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Advice appreciated (Dut > Fin?)


#1

Hi all,

I was on finasteride for about 2 years before its effects started to fade a bit (started losing hair again)…I’ve since been on various things (folligen + lysine actually worked best and lasted for about 4 years). Anyway, I started on dut about 2 years ago at a dose of 1 every 2 days - it worked well for about 14 months but then I started to shed.

I did increase the dosage to 5 a week, which may have helped, but the last few months I’ve been changing things around quite a bit (not sensible I know) so I’m not really sure. Currently (bizarrely) my hair is really good on the hairline (xandrox!) but pretty poor everywhere else. Not clear why xandrox has worked so well on my hairline but only there.

To get to the point, my questions are:

1.) If my body stopped responding to finasteride because it got used to it, is going back on it after a couple of years going to mean it might work again?!

2.) Is dut likely to be significantly more effective at 1 a day as opposed to 1 every 2 days?

Thanks all. Its funny, hair loss has made me feel pretty miserable (to say the least) but I do always feel better talking to guys in the same situation. So thanks!


#2
  1. Why did you not increase finasteride dosage in the first place? I think that taking a break, though, may make it work again.
  2. Some guys have already discussed this point. The common conclusion was that dut’s half life made it prone to an EOD use.
    3)If minox (xandrox) works on your hairline, never leave it.

#3

» 1) Why did you not increase finasteride dosage in the first place? I think
» that taking a break, though, may make it work again.
» 2) Some guys have already discussed this point. The common conclusion was
» that dut’s half life made it prone to an EOD use.
» 3)If minox (xandrox) works on your hairline, never leave it.

Thanks mate.

1.) At the time it seemed to be accepted that finasteride wasn’t much more effective above 1.25 mg. Has this changed?

2.) Forgive my ignorance - what’s EOD use?

3.) No plans to!


#4

I think he means ‘qod’ which translates to ‘every other day’.


#5

Well, sorry, yes EOD= every other day.
I can tell you for sure that Finasteride is definitely dose dependent. My own case speqks volumes. I was a Noewood 2.5 when I was on finasteride 1mg, I am a Norwood 2 being on Fiansteride2.5mg and I was a Norwood 1.5 last year as Iwason Finasteride 3.5. But the side effects grow alongside the primary one. So, 1mg was OK libidowise, whereas 2.5 is no longer… And depresion looms away as well. Beware those risks! Had I known, I am not sure I would then have upgraded 3 years ago.


#6

Thanks. That’s very interesting - sorry to hear about the libido issues.

Not really sure what is happening with my hair just now. I had a bad haircut (i.e. poorly cut) a couple weeks ago and it made my hair look pretty thin in parts. - Had a much better one yesterday and it actually looks much better.

I’m pretty good at being objective about how my hair is looking - I never really thought a haircut could make that much difference, but in this case it really has.

I’ve been on the laser brush, amongst other things, for about 6 weeks now. Initially I wasn’t sure it was doing much at the back (it seemed to be working well with the xandrox at the front), but in fact it may be helping. - If so I may drop back down to a dut eod (I’ve only increased the dose for the last week so doubt that’s doing much yet).

Cheers