i have been taking propecia for more than 6 months now and i didnt see any noticable results. they continue to fall. also the last month i begin taking minoxodil 2% in parallel with propecia. Moreover i drink some herbs which i was informed that they are dht blockers. why i do not see results yet? do i have to wait longer?
In some cases, people that take Propecia may have to wait up to a year to see the results, but my concern is over what results you are trying to find. That is why I always want to map out the scalp for miniaturization, so that what is happening can have numbers (metrics) put to it. If the miniaturization goes down, then the drug is working to reverse the process. If the miniaturization stays the same, then the drug is holding the loss off and things may not be getting worse. If the miniaturization goes up, then the drug is not holding your hair for you and you are losing more hair even though you are taking the best drug out there. In most people, Propecia will either stop or slow down the hair loss or improve hair growth and the diameter of each hair (miniaturized hairs have smaller diameters). According to Merck, Propecia is effective in over 90% of the population of young men with hair loss, but effective in what is the question. You may not actually see improved hair fullness, but that does not mean the medication is not working. In your case, Propecia may slow down or stop further hair loss, but not regrow hair in the bald areas. If you were to stop taking it, you may experience accelerated hair loss and lose all of the hair that had been saved by Propecia.