Hi Doc, I’ve been on propecia for 4 months now and have been shedding a lot of hair to the point where my baldness is getting more visible. I’m going to stick with the treatment for a year to see how it goes I just wanted to ask if this is normal? Also the hairs that have been shedding for the last few weeks seem to only be the miniaturized hairs on the crown and hair line, could this be a good sign that propecia is working?
Genetic male pattern balding affects each individual differently. It can happen fast or slow. It can affect the front part of the scalp or the top (as it occurs in a certain “pattern”). Drugs such as Propecia help but it is not a cure or a complete solution. Each individual responds to medication (all medication) differently. Sometimes the genetic predisposition wins out. Please follow up with your doctor as it can take about 6 to 12 months to see the effects of Propecia.