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I began taking fin on December 1, so right now, still very early in the game. I’ve had sexual intercourse with my significant other later that week and I had difficulty keeping an erection. We decided to take a break from intercourse and try other things in the interim. In those encounters, I’ve had weaker than normal erections. On the contrary, when masturbating, I’ve had minimal difficulty obtaining and keeping my erection. Libido itself isn’t down, but I’m definitely having tons of performance anxiety. Is this normal? I’ve perused a bunch of articles and studies about taking fin, and knew of the side effects, and deep down inside, I feel I will be fine, but any type of professional advice would be appreciated. You seem to be knowledgeable and experienced with patients prescribed this medicine. Is this all common response, and if so, any tips on how to overcome?
Thanks in advance, if just for reading this.
It you can keep a strong erection when you masturbate, then the problem may be interpersonal between you and your partner or a placebo effect.
I’m young (19) and had perfect hair growing up. However, I have had trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) develop in my teens (symptom of OCD) and now I’ve lost a lot of my hair. It’s concealable but I plan on maybe getting a transplant (FUE?) done at some point as I grow older since I’ve beat my disorder and now am regrowing my hair. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what to do or results they got from a transplant ? Thank you.
My extensive experience with Trichotillomania is that most people really don’t quit and transplants just enter the cycle again with recurrence. You must build a relationship with a doctor like me in your area over time so that this problem can be eventually transplanted once you know for sure that the primary problem is solved.
At 1 week after FUE, I allow my patients to do heavy weight lifting assuming that everything is healed. You should ask your doctor
Is there a way to predict if you are going to respond or not? Like are there any patterns of hair loss that Finasteride significantly does not work for?
Not everyone responds to finasteride. You may not be a responder; however, if you are going to take it, stay on a regular routine and do it for at least a full year. Privately, I have been told that a new test will soon be available that will tell who will and who will not respond to this drug.
See a doctor who has an instrument called HAIRCHECK and get your hair measured. Then if you have active hair loss determined by this instrument consider, with your parents and doctor’s approval, the drug finasteride. See here for HAIRCHECK: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/19-year-old-parent-told-not-balding-according-haircheck/
I’m barley 17 years, I’m a senior in high school and I’m balding already I noticed it back in December and it keeps getting worse, my dad is bald i don’t know if that helps, please give me good advice I’m open to trying to anything I just want my hair back, let me know if you guys can help me please from tressless
Straightening your hair can produce hair and scalp damage that can permanently kill your hair if the chemicals you use are inappropriately supplied. I have seen some terrible hair loss on people who were poorly treated.
This bald stop, if only 2 weeks old, should be examined by a dermatologist. The dermatologist will look for Exclamation Mark Hairs, which might point to alopecia areata as a diagnosis. Maybe it is possible that you have had this for some time and just noticed it which then could be male pattern balding’s first presentation
I am writing because I’m am wondering about the effects of finasteride on my hair. I understand you said to wait until at least a year to see results. I go through various mini sheds where I notice a portion of my hairline receding. I started fin when my hair loss was minimal and it has only sped up or continued to recede on finasteride. I have had no sides. Will my hair go back to what it was when I first started taking finasteride or am I stuck with what I have until the sheds finish. I am slightly confused because I don’t necessarily feel like I’m shedding more then the average person would. It has been 3 months today. Any advice or clarity would be much appreciated. Thank you
You must be patient. There is no guarantee that finasteride will work on you, but although it may not reverse the hair loss in a year, it will probably slow or stop it