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The Shedding Doesn't Stop.... Time To Give Up

Discussion in 'Shedding Shedding Shedding' started by BaldingGuy, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. alibaba92

    alibaba92 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Your scalp is itching and burning right, it is the most common symptom ? I guess your body is trying to reverse the changes caused by finasteride and your follicle are super-sensitive now. I feel damn sad for what you are suffering now :(. Looking at you, I dare not jump into finasteride :(, not because of low libido or whatever, but the totally OPPOSITE reaction :(. Damn. We either get everything or lose everything. Unlucky being balding men.
     
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    Dude, i can without a doubt guarantee you it’s the finasteride. Started it in January of 2017, then huge shed with itching, pain, sore spots, and pulsating throughout my entire scalp ensued in April. Sides and back were not kept safe either, and my scalp was also oily (along with the T-region of my face). Finasteride works for a majority, but i believe hormonal profiles such as ours have trouble adapting to the hormonal change caused by finasteride. I stopped in January or this year, and began rogaine around the same time, and my hear is In much better shape. During the time i used finasteride I constantly ried to convince myself that my scalp was always that oily, and that it always itxhed, but once I got off I realized how absurd it was for me to have stayed on it for that long in the first place after what i was experiencing. I’d imagine spironolactone and dutasteride would yield similar effects, which blows. Rogaine has improved my situation, but starting to shed again right around now so hoping it’s a synchronized or seasonal shed because my hair is defenitelty better than it was before I started it, especially after finasteride.
     
  3. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    But I had an hurting/itchy scalp before i started any treatments. Thats why i went to the derm in the first place... So if it is hyperandrogenecity it wasn't caused by any medication.
    Anyway, I'm not on finasteride for almost 7 months and with duta/spironolactone/cortico most days i dont have any itching.
     
  4. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    I stopped finasteride in Jan as well, so it can't be it.. I will also quit minoxidil once i finish this last bottle to see if it was the culprit of my inflammation and dermatitis..
     
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    Sanchez1234 Experienced Member

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    Could you pleeease update how your shedding is now?
    I have the same problem.. first two weeks <10 shedding on dutasteride... but now i am shedding for months and lost a lot of density.
    How is your hair now compared a year ago? How is shedding?
     
  6. LifeIsSucks

    LifeIsSucks Established Member My Regimen

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    Not a single picture as a proof, lol
     
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    Do you people understand anything about hair loss and think that a shed = permanent baldness.

    Maddening how uneducated people are.

    If you go off the meds, The hair will eventually grow back (thinner most likely), probably not to your liking, and you will be back on again and experience another shed.
     
    #27 djhype, Jul 30, 2019
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  8. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    I dont give a f is you believe me or not honestly. I told my experience at the time and since then have tried new things and moved on, so should you. Have a nice day, lol
     
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    I think the meds induced chronic Telogen Effluvium

    Stay the f*** away from them and you might get it back, but it will be a long, long process.
     
  10. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    nope. I took some time off meds and didn't experience another shed when i started my routine again. Quite the opposite.

    I did, however, have a lot of hairs that were visibly tapering towards the root when i shed. If you read a bit about hair loss you see that it should be a gradual process, the hair grows thinner after each cycle. Not thick at the end and thin at the root. Thats why i felt that i was losing density fast.
     
  11. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    No. Im not shedding anymore so it can't be chronic Telogen Effluvium. I'm not on fina anymore. I'm on 200mg spironolactone and 1.5mg dutasteride.
     
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    Did your hair shedding improve while you were off the meds?

    Chronic Telogen Effluvium does not mean forever btw, just 6 months or more until the aggravating factor is removed.
     
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    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    Nope, the shedding and itch got worse. then started my routine again and after about a month it stopped.
    If it was Telogen Effluvium from something it's gone now. I take 1.5mg duta before lunch, 200mg spironolactone after my last meal and apply minoxidil before bed.

    Doing this gets my itch and shedding under control.
     
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    Weird. Hair is weird. My biggest take here.
     
  15. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    Yeah man!! Freaking genetics ....
    My biggest take is that when it comes to hair, it's really easy to get desperate (especially if you are young) and desperation will really cloud your judgment. I got gyno bc I was stupid and desperate..
    Hope there is a better treatment in the next upcoming years.. It's been what, like 25 years since fina was released for male pattern baldness?
     
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    just switch to bicalutamide
     
  17. Moosey

    Moosey Experienced Member My Regimen

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    If i was you, i would drop the minoxidil forever and just stick to finasteride. I have a similar experience. Minoxidil wrecked my hair. I dropped it, got on dutasteride and recovered my hair and it looks better than ever.
     
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    Baldy12345 Established Member My Regimen

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    A lot of shedding complain threads, with 0 pics. Why don’t u post before and after treatment pics?
     
  19. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    So, how could i get bicalutamide? Is it a topical?
     
  20. BaldingGuy

    BaldingGuy Established Member My Regimen

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    How long were you on minoxidil? Did you shed after quitting?
     

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