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Discussion in 'Shedding Shedding Shedding' started by Kbs1515, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Kbs1515

    Kbs1515 New Member My Regimen

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    I've been through all the shedding threads available, but wanted share my experience, and will post updates with progress or lack thereof.

    I started finasteride 1mg daily July, 2018. Almost a year in, and I achieved great results, noticed at the end of October, don't know if I shed when starting since already was buzzing my head.

    I'm probably a Norwood 2.5, but my hair quality was garbage, hairline was rapidly going, and diffuse on the top. So I decided to give finasteride a shot.

    My hair went from garbage, to regrowing hairline, basically turned into a healthy looking mature Norwood 2.5, I was really astounded!

    Starting the end of May, starting shedding, now I would have sheds pre treatment, but the amount of shedding is startling.

    I buzzed the dome again, actually like the look, but I believe the shedding has stopped.

    Now I believe right around baseline, but the hair that didn't shed is healthier, so I take that as a positive.

    So for all you shedders at 1 year in after a great response - I will update progress good or bad.

    I find it hard to believe with such a great response, the drug to just stop, so stay strong folks!!!
     
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    rj barrett New Member My Regimen

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    Ima definitely be waiting on your update, I'm going through the same thing, i looked like a healthy norwood 2.5 but shedding after a year on the big3 this shit sucks, hoping ill stop shedding soon
     
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    I've heard that there tends to be "anniversary" shedding, since the new hairs came in all at once, they'd naturally tend to shed about the same time. By all accounts, it's nothing to be super worried about and things are working just fine! :)
     
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  4. The bald gene

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    I am on big three for almost 7 months.I have got good results but my shedding never stopped.Its almost 100 hairs per day.I am very worried about the shedding
     
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    I've read from people that said they had shedding to 9 months before it slowed down (a few people said it continued, but it's said that it's common to lose 50-100 hairs a day, so perhaps you've increased your hair count to reach the normal threshold?)... In the end, I think if you're getting some good results, then that means you're gaining more hairs than losing, which is definitely good!
     
  6. Kbs1515

    Kbs1515 New Member My Regimen

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    It does make sense that with all new hairs starting at the same time, they would shed similar since they are on the same cycle.

    Before I started Finasteride, my scalp would get weird tender spots, and go through itch spells. And 4 months into treatment, that totally went away. When I started this shed - the tender spots and itchy scalp returned, makes me think all it was caused by the shedding process. But that has all cleared up, which may mean the shed is over and growth is returning.

    First post I didn't mention that my hairline has been receding since I was 21, noticed it in college, hair definitely was in advanced miniaturization process, may take a while to it to completely stabilize, I've read some posts where it took a full 2 years to stabilize. Told myself when I started treatments, if current hair is maintained I'd be super happy, the #1 buzz cut looks better with a shadow, and wanted to hang on to that, and not quite a year in with the same hair.

    I didn't take any pictures in the beginning, however knew my hair was getting better when I started buzzing the head with a #2 and it looked healthy, before I would have to buzz it with no guard or #1/16 weekly. (Current hair is still better than before because #1 buzz looks good to the eye)

    To summarize, shedding has stabilized, and my hairline is at base, shed the gained hairs but even though you can talk yourself into how bad it is, don't believe I've lost any ground, and hairs are still growing on my starting hairline - be interesting to see if it fills in similar to before. This has kind of turned into a science experiment for me - I can detail this experience out and give to the masses, ease a mind or two.

    Here's the weird thing, I have noticed new colored sprouts, a couple of them are dang near an itch down my hairline. Couple follicles dormant for years but not dead, it's bizarre :)

    On a side note, I started buzzing my head 3 years ago and had accepted that I was going to be bald and to go ahead and move on. Psychologically it was the best thing, hit the gym, cleaned up the diet, lost 30 lbs and felt real good not worrying about my hair falling out. This is was probably my brain making up stuff, but seemed people viewed me differently, probably because the extra confidence I exuded. Now look, worrying about my hair again and posting on forums.

    I accept again that treatments may put a pause on it, but eventually the inevitable will occur and baldness with overtake me, and when you decide that, a weight lifts and you can get on with real life. But that is me, 34 married with kids, I remember in my middle 20's being so frightened that I was going bald, but didn't want to alter my hormones with meds, so I understand. If hair is important, then you darn well start treatments, and do everything you can to not be hair challenged!

    I've rambled on long enough, thanks for reading, and I'll try to jump on here weekly and see if any responses are necessary.

    Later
     
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    I'mme Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Man, mine has worsened after starting big3. Did you shed equal or more hair before big3?
     
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    I used to shed more hair before big3.It used to be around 250 or more everyday.
     

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