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Thinking about Propecia

Hey guys,

I have had thinning hair for the last couple of years (I believe) however I am still young and want to get in early. I have been using Rogaine Foam 5% but not sure it’s really dealing with the problem.

I’m a bit scared because of the side effects I’ve been reading and just want to get a general over view of peoples experience and if the side effects are that common.

I want to hopefully buy the generic brand and cut it into 1mg tablets and keep on with the Rogaine Foam and see how I go, what do you think?

I have looked up and read most of the important threads here and just want to see what peoples opinions are..

Cheers


1st May 2007 - EL 5.11 inches, ie 13 cm

There are several threads on this topic (search for “finasteride”) with proponents and detractors. The side effects affect less than 2% of users. I’ve been on the drug for 10 years without any problems.

I had problems and would not recommend it. I use this instead. Xandrox 15 Plus. It has finasteride in it. But instead of your whole body getting DHT block which is a male hormone. It only block the DHT where it matters.

http://www.minoxidil.com/

Is it as good as the ‘finasteride’ in the rest of your body, there are such mixed review that it makes the decision very hard. It seems like yes the tablet form seems to work the best and is great should you not have any of the side effects but if you happen to be one of the unlucky people then your in a bit of trouble.

I don’t understand how the side effects can only effect 2% or whatever amount of people they say, I understand how they work due to blocking DHT and how it can obviously effect sex drive etc. I just thought it would be even across the playing field not just 2%.


1st May 2007 - EL 5.11 inches, ie 13 cm

Originally Posted by Superdrive
Is it as good as the ‘finasteride’ in the rest of your body, there are such mixed review that it makes the decision very hard. It seems like yes the tablet form seems to work the best and is great should you not have any of the side effects but if you happen to be one of the unlucky people then your in a bit of trouble.

I don’t understand how the side effects can only effect 2% or whatever amount of people they say, I understand how they work due to blocking DHT and how it can obviously effect sex drive etc. I just thought it would be even across the playing field not just 2%.

With me it knocks off my sex drive big time the first month and than levels off to about a 10% drop, I personally don’t like it but so far I have found nothing that works as well. I’m even thinking about going on again for six months to thicken up my hair again and than going off.


I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Yeah I’ve read most of your threads about it and I think it is clear that it is the best option to keep your hair, I think I want to at least give it a go to see if it works but if I do get the side effects I’ll have to stop. Any idea how long it takes to notice better hair etc. And the side effects? I’ve heard that none of the side effects are permanent also.


1st May 2007 - EL 5.11 inches, ie 13 cm

The 2% figure is for “decrease in libido” which comes from the original finasteride studies. The 2% is even quoted in the Xandrox-15 Plus literature. Some guys are affected, others are not. I’ve never had erectile or libido problems. Ever. The naysayers seem to be more vocal. That’s why you think it’s more than 2%.

It might take several months for regrowth to occur.

Yeah I agree with west it takes several months. And I can say I didn’t have any permanent sides.


I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Originally Posted by thal
I had problems and would not recommend it. I use this instead. Xandrox 15 Plus. It has finasteride in it. But instead of your whole body getting DHT block which is a male hormone. It only block the DHT where it matters.

Http://www.minoxidil.com/

How has it worked for you, can you share any details/success stories?


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Well I’ve been using minoxidil since I was 18 and first noticed my hair falling out. I’m 29 now. And minoxidil for me slowed the hair loss down. I wanted to stop it all together so I went on propecia. After about 2 years on it I noticed that my sex drive was low and I stopped getting morning wood. I did alot of research and decided that this drug even though it says that its not a hormone drug and that the male body doesn’t use DHT. I think it does. I believe the male body does balance out the DHT and if you block it your messing with testosterone. The Xandrox 15 plus is new. The old one didn’t have finasteride in it. I was VERY VERY hesitant about using it since it does have finasteride. I don’t use it 7 days a week. I use the Xandrox 15 plus 2 days a week and regular 5% minoxidil 5 days a week. For me it works. But the regular Xandrox worked for me to. I figured that the Xandrox plus would block DHT in the only place I wanted to the head.

There is no drug or treatment that will regrow hair. (that’s my belief) Only treatment that will slow the hair loss down. I look just like my Father and his brother. And pictures of them at my age, they were almost bald. I still have a good head of hair. For me it works. Minoxidil will give you dandruff so I use Nizoral shampoo.

Thanks guys for all your input.

I think I’m going to take the dive and try Propecia and at least give it ago because the Rogaine doesn’t seem to be doing much as alot is thinning at the top front.

I’m thinking of buying from this site: http://www.4rx.com/online-pharmacy/…c-propecia.html

Probably just the 90 1MG tablets which seem to be a reasonable price to give it ago and use it in conjunction with the Rogaine..

Then hopefully when I start working full time I’ll try the strategy that I’ve heard people using being something like Propecia daily then Rogaine foam in the morning with Xandrox 15% at night or something mixed with Nizoral ever couple of days..

What do you guys think?


1st May 2007 - EL 5.11 inches, ie 13 cm

Hi.
This is actually my first post at this forum, and I will start off with a warning against this drug.

We all feel the importance of looking decent, be it your hair, body or a blasting dick.
I started with Propecia 1mg/day early 2006 to combat my hair loss along with growth stimulants, as minoxidil solutions - rogaine/Regine.
At that point, I was 20 years old and ready to fight off this plague that had bothered most of the my male relatives.

I took my precautions, went to the doctor, had his advice on the matter - he didn’t want to prescribe this drug to a fairly young and well hormone balanced male.
My preparations was complete, I was a frequent poster at a big hair loss forum, we all share our experiences on different boards right?
This time around I cared much about my genetic hair loss so I spent alot of time around there. (I still do, in hope for a cure)
Meds are fine I heard, if you get sides, fight through it.. It will eventually get better, I thought.

Let’s just say I understand my doctor very well this day.. Finasteride can really fuck up hormones for some people, I was one of them.

3 months into Propecia my life was literally turn upside down, my dick was practically limp and flaccid all day, and the worst part was I didn’t really care for it, since my sex drive more or less had ceased to exist. The ejaculations was all watery and there was no pleasure in it.
I could not focus in school, my brain was all out of focus. I had trouble sleeping at night. I didn’t eat much either..
I experienced my first real period of depression along with anxiety, everything felt like a challenge I couldn’t deal with simple things in life such as communication with strangers. Stuttering/stammering also became a reality for me.
I literally felt like a child, my balls was gone(no guts) and was afraid of everything.

I developed gynecomastia over this period, a development of abnormally large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement. (Bitch tits)
Because of my anxiety, depression, limp dick, bitch tits, brain fog +++ I FINALLY came to a realization that something was not right, this wasn’t the person I used to be.
Never felt so broken, dead before - what had happened?

Propecia happened.

I finally found people to talk to, to share my issues with.

It still was people from hair loss forums, but this was the “side effects” people, which gave me some tips and links to forums that exists only for people like me, with long term issues like described.
I tell you this much, there’s thousands, tens of thousands people out there with loss of sex drive, impotence, penile tissue changes/shrinkage, peyronie’s Disease, genital numbness, brain fog, memory problems, depression, anxiety, comprehension issues, gynecomastia, muscle twitching, tinnitus ++++ due to finasteride (Propecia)

I cannot emphasize enough how dangerous this drug can be if you’re sensitive to it. I was.
Now, 3 years later I can’t say I’m all recovered, but the poison is no longer in my veins.
I guess my dick is ok, morning woods are rarely seen but I can summon the erection when needed.
I still feel anxiety, but not nearly as strong as before. The depression is gone. Brain fog gone.

Still saving cash for surgery to get rid of the bitch tits as I cannot wear shirts only in public anymore, or stroll the beach, just Google some pics of gynecomastia - it’s really fucked up, nobody wants that..
I’m back to being a athlete, my performance as a amateur boxer and soccer player is good. I feel alive again. I feel like chasing girls again.

Send me PM if somebody have questions about this matter, or issues. I’ll help.
- - - -

Now, this post became longer than intended, but my hate for Propecia is endless!! Do serious thorough research if you are considering this drug, not half assed as I did.

In other news, I’m new to PE and I want to expand my little 5” cannon so the newbie routine jelq is on my mind this evening, not hair loss :)

Wow that was an intensely scary read as I have just started taking it for a week now. So those are the possible side effects for people who are sensitive to the drug. How long do you think it will take to become apparent if I fall into that category? How noticeable will the side effects be if I have them?

What I don’t understand is that it is the same drug but can affect so many people differently. I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens and be sensitives to the symptoms..

Thanks so much for your story it opens my eyes a lot.


1st May 2007 - EL 5.11 inches, ie 13 cm

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Originally Posted by Superdrive
Wow that was an intensely scary read as I have just started taking it for a week now. So those are the possible side effects for people who are sensitive to the drug. How long do you think it will take to become apparent if I fall into that category? How noticeable will the side effects be if I have them?

What I don’t understand is that it is the same drug but can affect so many people differently. I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens and be sensitives to the symptoms..

Thanks so much for your story it opens my eyes a lot.


Hard to say about effects over time, how long it will take before they kick in. My best advice would be to listen to your body and be skeptic about that drug.
If you experience sides, I’d suggest you stop cold turkey.
Might throw in on a side note that I experienced hair regrowth while on Propecia & growth stimulants, both vertex and temples recovered with great success.
With a diffuse thinning pattern towards Norwood5 it also thickened up steadily, had two major sheds before regrowth.

But at what price.. Hair is alot indeed, but not everything.

Best of luck.

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