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    I started fin in college in 2006 and it did wonders for about 6 years. Unfortunately I stopped for a month in late 2011 and when I got back on I developed gynecomastia and epididymitis. I went off fin for about 3 months and disaster struck: I lost a ton of hair, going from a decent NW2 to an obviously thinning NW3. I have been experimenting with lower doses and have thankfully been able to stop shedding with .25 mg about twice a week. Unfortunately I do get pains in my chest and aching in my testes still, but not nearly as bad as the first bout.

    What I am noticing is that my body hair is growing like crazy now. I have always had what I considered the perfect amount of body hair, masculine but not over the top. And somehow I never got back hair even though my dad and younger brother are rocking some pretty intense carpets back there. Now my chest hair is getting too dense and my back is even sprouting hairs here and there, not to mention my arms are getting hairier.

    So what do you guys think? Was fin slowing all of this down or is it natural? Seems odd that my body hair would stay the same for 6 years then just explode in a single year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conpecia View Post
    I started fin in college in 2006 and it did wonders for about 6 years. Unfortunately I stopped for a month in late 2011 and when I got back on I developed gynecomastia and epididymitis. I went off fin for about 3 months and disaster struck: I lost a ton of hair, going from a decent NW2 to an obviously thinning NW3. I have been experimenting with lower doses and have thankfully been able to stop shedding with .25 mg about twice a week. Unfortunately I do get pains in my chest and aching in my testes still, but not nearly as bad as the first bout.

    What I am noticing is that my body hair is growing like crazy now. I have always had what I considered the perfect amount of body hair, masculine but not over the top. And somehow I never got back hair even though my dad and younger brother are rocking some pretty intense carpets back there. Now my chest hair is getting too dense and my back is even sprouting hairs here and there, not to mention my arms are getting hairier.

    So what do you guys think? Was fin slowing all of this down or is it natural? Seems odd that my body hair would stay the same for 6 years then just explode in a single year...
    Finasteride is a drug that alters your body chemistry shutting off DHT which blocks hair growth and that might have some effect on body hair growth as with the inhibiting element gone the hair not just on your head but on your body will now sprout up. I had wondered this since my facial hair sprouted up double quick and I had a full beard in less than two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    Update: quick search shows this not to be the case. Fin should not inhibit facial hair growth.
    I wish it would I hate my body hair!

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    Get it lasered off dude. You can even buy a home laser kit that works. Wish curing baldness was that easy...

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