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Topic Title: So glad i discovered this chat early in my hair loss journey - 40 years old NW2
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Created On: 04/03/2019 01:40 PM
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joey101
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I was in my mid / late 20s started losing my hair.. being a programmer i figured there must be some info out there online. By reading these forums i discovered the generic finasteride that was available at the time by shipping from the UK (in house pharmacy for anyone who remembers)

Later i switched to regular prescription finasteride which i pick up at the pharmacy for $25 / 5-6 months supply.

I am now 40 and still a norwood 2, there is no one in my family on my moms side or my dads side who has that much hair at my age. I also look young over all (runs in the family) people don't even think i'm 30.

My mother is fully convinced that i have done a transplant at some point lol..

So all i can say is its been a miracle to discover fin on this forum. Why spend 10-15k on a transplant when you can prevent it in the first place.

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Hair is like air, when it is in short supply it becomes important...

Edited: 04/03/2019 at 01:49 PM by joey101
 04/04/2019 09:37 AM
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Skywalker
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Well, it's not quite as simple as you say. You speak of it as though it is a cure which it most certainly isn't.

Finasteride doesn't have the success that you have had across the board, results vary. It DOES significantly slow down hair loss for most men but there are risks, for a small number of men the effects are CATASTROPHIC and PERMANENT, there are also some indications that on many others the effects are more subtle and quite possibly incremental. I personally think that such subtle effects are likely to be happening.

Taking Finasteride is a judgement call, I respect the men that do but I have to say that even if I had been a good candidate for taking Finasteride I would not have done so.

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Now here to look for any advances and give newbies another opinion.

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