Over the last few years I have been on TRT, and straight away I started loosing hair, before I started TRT I had a full head of thick hair and now I have very little.
I think perhaps I have elevated DHT levels (this conversion from test to DHT can happen more with artificial hormone replacement than would naturally occur). I live in the UK and the state health system will not test for anything that is related to Male pattern baldness, so I cannot find out for sure.
Anyway I could take finasteride, but I am worried it will have a negative effect on my TRT, i.e I may get some of the problems I used to have, low energy, depression, sex drive etc.. so in a sense it may discount it.
But its balancing act, because the premature and rapid onset hair loss also causes me to feel low in confidence and unhappy.
Is there a way to balance the two out, for example, could I take more test along side the finasteride while still prohibiting the DHT enough to stop the hair loss? maybe even gain some hair?
or will that just increase the DHT even more?