Propecia - does anyone here taken it then quit?

  • Timbales

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    Dec 04, 2007 5:31 PM GMT
    Ok, I'm ready to bite the bullet. I've been taking Propecia now for probably 6 years and I'm going to stop it. I was wondering if anyone here has taken it, stopped and how it affected them.

    I've been looking at my hairline and bald spot, and comparing it to my uncles at my age, I don't see a huge advantage to continuing.
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    Dec 04, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    hey mate. I started taking Propecia about 3 years ago and have given it a break starting this past summer. It had indeed done it's job keeping the hair still on my head where it was/is...but wasn't doing much as far as adding any back. I think the stuff is probably great for guys who get on it BEFORE they thin out much (and who can tolerate the soft wood side effects...).

    So I was talking with my ex and he'd had a much better experience with the topical minoxidil stuff... Since I was in the States for a few days I decided to hit the local CVS and pick up some no-name extra strength stuff and give it a few months run. I STRONGLY advise you take that route. I have been putting this stuff on for 4.5 months so far and not only can I feel the diference, I can see it when my hair is wet at the gym and have had comments from my BF about the patch on my crown actually filling in. Patience is the key because you need to wait for your hair's growth cycle to kick in and of course for the new hair to get to some sort of appreciable length. But after just 4 months (about 40$ worth of stuff I guess) and I'm happy with the results.

    Eric
  • Timbales

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    Dec 04, 2007 11:45 PM GMT
    I'm glad Rogaine is working for you. I tried that before Propecia and hated it.

    I'm pushing 40. I think I'm just going to embrace nature's southward retirement and make the best of it.
  • Gabriel

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    Dec 05, 2007 1:31 AM GMT
    I did both (protecia and rogain).. and stopped taking them because I felt it was doing ok in keeping what i had but that was it. I've since bit the bullet and stopped taking them both and decided to shave my head (AKA the Toronto Combover -lol)
    I like the money i'm saving the most!

    Ilove the fact that it's no work in the morning or after the gym/pool. My partner thought I still had enough hair and didn't neet to take such drastic action but i didn't want to seem like i was oblivious to the fact i was losing my hair.

    Again - i get lots of attention - the good kind since I shaved my head. The only downside is the cold - you're gonna need to invest in nice headgear for the winter (if you live in the cold climate zone).
  • SkyMiles

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    Dec 05, 2007 2:32 AM GMT
    Same story as Gabriel. There's never been a better time to be bald! Even people WITH hair clip or shave just for the look.
  • SkyMiles

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    Dec 05, 2007 2:33 AM GMT
    Oh, yeah...plus, pills and potions for hair are wastes of money.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 05, 2007 3:06 AM GMT
    I don't know if I'm ready to shave, but my bf already knows to get out the clippers if it even remotely starts to look like a combover.
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    Dec 05, 2007 11:52 AM GMT
    when i used it (for a few years).it certainly stopped my hair loss.but when i quit,my hair got thinner .year by year i could definately observe it.i quit it because of financial reasons.i didnt have money for cosmetics.when i solve my financial shortcoming.i restart using it.that's for sure.by the way i used PROSCAR not PROPECİA.but they are the same thing,exept the dosage.proscar is 5mg, propecia is 1mg.proscar is used for stopping benign prostat growing.i used it, dividing it into 4 pieces(1,25mg).proscar is much cheaper than propecia .well, at least in my country(turkey).i can recommend another medicine MİNOXİDİL which is an blood pressure medicine,it is said to be effective ,too.as a blood pressure medicine it us used orally.but as a hair loss medicine it is used externally on head skin.it mustnt be used orally for hair loss.