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Nish
04-13-2013, 11:54 AM
Hey All,

So I just started Propecia (well the generic version) today and I plan on taking 0.5mg per day. I've been on Rogaine for more than a year, and had a hair transplant on the Front of my head about 15 months ago with one of the IAHRS approved HT docs.

I'm a pretty healthy guy who works out 5-6 days a week, and I basically eat a high protein and complex carbs diet. When I went to see my dermatologist for the prescription, he said he thinks I will do well on the drug. Apparently I produce alot of testosterone, as he indicated that most guys who still have acne on their face and back (I'm 29) are ones who are producing alot of testosterone.

I'll do my best to keep this thread updated on a weekly basis to let everyone know how I'm doing.

If you have any good tips or pointers, please reply to this thread.

Wish me luck!

BigThinker
04-13-2013, 11:59 AM
Good luck, man. Take some baseline pictures so you can keep track of your hair pre- and post-starting fin.

akai
04-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Patience, patience, patience. I didn't notice any improvement early-on and was getting a bit worried. Then around month 8 through 12 I had some pretty solid results plus I haven't any shedding since. Good luck.

Nish
04-18-2013, 07:59 AM
6 DAY UPDATE

Today was my 6th dosage of taking Propecia @ 0.5mg/day.

Let me first start off by saying I know it's a bit early to report back on side effects. With that said, this forum gets alot of the same questions on the side effects of Propecia. I thought I would just provide weekly updates as I know alot of guys in general get anxious about taking the medication and would appreciate these weekly updates.

I have had NONE of the common side effects reported (decreased sex drive, low libido, etc.).

Will post my next update one week from today.

wr985
04-18-2013, 08:04 AM
I've been on it for 6 weeks 1mg and have had no sides.

Nish
04-18-2013, 08:10 AM
wr985 - That's awesome man! If I continue with no side effects for the next two weeks, then I'm gonna jump up to the 1mg dosage.

wr985
04-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Yeah it was a great relief. I dove in with everything, noticed today I have a long hair sprouting out in the middle of my receded area where there's been no hair for seven years, more amusing than a breakthrough I would say though :D

Nish
04-25-2013, 10:38 AM
11 DAY UPDATE

I'm still on the 0.5mg per day dosage. I have no side effects. If this continues, then i'll be increasing my dosage to 1mg per day starting day 21.

I continue to eat an extremely clean diet (high protein, complex carbs and carbs with a low glycemic index), drink lots of water and am in the gym about 5-6 days a week.

Only other supplements that I'm taking daily are:
- Organic Multivitamin
- Biotin: 5mg
- Fish Oil: 900mg

For those of you concerned about muscle loss, I'm also going to be tracking this very closely, as I lift weights about 4-5 days a week.

I'll post another update in a week or so.

Shan
04-25-2013, 10:48 AM
Glad you're having good results on Fin, though if you keep an emphasis on sides and look for them, you could end up suffering sides.

Nish
04-25-2013, 11:04 AM
Shan - I'm def not "looking" for sides. I'm simply posting this information to help others who are on the fence about taking fin. This is kind of similar to what I did with my posts about my HT procedure.

Your point is well taken though. I def think people get side effects from fin, so I don't deny that. I also think there are probably some people you become nervous wrecks and probably start to get sides even before they take the medication.

Shan
04-25-2013, 11:18 AM
good luck bro

rdawg
04-25-2013, 12:45 PM
I'm about to hit month 10, I personally did not experience sides(except for watery semen for about a couple weeks a few months in, but not even sure if that was fin's doing)

However I haven't really gained anything, just maintained, maybe reinforced about, but I am largely the same.


here's hoping I keep this with Fin and then finally get some back with Histogen.

Nish
06-07-2013, 09:59 AM
~ 50 Day Update

Hey Guys,

So after about 3 weeks or so on 0.5mg of propecia per day, I bumped it up to 1mg per day. When I did this, I definately noticed some various sensations in my genitals area, so I modified my dosage. I would do 0.5 mg one day, and 1mg the next day and continued this for about a week. After the week completed, I stuck with 1mg per day and have had no side effects since then

I continue to work out 5 days a week, and I think that helps as well.

All the best.

Nish
06-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Oh by the way, I'll post pics around the 3 months mark. I think it's useless to do that right now. Gotta give the medicine time to do it's thang!

goldbondmafia
06-07-2013, 11:04 AM
I'm about to hit month 10, I personally did not experience sides(except for watery semen for about a couple weeks a few months in, but not even sure if that was fin's doing)

However I haven't really gained anything, just maintained, maybe reinforced about, but I am largely the same.


here's hoping I keep this with Fin and then finally get some back with Histogen.

A lot of times I think other stuff can affect our sex drive or hormones like stress for ex, leads me to believe finasteride may not be the main thing creating a problem.


~ 50 Day Update

Hey Guys,

So after about 3 weeks or so on 0.5mg of propecia per day, I bumped it up to 1mg per day. When I did this, I definately noticed some various sensations in my genitals area, so I modified my dosage. I would do 0.5 mg one day, and 1mg the next day and continued this for about a week. After the week completed, I stuck with 1mg per day and have had no side effects since then

I continue to work out 5 days a week, and I think that helps as well.

All the best.

How well has it worked for your hairline?

Nish
06-07-2013, 11:17 AM
I really think it might be too early to tell. I would like to say that I think it has, but I also had a HT 18 months ago on the front region, so it can be deceiveing. I cut my hair shorter than usual this time around, but I feel like my hair just feels a bit "more full" than anything. Especially when I run my hands through it.

Before I started my propecia regimen, I spoke with my HT doc as well as my Dermatologist. My dermatologist said i would notice propecia starting to work when I saw hairs sprouting on the front of my hairline. Honestly just not sure that has happened yet.

Nish
06-07-2013, 11:20 AM
My cousin cuts my hair, and I haven't told him I'm taking propecia (I did this on person). I'll be interested to see his thoughts over the next few months on the thickness, as he obviously touches and feels it while cutting it. Kind of an un-biased opinion to some extent.

JJacobs152
06-11-2013, 07:10 PM
do you have any pics of your HT?