Oral minoxidil great results what you think

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I cant believe I haven't seen any results from OM, other than thicker and more coarse body hair!!

It's like i get all the sides and none of the benefits, same happened when I was on finasteride: gyno, watery sperm and decreased erection strength yet no frikkin growth or even maintenance. Hair loss has totally fucked me
 

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5 mg may be okay for you. Skin doesn't end with the face. Back of hands and inner elbows seem to be affected in an extreme manner. Over the last three years, I am only aware of a few who can handle high doses 5 mg or greater) for long periods of time: @AnxiousAndy, @Derelict , @JaneyElizabeth , and @bridgeburn are the ones who come time mind. Keep us posted.
yeah its really weird cause even now at around 4mg im definitely seeing more extersion from the side effects. dont understand how people can do 10mg without bloating or skin effects or even palpitations which i did have for 2 nights on 5mgs, scary stuff. i would guess if i had side effects that would mean that i would also have positive side effects like regrowth but its too early to tell and i think il drop it in a few weeks, seems pointless if im just gonna have to keep taking for any regrowth i achieve.
 

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yeah its really weird cause even now at around 4mg im definitely seeing more extersion from the side effects. dont understand how people can do 10mg without bloating or skin effects or even palpitations which i did have for 2 nights on 5mgs, scary stuff. i would guess if i had side effects that would mean that i would also have positive side effects like regrowth but its too early to tell and i think il drop it in a few weeks, seems pointless if im just gonna have to keep taking for any regrowth i achieve.
Just drop to 2.5 then so you can have enough time on it to see results
 

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I am barely above that now but I did use 12.5mg for several months. I have experienced no sides that I would have minded as a male very much. My body hair below the waist is more vigorous but my torso and underarm hair have not returned and I didn't even need removal in these areas. They just stopped once my estradiol levels reached female levels. Because I have used both electrolysis and laser removal, my beard hair has gotten scratchier due to the laser-removed follicles never really being gone, just mostly destroyed and that and some stray hairs around my brows and eyes are the main negatives. I am also on an extreme regime that might dissipate any hypertrichosis. But yes, my hands and arms are somewhat more hairy and I have had removal in these areas.

Basically, all of this can be managed by shaving, depilation, removal and plucking so I wouldn't avoid going up to 15 mg as a male provided there are no worries related to hypertension. But because hypertension can be a serious thing, I don't recommend going above 2.5mg to 5 mg unless a person knows what he or she is doing and accepts the risks. The hair growth/regrowth from oral min is vigorous and you can tell if it is working by the hypertrichosis so you sort of want some increase in body hair. As always though, I am on a pretty advanced and complicated stack so the best advice if they are out there might come from someone on oral min monotherapy who has tried different levels.

I have seen worrisome hypertrichosis on an individual that can be seen on the @bridgeburn thread at page 5, called antidhtor and that put me off oral min for a while but the hypertrichosis appears to stop upon stopping usage of oral min so that is less of a concern. It all depends on the value one places on hair regrowth vs. sides. My hair regrowth matters more to me right now than having to pluck and depilate all of the time and I do get laser removal on face and body every few months. Electrolysis is often more painful but it is permanent but it takes a loooong time. I did three weeks straight two hours a day and it still hadn't gotten all of the peach fuzz left by laser. The eyelash effects though to me, are fantastic and oral min seems to work better on lashes than latisse so I plan to stop latisse, which is good because it is un-Goddessly expensive.
Yeah i dont really care about hypertrichosis, its just plucking a bit timewasting but its cool. Besides that eyelashes can confirm are longer and thicker, i monitor everything closely and they have definitely increased at least 30% in length while at full growth, if you dont want to use latisse just use careprost its the generic version of bimatoprost.
 

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Just drop to 2.5 then so you can have enough time on it to see results
nuh no point, id have to keep it forever if i see regrowth unless i find a way to exchange the boost oral min is doing without losing the regrowth or maintenance
 

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nuh no point, id have to keep it forever if i see regrowth unless i find a way to exchange the boost oral min is doing without losing the regrowth or maintenance
My belief and hope is that hair loss and hair dependence on specific meds is more complicated than people think. The longer that a terminal hair grows, the more that it would seem to have been "healed" at least temporarily by the treatment. The other aspects that might make this true are the importance of inflammation as often concomitant with hair loss and inflammation is treatable going forward likely even if we failed to halt it in the past. With HRT, the skin of the scalp is actually different and I think that this is part of the healing/awakening of hair dormancy that is likely to last some considerable period of time before dissipating. But it could very well be that microneedling or Rob English's massages could maintain growth cultivated via oral minoxidil.
 

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My belief and hope is that hair loss and hair dependence on specific meds is more complicated than people think. The longer that a terminal hair grows, the more that it would seem to have been "healed" at least temporarily by the treatment. The other aspects that might make this true are the importance of inflammation as often concomitant with hair loss and inflammation is treatable going forward likely even if we failed to halt it in the past. With HRT, the skin of the scalp is actually different and I think that this is part of the healing/awakening of hair dormancy that is likely to last some considerable period of time before dissipating. But it could very well be that microneedling or Rob English's massages could maintain growth cultivated via oral minoxidil.
well yeah but how many times have we seen people drop topical min and lose almost all the regrowth 3 months later. I see what ur saying and i think the same, the longer a terminal stays terminal it should go back to being "normal" in a sense.
 
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