Hello..i have been on propecia for 7 yrs now and its losing its effectiveness…my hair is shedding more from 10 hairs a day to more than 25+…i have added saw Palmetto to the regime but no success.. my hair line is thinning out badly….should i increase my propecia dosage from 1mg to 1.5mg..will that help the problem..PLEASE HELP!!
Losing 10 hairs a day is normal, and in fact, up to 100 hairs fall out a day normally. I do not believe that saw palmetto grows hair (as you’ve seen first hand) and there are no studies I’m aware of to prove me wrong. Taking more Propecia (finasteride) will not help either (aside from possibly having a negative side effect).
Drugs such as Propecia and Rogaine work, but there will always be limitations. There is no magic cure. If you are continuing to lose hair you may consider a hair transplant procedure for thickening it up, but even that has limitations. Basically, if Propecia isn’t retaining hair as it once did, you’ve got 3 options: hair transplant, minoxidil, and prayer.
The best thing to do is to see a doctor to find out about your options. As you are indicated you’re in Los Angeles, you might pay me a visit (no charge for the consultation) or come to one of our Open House events — the next one is this Saturday (November 1) from noon – 2PM, where I also can evaluate you.