Hello Doc, following is a brief summary of finasteride experiment on myself, maybe you share it.
Hair: Light Brown / Fine hair
Hair Loss: Norwood 2
Treatment: Propecia (3 months just finished), Minoxidil (Over a year), Nizoral Shampoo
Sides: Watery Semen and decreased volume of ejaculate, slightly weight gain. No loss of libido. I think watery semen is much more common than %2, at least %40 in my opinion.
Recovery During Medication: After 3 months semen is looking dense as before, volume increased. Body weight is back to normal. These are my observations however, i dont exactly know drug effect and my body reaction to it detailed.
Hair loss: I believe this drug works. I dont see hairs in my hand as before. I dont think i even shed 100 hairs a day which is even normal. However my expectation is high and i expect new hair growth. With the help of minoxidil there is slight but visible hair growth on my corners(hairline)
Thank you for sharing your experience.
You are correct in stating the “watery semen” phenomenon probably occurs more than 2% of the time. I suspect it is in the 20% range. I’m sure you’re still losing the normal amount of hair daily as your hair cycles (perhaps in the shower or even when you walk down the street), though.