Hello Doctor Rassman
I have a few question, I hope you can help. I have been on Regaine for 3 months and half now,my doctor has recommended me to use it after checking my scalp, he said im suffering from MPB. I have not seen much improvments or results, I still have a good hair density though..my hair line is still fine but its kind of receding.
At first and as stated on the regaine web site I knew that hair loss should be stopped by the 6th week of use, otherwise it may not be working. I still see hair loss every day and my doctor who prescribed me the regaine believes and as he told me on our last meeting that im seeing results and should keep on it. I dont know, Im confused.. my doctor believes I should not stop because its working and losing some hair everyday is normal and doesnt mean its not working. Therefore I have the following questions:
do you have any suggestions about my condition doctor??
do you really think I should not stop and keep on it??
and do you think losing some hair everyday is normal even if regaine is really working??
Unfortunately, I do not have suggestions about your condition, because I have not examined you and I do not know the condition of your hair or the miniaturization state. If you are already under the care of a physician, you need to see your doctor and ask him/her these questions. You need a Master Plan to understand what is happening to you and where you are in the process. This plan will take into account the way you respond to the medications and what medications to use.
So if you’re looking for me to give you direction, I really can’t tell you to stop taking it or even to continue taking it, because I have not examined you to know if there are improvements or not. You should never stop or start any medication without consulting your prescribing doctor. What I can tell you is that you will likely continue to lose hair if you have male pattern baldness (MPB). You can slow it down with drugs such as finasteride (Propecia) or topical minoxidil (Rogaine — now marketed in the UK as Regaine), but to see any results, you need to continue using it at least 8 to 12 months so you can not tell where you are in the hair loss process.