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Thanks HairLossTalk.com! My Results after Three Months! -UPDATE 4/21/09

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by hhj1247, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Obsidian

    Obsidian Senior Member

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    Your hair looks so much better at month 5, I can't wait to see a year's result. Sorry about the constipation sides. You can do what I do whenever I feel like I haven't taken a dump in a while. Oatmeal with milk, a rip banana, and a big cup of black coffee. If that doesn't work then it is some serious stuff.

    Have you tried CostCo or any of those stores that sell huge bulk products for low prices? I have read CostCo's price for Propecia is dirt cheap compared to places like Wal-Greens/CVS.
     
  2. hhj1247

    hhj1247 Established Member

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    I'm not constipated anymore though. I've been fine since I went to back down to .75 mg. I also stopped taking laxatives and drank a s-load of water that week as recommended. Then I took a blood test because someone here said it could be a thyriod problem or even a liver failure!! Yikes! But my blood turned out to be fine. I just want to be able to take 1 mg for sheer convenience. I want to be able to take fifths of Proscar without having to worry about making the dose close to .75 mg. Somehow I don't think .75 mg is much different then 1 mg and my body shoudl be able to take it.

    I'll figure something out. Maybe $82 a month is worth it.
     
  3. eth0

    eth0 Established Member

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    According to the stats, anything over 0.3mg is wasted, so why don't you save yourself the money and keep your Proscar intake down?
     
  4. hhj1247

    hhj1247 Established Member

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    Yeah I heard that there was some sort of study of DHT blocking and actual finasteride intake or whatever. It's a reason why I started off taking a low dose and moved my way up. I just don't know how accurate the study is, so I rather take .75 off my pill. Also, I am taking Propecia, not Proscar, so the only problem is that I'm spending a lot of money on stupid Propecia whereas Proscar is the same thing but just 5 mg of it and cheaper. It would be impossible to cut Proscar into .75, so I was hoping I would be able to handle 1 mg so I can cut Proscar in 5ths. Most people take 1.25 mg when using Proscar (proscar in 4ths). Meh..
     
  5. eth0

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    Here's the study

    http://www.physics.upenn.edu/facultyinf ... peciafda2/

    I currently take 0.5mg of finpecia (1 pill cut in half), but I'm thinking of dropping it 0.25mg. It's easy to cut them into 4 with a pill cutter.

    100 tablets is £23, cutting these into quarters would leave me with a yearly cost of around £19 ($30)
     
  6. BodyDysmorphic

    BodyDysmorphic Senior Member

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    dude your hair "crown, temples and hairline"
    have very much improved

    you must be ecstatic

    i bet the hair just above your temples will go terminal

    dude i cant wait to see what happens in a year

    cheers mate
     
  7. Artas

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    Wow! Very big improvements.

    Really happy for ya =D
     
  8. captain_que

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    progress looks great man. I had to stop and wonder if you had a piece on in that last pic :jump: :jump: it´s tempting to start off with the .25 or .5 dose of finasteride seeing this..
     
  9. ps1freak

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    great job! amazing how much regrowth you got - start styling that thing now!
     
  10. hhj1247

    hhj1247 Established Member

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    A little update: I haven't taken pics yet, but I think I have seen my hair get a little better since the last update. I'm most surprised at my hairline, which continues to come in :hump: .

    Relatively no sides still. I did have problems with the Rogaine foam. When I apply Rogaine foam I like to really rub it in, and I mean REALLY rub it in. As a result, the top of my fingers have been getting burnt and have been chapping, flaking, etc.. I went to the doctors and they prescribed me a cream and started using gloves when I apply it. My fingers have since returned to normal. I wonder, has anyone else had this problem? I would think this would happen a lot.

    I also had a month or two of very chap lips. I think this might have also been because of minoxidil or maybe because of Nizoral. Usually I apply nizoral right before I shave then I rinse it, so maybe the nizoral that was on my hands got on my face when I was rinsing it? Or maybe I touched my face after applying Rogaine? W/e, it has gotten better.
     
  11. hairwayorthehighway

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    Inspiring results! Please post a new picture soon so we can see your continued progress. I am due to start Finscar (1.25 or if I can help it 1 or lower) soon - just waiting for the blasted things to arrive.
     
  12. thebump98

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    update sir ??
     

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