Originally Posted by Wonderdog
Thanks for drawing my attention to this hyperandrogenetic thing gutted. I am shocked i did not knw about this before and my doctor is even more clueless about it. The one reason i question it is due to many plastic surgeons offering fin with hts. If there was a chance of this why wud they risk prescribing
It and it under doing there work. I think from tomorrow i will decrease the dosage for a few weeks and see how things pan out. What worries me even more is the lack of people reporting this shed and confirming it was jst a phase and that regrowth has happened. Is there anyone out there who can confirm it from there own experiences? Also gutted what are ure thoughts on the fact i am shedding from the sides and back too. Plus this hyperandrogenetic thing includes oily skin, acne and body hair growth. Of which i have none. Very annoyed that there is so little support out there from doctors as i am
Now left with very little hair to save where as before it was finr and i eanted to prevent hairloss. Jst thankful at least this forum is out there.
you also stated your on saw palmetto? or was this proir to jumping on fin?
i suspect you tried saw palmetto for a few weeks and then experienced a shed and then after a few more weeks your hair thinned out.
Then you got on fin, because you were thinking the thinning hair was your natrual MPB progession, but as a matter of fact, it was the saw palmetto causing you to thin out.
I think when people go through a fin or saw palmetto shed, after roughly 2/3 weeks on it, its being viewed by the body as overkill, the bodies cells arent recieving enough andorgen stimulation (becuase of the block on dht) so the body upregulates androgen production in the hope of getting more androgens to cells that arent getting enough of them...no this is when the shed kicks in -> this indirectly affects your hair and increases your "natrual" mpb progession
which would probably have taken a few years to get to that point, in a mater of a few weeks to months.
the reason why some
people get regrowth after riding out the sheds is because in some individuals the androgen levels return to a decent level and the hairs are better able to regenerate. ( some even dont experience a shed!)
some people gain some regrowth in the frontal region, i suspect this may be partly due to higher levels of testosterone to dht that fin has caused.
wonderdog, its possible you are suffering from hyperandrogenicty.
some people will experience acne due to increased oil production etc but if you exfoliate/wash your face daily then it could be one reason why youve not experienced this side.
On the backs and sides do you notice itching in that region? and is it oily?
Also remember theres two types of dandruff/itching
1 - dandruff due to increased sebum secrition
2 - dandruff due to dryness. not much sebum secretion.