Originally Posted by Cr779
Well I've finally accepted that I am in fact balding and that my hairline is receding. I'm 20 and if not a NW2 will be one soon since I've seen the hairline recede at least 2 cm on my left side in a matter of 3 months. I've been going crazy over the whole propecia question as I've always been very, very wary of drugs to solve any problem. But anyways to cut to the chase I've heard people say that after 5 or 10 years your body starts to get used to propecia and your hair loss will continue again and that how long it takes for your body to grow immune varies from person to person. Can anybody shed any light onto this for me, since if this will only keep my hair for 5 or 10 years(so till im 25 - 30) id rather not start taking this since if I'm gonna go bald 5 years down the road i may as well just get used to it now instead of buying some time then going through this horrible realization and depression over hair loss again.
Well consider that Finasteride for hair loss has only been in the public since 1997 and probably only wide spread used since 2001 - so there have truly been no real long term studies on long term sides or efficacy.
Its more likely dependent upon how sensitive your hair folliciles are to DHT. Unfortunately there is no test for that that I am aware of.
Finasteride (Propecia) only inhibits about 70% of 5AR and thus about 70% of DHT production.
So no matter what, the hair will still be strangled - it just might take longer in some then others. Just no way to know.