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#1

Recently I’ve been shedding every single day. But the difference between this shed and the previous sheds I’ve experienced is that I’m shedding mostly on the sides and the back of my head… you know, the donor regions. I’m also losing hair up top - basically from front to back, But especially the sides and back of my head. Is there any relevance to shedding these regions? I thought one will lose hair only in areas where dht attacks and not dht-proof hairs such as the back and side regions. It’s been like this ever since I switched from generic Dutasteride to name brand Avodart. What gives? It’s becoming visibly noticable and it’s been about 3 months now.


#2

» Recently I’ve been shedding every single day. But the difference between
» this shed and the previous sheds I’ve experienced is that I’m shedding
» mostly on the sides and the back of my head… you know, the donor regions.
» I’m also losing hair up top - basically from front to back, But
» especially the sides and back of my head. Is there any relevance to
» shedding these regions? I thought one will lose hair only in areas where
» dht attacks and not dht-proof hairs such as the back and side regions.
» It’s been like this ever since I switched from generic Dutasteride to name
» brand Avodart. What gives? It’s becoming visibly noticable and it’s been
» about 3 months now.

I used Avodart for over three years. It took a year before I was back to where I was at the beginning. The shedding was horrendous and repeated. I never regained what I lost in the hairline. It stabilised for a year or so but then my balding pattern began to progress so I ditched it. I had diffuse thinning in a type V pattern with a full complement of partly miniaturised hair (intermediate) in the type V region. This kind of hair did not get much thicker or longer. I also found during the shedding phase that a lot of seemingly strong hair shed peripheral to the balding region during the first eight months. Most of this returned. Sorry MJ, this is not predictive or definative as reactions seem to varry so much. I have theories but no real explanation or help. Probably best to keep on it but many gave up.


#3

» » Recently I’ve been shedding every single day. But the difference
» between
» » this shed and the previous sheds I’ve experienced is that I’m shedding
» » mostly on the sides and the back of my head… you know, the donor
» regions.
» » I’m also losing hair up top - basically from front to back, But
» » especially the sides and back of my head. Is there any relevance to
» » shedding these regions? I thought one will lose hair only in areas
» where
» » dht attacks and not dht-proof hairs such as the back and side regions.
» » It’s been like this ever since I switched from generic Dutasteride to
» name
» » brand Avodart. What gives? It’s becoming visibly noticable and it’s
» been
» » about 3 months now.
»
» I used Avodart for over three years. It took a year before I was back to
» where I was at the beginning. The shedding was horrendous and repeated. I
» never regained what I lost in the hairline. It stabilised for a year or so
» but then my balding pattern began to progress so I ditched it. I had
» diffuse thinning in a type V pattern with a full complement of partly
» miniaturised hair (intermediate) in the type V region. This kind of hair
» did not get much thicker or longer. I also found during the shedding phase
» that a lot of seemingly strong hair shed peripheral to the balding region
» during the first eight months. Most of this returned. Sorry MJ, this is not
» predictive or definative as reactions seem to varry so much. I have
» theories but no real explanation or help. Probably best to keep on it but
» many gave up.

Marco,I see where you’re coming from. But I’ve read in a few places (can’t find now) that if shedding takes place while on hair loss treatment and the shedding consists of hairs from the donor areas (ie back and sides) that it is the normal shed a drug is causing (the “good” shed before it gets better and regorws again).

The two concerns I have with this are 1) I already went through a shed last year and I’m 1.5 yrs into the dut treatment now - and b)this is a pretty long lasting shed (3 months. the first was also 3 months).

Contrary to that, my two optimistic points are 1) it regrew before so perhaps it will regrow again and 2) my shed is perhaps due to the fact Im using real Avodart as oosed to generic (studies show generic is underdoses) and causingmy sides and back are shedding so it must be a good shed. Afterall, my shed has begun about 2 or 3 weeks after I switched to Avodart from generic dut.

I’m very confused.

Questions: Suppose I do decide to ditch dut and get on fin. Will I shed a lot and lose a lot of hair?

“If” the sheds form avodart were bad and weren’t returning, will getting off it and getting on fin bring back those lost hairs?

I’ma firm believer that sheds caused by fin minox or dut are a good sign and regorw stronger. I’ve witnessed this first hand. However, is it normal to have that shed “again” later on? Two good sheds??

Note: This was posted in the appropriate section. I don’t know how my thread got to this part of the forum. hairsite??


#4

Hello,

I have been following this site for 6 months, but I don’t think this is the right section for your question.

The short answer to your question is you’re balding and the only two things proven to combat hair loss is Propecia and Minoxidil. Since you’re not using them, you’ll continue to lose more hair.

So, what’s worse than losing hair? Losing hair and being a bloody retard.

Congrats to you for being stupid enough experiment with your hair loss and even stupider to post on the WRONG forum.

Hope this helps.

Steve


#5

» Hello,
»
» I have been following this site for 6 months, but I don’t think this is
» the right section for your question.
»
» The short answer to your question is you’re balding and the only two
» things proven to combat hair loss is Propecia and Minoxidil. Since you’re
» not using them, you’ll continue to lose more hair.
»
» So, what’s worse than losing hair? Losing hair and being a bloody retard.
»
» Congrats to you for being stupid enough experiment with your hair loss and
» even stupider to post on the WRONG forum.
»
» Hope this helps.
»
» Steve

If you read, (it’s not that hard is it?) in my last post I specified that my thread found its way to this section of the foum on its own. As Marco is fully aware because he replied to my post, this thread was initially in its appropraite place where I posted it, under “Drugs” for hair loss.

There’s always a fukcing troll on every forum. Civilized forums are obsolete.

Did you even BOTHER reading it? Or do you read pictures only?
What are you, twelveteen?

Atleast there was one good thing we all got from this… you exposed your ignorance and stupidity to everyone.


#6

Did that get your hair back? Probably not.

Are you still stupid? Yep.

Alas, a bald angry man.

You’re going to prove how stupid you are by replying to my post.


#7

» Did that get your hair back? Probably not.
»
» Are you still stupid? Yep.
»
» Alas, a bald angry man.
»
» You’re going to prove how stupid you are by replying to my post.

Ahhhhhh TEXAS the Gun Nut State gotta love em Cowboys Jeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


#8

Hi MJ,

My own view is this.

Everyone reacts differently and the idea that shedding is a good sign has absolutely no scientific support just anecdotal comments. There are plenty of others with contrary views and experience about shedding. Shedding usually precedes the regrowth but shedding does not always mean regrowth.

I personally believe that interruption of the testosterone pathways move hair from various phases especially telogen into anagen. If the hair can support anagen then there will be regrowth and improved regrowth. If the hair has lost its ability to support anagen then fin or dut or whatever will logically accelerate hair loss. That is just a scheme that fits the evidence but there could be others that also fit.


#9

Hahaha…Gun Nut and retarted all together…yeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaawww…go get em boyyyyy.

» » Did that get your hair back? Probably not.
» »
» » Are you still stupid? Yep.
» »
» » Alas, a bald angry man.
» »
» » You’re going to prove how stupid you are by replying to my post.
»
» Ahhhhhh TEXAS the Gun Nut State gotta love em Cowboys
» Jeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


#10

» Hahaha…Gun Nut and retarted all
» together…yeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaawww…go get em boyyyyy.
»
» » » Did that get your hair back? Probably not.
» » »
» » » Are you still stupid? Yep.
» » »
» » » Alas, a bald angry man.
» » »
» » » You’re going to prove how stupid you are by replying to my post.
» »
» » Ahhhhhh TEXAS the Gun Nut State gotta love em Cowboys
» » Jeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

my thread’s become the asylum for the friendless retarded trolls that lurk the forums

it would be even more entertaining if you 3 stooges can answer my question regarding shedding from the back and sides of the head almost 18 months in with avodart.

Hairsite, please place this thread back in its appropriate location


#11

» Hi MJ,
»
» My own view is this.
»
» Everyone reacts differently and the idea that shedding is a good sign has
» absolutely no scientific support just anecdotal comments. There are plenty
» of others with contrary views and experience about shedding. Shedding
» usually precedes the regrowth but shedding does not always mean regrowth.
»
» I personally believe that interruption of the testosterone pathways move
» hair from various phases especially telogen into anagen. If the hair can
» support anagen then there will be regrowth and improved regrowth. If the
» hair has lost its ability to support anagen then fin or dut or whatever
» will logically accelerate hair loss. That is just a scheme that fits the
» evidence but there could be others that also fit.

That’s a good way of percieving it. Actually makes a lot of sense. All-in-all, it’s a damn gamble at the end.

P.S. our posts were deleted faster than we thought :smiley:
Hairsite’s not sleeping afterall…