There is no relationship between an oily scalp and male pattern balding. These are old wives tales that have been around for centuries
I am 44 years old so this is an important question for me, “How important is Propecia post-FUT?”
Finasteride is less important because shock loss is less of a problem following hair transplants in a 40+ individual; however, the value of finasteride also includes slowing progression of the hair loss process. Your call. Many times, I go forward with a hair transplant on a 40+ man without finasteride on board.
I’m 20 years old and I’ve noticed the corners of my hair falling a bit, nothing serious but I plan to keep it that way. As soon as I noticed some unusual hair fall I did immense research and came upon these drugs and decided to pull the trigger.
Anyways, I’ve used Finasteride for about a month and got heavy sides upon the first week. I’ve been diagnosed with Major Depression my entire life and don’t take antidepressants but, damn. I had so many suicidal thoughts the first week. I had little to no boners, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite, I even had really bad nightmares. So, a month passes and I push through (probably a bad thing) but I run out of Finasteride because I bought one box of Propecia (thankfully). So, I go back to the pharmacy hoping to get more and they say they ran out. I don’t take any DHT blockers for another month or so, little to no hairloss. I go back and ask a for Propecia and they still don’t have it. I eye a box of AvoDart which is Dutasteride (0.5 mg) and buy it immediately. So far, I’m 15 days in with little to no sides, no improvements but I’m only half a month in. My main concern; is my body immune to Dutasteride? With Finasteride, I got a reaction albeit a negative one from my body but that somewhat confirmed that the drug is working. With Dut I’m half a month in with no sides and I don’t know if I should be concerned or not.
You should get a HAIRCHECK test ( https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/ ) and then once you establish metrics on your hair, if you are balding and it is proved by such measurements, then finasteride is the drug to use not the non-approved Dutaasteride.
I started finasteride but my hair loss had progressed a bit over the past few months in the temple recession and has thinned on the top and crown as well. A little over a month ago my GP prescribed me 5mg finasteride to be cut into fourths and taken daily. I cut the pills into 8ths and started taking them every 3 days initially. After three weeks, I could tel my nipples were swollen and looked bigger. I also had penile numbness, and I could not maintain an erection at all. After stopping finasteride, I was back to normal within a week. I am really sad that I was unfortunate enough to get side effects from finasteride… Now it seems my only options are to try topical finasteride, or to wait until I am old enough and my hair loss has halted to get a hair transplant.
We need to talk. Topical finasteride is a reasonable alternative which I can prescribe for you over a telephone consultation.
Fake brands probably have too much filler in the pill and less medication. The filler is inert and should have no impact on you
The frontalis muscle is responsible for the folds on your forehead and it gives me anatomic location for where the juvenile hairline belongs, as it usually hugs the highest crease and is concave. The mature hairline is one finger breadth above the highest crease in the midline and then establishes a gentle V- Shape so I can tell if the changes are maturing or recession and how much recession.
I have thinning and recession at the temples and slight thinning at the crown (22 male). This was confirmed under a digital scope. Is it possibly that this process will naturally stop and not progress much further? My father’s hair thinned in his 20s and receded at the temples but seemed to have halted. Same goes for his father.
Unlikely that it will stop if it is genetic. This is a progressive process and at your age, only gets worse until you treat it. It will likely progress until your inherited pattern is reached
I apply at a .25g dose so the bottle lasts about 3.5 months so the prices doesn’t bother me, and I’m not bothered by applying topicals. Just wondering if there’s any point as I see loads of people be like blah blah it goes systemic just the same no point etc etc
Yes, you should be able to switch from the topical form of finasteride to the oral form without consequences.
How fussy do you have to be with placement of it though? If you have a hair system or only applying in certain spots you can’t be too consistent?
You have to be fussy! If you apply the hair system, make sure that the clips are never in the same place or you will end up with traction alopecia.
What do the side effects generally feel like, for lack if a better word. ive been monitoring my blood pressure daily, and ive been keeping an eye on my heart rate as habit for a while now. Both have been consistent and continue to be consistent 3 days into oral minox, but i cant shake the feeling that somethings a bit off. Ive been experiencing mild chest discomfort for months since starting adhd treatment, but having had a full check up done on my cardiovascular health (ekg, bloods, xray), everything was fine. This discomfort feels more pronounced with oral minoxidil, but I cant tell if its in my head or not. It will go away and come back occasionally, and i can exercise for a while feeling fine until i start getting worried about it and then it becomes noticeable.
could it be a result of heavy weight lifting? I lift regularly, but i feel like the discomfort should be uniform across my chest then right? When i press the cartilage near my breastbone, there is pain on the left side, as well as when i press the area of my left pec near my collarbone.
You need to have a serious discussion with your doctor
I have noticed many 60 years old men’s hair start getting thin and become sparse, revealing some of their scalp skin underneath, but is this the same thing as male pattern baldness that a lot of guys having during their 30s to 50s? Those old men have a more sparse hair compared to their younger self but is still not balding like those 40 year old men with male pattern baldness, are these two situations related? If an old man’s body produces less male hormone than young men, then is that mean the elderly thinning/balding are usually not caused by hair follicles’ DHT sensitivity? Could this also be inherited?
Thinning in men over 60 may have nothing to do with balding. Hair in men or women that get older may see their entire hair become finer. That would be genetically induced. Balding is unlikely to appear in a 60 year old man