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#121

» » » » » » lol hopefully not that fast.
» » » » » » is this one of the sides associated with dut? rapid aging? i
» » » actually
» » » » » » sometimes wonder y i don’t look as old as some of my peers do.
» » » » »
» » » » » I’ve been dut for about 4-5 months, and I’m hitting a pretty bad
» » shed.
» » »
» » » » I
» » » » » had a young hairline without any loss at the temples, and I’m
» » » starting
» » » » to
» » » » » get some recession there. Then again, I’m old enough to have a
» » » “mature
» » » » » hairline”, so maybe that’s just what’s happening. How long was
» » your
» » » » shed?
» » » » » I’ve heard months.
» » » »
» » » » the biggest shed i experienced was the most recent which lasted
» just
» » » over
» » » » 3 months.
» » »
» » » When did it start? 3 months in? 5 months in? etc.
» »
» » i would say that about 4-6 months in on regular and consistant dose and
» » treatment i experienced the massive shed.
»
» Well, I guess I’m in for a ride then. But reading your posts and those of
» others, my only option is to see it through. Did you have bad recession at
» the temples?

i had a hair transplant in the front which included closing in my temples

up to this point have u seen any progress? prior to my major shed i saw progress


#122

» » » » » » » lol hopefully not that fast.
» » » » » » » is this one of the sides associated with dut? rapid aging? i
» » » » actually
» » » » » » » sometimes wonder y i don’t look as old as some of my peers
» do.
» » » » » »
» » » » » » I’ve been dut for about 4-5 months, and I’m hitting a pretty
» bad
» » » shed.
» » » »
» » » » » I
» » » » » » had a young hairline without any loss at the temples, and I’m
» » » » starting
» » » » » to
» » » » » » get some recession there. Then again, I’m old enough to have a
» » » » “mature
» » » » » » hairline”, so maybe that’s just what’s happening. How long was
» » » your
» » » » » shed?
» » » » » » I’ve heard months.
» » » » »
» » » » » the biggest shed i experienced was the most recent which lasted
» » just
» » » » over
» » » » » 3 months.
» » » »
» » » » When did it start? 3 months in? 5 months in? etc.
» » »
» » » i would say that about 4-6 months in on regular and consistant dose
» and
» » » treatment i experienced the massive shed.
» »
» » Well, I guess I’m in for a ride then. But reading your posts and those
» of
» » others, my only option is to see it through. Did you have bad recession
» at
» » the temples?
»
» i had a hair transplant in the front which included closing in my temples
»
» up to this point have u seen any progress? prior to my major shed i saw
» progress

I did, but now I’ve got temple recession and the crown is starting to thin as well.


#123

» » » » » » » » lol hopefully not that fast.
» » » » » » » » is this one of the sides associated with dut? rapid aging?
» i
» » » » » actually
» » » » » » » » sometimes wonder y i don’t look as old as some of my peers
» » do.
» » » » » » »
» » » » » » » I’ve been dut for about 4-5 months, and I’m hitting a pretty
» » bad
» » » » shed.
» » » » »
» » » » » » I
» » » » » » » had a young hairline without any loss at the temples, and I’m
» » » » » starting
» » » » » » to
» » » » » » » get some recession there. Then again, I’m old enough to have
» a
» » » » » “mature
» » » » » » » hairline”, so maybe that’s just what’s happening. How long
» was
» » » » your
» » » » » » shed?
» » » » » » » I’ve heard months.
» » » » » »
» » » » » » the biggest shed i experienced was the most recent which lasted
» » » just
» » » » » over
» » » » » » 3 months.
» » » » »
» » » » » When did it start? 3 months in? 5 months in? etc.
» » » »
» » » » i would say that about 4-6 months in on regular and consistant dose
» » and
» » » » treatment i experienced the massive shed.
» » »
» » » Well, I guess I’m in for a ride then. But reading your posts and
» those
» » of
» » » others, my only option is to see it through. Did you have bad
» recession
» » at
» » » the temples?
» »
» » i had a hair transplant in the front which included closing in my
» temples
» »
» » up to this point have u seen any progress? prior to my major shed i saw
» » progress
»
» I did, but now I’ve got temple recession and the crown is starting to thin
» as well.

I asked because most of the people Imknow that shed and regrow were the ones that were seeing progress at first. Pls don’t let anyone including me persuade you into continuing if you don’t want to. Nobody knows for sure how anyone will react.


#124

Although I notice a tremendous difference in the thickness and density of my hair on top of my head since the shedding, my crown continues to dissapoint me. Realizing it’s been only 30 days since my HUGE shed, maybe it’s still too early to draw a conclusion. What’s the upside? The fact that the shed wasn’t permenent and that things are turning around. The downside? My crown has improved yet.

I’m going to give it another month or two to see if any visual growth takes place in my crown, otherwise i’m considering increasing my dose to 2.5mg daily for 1 yr and then dropping it to 0.5mg daily.


#125

» Although I notice a tremendous difference in the thickness and density of
» my hair on top of my head since the shedding, my crown continues to
» dissapoint me. Realizing it’s been only 30 days since my HUGE shed, maybe
» it’s still too early to draw a conclusion. What’s the upside? The fact that
» the shed wasn’t permenent and that things are turning around. The downside?
» My crown has improved yet.
»
» I’m going to give it another month or two to see if any visual growth
» takes place in my crown, otherwise i’m considering increasing my dose to
» 2.5mg daily for 1 yr and then dropping it to 0.5mg daily.

What benefit do you think you’ll see from such a huge increase in dosage? And why 2.5 mg and not 1? Are you using Rogain and Nizoral?


#126

» » Although I notice a tremendous difference in the thickness and density
» of
» » my hair on top of my head since the shedding, my crown continues to
» » dissapoint me. Realizing it’s been only 30 days since my HUGE shed,
» maybe
» » it’s still too early to draw a conclusion. What’s the upside? The fact
» that
» » the shed wasn’t permenent and that things are turning around. The
» downside?
» » My crown has improved yet.
» »
» » I’m going to give it another month or two to see if any visual growth
» » takes place in my crown, otherwise i’m considering increasing my dose
» to
» » 2.5mg daily for 1 yr and then dropping it to 0.5mg daily.
»
» What benefit do you think you’ll see from such a huge increase in dosage?
» And why 2.5 mg and not 1? Are you using Rogain and Nizoral?

1mg of dut supresses pretty much the same amound of serum and scalp dht as 0.5mg. No sense in upping the dose unless there will be a drastic difference i suppose.

“The results of the phase II trials did show that 2.5 mg of Avodart gave nearly 2-3 times more hair growth than finasteride did at a full 5 mg, resulting even in frontal hair growth in some men. However, these superior results were at a rather high 2.5mg dosage” (http://www.hairloss*alk(dot)com/hair-loss-news/Article205.php ).

0.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 92% serum DHT and 55% scalp DHT
2.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 95% serum DHT and 82% scalp DHT

From reading the above I think there’s a very huge difference in the increase of scalp dht supression. That’s where, in my opinion, the difference in regrowth will lyes. And at the 2.5mg dose is where the studies shown the best results and regrowth in their patients.

I’ve read in many articles that the sides associated with dut go away with continnued use. I knwo that from experience after noticing some sides, the biggest being libido decrease, when taking dut, but they went away long time ago. I hope the same will apply when i increase my dose to 2.5mg - if sides are noticed they go away. After a yr or so dropping the dose back to 0.5mg.
I’m not sure I’ll do this yet. I’m going to wait to see if I get same regrowth in my crown first. if not, i think i will increase (it will be expensive).

I use niz eod and started minox just now.


#127

»
» 1mg of dut supresses pretty much the same amound of serum and scalp dht as
» 0.5mg. No sense in upping the dose unless there will be a drastic
» difference i suppose.
»
» “The results of the phase II trials did show that 2.5 mg of Avodart
» gave nearly 2-3 times more hair growth than finasteride did at a full 5 mg,
» resulting even in frontal hair growth in some men. However, these superior
» results were at a rather high 2.5mg dosage”

» (http://www.hairloss*alk(dot)com/hair-loss-news/Article205.php ).
»
» 0.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 92% serum DHT and 55% scalp DHT
» 2.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 95% serum DHT and 82% scalp DHT
»
» From reading the above I think there’s a very huge difference in the
» increase of scalp dht supression. That’s where, in my opinion, the
» difference in regrowth will lyes. And at the 2.5mg dose is where the
» studies shown the best results and regrowth in their patients.
»
» I’ve read in many articles that the sides associated with dut go away with
» continnued use. I knwo that from experience after noticing some sides, the
» biggest being libido decrease, when taking dut, but they went away long
» time ago. I hope the same will apply when i increase my dose to 2.5mg - if
» sides are noticed they go away. After a yr or so dropping the dose back to
» 0.5mg.
» I’m not sure I’ll do this yet. I’m going to wait to see if I get same
» regrowth in my crown first. if not, i think i will increase (it will be
» expensive).
»
» I use niz eod and started minox just now.

It will be expensive, and I’d be wary of such a high dosage. Combining all three (niz, rogain) is suppose to amplify their affects, so I’d give that a shot first. You might want to try lysine as well, as there is some (slim) evidence that it enhances type I and II ARIs.


#128

» »
» » 1mg of dut supresses pretty much the same amound of serum and scalp dht
» as
» » 0.5mg. No sense in upping the dose unless there will be a drastic
» » difference i suppose.
» »
» » “The results of the phase II trials did show that 2.5 mg of Avodart
» » gave nearly 2-3 times more hair growth than finasteride did at a full 5
» mg,
» » resulting even in frontal hair growth in some men. However, these
» superior
» » results were at a rather high 2.5mg dosage”

» » (http://www.hairloss*alk(dot)com/hair-loss-news/Article205.php ).
» »
» » 0.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 92% serum DHT and 55% scalp DHT
» » 2.5mg Dutasteride inhibits ~ 95% serum DHT and 82% scalp DHT
» »
» » From reading the above I think there’s a very huge difference in the
» » increase of scalp dht supression. That’s where, in my opinion, the
» » difference in regrowth will lyes. And at the 2.5mg dose is where the
» » studies shown the best results and regrowth in their patients.
» »
» » I’ve read in many articles that the sides associated with dut go away
» with
» » continnued use. I knwo that from experience after noticing some sides,
» the
» » biggest being libido decrease, when taking dut, but they went away long
» » time ago. I hope the same will apply when i increase my dose to 2.5mg -
» if
» » sides are noticed they go away. After a yr or so dropping the dose back
» to
» » 0.5mg.
» » I’m not sure I’ll do this yet. I’m going to wait to see if I get same
» » regrowth in my crown first. if not, i think i will increase (it will be
» » expensive).
» »
» » I use niz eod and started minox just now.
»
» It will be expensive, and I’d be wary of such a high dosage. Combining
» all three (niz, rogain) is suppose to amplify their affects, so I’d give
» that a shot first. You might want to try lysine as well, as there is some
» (slim) evidence that it enhances type I and II ARIs.

will do thanks. u don’t condone to even a 1 yr increase of 2.5mg? i was thinking that 2.5mg for one yr will give me some further regrowth and then dropping it back down to 0.5mg ed i’ll maintain the regrowth. the only concern i have is temporary brain foggyness or memory issues that’ll affect my studies.

i’m going to look into lysine.


#129

»
» will do thanks. u don’t condone to even a 1 yr increase of 2.5mg? i was
» thinking that 2.5mg for one yr will give me some further regrowth and then
» dropping it back down to 0.5mg ed i’ll maintain the regrowth. the only
» concern i have is temporary brain foggyness or memory issues that’ll affect
» my studies.
»
» i’m going to look into lysine.

I’m very conservative when it comes to prescription meds, and I just wouldn’t recommend using more than the prescribed dosage. If you’re not using nizoral and rogain in conjunction with DUT, you’re definitely not getting everything out of the .5mg dose that you could be, so I’d max out that potential before moving on to a higher dosage. Not to mention that 2.5 mg a day would probably end up costing $600+/month. At that price, you might as well get a some nice FUE work done.


#130

» »
» » will do thanks. u don’t condone to even a 1 yr increase of 2.5mg? i was
» » thinking that 2.5mg for one yr will give me some further regrowth and
» then
» » dropping it back down to 0.5mg ed i’ll maintain the regrowth. the only
» » concern i have is temporary brain foggyness or memory issues that’ll
» affect
» » my studies.
» »
» » i’m going to look into lysine.
»
» I’m very conservative when it comes to prescription meds, and I just
» wouldn’t recommend using more than the prescribed dosage. If you’re not
» using nizoral and rogain in conjunction with DUT, you’re definitely not
» getting everything out of the .5mg dose that you could be, so I’d max out
» that potential before moving on to a higher dosage. Not to mention that
» 2.5 mg a day would probably end up costing $600+/month. At that price,
» you might as well get a some nice FUE work done.

I see where ure coming from. I’ll give it a few more months with the 3 combo.
The dut at 2.5mg (5 caps/day) for a 12 month supply (1,825 caps) will cost me $1,325 total. Thats about $110.40 a month.


#131

» with 2.5mg a day you are almost sure to have some issues : brain fog, less
» motivation, and of course a lot less libido.
» this will happen in a few days or weeks, even though the first days might
» seem like a rollercoster ride of libido.
»
» in addition, your regimen does nothing against the issue of testosterone
» binding direclty to the androgen receptors, which does also trigger some
» hairloss, besides what DHT does. In fact, this much DUT raises testosterone
» by 30% or even more, which might explain the initial libido jump.
»
» Since you seem to be the kind of guy not too scared by side effects, I’d
» suggest adding topical flutamide to your regimen. you don’t need to use a
» lot of it and mostly at the hairline. You can then reduce your dut amount
» to 0.5mg a day. this combo will get you in a much better position hair-wise
» than a lot of DUT alone, and with less side effects overall.
»
» Topical flutamide can potentailly produce the same type of strong
» androgenic side effects like DUT, but since it is used topically in very
» small amounts and also has a very short half life of about 7 hours in
» blood, you can “manage” the side effects a lot easier than using oral DUT
» with its long- serum half life.

I wish I took your advise


#132

Mj, how has the dut been treating you the past month??


#133

» Mj, how has the dut been treating you the past month??

No shedding whatsoever and definetly noticer thicker hair. I can style my hair without having to worry about “see-through”.

And the crown…well I’ll post some photos as soon as my hair is all black again to make a batter comparison. Right now its died medium brown.


#134

» » Mj, how has the dut been treating you the past month??
»
» No shedding whatsoever and definetly noticer thicker hair. I can style my
» hair without having to worry about “see-through”.
»
» And the crown…well I’ll post some photos as soon as my hair is all black
» again to make a batter comparison. Right now its died medium brown.

Good to know - are you on a .5 or a 2.5 mg dose?


#135

» » » Mj, how has the dut been treating you the past month??
» »
» » No shedding whatsoever and definetly noticer thicker hair. I can style
» my
» » hair without having to worry about “see-through”.
» »
» » And the crown…well I’ll post some photos as soon as my hair is all
» black
» » again to make a batter comparison. Right now its died medium brown.

^Crap. Those spelling errors and typos of mine are pathetic lol

»
» Good to know - are you on a .5 or a 2.5 mg dose?

I’ve been taking 0.5mg 1x/week for the past 5 weeks now. Prior to that was 0.5mg daily since July. I’ve ordered some more, but right now I’m low and trying to make it stretch out rather than finish on me and have nothing.

Note to self: Make sure I order few months in advance.


#136

» » » » Mj, how has the dut been treating you the past month??
» » »
» » » No shedding whatsoever and definetly noticer thicker hair. I can
» style
» » my
» » » hair without having to worry about “see-through”.
» » »
» » » And the crown…well I’ll post some photos as soon as my hair is all
» » black
» » » again to make a batter comparison. Right now its died medium brown.
»
» ^Crap. Those spelling errors and typos of mine are pathetic lol
»
» »
» » Good to know - are you on a .5 or a 2.5 mg dose?
»
» I’ve been taking 0.5mg 1x/week for the past 5 weeks now. Prior to that
» was 0.5mg daily since July. I’ve ordered some more, but right now I’m low
» and trying to make it stretch out rather than finish on me and have
» nothing.
»
» Note to self: Make sure I order few months in advance.

So to clarify, you saw a shed start at about 6 months in, and it ended 4 months later, with your hair improving from the baseline?


#137

Great to hear Mj. The toughest is getting through those sheds but good results will come like the ones you are starting to see. I’ve still been taking 1.5mg each day and now I’m seeing big improvment in the crown and gains in the temples. Although there are some negatives such as large reduction in beard and body hair in general with more skin sensitivity. The libido suffered a hit at first but is now back to normal. Moreover, I feel more irritable at times and seem to get angry quicker. Maybe this is due to the increase in testosterone??


#138

» Great to hear Mj. The toughest is getting through those sheds but good
» results will come like the ones you are starting to see. I’ve still been
» taking 1.5mg each day and now I’m seeing big improvment in the crown and
» gains in the temples. Although there are some negatives such as large
» reduction in beard and body hair in general with more skin sensitivity.
» The libido suffered a hit at first but is now back to normal. Moreover, I
» feel more irritable at times and seem to get angry quicker. Maybe this is
» due to the increase in testosterone??

Most people actually think lesser beard and body hair is good, you consider it a negative?

Past few months I was seeing a decrease in body hair as well, but recently it’s come back to normal. I guess because of the very low dose I’m currently temporarily taking.

Aha, so that may explain my sudden skin sensitivity. I itch out of nowhere and its annoying!

I suffered a loss of libido too but bounced back to better than normal. And the increased agression is due to the increased test levels. I would add a topical anti androgen if I were you because the frontal hairline area is sensitive to testosterone.

Glad to see things are lookin good for you!


#139

So how long before the shedding ended and the regrowth began? Your shed lasted for 6 months or so?


#140

Mj, would you recommend using Nizoral? I think I’ll pick some up today if I get the chance. :slight_smile: