Long time finasteride user, gonna have one last crack at this!

James227

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Hey, I’ll try and be brief. Been on finasteride for years, I’d say 6 maybe? Been on minoxidil for even longer. Did one year of low level laser therapy or whatever it’s called at the beginning. Take biotin, have done for years. Use Waterman’s shampoo I think it’s called? Supposed to help block dht or something? Have tried dermaneedling but I don’t really know what I’m doing. Probably did it on and off for about 2 years or so. Right, all caught up. Anyway, I have diffused hair loss and it’s really kicking in now, I think my regime is almost out of juice. I’ve been refused for a hair transplant from a number of clinics here in the uk because of the risk of shock loss etc. So, I want to have one last go and try to save my hair. I might invest in an irestore laser helmet thing just to use alongside everything else. I know they probably do f*** all, but does anyone here actually have any experience with one? Also, I’m really gonna give dermaneedling a good go. Does anyone have any tips? What pen is best? How many needles? Depth? Do I apply minoxidil right after? All that kind of stuff. And finally, is there anything else I can throw into the mix? Vitamins? That prp thing? Anything like that? I’m not gonna switch to dutasteride just cause I never really had amazing results on finasteride and I doubt duta is gonna just spontaneously reverse my hair loss. Anyway, thanks as always guys. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Yeh man, I’m 32. 33 in a couple of days. Why you ask?
How long was you using minoxidil for before starting finasteride? I could be wrong but maybe you have lost the gains that you got while using minoxidil by itself, while DHT was still attacking your hair. If I was you I'd still stay on finasteride atleast.
 

James227

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Oh, I dunno? A year? Maybe more? I ain’t planning on stopping anything??
 

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I don’t think they are keen to do a hair transplant until someone’s 45 from what I’ve read
 

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I would say save your money and resist things like the, irestore laser helmet & prp, unless you are in a money is no object scenario.
 

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Would you be willing to try oral minoxidil? I really hope you would consider a combo of dutasteride and oral minoxidil. I've seen it work wonders for many people. I'll always advocate for the stuff.
 

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I've also seen people who don't respond well to finasteride getting amazing results with dutasteride.
 

James227

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Yeh man, I’m on propecia. Been on it for some years now. And yeh, I’ll read through that guys thread later on tonight. I’ve just ordered a dermanpen actually. The dr pen a6 or something I think it was called? Is it the done thing to apply the minoxidil straight after or should I be waiting till the following morning or whatever?

And nah man, sorry. I doubt I’d switch to duta and oral minoxidil now. I don’t know enough about it and I can’t afford another brutal shed if I switch something up in my routine. Done it too many times over the years and it’s only ever made things worse. I’m on borrowed time as it it...
 

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What is your full regime I might be able to help you, also what brand Finasteride are you using? You suffered any stress recently or the last year?
 

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Hey man, I may actually reconsider. I’m in the UK though, do you know how I go about getting oral minoxidil? Also, can I take it alongside finasteride? Thanks man, your input on this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, do I need to ween myself off of topical to start taking oral? Thanks again.
 

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Hey man, I may actually reconsider. I’m in the UK though, do you know how I go about getting oral minoxidil? Also, can I take it alongside finasteride? Thanks man, your input on this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, do I need to ween myself off of topical to start taking oral? Thanks again.
You can find it on some sites, people are drinking topical and getting results so thats also a route and its much cheaper.
 

James227

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Hey man, whilst I do appreciate your reply, you didn’t really answer any of the questions that I asked! Ha ha! Actually, I’ve had no real feedback of any kind. Maybe I should have made a thread about Justin f*****g Bieber’s f*****g hairline? Then I’d of got a response!
 
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