Originally Posted by goldbondmafia
Ye this is what I thought recently since my DHT levels are not overly high but a bit above the norm and saw palmetto hasn't done the trick just yet either. Our male bodies do need DHT and I am just guessing when i say this but I believe the ones that get sides may get it from reducing too much of it in their body. Purely an assumption though. How is the .50 working for you so far any sides/is it working on the hair?
Your saying they feel sides for a few weeks but then it goes away? Id personally be terrified if i got sides, almost too scared to fight through it like these people did...
No you are probably right as DHT is the good guy/bad guy depending on who you believe on the Steroid/exercise web boards.
Well I have only been on it less than 2 weeks but I will say I have been extra-extra tired lately. It could be a coincidence and also I am on an old batch of proscar which is very hard to cut down to .50 . I have the 1mg size on the way so I will be able to cut it to .50 or .25 once it gets here.
You are young so you probably won't have any issues. But if you do here is some advice from one of the hair docs as he thinks despite the short half life FIN stays in your system for maybe a week, plus it takes awhile for reductase to build back up. If you do ever get sides that don't go away after say 3-5 weeks, then try taking Fin only 3 days a week. Wait a few weeks and If that is still too much then go 2 times a week. Then if that is too much go to 1 time a week.
If even 1 time a week is too much he has one last suggestion and this one really hit home with me. You know that nizoral shampoo everyone talks about? Well it never did anything for me and the Dr agrees that it is ineffective. Not because the drug doesn't work but because it is in shampoo form. He says to use the foam version and leave it in and you will get some DHT blocking. It's not as good as FIN but better than doing nothing.
Again you may not ever have a problem but I think the above is better than doing nothing and just letting yourself go bald. Good luck!