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Hi Guys (Drugs & Medications)

posted by damon, 30.04.2007, 10:59

First of all,thank you for responding & sharing your experiences with me.

JabroneMalon:I've been on propecia/proscar since the day it was released.I can’t even remember how long it’s been.Approx 7-8 years ? I’ve had a good run up til the last few months.I noticed about 10 months ago that my temples started slowly receding.I didn’t think that much at 1st,I just thought that I was naturally shedding;The new hair pushing out the old hair-It’s a natural part of a hairs life.Over the months it got worse then these past few weeks all hell has broken loose.My head is raining hair !! Not only that,my hairs are miniaturising which means it’s not a natural shed but BALDING.The proscar pills aren’t working anymore.My hair is returning 2 the balding it was prior 2 me taking Proscar.I went through the same balding shed prior 2 taking propecia but propecia stopped the shed & regrew new hair.


Mr. Frodo:I don’t shed hair every 10 months on proscar,this is my first shed since I've been on propecia.

Guys,please keep in mind that shedding is a natural process.If ur hairs are miniaturising then the proscar ISN'T working anymore ur balding.If ur hairs aren’t miniaturising u may just b shedding & it will regrow.

I have come across some articles written by Dr Robert Bernstein which discusses increasing dosage.A Hair Transplant Surgeon that I have been consulting with for many years has concurred with Dr Bernsteins advice of increasing the dose & as of today I have started taking 1/2 a pill every day instead of a 1/4.My Doc has told me 2 wait another 6 weeks to see what happens on the increased dose.I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime,here r the articles that eased my concerns.Check them out & contact Dr Bernstein as I did.
Here r the links

http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/medical-treatments/propecia.php

(I often increase the dose when someone has been on the same dose of medication for about three years and then stops responding (begins to lose hair after being stable).When increasing the dose,I generally use generic finasteride 5mg,1/2 pill a day.)


http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/hairtransplantblog/index.php?/archives/166-Cycling-the-Dose-of-Propecia.html

(When patients do become acclimated to these drugs (which seem to be common after 3 to 5 years) we increase the daily dose of finasteride gradually up to 5mg and then consider switching to dutasteride 0.5mg a day.)


Contact details
http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/contact-us/ask-doctor.php

On a side note,trials for Avodart will end in June.Fingers crossed !!!




damon is located in [NA] and he is available to meet: NO


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