Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

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kj6723
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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 2 months ago

koolaidshade wrote:
2 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 » 2 months ago

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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by kj6723 » 2 months ago

koolaidshade wrote:
2 months ago
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Re: Dutasteride, loading phase or nah?

Post by supremegentleman » 2 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 » 2 months ago

supremegentleman wrote:
2 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 » 2 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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