I was taking propecia last year. I have read on your blogs that stopping the medication is not good if one has to achieve effective results.
However, now that i have restarted taking it, I was wondering can propecia + 5% minoxidil bring back lost hair? Or it just treats existing miniaturization? How many years of lost hair can one gain back, That is if the medication is effective?
Basically, i’m looking for hope, considering i did the mistake of discontinuing….Thx.
Unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question other than provide these points:
- You need to see a doctor who can follow your hair loss and establish a good plan for your specific situation (this may involve starting Propecia or minoxidil or even nothing at all).
- I doubt you will regain what you have lost and the stopping of the drug did you no service. Undoing it is something we may or may not observe, but it is worth a try.
- There is always hope as long as there are reasonable expectations.
I hope that our readers really take note to what has happened here, because it seems that so many people start the drug, do not give it a chance, stop the drug for a variety of illogical reasons (not observed side effects), and then they want to undo the decision. This hair loss problem is progressive and you never make up what you lost in terms of the opportunity to stop the hair loss early.