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Saw Palmetto Topically

Discussion in 'Wigs, Toppers, Extensions, Hair Systems for Women' started by Maxine, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Maxine

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    Hi. This is probably a "dumb ***" idea but please do not assume I am a Cretin! I'm just desperate to try anything! I am a female attempting to win a desperate battle with Androgenetic Alopecia hairloss and can't use Minoxidil anymore because I am one of the "5%" that absorb it systemically. (Yes, I had pitting edema and I looked like a f*****g circus side show queen from all the facial hair) DARN!!! There went my last CHEAP hope of hair loss solutions. So now, I am trying Saw Palmetto capsules. I'm breaking one open and massaging the oil into my scalp every day with hopes it might block the DHT. I know it sounds like bullshit but women (and men) who are losing there hair sometimes resort to desperate and irrational measures. I don't give it much hope but it's worth a try. Will let yall know what happens.
     
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    Is DHT implicated in Female Hair Loss? I thought it was not. If that is correct, how will the SP help?
     
  3. Maxine

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    YES DHT is a factor in Female Androgenetic Alopecia

    Yes, Bruce. DHT can also be responsible for causing hairloss in women with Androgenic Alopecia which is what I have. It's a shame I can't use Rogaine. :cry: That sucks because atleast it gave me a little more hair than I have now. I feel sorry for men. I feel even sorryier for women. People say things like, "damn! Your hair is thin! I can see right through your hair!" Boy, does that ever suck. I just wanna beat the sh*t out of snotty, thick-haired women for saying that! What do they think???? I ENJOY having hair like this? Or, I go to my stylist and say, "would you make my hair thin, hun, so people can see right through it?" Sorry, but I am just pissed off about my condition and really need to vent. I don't know WHAT to do.
     
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    Re: YES DHT is a factor in Female Androgenetic Alopecia

    Would not topical spironolactone be a natural?
     
  5. Maxine

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    Hmmmm...where can I get topical spironolactone? My doctors here are VERY uneducated and conservative. The only thing my derm will recommend is Rogaine. I asked her about spironolactone once and she said it is dangerous and only experimental. She said other than that, there is nothing she can do for me.
     
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    Check out http://www.minoxidil.com.

    This is Dr. Lee's web site. He can help you out.

    Good luck! :lol:
     
  7. Maxine

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    Hey Bruce!

    Thanks loads!! You're a real gem!!!!! :)
     
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    Re: Hey Bruce!

    You be! Good luck.

    :rockon:
     
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    Hi, did you have any success with the topical saw palmetto? Also, any chance it can cause facial hair growth in women?
     
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    Well... she disappeared 15 years ago so finger crossed it worked for her!
     
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