Hi Iv been taking propecia for about 2 weeks now after seeing alot of hair coming out about a month ago when washing it. I know you lose about 50-150 hairs every day and when you wash it you see this amount come out what sometimes make people think they are going bald. But I havnt been seeing 10 hairs come out now let alone 100 when I wash it could the propecia be stopping the normal hair loss as well?
Finasteride only helps stop hair loss in hair that is at risk from genetic male pattern baldness (MPB), and it should have no effect on normal hair shedding or loss. I would assume the hair loss you thought was normal may have been related to MPB and now finasteride is arresting this process. Remember that it is normal to lose 100 sometime 200 hairs a day. If your hair loss is less than 100 hairs per day, then perhaps you are just not noticing hair that is blown out in the wind or the hair that falls out during the day when you are not collecting it. There have been reports from readers of this blog that they have experienced increased shedding after starting Propecia, which may last a couple of months. I have postulated that such shedding may occur due to cycling of the hair loss increases with the drug, but that is guess work from my point of view as I try to understand what I have been told by these blog readers.