my last post on this thread. approaching 6 months and I made a mistake.
sexual function increased a fair bit the first 4-5 months and I found myself to be more horny in general. but this went from ‘viagra like erections 10x a day’ --> ‘normal’ now.
It is a very bad idea for hair and I’ll tell you why. It gives you false positives because I believed it would work in the beginning and I actually cut back on my dosage of Dutasteride (because it can increase risk of prostate cancer in some people and my balls have been hurting for the last 3-4 years which is a very scary prospect). So I cut back on dutasteride to just 2 pills per month. I noticed my crown started thinning fast. My hairline also experienced diffuse thinning in the last 6 months. Had I not cut back on dutasteride and continued to take 6-8 pills per month like the last 13 years I would have been fine).
It grows your nails faster (which is nothing positive for men). I do a lot of running and found my longer nails on my feet started rubbing against the skin of the next toe. I’d take off my shoes and have these blisters and drops of blood. So i have to cut my nails more often which I don’t like doing.
I think my skin got worse, not better. I’ve always had remarkable skin. Skin of a 20-22 year old while I’m near 37 now. My parents are in their early 70’s and they have amazing skin. Mine recently went south [ and I don’t do anything different like more sun etc ].
All this being said… I will continue to take these pills many years into the future because I love that the sexual function has had a net increase. I’m not happy about the skin issue, not happy about the nails and the hair is a complete write-off now.
The last 14 years on this board taught me a lot.
a) had i not started balding, I would have never hit the gym like I do. for my age, I have a really good body and I truly feel half my age.
b) by having a hot body and thin hair, my ego was kept in check. I also met my wife in Spain who looks like a ‘typical’ super model. I got her because of my confidence (or overcompensation of working extra hard on keeping my body fit – my body is like John Stamos, thin, lean but of course without the awesome hair).
c) my wife told me she couldn’t care less if I have hair or not (the amazing thing about evolution, that the female doesn’t necessary need the physical but instead puts a disproportionate amount of weight on the emotional connection).
d) any solution that is a hair transplant or an implant is a FAIL. the actual damage you do to your skin can cause headaches, mini cysts and if not done right years of withdrawal and agony). I tried it once and will regret it for the rest of my life because I hate scars. that being said, it helped me get to today.
e) any solution that involves taking pharmaceutical pills is also a FAIL. Sexual side effects can’t be exchanged for great hair.
[ if Steve Jobs focussed his mind on this instead of technology ]
THE SOLUTION would be at a microscopic cellular level. It would have to be something as elegant as using a shampoo daily, minimally invasive and something that packs a punch within 3-4 months. I will now wait for that day.