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My 8 year Dutasteride review (Drugs & Medications)

posted by Aussie, 07.05.2011, 13:43

Hi,

I used to visit this site and forum multiple times daily back in the early 2000's and was almost completely pre-occupied with the fear of my hair falling out. I was born in 1972 and first noticed a little hairline recession just after I turned 19 (in 1991). I started panicing as my dad was bald and both my older brothers were well on the way (6 and 10 years older, both are now completely bald). I tried various products as I stumbled across them including:

-Bio-hair-tin
-Minoxodil
-Appointments with Ashley and Martin for scalp massages with various potions, including Minoxodil at later stages
-Proopecia (did NOTHING for me)
-Dr Zhao's 101d
-A bottled lotion from the USA which was a natural DHT inhibitor, I forget the name.

My hair loss seemed very gradual, consisting of frontal recession and rather minor thinning on top. I still had a decent head of hair (all things considered) when I turned 30 , I could wear my hair with the fringe brushed forward and many people could have probably looked at me and thought that I hadn't lost any (or hardly any) hair.

Then it all came to a head. I was swimming with my sibblings one day soon after my 30th birthday and was gratefully informed by them that I was getting a bald patch (presumably it was more noticable as my hair was wet). I was completely mortified.

I had seen a news story about Dutasteride and was combing the internet daily for information on it's realease date. Many of you you will remember the release was long drawn out due to it waiting FDA approval. I visited Advanced Hair Studio as I'd seen much advertising about their laser therapy ...... as desperate as I was, the price ($2500, and probably more on going) put me off and finally I got my paws on Dutasteride in April 2003. I picked it up from the post office and took my first one in the car as I was on the way to work and couldn't get it in to myself quick enough! My dosage was .5mg daily.

Anyhow I carefully looked for changes daily, about 3 weeks after starting I noticed very small clear 'fluff' like hair appearing at my hairline. I was feeling optimistic.

8 years later I've just turned 39 and my crown is completely full and still only minor frontal recession has continued. Dutasteride was a god-send for me, it has made a massive difference to the was I feel about myself and the way I feel in general.

I don't have and before and after pics but here is how thing look now:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36102181@N02/5695528371/in/photostream

Best of luck to all.




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


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