Proscar + Spironolactone 1 year. My two cents.
I am a 28 year old white male. Otherwise healthy. I started losing my hair at 21 and it has progressed slowly / steadily since then. The hairline seems to be ok, but the crown is forming a quarter-sized bald spot.
In the fall of 2006, I had lab tests for my testosterone / dht etc. My results are below:
DHT: 609.7 pg/ml (Reference range: 155 - 533 pg / ml)
Testosterone : 5279 pg/ml (Reference range: 1800 - 6650 pg / ml)
On April 1, 2007 I started the following daily regimen. And of April 1, 2008, I will have been on the following daily regimen for 1 year:
Proscar (Generic Teva) : 5mg
Spironolactone : 100mg
- Hair loss has not slowed to any noticeable degree. Thin, wispy hairs still fall out at the crown.
- Some frontal recession has progressed.
- Skin and scalp have become less oily and less sebum is noticed, which is good.
- Some gynecomastia has arisen. Not very much. Tolerable.
Conclusions / Questions
Basically I would like to try other things and am wondering what others have tried that works.
Specifically I am wondering about Avodart and what the opimal dose and timing is. I was thinking about the following regimen:
Avodart 0.5mg every other day
Finasteride 5mg every other day
Spironolactone 100 every day
Nizoral for shampoo
Minoxidil or Xandrox every day
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments?