Baas Babelaas wrote:
I would not use finistride / propecia for male pattern baldness. Many long term users are now reporting side effects (sexual dysfunction, depression) that persist even after stopping taking the tablets:http://www.propeciahelp.comhttp://www.propeciaclassaction.comhttp://www.propeciasideeffects.com
Ketoconazole (anti dandruff drug) is the easiest treatment if your hair is thinning; studies show it's almost as effective as minoxidil, and it's easy to use (just wash your hair like normal but leave the shampoo on for 2-3 mins). You can buy 2% Nizoral Shampoo anywhere in Taiwan, or Carrefour do their own version; $800NT for 250ML. I wash my hair with this stuff every day for past 3-4 years, and my hair is *significantly* thicker than my brothers was when he was my age.
After reading this I tossed the Finasteride out and bought some Nizoral (not cheap).
Let's see what happens with my melon head..
finistride is a DHT inhibitor. Nizoral also acts this way but since it is applied locally, likely to be less harmful.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) prolongs the active growing phase of each remaining hair before falling out and starting a new cycle, thus more hair. It also seems to delay the complete and irreversible dying of the hair follicle.
In the laboratory new hair follicle have been grown successfully already. If you can delay getting bald a few more years this might come just in time.
I am using Nizoral and Minoxidil periodically, 10 month Minoxidil then a few month Nizoral after that a year nothing and Nizoral.
I am doing this for about 7 years now and my hair-loss has slowed down. However a view more years and I'll get desperate at the very top of my head.
laboratory! Please hurry up!