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Sudden Shedding After 1 Year Of Finasteride And 5 Months Of Minoxidil

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  1. mattia

    mattia New Member My Regimen

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    Hi to everyone,
    i'm 24 and i started taking finasteride exactly a year ago. I also started taking minoxidil 5 months ago. Until the end of sempteber i had beatiful results. The temples were covered and all the treatment was going in the correct way. Since the star of october i had a suddend intense shedding, specially in temples. I have asked to my doctor what was going wrong and she said to me that is a temporany shed. I have 2 opinions about this shedding:
    - the finasteride stopped working for me and the alopecia is returning to make damage;
    - i have something like cycle synchronisation (ive read it in internet). so after this phase i will probably have a growth.
    At first i think thas was the first option but the shedding is very fast and im losing very short hair. So now im confused. Someone can help me? Have you ever had something like this?
    Thank you
    ( sorry for the english but i'm italian)
     
  2. mattia

    mattia New Member My Regimen

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    nobody can help me?
     
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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    Just ride it out buddy, finasteride should work for way longer than a year. If you had good results initially then you can expect to get them back, just stay with treatments!
     
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    mattia New Member My Regimen

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    thank you for your opinion ;)
     
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    Yea I'm going through a bad shed. 1 year on generic finasteride. I cut my minoxidil back to once every two days. The shed is so bad I can't style or hide it either. So I'm going to go back to min at least once a day again and see.
    It sucks.
    Like a freaking month ago all was going well then BAMB! Freaking scalp B.S. shedding...
    Just keep a log, journal of the shed and good days and bad days and you will be reminded that there are sheds, then all of a sudden things get good again...
     
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    pizzamanluigi Established Member My Regimen

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    Well of course you are shedding you cut you minoxidil back in big way. Why did you slow down you minoxidil treatment?
     
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    'Cause of F%cking concealer. I got tired of washing my hair twice a day. Wash - Rogain - Concealer... Repeat 2x a day... Just lazy I guess...
     
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    pizzamanluigi Established Member My Regimen

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    Yeah using minoxidil can be a hassle. But thats why you are shedding, because you pretty much stopped using minoxidil. If you want to keep the results you got on minoxidil, you have to keep using it. Using it 3 times a week is not enough. I bet finasteride is still working, you just changed your regimen by stopping minoxidil.
     
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    update
    i had a regrowth in early december and now my situation is very similar to the situation before the shedding.
    recap:
    half october: sudden shedding starts
    begin of december: the regrowth starts
    end of december: the situation is like before

    this is my update, i hope you have the same results
    thanks, have nice holiday
     

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