View Full Version : Advice re: (possible) newcomer to finasteride.

07-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Iíve recently been reconsidering my situation with regards to my hair loss and, after much thought, have decided that I am wanting to explore finasteride.

Itís something that I never really wanted to have to consider given the risk (and the nature) of possible side-effects but my thinning has become much more noticeable in recent weeks and my concealer, Toppik, isnít working as effectively as it once did in covering up my thinning areas.

Iíve made enquiries as to the cost and availability of finasteride and now find myself at the crucial point of making a decision. This is where you, the forum members, factor in.

In short, I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me.

For example, should I buy Propecia or is generic finasteride just as good? Should I gradually introduce the finasteride into my system and, if so, are there any tips or tricks that youíd be willing to share? Is it worth seeing a doctor to have tests conducted to monitor DHT levels, etc.?

Anything that youíre able to share would be very much appreciated, be it from personal experience or from knowledge that youíve accumulated during the weeks, months or years in battling this condition.

Many thanks,


08-23-2014, 12:58 PM
if its happening that fast sounsd like a candidate for finasteride