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    Quote Originally Posted by THECOMEBACKKID12345 View Post
    Do u recommend rogaine 5 percent foam and propecia. How long should rogaine alone should last for me? If u check my pics from my thread u can tell my hairline has receded and hair has thinned. My crown is starting to thin out too. Advice would be great.
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    You should definitely do both, but do Finasteride with Minoxidil. If you use Latanoprost or Minoxidil, you will probably see better results with an anti androgen.

    If you are just starting, it is STUPID, in my opinion, not to try everything you can.

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    You should take Rogaine and Finasteride. Take whatever you can to save your hair.

    When people wait, the window closes. At some point, it will be too late, and you won't be
    able to regrow your hair back.

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    i would try both definitely but i am 15 and finasteride could be a problem. Money is also an issue since i am dependent on parents money and they think i should deal with it

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    As a physician (though one not in a field remotely related to dermatology or plastic surgery), I think that OP is very foolish to go to dutasteride with the hair he has in that photo, assuming the front of his scalp has comparable density. Dutasteride has not been well studied as a tx for hair loss (have its long-term adverse effects been studied at all?). I asked a dermatologist a couple of years ago about starting Dut because I felt that the finasteride wasn't cutting it anymore, and he persuaded me - at just 26, when balding is TRULY traumatic - that Dut would be an ill-advised route to take.

    For crying out loud, just get a mini FUE procedure. About 150 grafts would make the area of concern (which seems little more than a slowly thinning whorl) look pristine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc View Post
    As a physician (though one not in a field remotely related to dermatology or plastic surgery), I think that OP is very foolish to go to dutasteride with the hair he has in that photo, assuming the front of his scalp has comparable density. Dutasteride has not been well studied as a tx for hair loss (have its long-term adverse effects been studied at all?). I asked a dermatologist a couple of years ago about starting Dut because I felt that the finasteride wasn't cutting it anymore, and he persuaded me - at just 26, when balding is TRULY traumatic - that Dut would be an ill-advised route to take.

    For crying out loud, just get a mini FUE procedure. About 150 grafts would make the area of concern (which seems little more than a slowly thinning whorl) look pristine.
    Um....the OP has had numerous (10+ If I remember correctly) hair transplants. He works for several hair transplant doctors so he probably talked to them before starting. You are right though, we do not know the long term effects of dut.

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    Thanks for the concern but I'm confident in my experienced opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spex View Post
    So the time has come after nearly 17 years on 1mg finasteride daily to up the anti and I'm going to start now taking 0.5mg Dutasteride daily instead as i feel I've possibly now started to lose ground in the crown region do to the attack of DHT.

    Ive had an incredible run with finasteride as it regrew and helped keep my mid/crown for nearly two decades but after monitoring my crown for a couple of years now i feel it is time to get ahead of the game and increase my defence against the dreaded DHT.

    I've spoken at length with prescribing Dr too here in the UK and he's been very helpful and informative. I've also spoken to a number of guys who've made this move from finasteride to Dutasteride who've had positive results so feel this is an informed move and one I'm hopeful will benefit me.

    After 17 years too on finasteride with no side effects I'm also hopeful i'll transition on to it with no issues either.

    I will keep you informed periodically on any progress and i'll be making a documented blog on my website too.

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    Be sure to monitor your water retention or even your BMI.



    I tried this a decade ago and became a wee bit bloated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choiminzi View Post
    Be sure to monitor your water retention or even your BMI.



    I tried this a decade ago and became a wee bit bloated.
    How could dut cause this?

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    Spex,

    I'm also a long time finasteride user (12+ years), 2 years ago, I switched to Dutasteride, and since then my frontal area has thinned a lot. The inital shedding has past now, and the shedded hairs seem to slowly growing back, but they grow very slowly. With all the research I have done, dutasteride should be better than finasteride, but after 2+ years of taking dutasteride, I don't see it better than finasteride. I'm really concerned with the frontal area getting not better.

    I regret switching, but since I've switched already, I'm not going back just now. I'm still taking dutasteride, and thinking of giving it another year or so.

    What is your experience of the switch? Do you notice frontal hair shedding?

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