Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 3 months ago

koolaidshade wrote:
3 months ago
Think you could post progress pics like you did on the other forum? If not, can you pm?
Here's the top and then the temple angles exposed. I’d say I’m like a NW2 on one side, NW1.5 on the other.

Then some pics of how I wear it in everyday life
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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by koolaidshade » 3 months ago

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 3 months ago

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by supremegentleman » 3 months ago

supremegentleman wrote:
3 months ago
How long should the loading phase be? And the transition period? Anyone has any sources how long it takes for Dutasteride to build up in body and start working?
bump, kj answer please

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 3 months ago

supremegentleman wrote:
3 months ago
bump, kj answer please
I took 1.5mg for a month, then 1mg for a month, now bumping down to .5mg. I don’t have any articles or anything on hand at the moment to support this, I basically just followed what I knew @Rudiger had done

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 3 months ago

New terminal hairs are getting longer so here’s a close up where you can actually see them
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Again this is after more than 2.5 years of finasteride and minoxidil(+dermaroll/stamp for a while), so I can’t say for sure if it has anything to do with adding dutasteride, or if it’s just the result of prolonged miniaturization reversal

Either way so far I am enjoying the dutasteride experience. Lots of peace of mind being on an anti-male pattern baldness drug this powerful. Still getting morning wood, killing workouts, and currently feeling overall healthy and great as a 30 year old man

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by koolaidshade » 2 weeks ago

@kj6723

@Rudiger

Did you guys shed hardcore at all? The past 2 weeks i've been shedding at the right temple, its been 2 weeks of 1mg dutasteride a day, I've probably lost half a norwood so far, its getting so thin. I've done 0.5 mg dutasteride in the past and have never shed this much.

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 2 weeks ago

koolaidshade wrote:
2 weeks ago
kj6723

Rudiger

Did you guys shed hardcore at all? The past 2 weeks i've been shedding at the right temple, its been 2 weeks of 1mg dutasteride a day, I've probably lost half a norwood so far, its getting so thin. I've done 0.5 mg dutasteride in the past and have never shed this much.
hmmm. Sometimes I do notice more hair shedding than at other times, but the entire time I've been on hairloss treatments I have actually never experienced a "shed" as people describe them on the forums where you visibly lose ground prior to regrowth or whatever. For me it has just been extremely gradual regrowth that still continues

Are you 100% sure you're not being paranoid?

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by koolaidshade » 2 weeks ago

kj6723 wrote:
2 weeks ago
hmmm. Sometimes I do notice more hair shedding than at other times, but the entire time I've been on hairloss treatments I have actually never experienced a "shed" as people describe them on the forums where you visibly lose ground prior to regrowth or whatever. For me it has just been extremely gradual regrowth that still continues

Are you 100% sure you're not being paranoid?
I'm 80% sure i've been losing ground. my hair has been getting harder to style but maybe it can also be because i havent had a haircut in a while.

Late 2013, when i was 20 years old and started minoxidil foam for the first time, i started shedding, but then in the spring 2014 that followed that, my hair line and density went back to the thickness of when i was 19 (if i had to guess, it never got back to the same hair line/density when i was in high school) and i regrew from nw 1.75 to like nw 1, though i still had a huge forehead.

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