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    Default Is Finasteride the Only Effective Oral Treatment for Hair Loss?

    Is there an effective alternative to finasteride that doesn't have the same side effects?

    I've been getting depression and emotional rage from this medication. At first, I thought it was just me getting stressed out with life. But, when I temporarily went off finasteride, I noticed that I was a lot calmer and easygoing, and my depression subsided.

    I experimented with lower doses, even going as low as 0.60 mg/day. But, the symptoms still persisted. So, about 2 weeks ago, I decided that enough is enough, and stopped taking it permanently. I just couldn't deal with these life-changing side effects anymore (mind you, I had been taking finasteride for well over 7 years).

    I'm still worried about losing my hair. I don't want to just give up and watch it all fall out. So, I'm coming here to inquire for any suggestions.


    FYI: I have also used extra strength minoxidil for a couple of years, but the benefits were minimal to none.

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