I’m currently taking propecia, and have been doing so for nine yeras with good effect. My question is, can I expect not to lose any more hair due to male pattern baldness as long as I’m taking propecia, or will the effect fade with time? That is, if I’m genetically destined to become a NW7, can I prevent this from happening by taking propecia for the rest of my life, or will I only delay the time to get there? Will my genetics eventually catch up with me, although I take propecia?
Forever is a long time, and unfortunately I am not a fortune teller. As I’ve said time and time again, the drug works differently in each person that takes it, so without an examination (miniaturization mapping) and a follow-up or two, I can’t make that prediction for you. So while I do not have any other-worldly prediction talents, it seems that you are doing the right thing by staying consistent for 9 years on the medication.
In all seriousness though, my best guess is that Propecia will delay the inevitable Norwood Class 7 (if you are actually going to go that far), but I couldn’t say how long or how strong the delay will be. As anyone could tell you, forever is a long time. I do know that if you stop taking Propecia (particularly after 9 years), your genetics will catch up quite quickly.