View Full Version : Rogaine abrupt stop
08-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Would one recover the hair they lost as a result of a Rogaine shed after only using it for 2-3 months? I went on Rogaine for 2-3 months and had a rapid shed and thinning as well as it giving me bad dermititis, so I stopped and started to take propecia instead and am wondering if that hair I lost during the shed would come back.
08-27-2014, 11:54 AM
When you first begin using minoxidil, some of the hair follicles may transition from the resting phase (telogen phaase) into the growth phase (anagen phase) causing a temporary increase in hair shedding. I would think the shedding should subside if use of the product is discontinued. Shedding with the initiation of treatment is most likely a sign that minoxidil is working. It means the old hairs are being pushed out by new hairs coming in. Finasteride can also cause shedding when treatment is first started.
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