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What Happens When You Restart minoxidil. Success.

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  1. bluemoon1212

    bluemoon1212 Established Member

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    After great success with minoxidil and dutasteride, I foolishly stopped minoxidil about 9 months ago. I fell back to baseline, maybe a bit worse. I noticed I've never seen a well-documented thread about someone starting minoxidil up again, so I'm going to. I've also been on dutasteride for over a year. First pic is before I stopped. The next three are a timeline from September 18(when I started minoxidil again) until yesterday. You can see it growing back quite rapidly. Before anyone asks, the only side I've ever gotten was some mild acne on my forehead from finasteride and dutasteride.
     

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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    you started dutasteride beofre introducing minoxidil ? or both together ?
    Did you fet good result with propecia ? or duta was better ? thx
     
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    bluemoon1212 Established Member

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    This is two and a half months of progress after starting back up with minoxidil. Once I stopped taking it, I shed back to baseline below baseline over six months, then decided to hop back on and see what I could regain. Looks like i'm well on my way to a full recovery.
     

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    bluemoon1212 Established Member

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    Both worked about the same for me.
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    great result man
     
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    minoxidil responders are insane. Looks great
     
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    dunno Established Member My Regimen

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    Nice results, consider yourself very lucky. How come you stopped minoxidil in the first place?
     
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    bluemoon1212 Established Member

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    I became complacent with my results and assumed applying minoxidil was more of a pain than it was worth. I thought dutasteride was the reason for my insane regrowth. It was a foolish mistake and I'll never make it again. This was the result, daily. That's not even including the amount I was losing on the shower
     

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    So this sink picture is before you added minoxidil back a few months ago?

    How is the shedding now?
     
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    bluemoon1212 Established Member

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    That is correct!
    Almost non-existent now. I shed about 10 hairs per shower now, most of which are under two inches in length.
     
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    worm Experienced Member My Regimen

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    wow, that's fantastic. Im super tempted to start again. I definitely had some success with it, but it's been so long, it feels like im a born again minoxidil virgin. Someone mentioned the insane itch, which led to shedding, ultimately, that's what im shit scared of....

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Monthly update. This is after 3 months. I took a picture to showcase the midscalp recovery. First pic is when I restarted minoxidil, second is recovery of midscalp. Third is brushed back beginning. Forth is brushed back today, after 3 months.
     

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    worm Experienced Member My Regimen

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    that's a dramatic change, looks good!
     
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    Results look great! Congrats.

    Do you apply it over then entire top of your head? Liquid or Foam?
    Thanks.
     
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    dralex Senior Member My Regimen

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    Lucky bastard, wish minoxidil did that for me. Wouldn't dare miss an application.
     
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    rclark Senior Member My Regimen

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    Holy SHIT. That is good. Good job!

    If that's your latest (bottom right corner). Definitely making solid progress.

    Stay on it!
     
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    1 ml liquid all over the top once per day.
     
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    Johnmpb Established Member My Regimen

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    Niceeee

    Which shampoos do you use
     
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    Whatever smells best
     
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    Just another little update. Bald patches along each side of the forelock are filling in nicely. First pic is first day back on minoxidil, second pic is today, which is just over three months.
     

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