I have been losing my hair for the past 8 years. My nature pathic doctor would like to prescribe propecia but isn’t authorized because my test results indicate a great benefit. I have 3 teenagers and my husband had a vascetomy ten years ago. I also have hirsutism. How can I get a prescription for propecia when the medical community won’t think outside the box???
I am confused what a “nature pathic” doctor is and how he/she is credentialed. Is he/she a medical doctor? Do you possibly mean naturopathic doctor, which is a specialty (does not have to be a person with an M.D. degree)? See Naturopathic.org for more on that.
I disagree with your statement that the medical community is not thinking outside the box. On the contrary, there are a few studies and some women who do take finasteride (Propecia). However, the studies are not well designed and not all women respond to finasteride, because women have a different mechanism of hair loss (see Treatments Available for Female Hair Loss)
Most importantly, there is no study that looks at the potential dangers of finasteride (Propecia) on women with respect to the risk of women’s cancer (such as breast, ovary, cervical). This is more relavant, because finasteride affects certain hormone pathways. Are you willing to risk a potential long term negative consequence (like cancer) for a possible (no guarantee) hope of hair growth? In summary, the medical community is looking out to protect your health, rather than your vanity.