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Zeroheat's Story-(Temple loss, Big 3, 962 days update pg37)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by zeroheat, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. zeroheat

    zeroheat Established Member

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    I don't feel any shedding. Still going strong with minoxidil.
    I will post new pics soon

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    THanks buddy!

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    I experienced the exact same side effects.. they went away after like 5-6 months. Continue with finasteride for 3 more months and see what happens. And there is no alternative, sadly..

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    Went through the same thing. Started to get better after 3 months or so, and sides completely disappeared after like 6 months IIRC.. I have sex regularly with my GF and we have absolutely no issues.. and I've been on finasteride and minoxidil for a longgggg time now. Continue for now

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    Hello all, new pics as of today.. hair is a bit messy.. because of hair wax + sleep.
    1.jpg 2.jpg
     
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    BiqqieSmalls Established Member

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    What an unbelievable recovery. You've been attacking male pattern baldness for the past 6 years, is that correct? Have you missed any treatments?
     
  3. zeroheat

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    Missed the treatment for like 2 months when I was in the basic army training course.. that's pretty much it. I guess it's already been 6 years!
     
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    Notcoolanymore Senior Member

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    This is truly an unbelievable success story.
     
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    Hey zeroheat,

    just want to know how long it took to get regrowth? Are you still experiencing regrowth or better quality hair? Iv been on the big3 for almost 7months and i have had no results. Should i just give up? Theres not even any thin hairs growing back? I do still lose hairs aswell. Any suggestions?
     
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    hey zeroheat,

    how do you apply the minoxidil when you started? (~3 months in)

    did you put 3ml all over your scalp? or just the top and temples + front?

    thanks!
     
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    Absolutely amazing story, congrats
     
  8. zeroheat

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    My regrowth started at around 3 months mark and it was at the peak @ about 8-9 months IIRC.. I'm no longer experiencing regrowth, just maintaining. You should continue for now

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    I apply around 1.5ml - 2 ml just on the top + temples.

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    Thank you I am very lucky..

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    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Hi zeroheat, as per your advise have continued with finasteride. Had under eye puffiness earlier as well but lately have noticed puffiness over the upper eyelids as well, burning sensation & bloated face. Could these be the sides coming from minoxidil? Are these reversible? What do you advise?
     
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    Hello Zeroheat..wow you had wonderful results..congrats dude.. can u plz me

    I'm suffering from huge Thinning ..Plz Help me someone..What to do..In 2011,I Didn't had any hair problem before..I Had Thickest Hair...It all started when i was in 19 currently 2 years

    back..(been having slight receding hairline from age 17).
    In 2012, I Went to doctor for dandruff problem he prescribed me Scalp Lotion which has 2% ketoconazole and 1% zinc pyrithione

    and after using it i got rid of dandruff and my hair has thicken a lot and also used vitamin e for skin problem..i don't know but hair has gotten good..and i changed my hair style to comb

    hair backwards..I been using that shampoo continuously 2 times a week..


    Later after April 2013, my hair started to fall out suddenly one day over 100 hairs and after 10 hairs daily..after that it began to slow down no hair loss ( one to 5 a day)

    and later I was Suddenly filled with acne full of face...Then my hair also becomes dry as i was using scalpe for 1 year ..i shifted to dove shampoo and all..extra
    After hair wash .. I began to see my hair was thinning a lot (Before its only receding ) later i was thinning ..I was so horrified and went to dermatologist he checked and suggested me multivitamin and he prescribed me pitirex shampoo which was same 2% ketoconazole and suggested me to use 5 times a week...
    at the beginning of 2014..after and after my hair has receded a lot my hair was thinning and thinning a lot all over my scalp.. i was so devastated don't know what to do ..i was so grateful if you anyone can give me suggestions what to do plz sir help me

    below i was attaching my pics . and kindly get me reply plz

    http://imgur.com/a/sCffc

    Thank you..!!
     
  11. zeroheat

    zeroheat Established Member

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    I experienced similar side effects from minoxidil as well.. after 3-4 months everything was back to normal. How long have you been using minoxidil? If less than 3 months, then I suggest you continue.
     
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    this is awesome. how long in did you notice peak regrowth on the temples?

    I am 4 1/2 months into finasteride (2+ years on minoxidil) and i have seen solid improvement on my crown and a little help on hairline corners. Im really hoping one of my temple/hairline corners comes in more
     
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    Its been around 4 & 1/2 months with minoxidil 5% & around 2 months with finasteride 1mg.
     
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    Hi Zeroheat,

    Thanks for sharing your success story with the community and congrats on your good fortune. It seems you did your research and I was hoping you could field the following questions given your experience:

    1) Why do you take finasteride in the morning? Have you tried taking it at night? If no, why not?

    2) Does finasteride ever make you sleepy?

    3) Have you noticed any difference when you switched to generic finasteride? Or do you feel its the exact same thing?

    4) Did by any chance have you had the flu back before you started using the big 3? Perhaps you had Telogen Effluvium (telogen effluvium) and what we are seeing maybe just a recovery from that?

    5) In general, what does your diet consist of? Low sugar foods? Frequent Beef meals? Lots of carbohydrates?

    6) Regarding your sheds, was it just one massive shed followed by several smaller sheds or just one large shed followed by several same magnitude sheds? Or did you have just like a few sheds and you were done shedding?

    7) Do you feel shedding is a result of finasteride initiating hair growth cycles or is it just a side effect like many other pharmaceutical medication have due to the introduction of hormone altering agents?

    Thanks and sorry for all the questions but given your level-head attitude, I get a sense that you are very pragmatic in your approach in resolving issues, not just related to this topic,
    Moe
     
  15. zeroheat

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    temple regrowth peaked at 6~8 months mark IIRC..

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    1) Why do you take finasteride in the morning? Have you tried taking it at night? If no, why not?
    => I've been taking finasteride at night time for a long time now.

    2) Does finasteride ever make you sleepy?
    => For the first few months, yes. It doesn't make me sleepy at all now

    3) Have you noticed any difference when you switched to generic finasteride? Or do you feel its the exact same thing?
    => Didn't notice any difference.. feel that they are exactly the same thing.

    4) Did by any chance have you had the flu back before you started using the big 3? Perhaps you had Telogen Effluvium (telogen effluvium) and what we are seeing maybe just a recovery from that?
    => My hairloss is/was definitely male pattern baldness.. typical temple loss + thinning top pattern. Baldness runs in the family as well.

    5) In general, what does your diet consist of? Low sugar foods? Frequent Beef meals? Lots of carbohydrates?
    => I eat anything. Lots of meat. Don't really pay attention to my diet.

    6) Regarding your sheds, was it just one massive shed followed by several smaller sheds or just one large shed followed by several same magnitude sheds? Or did you have just like a few sheds and you were done shedding?
    => One massive shed in the beginning, followed by few minor sheds.. and haven't really noticed any shedding after that.

    7) Do you feel shedding is a result of finasteride initiating hair growth cycles or is it just a side effect like many other pharmaceutical medication have due to the introduction of hormone altering agents?
    => I believe that shedding is a result of finasteride initiating hair growth cycles.
     
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    Thanks ZeroHeat

    Hi Zeroheat, Thanks for the detailed replies. Much appreciated.
     
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    Hi, Zeroheat!

    Have you regrowed hair where there weren't any vellus hairs? Basically your hair coming back at your temples where there's nothing?
     
  18. zeroheat

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    Yes, that's right
     
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    Hi Zeroheat!

    Great thread and congratulations on your results. I just started finasteride two weeks ago and my hair quality feels worse than before - thinner and less voluminous to the touch. Is this normal? I'm 18 years old if that affects anything.

    Also, the main reason I started finasteride was due to hair loss in the temples - I still have miniturised hairs in my temple/ hairline corner region. Do you think finasteride is good enough or should I include minoxidil to my regime as well?

    Cheers.
     
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    Enquiry about nizoral

    Hi zeroheat,
    Could u please help me out with where to buy nizoral 2% from? On eBay and Amazon they selling 1% nizoral.
    Thanks in advance :)
     

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