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Not giving up
01-04-2016, 11:50 AM
So a while back there were some of you asking about the effectiveness of .25mg of fin.

After 10 months of hairloss I have decided to take a major step in fighting it and about 40 minutes ago I took my first dose of propecia which I obtained from a certain UK online pharmacy.

I have battled with this decision long and hard but recently, I have realised I can either continue to do nothing and watch my hairline become weaker and weaker, or I can take serious steps at preventing any further loss.

I am starting with Desmond's dose, .25mg on Mondays and Thursdays. After a short of period of time I expect to up it to .25mg 3 times a week, but we shall see.

My aim is to maintain. Regrowth would be a bonus but at this stage I still have undetectable hairloss to most. I also hope to destroy the itch and burn that many of us suffer. I touch my scalp currently and it feels bruised, it has since all this begun, it's insane.

My current situation is I am a NW1 heading to a NW2. My temples, in fact a lot of my forelock, have thinned drastically. A major bout of shedding which hasn't stopped since March of 2015 has hit me hard. That said, I still have good hair, thick in most areas, and my crown is not visible with my current hairstyle. I've caught it early and hopefully if I can at least halt my loss and maybe even thicken the existing hair, I can remain happy.

In regards to the obvious threat of sides people fear with fin - **** it. A low dose shall limit sides, and if I get them it shouldn't be too dramatic or hard to recover with such a low infrequent dose. I'm just taking the drug and putting it out of my head.

Desmond said his dose was effective, I'll be back to this thread in 3 months to let you know if anything has changed or not.

I'm not expecting a miracle, and I've read it may take a while, but for anyone debating whether to try fin or not, all I can is you'll never know until you try. If you want to save your hair, this is only 'proven' way we have. Even if I only buy myself time for a few years or so, I strongly believe in a new treatment (a treatment not a cure) before the end of the decade.

Stay strong brothers and thanks for reading. Fingers crossed.

BaldingEagle
01-04-2016, 12:23 PM
Losing hair has worse sides than fin ever gave me.

Fin: lowered sex drive by about 30% Tiredness.

My hair at its worst and knowing it will get worse: Depression, social anxiety, lowered confidence thus lowered sex drive.

I've been taking 1mg a day for almost 4 months.

Good luck in your battle.

Not giving up
01-04-2016, 12:35 PM
Losing hair has worse sides than fin ever gave me.

Fin: lowered sex drive by about 30% Tiredness.

My hair at its worst and knowing it will get worse: Depression, social anxiety, lowered confidence thus lowered sex drive.

I've been taking 1mg a day for almost 4 months.

Good luck in your battle.

Had any positive results thus far?

BaldingEagle
01-04-2016, 12:46 PM
Yeah I have, my hair is darker and my crown looks noticeably better already, view my started threads and scroll near the end of the "is it too late for me" thread to see my crown before and after at 3 months.

Not giving up
01-14-2016, 12:35 PM
Update:

No sexual sides before you all start thinking it's typical case of imagining sides after two weeks.

So I'm about a week and a half in, and already things are starting to happen. My hair quality has dropped and although I'm not shedding more so than normal I would say the hair is weaker and more britle in places, oh and my head is on fire. The itch, burning and soreness I had before have amplified greatly.
My scalp feels so painful to touch right now. This started whilst I was in the cinema last night and eased throughout the day, but has started to get bad again this evening.

I don't know if this is just an initial reaction that'll pass or what, but I took my pill today anyway and will wait to see what happens. I didn't think I'd be back to post about this until 3 months in but this is a development of sorts.

As mentioned, all is well in my genitals, my penis didn't fall off after one pill.

I'll post again if there are any updates.

topt
01-14-2016, 01:32 PM
So a while back there were some of you asking about the effectiveness of .25mg of fin.

After 10 months of hairloss I have decided to take a major step in fighting it and about 40 minutes ago I took my first dose of propecia which I obtained from a certain UK online pharmacy.

I have battled with this decision long and hard but recently, I have realised I can either continue to do nothing and watch my hairline become weaker and weaker, or I can take serious steps at preventing any further loss.

I am starting with Desmond's dose, .25mg on Mondays and Thursdays. After a short of period of time I expect to up it to .25mg 3 times a week, but we shall see.

My aim is to maintain. Regrowth would be a bonus but at this stage I still have undetectable hairloss to most. I also hope to destroy the itch and burn that many of us suffer. I touch my scalp currently and it feels bruised, it has since all this begun, it's insane.

My current situation is I am a NW1 heading to a NW2. My temples, in fact a lot of my forelock, have thinned drastically. A major bout of shedding which hasn't stopped since March of 2015 has hit me hard. That said, I still have good hair, thick in most areas, and my crown is not visible with my current hairstyle. I've caught it early and hopefully if I can at least halt my loss and maybe even thicken the existing hair, I can remain happy.

In regards to the obvious threat of sides people fear with fin - **** it. A low dose shall limit sides, and if I get them it shouldn't be too dramatic or hard to recover with such a low infrequent dose. I'm just taking the drug and putting it out of my head.

Desmond said his dose was effective, I'll be back to this thread in 3 months to let you know if anything has changed or not.

I'm not expecting a miracle, and I've read it may take a while, but for anyone debating whether to try fin or not, all I can is you'll never know until you try. If you want to save your hair, this is only 'proven' way we have. Even if I only buy myself time for a few years or so, I strongly believe in a new treatment (a treatment not a cure) before the end of the decade.

Stay strong brothers and thanks for reading. Fingers crossed.

You do know that 0,25 does almost the same thing as 1 mg. The difference in sides and positives is almost none.

Not giving up
01-14-2016, 02:29 PM
You do know that 0,25 does almost the same thing as 1 mg. The difference in sides and positives is almost none.

Operative word there being 'almost' brother.

The fact it almost does the same good as 1mg is a positive.

The fact it only almost has the same sides risk is also a positive.

when it comes to this, almost can be the difference.

Not giving up
02-11-2016, 12:45 PM
6 week update.

I'm starting to think I might need to up the dose to 3 times a week. Monday's, Wednesday and Friday's.

I've had no increase or decrease in shedding thus far. I would expect to see some difference in this.

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself here and sometimes seeing nothing is worse than seeing something good or bad.

In terms of sides - my boner is less firm. I have no issue getting hard, but getting rock solid and hard for long periods of time can be difficult. Nothing a little 36 hour magic pill can't fix for the weekend though.

All in all I don't know what I was expecting, I just have to be relaxed about this.

CaliD
02-12-2016, 11:53 PM
Yes up your dose to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As far as erections...If you masturbate limit it down to only when you absolutely need it. That will help erections greatly. Give it a couple more months. My (mild) side effects seemed to subside after 4 months which is the same time that my hair seemed to improve.

Nerve
02-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Where is Desmond`s original post on this?
I remember seeing it when he posted it but I cannot to find it.

jamesst11
02-17-2016, 09:26 AM
6 week update.

I'm starting to think I might need to up the dose to 3 times a week. Monday's, Wednesday and Friday's.

I've had no increase or decrease in shedding thus far. I would expect to see some difference in this.

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself here and sometimes seeing nothing is worse than seeing something good or bad.

In terms of sides - my boner is less firm. I have no issue getting hard, but getting rock solid and hard for long periods of time can be difficult. Nothing a little 36 hour magic pill can't fix for the weekend though.

All in all I don't know what I was expecting, I just have to be relaxed about this.

I wouldn't expect to see an increase or decrease in shedding for 3-4 months minimum. DHT is lowered immediately by the drug, but the hair has to cycle. after initiating telogen, it takes 3-4 months for the hair fiber to actually be released.

Dench57
02-18-2016, 05:40 AM
How is the itch/burn now?

Not giving up
03-02-2016, 11:07 AM
Okay so I'm getting a bit concerned.

My hair has drastically gotten worse over a few days. My hairline was fully intact but now in a matter of days it has receded in the left corner. The middle of the hairline and pretty far back into the forelock has thinned drastically too.

This isn't in my head, it's just noticeable, styling my hair the same way looks very different and the hairline is weak, very weak.

Also, on days where I take propecia, my head is on fire, days when I don't, it's not so bad. I don't know what to think.

I need fin to work and so far all I've had is negative effects.

I didn't expect to see results by any stretch, and I anticipated a potential worsening of my hair initially, it's the burning that concerns me.

Every where I've seen people talk about this it's always bad news.

God I hope this passes

Not giving up
03-02-2016, 11:08 AM
Okay so I'm getting a bit concerned.

My hair has drastically gotten worse over a few days. My hairline was fully intact but now in a matter of days it has receded in the left corner. The middle of the hairline and pretty far back into the forelock has thinned drastically too.

This isn't in my head, it's just noticeable, styling my hair the same way looks very different and the hairline is weak, very weak.

Also, on days where I take propecia, my head is on fire, days when I don't, it's not so bad. I don't know what to think.

I need fin to work and so far all I've had is negative effects.

I didn't expect to see results by any stretch, and I anticipated a potential worsening of my hair initially, it's the burning that concerns me.

Every where I've seen people talk about this it's always bad news.

God I hope this passes

Dench57
03-04-2016, 09:41 AM
Burning on Propecia is definitely not a good sign...

Not giving up
04-06-2016, 11:04 AM
Okay so my hairline is ****ed. Probably about an inch or so all across my hairline is just scalp with the odd bit of hair thrown in. My left temple is destroyed.

Tbh, the density, that's the issue, it's awful. I'd rather be a NW2 with good density than a NW1 with see through hairline that I currently just about am.

The burning continues, especially when I take it. Thanks to the soreness I can tell what sort of Norwood I'm heading to, looks like a solid nw6. Diffused.

I'm so ****ing angry. This drug was meant to help, it's seemingly just making things worse.

Things were bad before but this is just insane.

This is getting me crazy depressed, all I can do is keep taking it, **** all else I can do and now I'm this far in there'd be no point stopping.

**** this shit.

Not giving up
05-20-2016, 12:47 AM
Major shedding. Major MAJOR SHEDDING. I lost on average around 10-20 hairs in the shower id say over the last few months. Then today, easily 100+.

My hair quality is awful and my hairline is on the way out, my only hope is that this new shedding is the start of recovery. Or at least the halt of any further loss.

Still taking it 3 times a week. No real sexual sides. Boners not as firm but nothing a little pill hasn't solved when needed.

Very freaked out by the amount of hairs in my drain catcher, but we can only hope this is just the start of propecia kicking in, and not the start of it ****ing me up forever.

Not giving up
06-08-2016, 12:41 AM
Another update:

I've been on holiday for a week in Greece, and I have no idea what's happened, but my hair is awful.

The shedding continues, but the quality of hair, the density, even the feel, it just feels awful.

It was poor before holiday, but today it just seems to have stepped it up a gear.

Holiday was bad enough, I barely went in the pool due to fear of getting my hair wet, and when I did get it wet I would quickly put a hat on the second I got out.

I'm in trouble, my entire hairline is week and see through, to make matters worse all the hair that is left seems thin, brittle and minaturised. My crown is covered by my style, but underneath I have a bald spot, not thinning anymore, just a bald spot.

I'm literally getting my assed kicked here, hairline receding, not just at temples. But all across it. Crown balding in a big way. And general difused thinning.

I had hoped this was propecia starting to work, but with so much miniaturisation at the front, I can't see how this will get better.

I would shave it, but I'm worried that'll actually just reveal more hairloss my hair is currently hiding.

Ah well, it was nice being young and pretty while it lasted. 25 years old and trying to juggle starting a career, future with the girlfriend, and possibly the most demoralising bullshit I've ever had to go through.

Sorry about the rant, i doubt people read it, just need to get it out my head. I just thought starting propecia would be the answer to my problems, maybe buy me 5 years and get to 30 looking like how I want to at least. I guess that isn't going to be the case at this rate, still early days supposedly on this drug, but so far, with the burning, the itch, the furthering of my loss, this isn't looking like a battle I can win.

Mpbman
06-08-2016, 03:20 AM
Do you have any good quality before/after photos? It might help to see how your hairloss is progressing.

Not giving up
06-08-2016, 03:45 AM
I'm not entirely sure how, but I'll figure it out and have them up before the weekend.

StevenLaventine
06-19-2016, 06:18 PM
I've had the issues with propecia a while ago. Burning scalp, hair shedding like crazy and weaker hair overall. I gave a good 8 months to this treatment to work and it never did. Right now, I use Phytoworx's shampoo, Pura d'or conditioner, I massage my hair (what's left if it) daily and take biotin supplements. I take about it on my blog - http://www.rescuemyhair.net/how-to-regrow-hair-naturally/ - I have not seen any positive but neither did I see any shedding/negatives so far (it's been almost a year now).

I lost about an inch with propecia (in roughly 8-9 months) while I kept what I had left (!) with natural shampoos and massages. Nothing too fancy, but it worked for me

Notgivingup2
08-24-2016, 12:34 PM
Hi guys,

My old account stopped working so I created a new one.

New update, propecia just isn't working for me. 8 months in and my hairline has gotten worse. The burn continues and is awful.

I have started to explore other options, I'm still taking the dose every mon, wed and fri but probably not for much longer.

It hasn't saved me and I doubt it's doing anything but making things worse.

Notgivingup2
08-30-2016, 03:09 PM
Another depressing post. Propecia has honestly just done nothing positive and I obviously can't be certain but it's potentially just made things worse.

I was depressed about my hair before starting propecia. No doubt. And I thought this would save me. But I now have actual visual hairloss. In the last month somethings really changed. I don't know what, but the front third really became weaker and I noticed more shedding, even by my normal standards of shitness. I had hoped the shedding was a good sign, but all the hair being shed was healthy and the shit thin Weak ones remain. My hairline was Norwood 1 with pretty bad density lost, but Now in my left temple I have nothing and I'm working with a comb over effect there, and the overall hairline has really gotten bad.

I can't attribute this to propecia, but I don't know what else to blame it on. At the very least, it's failed to work.

I needed this so bad, I just wanted to maintain a few more years, but nothing seems to work. Not even the big guns.

I'm going to have to start using topik to hide this mess.

I'm really not ready to be the guy with a receding hairline. The speed of this shit is ridiculous.

**** it.

k9gatton
12-01-2016, 10:05 AM
If .25 milligrams works for you, than I'm happy for you.

Personally I just think it's too small to work.

On the other hand, it's your body. You have to do what feels right, and
what is side effect free for yourself.

k9gatton
12-01-2016, 10:08 AM
Scientific methods that have proof behind them are the methods
I like to follow.


I'm too skeptical to follow unproven methods.