply for a propecia shed in the DHT sensitive areas?

    I am 1.6 years into Hairloss. I had a massive Telogen Effluvium and never fully recovered but was holding solid at the hairline. May of last year I thought I could thicken some of the diffusion per the derms advice I started minoxidil 2 time a day topical. It was a 6 week nightmare. I shifted to oral 1.25 and stuck it out. Hairline never recovered and maybe slight regrowth fell to another shed.

    I’m facing the same dilemma with Propecia. In essence we are just buying time. Doing nothing in May would have saved me a few more year in the front where it matters most.

    I don’t want to risk years to try propecia due tot he shedding but I also don’t want to force myself over the edge I’m standing on.

    @DoctorHouse anythoughts on RU? Or waiting on the procecia? Im at the point where the diffuse thinning now shows scalp can still hide a bit with length but center front is all but gone.
     
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    I cannot give any advice on RU as I have never used it. PM me photos showing your loss as I don't remember seeing any loss in any of your photos. You have better hair than I ever had.
     

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