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My Story: receding hairline at 16, NW3 at 19, Now 22 with Norwood 0.5/1

Discussion in 'Tell Your Story' started by jgray201, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. youngkidwithhairloss

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    With a few men making threads showing them growing back all their hair, and supposedly not having any health problems; should I still be intimidated by using oral spironolactone despite their success?? The reason I'm wondering is because proscar 1.25mg is not stopping my hair loss. :shakehead:
     
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    i dont anything about spironolactone; how crazy is it in regards to finasteride (im taking finasteride)?
     
  3. jgray201

    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    I would never advise that anyone take oral spironolactone - it was a personal choice and a last resort for me. It will have an effect on your body, but to me - considering i was 19/20 and balding badly - it was bearable. The worse thing was some gyno which i used SERMs for, but even then you can't just keep taking SERMs as the increase in testosterone caused me to shed. All of that being said, i was on oral spironolactone for about 4/5 years. Then I succesfully switched to RU.
     
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    lickawrist Established Member

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    I take it you only used spironolactone for the regrowth and then maintaining it with finasteride and RU? Any significant losses, or have you successfully maintained your regrowth?
     
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    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    I would say that i have maintained since being on RU. But if you check my last pictures with a year or so ago you can judge for yourself.
     
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    congratulations dude
     
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    lickawrist Established Member

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    I'm real jealous man haha I'm too perturbed by spironolactone SE :\ Maybe someday, when my balls drop, I'll consider spironolactone, but finasteride seems to be doing its job rn. Here's to hoping you many years of hair.
     
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    hello jgray,
    first of all - wow man - this is fukkin amazin !

    i've got 2 question as im about to get on spironolactone myself -

    * when you began to get gyno and started tamoxifen, ive seen you wrote that you only took it for a couple of months - so you take it for 2-3 months, the gyno goes away, and than you can discontinue it while still on spironolactone and the gyno wont come back ?

    * you also said that you took tamoxifen/ralox -- is this a drug combination or just 2 different drugs ? what is the other one for ? why tamoxifen alone wouldnt cut it ?

    thanks and keep going !

    btw this is what im planning with spironolactone, id love if you could give your opinion
    http://www.hairlosstalk.com/interac...adding-low-dose-spironolactone-as-of-tomorrow
     
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    Johnmpb Established Member My Regimen

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    Amazing. Where do you get your RU from and what kind of vehicle do you use? How often do you make batches.

    thanks for giving us all hope!
     
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    How'd you even get your hands on oral spironolactone. I mentioned it to my doctor if things get bad and he's just like wow no
     
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    where did you get your meds from the start to now? I don't see a doctor prescribing all that
     
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    I want to know the same. Pls share if you are still here, bro.
     
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    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    online at all day chemist
     
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    Johnmpb Established Member My Regimen

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    Where do you get your RU from and what kind of vehicle do you use? How often do you make batches.
     
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    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    From Anagen. I buy the premixed solutions and store them in the fridge. I used to use 5% solution but now using the 3% with no problems.
     
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    stachu Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Man... Hats off. When at 17 i hit NW2 i thought i had worse situation ever. You could or need to be a inspiration for people here!!! Ps. We all here will finish on NW7 planet. But in this race, the slowest will win as a landing there last. :D
     
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    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    Short update.
    Still maintaining, I believe my overall thickness has increased since using castor oil/emu oil topical. Also, noticing more dark hairs at the front of hairline since i have started dermarolling and tretinoin on temples.
     
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    i read many articles about emu oil and it's antiinflammatory effects and believe that it is working!
    also add MSM, omega-3/6, polyvitamins+microelements(copper, zinc, vit C especially), escape smoke/drink.
     
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    jgray201 Established Member My Regimen

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    Another update: Still maintaining with some slow gains over the last few months. Combination of RU/OC seems to work well considering have not lost any ground since dropping oral spironolactone probably two years ago now. I also think the combination of dermarolling and retin-a has helped to darken hairs. Have had no adverse effects from the retin-a but i am using a very low dose.

    Will post pictures today or tomorrow.
     

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