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Hair is thinning more everyday.. desperate (PICTURES) Propecia Side Effects?

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by Tyler Drake » February 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm #194447

I’m 22 years old
Dealt with hair loss since I was about 17
Been on Propecia and Rogaine since 17

I took this propecia pill for 5 years 1mg a day everyday.. since I was 17 with little to no side effects besides no morning erections and watery semen.. turned 22 oct 2nd of 2016.. as the months went on I felt like my penis wasn’t working like it should.. my erections seemed much weaker.. I stopped being hard during sex twice with my girlfriend.. stimulation couldn’t even bring it back up.. it was a disaster.. there were just times I could feel literally during sex my penis getting less and less hard.. that scared me. in the back of my mind I was thinking about the time it happened before and I think it made it happen so that wasn’t fun..  it crushed me.. I was convinced it was mental but obviously that plays into it to.. it’s been so hard.. then I contributed it more to propecia and obviously after that I just had to quit..  I don’t get why 5 years later it’s becoming a issue?

I haven’t taken propecia since January 9th.. my overall libido has improved but my hair doesn’t seem to be.. here are pictures of where it’s currently at.. 

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being concerned like anybody else’s would I decided to get blood work done.. here are the results to that as well..

Basically propecia has kept my hair at a pause.. not to thin and not to thick forever now.. what concerns me is… having been off it for basically a month I can see my hairs starting to shrink and recede in the front and that’s ruining my confidence.. I’m terrified to start propecia again and have libido issues.. and I’m even more terrified to let my hair go.. I don’t know what to do.. are my levels normal? I don’t know.. that’s why I’m reaching out.. note this test was taken some time off of propecia recently..

I don’t know what to do.. should I try Monday Wednesday Friday propecia? Can once a week maybe twice keep my hair but my ED away? I don’t get why this is happening to me now.. But what if that starts up my ED again.. what if that ruins the recovery I’ve been making off the pill.. I don’t want permanent ED.. I’m only 22.. I don’t want to lose my hair either.. is there anything I can do to keep my hair and not have ED? Why is this random ED happening now..?  I just want to live a normal life.. rogaine and regenepure and propecia is all I’ve been doing.. but recently it’s been minus the propecia.. I don’t want to lose my hair but I don’t know what else to do.. I’m so lost.. is taking this pill anymore worth the risk? I don’t want to watch 5 years be wasted.. 

What should I do?

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by eddie » February 28, 2017 at 10:03 am #194468

Propecia has been known to create untoward effects. Discuss with your doctor because changing dosages without proper advise might only leave you with poor results. I had my own less than satisfying experience with the drug, which is why I decided to go for surgery. however, I learned that it is not the end all and be all, because even then there are certain considerations that would also entail the use of such drugs.

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by dubaihairclub » March 7, 2017 at 4:41 am #194469

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by markieB » April 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm #194499

I feel your pain and there is probably nothing worse on earth. Propecia did almost the same exact thing to my sex life. Used it for many years and noticed morning erections became a thing of the past and sex drive dwindled to near zero. Penis started to feel about as erotic and sensual as my thumb. It took years (almost 15+ for this to happen though) And to add insult to injury it stopped working as it had for my hairloss. I have also noticed very significant brain fog which took me a long time to connect but i think its caused it as well. I have to state though that I am in my 60′s and although I look and act much younger sex isn’t a huge deal to me like it was in my 20′s and of course is to you.. What I did figure out though was that if I took a quarter of a cialis I had no problems at all with performing so that became my crutch. I switched over to Dutasteride last year which is like propecia on steroids (can you believe I would even do that?) because to tell you the truth I would pretty much rather foresake my sex life to have hair and not be bald. The dutasteride stopped the shed dead in its tracks and for that I am thankful and I can still get erections with some difficulty without cialis so Im sure I will be continuing its use but opportunities haven’t been there of late. At this point I have virtually no sexual thoughts ever.. I did notice that semen quantity is now miniscule and the difference is dramatic. I hope to start mixing RU58841 with minoxidil and propecia solution and at some point wean myself off of the dutasteride as I hate being on it. I am thinking perhaps something like this would work for you as you are obviously biochemically sensitive to the sexual sides of propecia oral. I would research this heavily and perhaps you could learn to formulate a topical preparation that keeps it out of your system and localizes it more to your scalp. I did see a study that compared propecia with using Ketoconzole shampoo at 2% and getting very similar results so that would be a good addition to a topical regimen as well. Best of luck and sorry to hear of your plight at such a young age…

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by kittu » April 6, 2017 at 6:43 am #194507

I know how miserable it is to have hairloss from teenage.even my sister faced same problem for 10yrs though she used a lot of natural remedies and even consulted many trichologist but didn’t get any results.recently she tried platlet rich plasma therapy and it has shown good results.Now we can find the regrowth of hair clearly.To know more about PRP

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