Hey mostly guys,
I started generic Finasteride three weeks ago. I’ve been on some sort of TRT since I was 28, I’ll be 32 tomorrow. Both sides of my family have hair loss but by some miracle I’ve made it this far with 90% of my hair. Maybe its from being hypogonadal at a young age but I’ve been pretty lucky in that regard. However about a year ago I did notice some temple recession and a lot more hair fall. After doing research I decided to hop on generic Finasteride, starting the usual dose of 1mg a day. I’m not concerned with the side effects, if I’ve learned one thing about my therapy its what percentage makes me feel “optimal”. If you are one of those who have had very severe side effects from the drug I genuinely feel for you and hope it gets resolved if it hasn’t already. But I dont want to turn this thread into Finasteride hate group. If you had a bad experience, just leave it at that. Please do not shame or fear monger those who are on it.
I’m more curious about those who are on testosterone treatment along with Finasteride for hair loss. Have you seen any improvement or at least a slow down in hair fall? Or do you feel that while on therapy its effectiveness is not very good? I’m not stressed out about losing my hair, its something I’ve been warned about and prepared for my entire life since I have a very high chance its in my genes. I’m just curious if I should expect to see any difference. I’m thinking it should because it is supposed to reduce DHT by 70% and so that should put my DHT levels well below what they were even before TRT.
Interested to hear your experiences!