Originally Posted by obiee
SO you suggest i stop using Nisim shanmpoo everyday? Also how do i use Nizoral for hairloss....as a DHT blocker?
I am also on Spiro. I don't have PCOS though. I just have common hereditary androgenetic alopecia. I am pretty sure that in my case Spiro is preventing facial and body hair from using Minoxidil. But again, I don't have PCOS. I don't know how long you have been on Sprio but over time it should resolve the hirsutism. It isn't quick though.
If you like Nisim shampoo, there is no reason to stop using it. It just doesn't do anything to treat hair loss. The only shampoo on the market that has any medication in it that may be helpful to treat hair loss is Nizoral. The active ingredient in Nizoral (Ketoconazole) is a mild anti-androgen that can block the hormone that causes hair loss (DHT) at the scalp. It is not a stand-alone treatment for hair loss, no shampoo is, but it can help.
It is very important that you know not to over use Nizoral. Nizoral is a great medicated shampoo that helps a lot of people but over using it can dry out your hair and scalp and it can make hair loss worsen. If you get the non-prescription strength (Nizoral A-D), you can use that up to twice per week but no more. If you get the prescription strength, only use that once per week and no more than that. You also need to make sure to use a good quality moisturizing conditioner.
It is too bad that you can't use Minoxidil. It really does work. Maybe you will be able to use it after you have been on Spiro for a while. Maybe you could use the laser comb. Both take a long time to see any benefit but at least the laser comb doesn't have any known side effects.