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Starting Finasteride On 26/06/19 Advce And Thoughts Please

Discussion in 'Shedding Shedding Shedding' started by Carguy89, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Carguy89

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    Ok need adivce and your thoughts.
    Im 30 and ive been balding since i was 26/27yo.
    So in september 2018 i decided i better do something about it and i thought i would get on finasteride but my doctor convinced me to use minoxidl( not sure of spelling) so i got regaine foam and used it for 4 months or so but the shedding left me with barley any hair left so I discontinued use. I never got the hair back that i lost in the shedding phase of begining regaine and more so ive lost even more.
    Anyway im still determined to keep my hair and hopefully get some back. So im starting finasteride in two days 26/06/19 and ive been trying to eat healthier and take multi vitamins etc. Any advice on things to add to routine and is finasteride shedding phase bad i cant take another bad one lol.
    Just to put things in perspecitive im single and have good looks other wise.
    Thanks heaps. 15613739022621561361971977863431.jpg 24/06/19 before finasteride
    Screenshot_20190624-210251_Gallery.jpg ??/10/18 before regaine
     

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    BigOl'BaldingHead Established Member My Regimen

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    You shouldn't have quit minoxidil.. The shedding is part of the regrowth so get back on it.
     
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    I was thinking that but the shedding was so bad if it kept happening id have no hair left. Do you think finasteride will help me or am i to far gone?
     
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    Advice? Do not take finasteride. If you have the predisposition to develop Post Finasteride Syndrome your hair or lack thereof will be the least of your worries.

    Also, I apologise if this sounds unkind but you are a diffuse thinner in a NW6 pattern and the hair you have got is practically vanquished already. I’m also a diffuse thinner NW6 and unfortunately there isn’t much you can do other than shave it/wear a wig/have a transplant and the amount of grafts needed to cover your Norwood would be substantial and the result would be unsatisfactory (see Wayne Rooney).

    Please heed the advice not to take finasteride seriously. I took it for four days and it is the worst decision I have ever made. The consequences are too severe should you suffer an adverse reaction to this substance.
     
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    BigOl'BaldingHead Established Member My Regimen

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    Did you ever fully recover?
     
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    ZZmop Established Member

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    No, although I have improved from the perilous state I was in. I still have life changing side effects and am unable to work.
     
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    BigOl'BaldingHead Established Member My Regimen

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    Wow that really fucking sucks.. You must be 1 in a million.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to write on here. I regret stopping regaine but i felt like i was appling it wrong getting to much on my acutal hair not head and i got paranoid the shedding wouldnt stop as it had been over 3 months.
    Im going to start on finasteride today cause i need all tje help i can get. So do you think i should get back on min also?
     
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    Thanks so much for all your input, I looked at that link he had some good results indeed. I will add min again shortly and look into these dermarollers. Im still optimistic and hope to at least be able to keep what i have with the finasteride and the other stuff might even grow a little bit back or thicken it up, fingers crossed. Any advice on good shampoo and conditioner, for hair health and thickness?
    Thanks again
     
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    So do nothing, go bald...

    My advice:
    Start finasteride
    Start minoxidil.
    Take multivitamins and biotin
    Stay on those for at least 8 months.

    If you are going to react to finasteride, you most likely will know after 2 months or so.
    Read other people's input on finasteride.

    The best you can hope for is improvement enough and try some concealers to make your hair appear thicker.
    You don't want "slick bald"...
     
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    So been on finasteride and hair vitamins for over 3 weeks no sides yet and hair feels a little stronger i think.
    Feel like i should add min back into my routine just i feel like it doesnt hit head properly mainly just my hair as i had no rea l bald spots per say just thinning all over any advice on applying it would be appreciated and do u think i might get some of that shed backbits been nearly 6months since i stopped?
    Regards
     
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    Everyone is different. From what I've read time and time again if there are sheds, they repair. Get on minoxidil.
    I use the liquid and just use the dropper and apply all over and gently rub in in and I personally only leave it in for about 10 minutes then wash and apply concealer.
     
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    Have you had results doing it this way?
     
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    My results have been that the thinning slowed down, but I don't use minoxidil anywhere near what I should. If I did it would probably help more.
    I'm lazy, plus I use concealer and wash my hair every other day.
    The minoxidil twice a day would mean a lot of maintenance.
    The finasteride has helped the most.
    I've heard of oral minoxidil. That would be something I'd like to try.
     
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    Yeah ive noticed a near complete stop in thinning from finasteride. I would also b very interested in oral min as this would b so much less hassle to take, wonder how effective it is compared to topical
     
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    1 month update on finasteride
    plus using rengepure dr 3days and nt2days only started them today and head and shoulders dry scalp care shampoo and conditoner 1day and american crew thicking shampoo 1day a week
    Also im taking lipogaine hair vitamins and using a silk satin pillow case
    Not sure if my regimen is working yet but I think my thinning has stopped no hair on pillow or shower and it feels a little bit healtlier and stronger i guess.
    Cheers guys
     

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    Looks like a good improvement but hard to tell from the angle, lighting and styling.

    I just ordered regenepure dr. It's not the strongest out there but prob the best shampoo for male pattern baldness.
     
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    He shed from minoxidil sept of last year.

    That's nearly a year ago. Those hairs should have come back whether he was on it or not. They weren't hairs he'd grown from the treatment, they were hair he lost.
     
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