Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby johnw » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:24 am

Your genes largely determine whether you'll be one of these men. But Adam Penstein, MD, chief dermatologist at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Lake Success, N.Y., says your genes don't necessarily get the final word. You can save what you've got and (at least in some cases) recover some of what you've lost with one of two medications: a foam or lotion called minoxidil (the brand name is Rogaine) or a prescription pill, finasteride (Propecia).
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"Minoxidil works well for men who don't want to take a pill and who want to stall or prevent hair loss," Penstein says. "There's little downside to it, other than having to use it twice a day indefinitely. You don't even need a prescription."

Minoxidil seems to enlarge hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, though researchers don't fully understand how. Up to 7 in 10 men who take minoxidil say they regrow some hair. Men who try it need to be patient because sometimes results can take four months.
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby woodenjaw » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:02 am

It could be alopecia?
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby RichTea » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:06 am

Yes the side effects I had where dark moods but they stopped as soon as I stopped taking them
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby tommo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Hey RichTea, i am really pleased that you came across this. Thanks for the link, just watched it. What the guy is suffering from is a condition known as Post Finasteride Syndrome, i mentioned this in my first post in response to the OP. It is because of this condition why i advise against taking it and why i got a bit hot headed before.
There are websites with forums just like LYB that are focused on this awfull condition where guys like that poor bloke go to discuss with other victims.
For those that don't know ...PFS is a condition where adverse side effects as a result of taking finasteride (propecia&proscar) become permanent and don't subside even after long term abstinence. Most side effects associated with meds are usually only temporary and should subside within time after either stopping or continued use. Sadly for some men this has not been the case with finasteride and they are still left suffering with the side effects years after they stopped taking it.
I suffered in the same way as the guy in the video minus penile shrinkage ...but fortunately made a full recovery after 6-8 months. I can't say i have suffered with PFS as i eventually did recover. I only hope that they can find a solution for these guys.
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby RichTea » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:46 pm

tommo did you see the guy on thismoring tv program Tues 24th June he was interviewed about his experiance on Propecia saying it caused long term depression and impotence even after taking C:{

The manufactures said in a statement that this can happen to 2% of people.

I think you would find it a good watch on catchup, you too drumlove

start watching at 2min.50 secs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHVPXKiPGBQ
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby tommo » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Well that told me :))

But I was simply encouraging him to talk to someone professional about it and not encouraging him to just buy a load of random drugs on the internet and neck them. :dontknow:[/quote]

I am sorry if my last post came across as abrupt or disrespectfull, that was not my intent. I understand that your heart is in the right place and you are only trying to help the OP. I just feel that as fellow/former hairloss sufferers ourselves ...we should urge others to use the correct protocol like we did and seek an expert opinion from the professions mentioned previously. Even a pharmacist cannot be classed as a specialist in hairloss although like ourselves may have a lot of knowledge and interest in the subject. They can only dispense what a specialist has perscribed following a correct diagnosis.
I wholeheartedly agree with you about avoiding those random drugs that can be bought online! very well said indeed!! Unfortunately there are a too many people out there carrying out their own self diagnosis and doing exactly that. There is absolutely no point in someone taking a medicated drug for a condition that may not be medically related for example using propecia for a hairloss caused by lack of vitamins and iron defficiancy.
Anyway enough of that already, i am beginning to sound like a right smarta$£e.
Apologies *-)
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby RichTea » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:49 pm

tommo wrote:
I appreciate that you are a barber but no offence ...you are not a trichologist or a GP and it is not your place to encourage people to use propecia or any other medicated drug for that matter.


Well that told me :))

But I was simply encouraging him to talk to someone professional about it and not encouraging him to just buy a load of random drugs on the internet and neck them. :dontknow:
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby JackJaw » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:29 pm

I was prescribed propecia by the clinic I went to for my hair transplant and it has worked well for me - so there are success stories out there - but you should find out all the facts before you make a decision (I probably never looked into it enough before I started - the doctor gave it to me and I took it, without asking any questions... so I guess I have been lucky all things considered!). Why don't you speak to your GP about it? He might not be able to prescribe you Propecia on the NHS, but he may be able to give you some medical input on the matter and point you in the right direction.
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby tommo » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:23 pm

Thats fair enough RichTea, i don't mind people disagreeing with me afterall this is a forum where we all come to express our opinions and experiences.
I appreciate that you are a barber but no offence ...you are not a trichologist or a GP and it is not your place to encourage people to use propecia or any other medicated drug for that matter. When someone is suffering with hairloss the first thing they need to do is determine what is causing it and the only way to discover this for certain is by visiting either a GP or a trichologist (specialist in hair and scalp conditions). Hairloss may sometimes be temporary and can be caused by several things including stress, poor diet, and haircare products. Sadly some forms of hairloss maybe more permanent/on-going as it is genetic and hereditary in which case will require the use of medicated drugs such as propecia and proscar for treatment. They are not intended to treat hairloss of any other kind and an ethical pharmacist should know this.
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby RichTea » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:58 pm

I agree and disagree with tommo I also have used Propecia and got some side effects so it was not for me, but as a Barber I talk to a lot of balding men and I always say talk to a professional about Propecia first the lotions and potions don't really work but this drug does work for about 50% of them I have seen there hair grow back with no side effects. But sadly not for all some have side effects and some don't get results at all.

I still think its a good idea to talk to the pharmacist who specialises in hairloss at boots firstly because they are free and will tell you everything that the expensive hair clinics will tell you and will sell you the drug for half the price.


I personally opted for the FUE transplant in the end and love my results but again its not for everyone. :dontknow:
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby tommo » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:08 pm

I started losing my hair when i was 18 and spent 5 years up untill the age of 23 before reluctantly accepting defeat and giving up. I tried just about everything ...minoxidil, propecia, supplements, and even lasertherapy. Must of wasted about 2k on all of the previous treatments mentioned.
First of all i visited AdvancedHairStudios in newcastle but soon discovered what they were all about, not very professional to say the least. I then started experimenting with various products available online to no avail. Finally i went to BelgraviaCentre in london and saw a proper specialist in hairloss/restoration where i was perscribed a continuos course of medicated hairloss drugs. I stopped after almost 5 months due to lack of results and unpleasant side effects.
As for the suggestion made earlier with regards to propecia ...stear well clear!! i speak from experience, hence unpleasant side effects mentioned above. Propecia is basically finasteride at a lower dose. My advice is type into your search engine "Post Finasteride Syndrome" that will give you a good idea what i mean and warn you of the possible implications.
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby drumlove » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:18 pm

Thank you. A lot of searching and not once did I come across this, will give it a shot. I was looking at going to Harley Street Hair Loss Clinic which is all the way in London, but this will be much more convenient :))
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Re: Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby RichTea » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:20 pm

Talk to a pharmacist at boots about Propecia :))

http://www.boots.com/en/Pharmacy-Health ... Hair-loss/
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Where to go to prevent further hair loss?

Postby drumlove » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:40 pm

Hi,

I'm someone who has always not wanted to go bald, so have always kept an eye on my hair line. I have noticed a larger increase of hair shedding and have noticed my hairline receding in the corners by almost 1cm.

While I do have plenty of hair left, I want to prevent any further hair loss. However I'm not sure where to start. I wouldn't like to see my GP about this (when I had severe acne he made me try a huge number of useless treatments before finally letting me go on Accutane), I'd rather see someone who could offer me the best hair loss prevention as soon as possible, however I have no idea who that would be? I'm not even sure what kind of specialist is best for this.

If someone could help me I'd be very grateful.
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