Well big update I’m back on Propecia and not for the reason of my hair because my hair was doing fine. It’s an experiment to see why at the same time I went off Propecia my blood pressure went up. I need to know if it was just chance or it was somehow connected maybe to the crap I was rubbing on my scalp. Or maybe going cold turkey off Propecia isn’t a great idea. One of the side effects of minox is high blood pressure and I was using the 15% so maybe that could be the cause. So I went back on I still had a couple of months worth and I want to see what happens when I stop rubbing the crap on my head and I don’t want to lose my hair while doing this. I’m also curious to see if the Propecia was somehow responsible for my change in blood pressure. Sure it could be just a natural thing I needed to lose some weight but it was just weird that I went form boarder line low blood pressure to high blood pressure pretty much overnight.
Things I noticed back on Propecia, a smaller flaccid and my sex drive has decreased. It’s only been four days so I’m going to see what happens. So far no change on the blood pressure well maybe a little better but I can’t say for sure. I’m going to try it at least for the next month and see if it makes no difference I will ween myself off and resume my scalp routine.
Good luck with the experiment and getting the high blood pressure back to normal. I actually thought that minoxidil was originally used to lower blood pressure, not raise it. Of course, I have no experience with the 15% mix. One thing I’ve done since last November is to use the 5% Rogaine foam for the first time. I like it much more than the original 2% Rogaine that I stopped using years ago in 1998 when I switched to propecia. With the 5% Rogaine foam, I’ve had noticeable hair regrowth in three slightly thinned out areas that weren’t helped by the propecia. Also, I’m still taking my reduced half dose .5 mg of propecia.