After more than 10 years collecting information from hairloss forums like this and four transplants down the road, it is time to give something back: I recently went from 0,5 mg Avodart daily to twice a week. The new dosage had a strong impact in reducing 11 months of shedding. Just want to share this one piece of information that changed my views on Avodart hoping that it can help the guys out there, who are taking this drug or considering including it in their diets.
Since my original hairline and temples are restored by transplant and I have no (or very few) original hair left there, I got more and more freaked seeing the thinning of what is behind 2 - 3 cm of the hairline. Yes… I was too agressive in my first 2 surgeries and used a lot of donor hair to maintain the original hairline. However if you had seen the results of my last surgery in India 2 years ago you probably wouldn’t be able to tell any signs of transplant. The thicker hair line was making up for the lower density behind it, but of course there is a limit.
What I don’t understand is that taking Avodart since 2006 has been beneficial until a certain point in time. I never thought that it one day would start claiming back the hair it saved.
So bottom line. I’m now on 0,5 mg Avodart twice a week and the shedding is maybe 20% of what it has been. For sure I will keep using my favorite topical, minox 6% hoping that what I lost in these months will start to grow back.
All the best.