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    Spencer

    If you stop taking the meds do you belive your hairloss will accelerate
    ( I assume it will )
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    If I may ask , why have you not proceeded with a HT

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    Hi Dave52,

    I can't speak about what happens when you stop Finasteride but I am quit sure that if you stop Minoxidil abruptly you can experience an accelerated shed. Maybe the same thing holds true for Finasteride and Spiro but I don't know. The information I could find says the hair loss simply resumes itís natural course.

    BTW, in case anyone didn't already know, Spencer is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVE52 View Post
    Spencer

    If you stop taking the meds do you belive your hairloss will accelerate
    ( I assume it will )
    and
    If I may ask , why have you not proceeded with a HT

    Thanks
    Hey Dave 52,

    Basically, Iíve stalled the hair loss process for the past 17 years by taking Proscar. If I were to stop taking the drug, the process would, in essence, be switched back on. Itís difficult to say if it would be accelerated or just appear to be accelerated I were to go through a telogen effluvium, but honestly Iíd prefer not to find out.

    As to why Iíve never had a hair transplant, I donít think Iím a great candidate for one at this point. Iíve always been hyper concerned about the possibility of shock loss, and at 46 years of age, Iím of the mind set of if it ainít broke, don't fix it. Iím still cool with the comb over and the paint job for now.
    Spencer Kobren
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    I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerKobren View Post
    My current regimen is 1 Proscar tablet about 3 to 4 days per week, and prayerÖSo far so good. If you think your current regimen is working for you, stick with it.

    Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I "paint" my head.
    Spencer,

    Why take a full pill every 3-4 days instead of a 1/4 every day, or a half a pill every other day? Have you found one works better than the other?

    Also kind off topic but have you heard anything more from prp patients? I remember a few years ago when it first came out with all the hype you mentioned to me you were hearing good feedback, but now that its been out for a few years have you heard anything new or different?

    Thanks Spencer!

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