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Old 05-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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managed to grab the 5 percent foam from the states, last box. starting it today , i am hoping for a miracle
how much did you pay? you can get it online for pretty cheap too... i cant believe local stores are still selling month supplies for 30+ bucks, and rogaine(the actual brand) still has them for 40ish bucks.

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paid 45 for 3 months. if this doesnt work and my hair gets worse... im seriously thinking of hair transplant
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:01 AM   #28
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paid 45 for 3 months. if this doesnt work and my hair gets worse... im seriously thinking of hair transplant
ive been on 5% foam for the last 2 months and havnt noticed anything yet, there are other things you can use to help aid, shampoo with less perfumes in them, other supplements the aid your diet, and like posted earlier saw palmetto. if you are desperate then consider that before a transplant
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:14 AM   #29
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paid 45 for 3 months. if this doesnt work and my hair gets worse... im seriously thinking of hair transplant
shave/buzz your head and see how you look. if you can pull it off, go for that look. Also, if you are willing to wait until technology is where you don't have to get a "transplant", where stem cells are used to regenerate hair follicles.. you may not want to hold your breath though as this "new tech" was supposed to be around the corner.... 10 years ago.

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ive been on 5% foam for the last 2 months and havnt noticed anything yet, there are other things you can use to help aid, shampoo with less perfumes in them, other supplements the aid your diet, and like posted earlier saw palmetto. if you are desperate then consider that before a transplant
my experience with rogaine is that if only really works with hair that is already there/thinning.. if the follicle is dead or your hair really really fine, it may not thicken. Rogaine is a follicle stimulant, which means itll help maintain what is there for the most part (and increase the hair quality).

Things such as propecia and medications block/prevent the formation of DHT which is responsible for MPB. Your BEST option is to use a combination of stimulant (rogaine) and a DHT inhibitor (Saw palmetto/propecia).

Also, Nizoral is shown to have anti androgenic effects (ie washes surface DHT from the scalp)... Those above are called the "big three" in the MPB community.
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^ some crazy side affects with propecia tho! i wouldnt take that shit if my hair was falling out in clumps!
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^ some crazy side affects with propecia tho! i wouldnt take that shit if my hair was falling out in clumps!
never taken it and never will. everything has side effects.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:55 AM   #32
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whats ur routine spidey?
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whats ur routine spidey?
who said i used? lol jk.

rogaine 2x a day. in the morning and night

saw palmetto 160mg 2x a day (make sure you get the extract which is a gelcap not the powder stuff)

nizoral shampoo 3-4 times a week.

alpecin caffeine shampoo daily

After this year I may stop using the rogaine... I am not sure if it is doing anything other than making the current hair i have grow super fast.. mind you my crown is not thinning, but I am thinning/receding a bit at the temples. I had been using saw palmetto a couple years back and stopped.. when I stopped it appeared that my recession start again, but it could be just in my head/timing.. I started up on the saw palmetto again and if it does work, I will keep on it, and maybe go off the rogaine. I have been using rogaine consistently for the last 4 years.
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do you have before and after pics? did you notice any sort of side affects with the palmetto ?

i wanna jump on this early, before i have any significant hairloss
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do you have before and after pics? did you notice any sort of side affects with the palmetto ?

i wanna jump on this early, before i have any significant hairloss
I have before pics but no after. All in all nothing has changed much, which to me, is a good thing. if you notice some thinning and receding, I would start treatment (whatever route you choose). Most treatments are more for maintaining than regrowth. If you are at the point where you see massive bald spots or recession where no hair is growing at all, it's probably too late. Most people start when they are bald and are hoping for a miracle.

I haven't had any side effects to note from the saw palmetto.
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do u know of any legit sites that sell proscar? or fin or whatever
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do u know of any legit sites that sell proscar? or fin or whatever
nope.. never used it... are you at all covered by work? if you are, you may be able to get your doc to prescribe you FIN under "prostate" medication and just take the appropriate dosages so it is covered.. if you aren't then you probably have to do some googling for reputable places online....

oh yea, you can get saw palmetto extract online for cheap... i just got my order .. 6 months worth for 24 shipped. they are about 20 bucks for a 2 month supply locally... this is the one i got.. buy 1 get 2 free . probably even cheaper if you have a postal box in the states http://www.puritan.com/puritans-prid...293?scid=26529

and of course as mentioned earlier, i get my minox from here... http://www.minoxidildirect.com/Minox...ernational.htm

nizoral you can get anywhere... loblaws chains are usually cheapest at reg price but you can watch out for sales as wel... actually i am sure costco is cheapest but i don't shop there
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have u ever used pumpkin seed oil?
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no, but some saw palmetto extracts have in inside... you can also get prostate health combos that contain it.
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