» TAKEN FROM HTN–
» One final point: Like everyone else, I try to put all young men on
» finasteride for all the obvious reasons. It does not hold off the eventual
» hereditary pattern that man will get however. Some of us think it puts it
» off by 8-12 years or something of that order. So when a young man presents
» to see me at 23, 24, or even 26, who has been on finasteride for a few
» years, it is even harder to tell where he is heading, because the
» finasteride MASKS what would normally be happening if the patient weren’t
» on it. Some people on these forums comment as though going on finasteride
» somehow confers some permanent benefit for the young man. That is not true.
» It’s great for holding on to or even increasing the “native” hair for
» several years more than it would normally be around, but it doesn’t change
» the eventual long term picture.
» Mike Beehner, M.D.
» IS THIS TRUE GUYS?
I couldn’t formulate/describe it better than Dr. Beehner, because I experienced the same over the past 20 years. 20 years?
Yes, 20 years. Because during my 20’s until 29 I didn’t had “Propetia” available and I just noticed a “very slowly and slightly thinning” over the top of my (NW-5) head until 30. So IF I would have been on Propetia in my 20’s, sure, I would thought that “I didn’t go bald due to Propetia!!”. But I didn’t went completely bald (just slighly thinning) in my 20’s - WITHOUT Propetia or something else.
I was 30 (11 years ago) when I started to take Propetia and used it for about 2 years. Nothing changed, maybe EVENTUALLY, that Propetia thickend up my hair status a little bit. I stopped taking Propetia anywhere 7 - 8 years ago, as soon as I noticed that suddently my hair starts to thinning more - WITH the usage of Propetia (seems the clock in the hair cells started suddenly their program anyhow). I was about 35-36, suddenly I noticed my crown thinning too. I took Propetia again. Nothing happend until today(1mg daily since about 5 years and 1mg every 2 days since about 2 years).
Once the hair cells start their programed process, Propetia can’t stop the process. The problem are all they guys in their 20’s (early 30’s) who just THINK, that it is Propetia, who “is slowing down” the process (ideal target group for the f… pharma industry). Dr. Beehmer, RIGHT! “That is not true.”