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Was Cured For 2 Years (spironolactone + dutasteride), But Now Looking For A New Cure

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Quineapig, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Quineapig

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    It's pretty much the same as in that pic at the moment. with spironolactone working it was fully restored (I didint take close pics of my hair at that time because I thought I was cured :,D). I'll take a pic someday this week.
     
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    rupture Established Member My Regimen

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    upping yor dose or/and oral minoxidil
     
  3. sisenegonan

    sisenegonan Established Member My Regimen

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    I don't think there is any point of upping the dose, but since 300mg was my perfect sweetspot, its worth a go, for only a fortnight. If you don't see any changes in sebum (oilyness) reduce your dose, and go in other directions.

    I saw changes in oilyness in only a week after upping to 300mg. Back then I almost couldn't believe it. After a while I buzzed my head before starting on E, and the sheets no longer got 'oil stained' from my head like they used to. Infact that oil was so dirty my father who washed the pillow cover asked me what shitty oil am I using lol.

    300mg is quite strong, you will defo need some amount of oral minoxidil.
     
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    As someone that suffers from a oily scalp and acne, I am curious to know what really worked for you. What was the moment that changed that for you?

    Thanks.
     
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    sunchyme1 Senior Member My Regimen

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    mate you got any before after photos with all the sh*t your using?
     
  6. Quineapig

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    Yeah that's what I try to ask next time I see my Doctor. Will see if it works and how long.

    I don't want to use oral minoxidil, because it grows hair all over body and causes other bad sh*t. And it isn't even available for me because I can't order prescription meds from other countries.
     
  7. Quineapig

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    Spirolactone at 200mg dosage. Now (2 years later) the oilyness is starting to come back tho...
    It felt so amazing to be normal again :/

    spironolactone cleared most of my acne too. Theres also retinol cream, metformin and the diets wich help with acne.
     
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    sisenegonan Established Member My Regimen

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    Rather not share. Results are not in line with all the sh*t I'm using. Infact probably the only reason I'm still on is because of its sebum free nature. I f*****g never want all that sebum to return.

    I understand. Then make sure you are well hydrated.
     
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    Right now I am taking Accutane and I am having a really bad flare up right now. Hope it helps. Did you not use special shampoos to treat the sebum problem?

    I am also thinking about using retinol as it seems to be quite powerful in dealing with this kind of issues. Spirolactone seems to be the final option.
     
  10. Choi Han Kyul

    Choi Han Kyul Established Member My Regimen

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    What if you just drop every goddamn thing to zero for 2 months. Reset the clock and start again. That should work.
     
  11. Quineapig

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    I did use special shampoos + ketonazole and still do. They ease the itch but do not help with the real problem.
    I'd say that retinol isn't working on its own its just some extra. Accutane works for some people but for me the results lasted only for a year. Spirolactone was the holygrail for me.
     
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    Nope. Im not going back to that hell, lol. It doesn't work.
    I stopped all the meds for like 3 weeks once, and hairloss, sebum and itch came back. After restarting the meds the results were the same as before.
     
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    Choi Han Kyul Established Member My Regimen

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    In that case I will recommend you to add topical anti androgen to the regime.
     
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    Want to nuke sebum and oilyness, try 200 mg spironolactone with 1-2 Diane 35 pills a day...

    UPD: I'm sorry, don't listen to me :D
     
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    f*** that guy. -.-'
     
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    KSA Established Member My Regimen

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    Hi hi hi any improvements here? I take spironolactone now after 6 years on Flutamide. Flutamide is wonderful for hair and doesn’t affect libido. However it’s a pretty potent feminising agent unfortunately, be warned. Also some patients are prone to hepatoxidity on this drug. Flutamide also increases testosterone like crazy. Spironolactone can very well do the same - spironolactone has a feedback mechanism that Flutamide does not, but both can cause reflex androgencity. Also it’s a blocker so you shouldn’t be able to effectively build a tolerance to it although several people do report this experience. My heart goes out to you! I hope you’re improving hon xxx
     
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    metformin may cause hairloss

    is good for gyno prevention tho
     
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    I believe it just causes a telogen effluvium. However a lot of PCOS ladies take it with spironolactone/flutamide specifically for t reduction and weight loss : |
     
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    KSA Established Member My Regimen

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    Chiming in here for anyone who is on a similar journey - I’m starting month 7 of spironolactone. I oscillate from oily to dry skin depending on the day. I don’t shed like I used to but I also lost ground on the shed.

    I thought maybe I have heightened androgen sensitivity since I’m not responding to spironolactone for skin consistently - certainly not for hair nor am I loosing muscle mass - but I can’t imagine that’s the case. I have mild gyno on my right nipple and very low sex drive.
    I also have baby hairs + fuzz on my hairline where I do not apply minoxidil. My serum DHT levels - if indicative of anything have reached the borderline undetectable range as of last month so I’m uncertain if that means scalp DHT is similarly waning. But my testosterone (total and free) is closer to the higher side of normal.
    My dermatologist, who took spironolactone for her own hair, keeps reminding me that this therapy is just painfully slow. With that being said, my friend another patient who sees her had the miracle spironolactone hair and skin transformation on only 50mg within 4-6 months.
    I prefer it to Flutamide although Flutamide really delivers results and fast because Flut is intense. By the end of the year, you will have gyno and also elevated serum androgens (with a crazy sex drive) and loss of muscle mass. spironolactone appears to work on a consistent arc as it’s steroidal.

    Thinking about transitioning to cypro in 30 days
     
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    InvaderZim Established Member My Regimen

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    Do you think oral spironolactone 200 mg needs to be taken along with finas or dutas?
     

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