View Full Version : Quitting finasteride today - any last advice?

10-10-2014, 07:51 PM
I will be stopping finasteride today on the chance it has contributed to my escalating anxiety, mood swings and depression which is a shame because it has been so great to my hair for so long. I have been reading for days all the possible other treatments but each one has its critics and I just at the point on giving up. The other options I was considering were topical finasteride (less sides?), pumpkin seed oil (does it even work?), laser comb (does this even prevent hair loss), ru (need a science degree to work out how to do this one) and even some ginger treatment a guy was talking about on here. Can anyone give advice on these treatments or others which could replace fin because it won't be long until the expected shedding. Thanks

10-11-2014, 02:45 AM
I gave up fin and started using pumpkin seed oil, saw palmetto and a whole host of other vitals, throw in I grow and a caffeine shampoo and I started loosing big time! So jumped back on it but at a lower dose! I'm contemplating RU but not sure yet! All that being said it may work for you

10-11-2014, 07:43 AM
Do you mind me asking why you quit in the first place?

10-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Are the sides you are getting known to be the result of fin? If you can get your hands on topical fin, I would try that. There is a guy in here who claims to have had success on it.

10-11-2014, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the reply. No they are not known to be a side of fin for me but the only way I think I can find out is by giving it up. Doesn't topical fin become systemic thus creating the same sides?

10-11-2014, 10:57 PM
You would think so, but the guy that is using it is claiming to be having success and is side free. I am not sure how many are using topical fin though.