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My time-line on treatments:
my timeline:
Dec 2008: Baseline No treatments
Jan09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
Feb09 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
Mar09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
april09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
may09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
jun09:OFF FIN ( SHEDDING SLOWING/HAIR GETTING BETTER)
july09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
aug09: STARTED Minox, OFF FIN, FROM HERE ON OUT Hair got great off FIN, had TE reaction the whole time while i was on it, hair thinned all over, including back and sides, Dr. Lee and my doctor told me to get off it. But going through nasty minox shedo
sept09on Minox, OFF FIN shedding agian
oct09:On Minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( went off it halfway through/still shedding) Got on FE ru
nov09: OFF minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)
dec09: OFF minox,OFF fin, ON RU ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)
Jan2010: OFF minox, ran out of RU OFF RU ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still) - hair shedding bad, was maybe due to being off minox)
feb:2010 OFF everything ( until halfway through got back on Minox) Still shedding
March 2010:shedding slowing ( got back on RU still on minox)
Apr 2010: Great regowth Still on minox and ru
May 2010:Great regowth Still on minox and ru
June:2010:Great regowth Still on minox and ru/ started shedding bad
Jul:2010 Still on minox and ru/ hair is back to baseline... shedding BAD!!!!!!
Aug 2010 - Still on same treatments since Feb 2010, still shedding since June, almost 3 months of non stop shedding I still don't get how I can start back on treatments in Feb, go through 2 months of massive shedding and bu April of this year gain it all back only to lose it by end of June, ( makes no since)
Sept 2010 Hair is not shedding, hair is doing good agian should be great by oct update !!
Oct 2010- 8 months minox, 7 months ru, Not shedding as much still, however i had to go off ru due to being out for 1 month, hair starting to grow in thinner, but we'll see if it grows in thicker again, since im now back on FE ru. I was gonna restart propecia, however i am gonna wait till i'm in ru for 2 more months then add back in FIN. I want to see if the ru thickens the hair again after being off ru for the past month, i don't plan on running out ever again.

Nov 2010
ok Month 9 on minox and month 8 on ru.
My hair is yet again shedding bad. WHY ? I have no idea, many posters on this board said ride it out as the sheds will gets better. Has this happened to anyone ?
I am think of changing some things around like adding dut or fin, or switching to liquid or dropping ru. I am kind lost on where to go or what step to take to improve.any help would be of great help. Both pics below where taking on the same day. One is long and one is with a #4 haircut that i got today

Dec 2010- hair still in bad shape

Jan 2011- 11 months minox, 10 months ru, hair is still Shit, been shedding since early Oct.....

Jan 25th 2011 update- been off Ru for close to one month, after about 2 weeks of being off Ru hair stoped shedding, I'm not sure if I was shedding due to minox or Ru, do I'm still testing it out, it seemed odd I got 4 Massive sheds in 1 year, in late Feb. Depending on hoe my hair is doing ill decide which treatment caused the.many shedding cycles, at that point in time ill relook at treatments and decidecide what too do.

1 year update, Feb 9th, 2011- hair is going good again, not shedding at much and I'm only on rogaine foam 2 capfulls once daily, I was on Ru up until Xmas of 2010, and as noted in my timeline I had been going through some heavy sheds that ate not minox normal sheds,as I had 4 bad sheds within 1 year while on Ru and minox, so I decided to remove Ru too see if my hair got better and it did, I tried Ru alone in the past back in fall 2009, and I still ended up shedding, but what I'm doing now that ive neber done is minox alone, so I guess what I'm saying is I'm testing weather Ru hurt mote then helped. Time will tell, but as for my hair it started getting better about 2 weeks after I quit Ru. Pics below.

March 8th 2011 update:
without pics
not shedding as much, still on just minox, hairline is not doing good, i think ( maybe i need too add ru back in)

April 2011 update
without pics,
i'm was going through a BAD shed, it seems i shed no matter what every 3 months( 14 montsh on minox now), I did add FIN for 1 weeks about 2 weeks ago, and man did i get acne, and a sore scalp. and shedding increased. so i stopped, for the final time on fin. But while on minox and ru, i shed every 3 months and get the hair back, while on fiin alone i just shed, and shed, and shed,and remain in this "te" state so in a nutshell the more successful way is minox and ru, i think, Ive been on minox alone since 12/25/2010. I did this too see which caused my every 3 months shedding phases, it seems minox does this, one would think this shedding should stop since im now on month 14 of minox. But it is not so, ( anyway have insight into why) Good news now though is shedding has slowed down, i buzzed my head and i apply minox now to a buzzed scalp, rather then some get caught in my hair. I think thsi may be the reasoin why i stopped shedding because minox can reach my scalp more ? I apply 2 capfulls of foam per day. I may have seen shedding every 3 months because not enough minox gets to my scalp, unless i buzz it, idk ? But point is now im no tshedding( as much), i'll await 4 weeks to see how my hair regrows, at that time i will decide to add back in ru.
so be on the lookout for pics to come next month



June 2011: still on minox now 16 months been on liquid 4ml at night for 2 months now. And ru 100mg per day. Below are pics. I dont know what too think of my hair. It feels thiner and im debating weather ot not to go back on fin 1mg per day. Thoughts??



Aug2011: still on ru and minox foam, I use 130mg of ru, may increase to 150-200, my diffusion is better, and my temples are up, down, up, down.. but better then baseline, I think

Jan 2012, on fin, minox.foam, ru. Been on ru and minox for 2 years now, I added minox liquid and.fin 2 1/2 months ago. Fin is turning my current hair all over into kinked, weak, dry, brittle hair, and my diffusion is resembling that of when I tried fin back in 2009. Am I getting a TE RH reaction again? Should i stop or press on. Anyone have this issue with fin usage and it improve at ?

Feb 7th 2012

Been on minox for 2 years, FIN for 3 1/2 momnths, dropped ru(for now), I am no longer seeing results from Minox so from here on out any progress will be from FIN usage, to mark that I have been taking pics of pre fin usage to fin usage, pics below

3/22/12: 5 months fin 1.25 mg, 2 years 3 months minox usage. ( started ru back up after being off it since November. Been 1 weeks now on it again)
Not sure what to think of these results. Looks like I'm not doing good. Need someone to folate each month for me and give me their input, thanks


4/21/12 6 months fin, 2 years ,4 months Minox, 2 1/2 years ru58841

To be honest I'm shocked I'm halfway through 1 year. Have not seen any gains yet. Wonder if I will even see gains. May go on dut after the 1 year mark, thoughts?
No to shedding like I had when I tried fin in 2009, however hairline is much worse I think.....



7 MONTH UPDATE ON FIN 5/23

7 MONTHS FIN OVER 2 1/2 YEARS MINOX, DROPPED RU 1 MONTH AGO
I've been shedding a lot, may be due to fin, I hope it slows down, been on it.for.7 months, I'm expecting for it to end soon, as others users tell me, we.shall see .

Wish me luck
... Blah!!!!!!


8/23/12

Ok ,so I'm now month 10 fin and 3 years minox..

What can I say so far ?
Well I was told by many on this website to go on fin and stick it out , and I'm now month 10 and my hairline and hair density is not good, I've never stopped shedding upon taking fin, before fin my hair was ok, not shedding much, this was when I was on Ru and minox, now I'm on fin almost 1 year while staying on minox and I've been off Ru... End result , my hair is shit,
So decade two, dogs 3 , jwm? What do you think of this as I've followed your advice and stuck too it and now I'm worse off,
Should I go on dut ?



11/5/12

1 year fin
3 years minox( foam/liquid)
Ru on and off ( been off since April 2012) ) want to start up on it..

Now to those that say I bounce around on treatments, this is simply not true.. it was just the first year it was like this....


Anyway since I'm marking my 1 year achievment on fin, thought I'd post some pics...enjoy











BASELINE Dec 2008: not on any treatments















Jan09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)


Feb09 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)
Mar09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)



april09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)










may09: 1MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING)



jun09: OFF FIN ( SHEDDING SLOWING)







july09: 0.5MG FIN ( MASSIVE SHEDDING, agian)














Aug 09: FIN 0.5, and started minox, shedding lot from minox



Sept09: OFF FIN, FROM HERE ON OUT, On Minox,
Hair started to get great off FIN, But the shedding damage was still done, had TE reaction the whole time while i was on it, hair thinned all over, including back and sides, Dr. Lee and my doctor told me to get off it.











oct09:Got OFF Minox ( GREAT regrowth) Got on FE ru









nov09: OFF minox ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)




dec09 OFF minox ( GREAT REGROWTH/on ru still)




Jan 2010: OFF minox, OFF everything - hair STARTING TO shed bad, was maybe due to being off minox I thought ru was doing most of the work since i was only on minox for 2 months and kept my hair 4 montsh after going off minox)




feb:2010 Back on Minox after i took this pic, 1/2 through the month got back on minox ( heavy minox shedding) Still shedding





March 2010:shedding slowing Still on minox( Got back on RU )







Apr20 10: Great regrowth Still on minox and ru



May 2010:Great regrowth Still on minox and ru



June: 2010:Great regrowth Still on minox and ru/ started shedding bad


Jul 2010 :Still on minox and ru/ hair is back to baseline... shedding BAD!!!!!!









Aug 2010 - still on same treatments since Feb 2010, still shedding since June, almost 3 months of non stop shedding I still don't get how I can start back on treatments in Feb, go through 2 months of massive shedding and bu April of this year gain it all back only to lose it by end of June, ( makes no since)




Sept 2010- hair is not shedding, hair is getting better again, should be great by oct's update !!




another update 9/21/2010





UPDATE: 10/10/10- 8 months minox, 7 months ru, Not shedding as much still, however i had to go off ru due to being out for 1 month, hair starting to grow in thinner, but we'll see if it grows in thicker again, since im now back on FE ru. I was gonna restart propecia, however i am gonna wait till i'm in ru for 2 more months then add back in FIN. I want to see if the ru thickens the hair again after being off ru for the past month, i don't plan on running out ever again.














UPDATE: 11/08/10 ok Month 9 on minox and month 8 on ru. 11/08/10 UPDATE
My hair is yet again shedding bad. WHY ? I have no idea, many posters on this board said ride it out as the sheds will gets better. Has this happened to anyone ?
I am think of changing some things around like adding dut or fin, or switching to liquid or dropping ru. I am kind lost on where to go or what step to take to improve.any help would be of great help. Both pics below where taking on the same day. One is long and one is with a #4 haircut that i got today







12/03/2010
, OK this makes month 10 on minox foam and month 9 on ru, looks like my hair is getting worse, not shedding as much i guess, but hair is not growing in thicker, growing in thinner in fact, I still don't know if I should drop ru or continue as when i went off it for 3 weeks back on Sept 2010 my hair got better, could it be that the effects of ru where doing good or getting off was doing good ? Who knows?, still clueless on what to do.... hair sucks right now... till next month, wish me luck





Jan 2011- 11 months minox, 10 months ru, hair is still Shit, been shedding since early Oct.....



Jan 25th 2011 update- been off Ru for close to one month, after about 2 weeks of being off Ru hair stoped shedding, I'm not sure if I was shedding due to minox or Ru, do I'm still testing it out, it seemed odd I got 4 Massive sheds in 1 year, in late Feb. Depending on hoe my hair is doing ill decide which treatment caused the.many shedding cycles, at that point in time ill relook at treatments and decidecide what too do.













1 year update, Feb 9th, 2011- hair is going good again, not shedding at much and I'm only on rogaine foam 2 capfulls once daily, I was on Ru up until Xmas of 2010, and as noted in my timeline I had been going through some heavy sheds that ate not minox normal sheds,as I had 4 bad sheds within 1 year while on Ru and minox, so I decided to remove Ru too see if my hair got better and it did, I tried Ru alone in the past back in fall 2009, and I still ended up shedding, but what I'm doing now that ive neber done is minox alone, so I guess what I'm saying is I'm testing weather Ru hurt mote then helped. Time will tell, but as for my hair it started getting better about 2 weeks after I quit Ru. Pics below.












June 2011: still on minox now 16 months been on liquid 4ml at night for 2 months now. And ru 100mg per day. Below are pics. I dont know what too think of my hair. It feels thiner and im debating weather ot not to go back on fin 1mg per day. Thoughts??



















Aug2011: still on ru and minox foam, I use 130mg of ru, may increase to 150-200, my diffusion is better, and my temples are up, down, up, down.. but better then baseline, I think






























Jan 2012, on fin, minox.foam, ru. Been on ru and minox for 2 years now, I added minox liquid and.fin 2 1/2 months ago. Fin is turning my current hair all over into kinked, weak, dry, brittle hair, and my diffusion is resembling that of when I tried fin back in 2009. Am I getting a TE RH reaction again? Should i stop or press on. Anyone have this issue with fin usage and it improve at ?















Feb 7th 2012

Been on minox for 2 years, FIN for 3 1/2 momnths, dropped ru(for now), I am no longer seeing results from Minox so from here on out any progress will be from FIN usage, to mark that I have been taking pics of pre fin usage to fin usage, pics below


Before fin





2 1/2 months after fin







3 1/2 months on fin











MORE BEFORE AND AFTER COMPARING:


Pre fin usage




3 1/2 month fin usage





Pre fin



3 1/2 month.fin



Pre fin





3 1/2 months fin





I'm not sure if its shedding... Or regrowth of small hairs after a shed ???


Thoughts?



2/12/12




Next week Marks 4 months on fin, and 2 years & 2 months on minox, look at first page for updated timeline of pics while on treatments since 2008




















Above pics are bright light no product or Minox or nothing in it...





3/22/12- 5 months fin 1.25 mg, 2 years 3 months minox usage. ( started ru back up after being off it since November. Been 1 weeks now on it again)
Not sure what to think of these results. Looks like I'm not doing good. Need someone to folate each month for me and give me their input, thanks











Before fin



2.5 on 1.25.fin




VS.


3.5 months in fin 1.25mg





5 months fin 1.25





6 months on fin 1.25













To be honest I'm shocked I'm halfway through 1 year. Have not seen any gains yet. Wonder if I will even see gains. May go on dut after the 1 year mark, thoughts?




6.5 months fin 1.25, 2 1/2 years minox, dropped ru 1 month ago ( giving fin a fair shot)














7 MONTH UPDATE ON FIN

7 MONTHS FIN OVER 2 1/2 YEARS MINOX, DROPPED RU 1 MONTH AGO
I've been shedding a lot, may be due to fin, I hope it slows down, been on it.for.7 months, I'm expecting for it to end soon, as others users tell me, we.shall see .

Wish me luck
... Blah!!!!!!



















8/23/12

Ok ,so I'm now month 10 fin and 3 years minox..


What can I say so far ?


Well I was told by many on this website to go on fin and stick it out , and I'm now month 10 and my hairline and hair density is not good, I've never stopped shedding upon taking fin, before fin my hair was ok, not shedding much, this was when I was on Ru and minox, now I'm on fin almost 1 year while staying on minox and I've been off Ru... End result , my hair is shit,



So decade two, dogs 3 , jwm? What do you think of this as I've followed your advice and stuck too it and now I'm worse off,


Should I go on dut ?















Today marks 1 full year of non stop FIN


11/5/12

1 year fin
3 years minox( foam/liquid)
Ru on and off ( been off since April 2012) ) want to start up on it..

Now to those that say I bounce around on treatments, this is simply not true.. it was just the first year it was like this....


Anyway since I'm marking my 1 year achievment on fin, thought I'd post some pics...enjoy


for the record.. no, I'm not naked...


And im now 26!!!


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Dude, stop. Please--just stop.
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sorry for the big pictures, I'm making this so i can keep track of my treatments time line... I spent a lot of time making this... sorry lol... but this is a good track record with pic of everything ive done since Dec 2008,

JWM, sorry bro, this is just for reference and i'll add to it each month, we will see what happens

p.s Damn, again SORRY for the big pics, but you can still get an good idea about my documented timeline.

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Treatments
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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture

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 07/25/2010 04:23 PM
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Minox was great for you.

But, what minox gives only minox keeps.

 07/25/2010 04:29 PM
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im still on minox

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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture
 07/25/2010 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by: irishpride86please advise guys !

Irish I dont think JWM is referring to the size of the pics, maybe he's referring to this non-exitent answer which you keep searching for. As others have stated, no one can tell you when your shedding will stop. Only time can provide the answer which you seek. I know it sucks, trust me, I'm in the same boat you're in.

My advice, go to the gym!! Better yet, get into martial arts, it'll take your mind off this shedding crap and put your energy into better use.
 07/25/2010 04:35 PM
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Again this is a time-line.... and im keeping track, thanks cappy for the thoughts bro !

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Treatments
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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture
 07/25/2010 05:30 PM
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Hey Irish

Your hairloss seems very diffuse, even the sides, did you have your thyroid etc checked out just in case it wasnt MPB? It probably is MPB, but just in case...



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Originally posted by: Bora

Hey Irish




Your hairloss seems very diffuse, even the sides, did you have your thyroid etc checked out just in case it wasnt MPB? It probably is MPB, but just in case...



Yes thyroid is good, te happened while I was on propecia , but I just restarted 2 days ago

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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture
 07/25/2010 05:58 PM
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Yea, i'm going through a minox shed right now. I was doing real good on dut., but decided to give spectral dnc a try. Well these past 3 weeks have been a friggin nightmare. I almost wish I didn't start but i'm hoping this shed will bring a huge regrowth afterwards. So I dont know if this helps you, but sheds come and go, just fight through it. By the way good timeline.

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.5 avodart e.d. 2-26-10
1 mg finpecia e.d. 12-1-12
Nizoral 3X a week
Prox-N 1-18-2011 (stopped 1-15-12)
Minoxidil 12-12-09
Spiro (topical) 9-4-10

Revita 4X a week
Saw palmetto extract
Fish Oil
Super Hair Energizer 2X Daily.

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It looks like you started to get great regrowth a couple of months after you stopped fin and only a month after you started RU ( i wouldn't attribute that much regrowth to minox) Could it be that the regrowth was due to 8 months of fin, and finally stronger hair growing in? I can't imagine one month of RU would cause all that regrowth? I shed massively on 8 months of fin, this was over 8 years ago, The hair I lost never regrew though, after I stopped fin, I didn't start on anything else. Also, if you had such a bad reaction on fin, why are you considering going back on? Lastly, thanks for posting the pics, I personally think its informative to see a log of progress and appreciate the effort you put in.
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Well the regrowth was minox I think, and I'm thinking of adding fin because people on this board say u should, even though people Like you know what I mean with how fin can be bad, as in te shedding, etc

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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture
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Lookin good man.

Your hair went from being much worse than mine to probably a little better than I am right now.

Watch out, though.  I restarted all my meds and I'm commin to get ya

Are you taking any tretinoin with that minox?  At first I considered it just a mild growth stimulant, but we were discussing in another thread why it is that, even with the best growth stimulants, regrowth seems to plateu after 2 years.

He mentioned that, even though AGA is often referred to as a non-scarring alopecia, once a follicle goes vellus it is an indication that it has been scarred.  Tretinoin is used to treat scars.

Then it got me thinking about that "full regrowth of hairline thread" (which sounds a little like BS to me), and I remembered reading that the drug the OP claimed worked for him was sulfasalazine, an antiinflamitory which has also been shown to reverse scarring in the liver (which is an organ just like the follicle).

Then there is the dermaroller, which is often used to treet scars, and I believe I remember reading a haircount study that showed it effective.

My point is:  now that you are the two year mark you can probably expect results to plateu, if they haven't already.  Perhaps the 'scar treatment' angle can get you some more regrowth, if you want it (not that you need it, your hair looks great...).



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I think there is a clear difference between your first pictures and your final pictures, so for that I say way to go! Your hair is looking good.

Having said that, I think you are way over analyzing and bouncing treatments like a schizophrenic. You've been at this for less than two years and you've made like 27 regimen changes. As JWM said, just STOP! Pick something and use it for a year at least. There is no way you can make any reasonable deductions with that insane treatment history. Is that your hair loss treatment log or a paper on quantum mechanics? You are going to end up driving yourself mad. Just my opinion.

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Keto Shampoo
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Well your hair looked amazing after the minox use. Why the hell did you stop it? Surely keep stop starting all the time is causing more harm than good, to your mind if nothing else.
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Guys I've Bern on minox and ru Now for straight 6 months, no FIN as of yet, because you can see when I first started treatments my hair went into this weird TE reaction do I dropped FIN last summer, as you can see from the pics while I was on JUST fin my hair all over including sides and back thinned out, I don't think FIN is suppose to thin all your hair like that! So last summer around aug, I added minox and dropped fin, went through a bad minox shed but I was only on minox for 2 months last year, then dropped it and just went with ru, around this time I grew all my hair back, and only stayed on ru till Jan, of this year ( before I dropped it and ran out) now at the time I thought ru was doing all the work , because again I was only on minox for 2 months last year and kept my regrowth for 5 months , now I'm betting it was the minox that worked last fall, but what confused men was why did after that much regrowth from it and me only after being on it for two months then not being on it got 5 months ( people said minox should shed the hair shortly after treatment, not 5 months down the road) but with me it was 5 months after stopping treatment , and again I thought it was the ru. So anyone experience that, as in being on minox got a very short time, then being off it for long time then started shedding, instead of shedding sooner ?

Anyway so , fast forward to the beginning of this year, when I was shedding massively which was Jan/ early feb of this year 2010, I decided that minox was indeed good for me and so I stayed on minox and ru ( got on minox in Feb and RU in march) and I remain on it now 6 months later, went through my minox shed( again) at the start of treatment(again) and I did this and remained on treatments because I thought , Hey, I had a huge shed because I was not on minox, but if I stay on it I'll won't shed like I did when I dropped it...

So now ( as you can see from the pics above) I'm shedding really bad again, and its odd because this time, for the past 6 months Ive not changed a thing, after 2 months of shedding, then followed by 3 great months of regrowth now 5th/ 6th month mark I'm shedding bad again, so my shedding is STILL following my time-line of last year shedding ( even though I dropped treatments for 5 months and kept my gains, last year even after being off minox for 5 months, last year)

Now that I'm not doing that but rather staying on treatments I thought it would put and end to my every 6 months I shed theory , wrong.....

So here I am, shedding again it's strange and I don't get why I'm shedding so soon and so fast after only having my shed again 6 months ago and after 3 good months of regrowth...

But I'm remaining on my treatments this time, I hope my hair does come back again. This time, i hope this 6 month massive shedding BS stops or happens less,

Only thing now Is I want to add FIN but not sure if I should wait out his shed then add it or not add it at all since I am after all on ru, what is stopping me from adding fin again is how last year while I was on it it thinned my hair all over my head and caused a TE reaction, so that's what I need to think about doing, adding it or not adding it again...


Ok so there you have it! I hope this kinda clears up my treatments roller coaster for you guys to understand, again your thoughts or advice is always welcome...

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Treatments
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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture

Edited: 07/26/2010 at 08:05 AM by irishpride86
 07/26/2010 08:17 AM
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SilkySmooth
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irishpride86

I dunno why you dropped the minoxidil, it was clearly doing good for you.
Definitely like the above posters said, just pick a regimen and stick with it for at least 8 months.
Eliminate the possibilities one by one, if after 8 months RU/Minoxidil/Whatever isnt working - then its good because u know
you can stop using it. And if its working.. it's good right?

By the way, facial hair is good for you.

- Did you ever take Accutane in your past?
You might want to talk with someone who really knows something about hairloss
i suggest maybe William Gaunitz, if you know him
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Dude, finally a solid thread that you started with everything in it... This is what we need instead of all the random help thread..

I really notice quite a swing in hair density... your hairline is very stable. The good thing about your hair is it is very sensitive to treatments, so at least you can def get it back if you can figure out the right mix of treatments.. but I know that IS the question..



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Currently Regimen:

- Spiro 2% Lotion
- Nano Shampoo
- Nizoral

On Order:

Eucapil (Fluridil) 3 months supply
RU 58841

Oral:
Biotin 5mg
Hair/Nails Multi-vitamin
LE Tocotrienols
Apple Cider Vinegar
 07/26/2010 08:02 PM
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ok, im now on my 3rd day on FIN 0.5 mg I hope i dont screw my self over


should i add Spiro cream 1x a day ?

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Treatments
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Rogaine foam-day5%(all over top of scalp 2 capfulls worth)-9/09
Minox liquid 5%-night-3/11
1% nizoral 2x week
FIN 1.25 mg(walgreens)-10/11
Biotin 5mg
Msm 2000mg
Ru58841 140 mg 4ml ethonal/pg mixture

Edited: 07/26/2010 at 08:18 PM by irishpride86
 07/26/2010 08:29 PM
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I think people should APPLAUD him for documenting the way he is.. i know he is going frantic with a lot of threads.. but at least he is sharing valuable information and very nice photos. I think it is AMAZING how your hair changes from month to month.. but that means its just a shed, and you are not losing these hairs permanently.

What i don't understand is.. if you thought the RU was the secret, why on earth ever stop that? I also would not get off the minox..
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