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#1 wobblywilly

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

This is making me feel really down and depressed. My hairline is receeding and there seems to be nothing I can do to stop it.

Currently I'm taking 0.6mg finasteride daily and washing twice weekly with nizoral. I'm looking into adding something else into the regime but am unsure of what to do. I know the obvious thing to try is minoxidil. However, after experiencing some nasty side effects on finasteride I'm reluctant to smear my head in something that is noted as being toxic to cats.

What are my options?

I am not willing yet to opt for a HT as basically I'm scared of them and also having to shave down my hair and the recovery time are issues for me due to my work.

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#2 joe101

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I really don't think it looks that bad - most guys of your age have a hairline like that. Mine is worse and I have crown thinning. Also the shape of my head makes my face look weirder I think, but you appear to have a pretty normal shaped head.

you don't look like you would need an HT yet. Maybe try nanofibres. But I think it highly unlikely that minoxidil, or any hair growth stimulating formula will grow anything back at the front/temples

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#3 wobblywilly

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

With the issues I'm having with finasteride should I consider switching from Finasteride to Dutasteride?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

you're only taking 0.6mg per day ( how do you get it so accurate?)

why not try 1mg per day which is the recommended dose? If you take less than the recommended then it's quite possible the DHT isn't being suppressed adequately


I don't see any point in moving to dutasteride when you're barely taking enough Finasteride

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

hi there, what probs exactly are you getting with propecia?

also how old are you

IMO i think your hair looks good and natural there's no diffuse thinning going on in the hair
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

hi there, what probs exactly are you getting with propecia?


I've another thread on it. Watery semen, lack of ejaculate, lack of sensation during ejaculation and perineum pain.

also how old are you

Mid thirties.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

you're only taking 0.6mg per day ( how do you get it so accurate?)


5mg tablet. Divided in 4 = 1.25mg. Divide again = 0.625mg.

why not try 1mg per day which is the recommended dose? If you take less than the recommended then it's quite possible the DHT isn't being suppressed adequately

I read somewhere that although the half life of finasteride is short, its effect stays in place for a number of days. THerefore daily dosing is not necessary.


I don't see any point in moving to dutasteride when you're barely taking enough Finasteride

Thats waht I think too!!!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

my honest opinion is to not bother with propecia etc. i have been on it for 8 years abd have stopped now for 3 months. i agree with all your symptoms; also god knows what else it is doing. you should research propeciahelp website
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

my honest opinion is to not bother with propecia etc. i have been on it for 8 years abd have stopped now for 3 months. i agree with all your symptoms; also god knows what else it is doing. you should research propeciahelp website


i would advise not researching anything on that board. It's full of innacurate stories and hysteria

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

regarding dosage, 1mg per day was decided as the optimum dose by Merck, although the studies showed that 0.5 per day was almost, but not quite, as effective. It also takes a few days fro DHT levels to return to normal, so yes every day probably isn't necessary.

results will vary from person to person. I'm thinking 1mg per day is perhaps slightly too much, so I now skip two days per week, in order to hopefully lessen side effects.

if I used 1mg pills I might think about halving them, but I use the 5mg and it's hard enough to just cut them into fifths accurately, let alone any more!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

my honest opinion is to not bother with propecia etc. i have been on it for 8 years abd have stopped now for 3 months. i agree with all your symptoms; also god knows what else it is doing. you should research propeciahelp website


i would advise not researching anything on that board. It's full of innacurate stories and hysteria



and what makes that board any different to any other or is just you dont like the stories on there?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

that board spreads irrational misinformation about Propecia without any evidence to back it up. It's widely known around these parts.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

that board spreads irrational misinformation about Propecia without any evidence to back it up. It's widely known around these parts.


and if that is the case why would so many people state side effects etc; what is there to gain here other than to affect product sales - who & why would they do that, personally i think you are being very naive - people have opinions and they may differ to yours but you cant therefore just rubbish them
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

you took Fin for 8 years - why did you stop?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I wish I had your hair - looks good to me. I'd forget the pills and snake oils and enjoy life. You don't need a hair transplant.

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