View Full Version : Do Minoxidil side effects mean its working?

01-05-2015, 07:30 AM
I've been on Minoxidil for a month and I have mild headaches and acne.
Hairfall was a little bad 2 weeks ago, but its almost back to normal now.

Does it mean Minoxidil is working for me?

01-05-2015, 10:19 AM
Is your acne on the areas where you apply the minox (ie scalp) or on your face / cheeks? I am a mild acne sufferer and noticed a significant increase when a started minox, so I had to quit. Just wondering if it's a common side effect or just me

01-06-2015, 06:32 AM
yea on my cheeks and forhead. wow, you had to quit because of that? must've been too much. I have like 3-4 big spots that grew in no time.
And yeah, It is a common side effect.

I just wanted to know if it means it's working.

01-06-2015, 08:49 AM
That's surprising, all the people I've asked said that spots can only be caused on the scalp or the area of the application, not cheeks. I guess we're just exceptions. In terms of it working, it shows that it's absorbed in the blood stream, but not sure what it implies from a hair loss prevention standpoint.