Your Experience Of Minoxidil, Good Or Bad.

Murkey Thumb

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Did you notice any change in regrowth when you went from 10% to 5%?

I am currently changing my minoxidil from 10 to 5 and am a little nervous that the progress will be affected..
Its difficult to say because I decided that Finasteride wasn't for me either as i was getting really bad side effects from it so i basically just went down to using the 5% without an AA. So i did lose ground but it is more than likely due to not using finasteride, when i introduced RU 3 months later it all grew back again after 2 months.

Personally i don't think that going from 10% to 5% will have much difference to you. I have to say that the best ever response i got to minoxidil was when i cycled 10% to 15% monthly but as i said at high doses it will age you. Maybe try 1 month 5%, 1 month 10% 1 month 5% etc.
 

reuters

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Thanks, i think i will get another 6 months of 10% instead of using the 5% i got :)
 

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My experience with minoxidil has been great, I’m using it in conjunction with finasteride but I’m fairly sure the majority of my regrowth is down to minoxidil. I use foam in the morning and liquid at night, it easily fits into my routine, some days I only use it once. I think I experienced a shed in the beginning that made my hair look worse, then 4 months in it started to improve and has continued to improve since
 

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I use minoxidil (EssenGen-5 which has topical finasteride in it), and I added RU to it as well for good measure. I use it on my hairline, and it's been about 4 months, and only made it worse unfortunately. I do see some small hairs in some areas, but seems to have been outweighed by the damage done. I'm going to leave it for a couple more months then assess if I should drop it. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
 

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This is my current situation.
First night dermarolling and scalp massaging.
Minoxidil: 2 months
Finasteride: 7-8 months.
Norwood scale: 2-3?
Summary: as bad as ever.
 

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I use minoxidil (EssenGen-5 which has topical finasteride in it), and I added RU to it as well for good measure. I use it on my hairline, and it's been about 4 months, and only made it worse unfortunately. I do see some small hairs in some areas, but seems to have been outweighed by the damage done. I'm going to leave it for a couple more months then assess if I should drop it. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

I applied minoxidil to my crown for 3/4 months and noticed that it thinned it, plus i was getting bloated face etc so stopped. Been nearly 2 months now and i haven't noticed a shed or anything. Maybe it just didn't grow back many hairs. Finasteride takes a year or so to see full benefits, same with minoxidil so if you are not getting sides then i recommend you stick with it for a year.
 

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I applied minoxidil to my crown for 3/4 months and noticed that it thinned it, plus i was getting bloated face etc so stopped. Been nearly 2 months now and i haven't noticed a shed or anything. Maybe it just didn't grow back many hairs. Finasteride takes a year or so to see full benefits, same with minoxidil so if you are not getting sides then i recommend you stick with it for a year.

I haven't experienced any side effects. I will continue using it for a bit longer. I have just ordered a dermaroller as well to see if that helps at all. Thanks
 

Yousef

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started my 9th month
I think I made a big mistake
seems minoxidil is not for me
all what am i getting is worse and worse results every week

seems its time to stop
 

Norbert Münz

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Thanks, i think i will get another 6 months of 10% instead of using the 5% i got :)
Hi,

I'm thinking of changing from 15% minoxidil to 5% minoxidil and wanted to hear some experiences with changing to lower strength. Did you finally go from 10 to 5?? Did you loose ground because of this??

Regards
 

-Synergy-

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Terrible experience the first time I used it. The alcohol in the solution can be just too much for some people and cause their skin to erupt and almost rott off with their hair. I have been using a different formulation of minoxidil for the last 3 months now though and that seems to not cause problems. I’m bummed that there’s no results yet though. I see good responders get results within three months. I guess I need more time or I’m just unlucky.
 

reuters

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Hi,

I'm thinking of changing from 15% minoxidil to 5% minoxidil and wanted to hear some experiences with changing to lower strength. Did you finally go from 10 to 5?? Did you loose ground because of this??

Regards
Hi, I changed from 10 to 5% and kept on 5% for a year, it was a bad idea and I lost some of my earlier gains. I am now back on 10% and things are getting better again.
 
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