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    Topical dutasteride?

    Defy has a topical Dutasteride. Im considering giving it a try, anyone have experience with this? I dont have bad hairloss, just want to be preventative. Dont want to drop DHT systemically.
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    Prednisone for Polymyalgia Rheumatica diagnosis and side affects ??

    Hi Guys, my Doc just prescribed me 15mg daily of Prednisone to aid in the diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rhuematica. Which is a strong Steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, 15mg being the recommended low starting dose ( the pills are 5 mg a piece). All well and good, I thought anti inflammatories could...
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    Proviron + Clomid/HCG for Low DHT, SHBG & E2

    Hi everyone, I have been following this board for some time now and was looking to get some opinions on my situation. I am 35-year-old male suffering from post-finasteride syndrome for the last 15+ years. My symptoms are mostly sexual: mild ED, decreased EQ and decreased sensitivity. Below are...
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    Dealing with finasteride rebound?

    Hello lads. I stopped taking fin a while back (weaned off) but seem to be dealing with rebound effects almost a year later and not sure where to turn. I saw an endo on the UK/NHS health service but they were rather clueless and gave me tame suggestions of eating more vegetables etc which I...
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    Topical Finasteride bad if DHT is still high?

    Hello all, I have very high DHT on TRT cream. (>290!, @ Quest, range 12-65) I've titrated to 20% T, 1 click (50 mg cream) every morning, and 1 click in the evening 3x/wk. (I know I should probably switch to 15% cream and apply 2 clicks a day) I've been getting some acne on my face, shoulders...
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    Prescribed TRT scrotal cream at 23

    Hello, I'm 23 and used finasteride and other 5AR inhibitors when I was 18 which is about the time all my symptoms began. I have brain fog, poor memory, anhedonia, low libido, zero morning/nocturnal erections in many years, etc. I stopped the finasteride when I was 19 but the symptoms remained...
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    Has anyone here tried HIMS topical spray along with their shampoo? What results did you get?

    I am thinking of trying out their combo spray (0.3% finasteride + 6% minoxodil). I have a receding hairline and general thinning hair. Has anyone tried their spray and/or their shampoo? How are the results? And how long did it take before you started seeing results? This is the spray...
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    Empower Pharmacy Hair Loss Products... Anybody using?

    I think I'm going to give this a try: Hair Restore Ultra Scalp Solution - 60 mL Dropper Bottle of Minoxidil / Azelaic Acid / Finasteride / Ketoconazole 5/12.5/0.1/2% I'd like to get the finasteride component down to .05 or .025..... What is a good vehicle to mix with this... I was thinking of...
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    MPB and Finasteride (side effects/dosing theory)

    If Finasteride has a cumulative effect then it wouldn't matter what dosage someone was taking as the finasteride would continue build up in the body to levels that would eventually cause side effects, it's just that a lower dose would take more time to achieve the negative side effects as...
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    42 y/o, scrotal cream, high dht and acne... will finasteride help?

    I've been on scrotal cream for a few years. Feel great. However I have always got pretty annoying facial acne. My dht is pretty high 155ng/dL, however it's been as high as 290ng/dL. The range is usually 14 to 77ng/dL. FWIW, I used to be at a measley 8ng/dL before I started. Total T is around...
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    TRT and Finasteride?

    I inject 150mg per week Testosterone Cypionate. I'm about to start 1mg per day oral Finasteride for hair loss. The internet says this is totally fine. The internet says this is a terrible idea. The internet says Finasteride is poison that will ruin your life. What do we KNOW about this...
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    Finasteride + HRT

    Hey guys..I am considering starting low does finasteride for hair security as I have been on TRT for a while. If finasteride raises T levels, why do some people have a lower libido? I guess they take too much and kill of their DHT? If you are on HRT, then this shouldn't be an issue if you are...
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    Finasteride + TRT + drastic changes in semen consistency/volume?

    So anybody who's been active has probably noticed the sequential threads ive posted over the past couple of weeks. In short, i've been feeling for quite some time that the drawbacks of trt have far outweighed the benefits and am preparing to potentially stop. Two of the reasons for the...
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    Propecia Question

    Can I still take Propecia while restarting my HPTA after years on TRT? I’ve never had these terrible issues people claim to have (PFS) etc. The only side effect I have is not losing my hair.
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    Post finasteride brain damage doctor

    Hi. I can’t find my post where people recommended me some online doctors in Florida as well as different doctors that deal with post finasteride syndrome. If anyone knows or has dealt with the constant headaches, head pain, pressure in head, feeling of a brain tumor, inability to read, please...
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    Post finasteride brain damage, need doctor recommendations.

    Hi everyone, I took stupid fucking finadteride for 3 months and quit due to side effects. The only issue is it has been 3 months and I have not gotten any better. My brain symptoms are the worse part. It’s as if I have brain damage. I can’t read without instantly forgetting what I read, I went...
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    Post finasteride brain damage

    Hi everyone, I took stupid fucking finadteride for 3 months and quit due to side effects. The only issue is it has been 3 months and I have not gotten any better. My brain symptoms are the worse part. It’s as if I have brain damage. I can’t read without instantly forgetting what I read, I went...
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    Finasteride and PFS - Reuters Investigates

    This article may be of interest to some forum members: U.S. court let Merck hide secrets about popular drug's risks
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    Possible smoking gun on Finasteride

    Finasteride/post finasteride symdrome has been discussed on this forum quite a bit. LIke statins, looks like another case where the drug manufacturer knew from the beginning that they were marketing something hazardous. U.S. court let Merck hide secrets about popular drug's risks
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    Topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride

    I’ve read the older threads on this subject but would like a little more insight from you guys. I went to the dermatologist today presenting with thinning hair on my crown. After reading all of the studies I could find regarding Propecia—the oral form of the drug—I realized that the pill wasn’t...
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    Propecia (Finasteride) for Acne Control?

    Have any of you guys used Finasteride specifically for acne treatment? The theory being reducing DHT production, thus reducing the cystic acne. For me, it seems like the acne comes and goes......thus far no matter the treatment. When I have the bad breakout on my back, the discoloration from...
  22. Nelson Vergel

    Men Taking Finasteride May Have Higher Diabetes Risk

    Objective To investigate the incidence of new onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in men receiving steroid 5α-reductase inhibitors (dutasteride or finasteride) for long term treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Design Population based cohort study. Setting UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
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    Post-Finasteride Syndrome - Does It Really Exist?

    Inhibitors of 5alpha-steroid reductase are drugs used to treat androgen-dependent conditions including prosta...te diseases and androgenic alopecia. Finasteride was the first on the market and is currently the most widely used inhibitor. Dutasteride was the second inhibitor to be approved and...
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    Low dose Finasteride

    I would not be surprised if testing with very low dose finasteride is being conducted for dht related side effects. Perhaps .25 and .5mg dosages opposed to 1mg amd 5 mg. Finstasteride side effects do seem to be dose dependant ( to an extent ). Low dose Finasteride could very well become an...
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    Thinning Hair on Top - Both options keep me up at night

    Let me just vent a bit - Getting old sucks ass. Unlike my nose and my ears, the hair on the top of my head is getting thin. My wife noticed it yesterday and I looked with a mirror and sure enough, it is thinning out on top. We looked over some pictures back in Feb and it was getting a tad...
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    Study explains why patients treated with Propecia may have increased depression

    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2015 Feb;146:74-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2014.03.012. Epub 2014 Apr 6. Patients treated for male pattern hair with finasteride show, after discontinuation of the drug, altered levels of neuroactive steroids in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma Caruso D1, Abbiati F1...
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    Proscar Can Increase Risk of Gynecomastia and Breast Cancer

    I have been saying for a while that estradiol is not the only factor involved in gynecomastia. Low DHT or a blocked DHT receptor can also be a risk factor. Also, remember that finasteride has also been linked to sexual dysfunction. If you have BPH, you are better off with an alpha inhibitor or...
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    Video: Interview with Dr Rand McClain About Testosterone and More

    Here is the video of today's webinar interview Dr. McClain earned his medical doctorate at Western University and completed his internship at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine Residency Program (U.S.C. California Hospital) and has worked with some of the best...
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    Webinar on Clomid, Anastrozole, HCG, DHEA, finasteride syndrome and much more

    Testosterone book authors Dr John Crisler, Nelson Vergel and Jay Campbell discuss their views and asnwer questions on clomid (clomiphene), estradiol management with anastrozole, HCG for fertility and libido, how to treat finasteride syndrome, new injectable DHEA, and subcutaneous injections...
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    Study Confirms Persisted Sexual and Emotional Issues After Finasteride Use

    Ganzer CA, Jacobs AR, Iqbal F. Persistent sexual, emotional, and cognitive impairment post-finasteride: a survey of men reporting symptoms. Am J Mens Health 2015;9(3):222-8. Finasteride is a synthetic 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which...
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    Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) Use Associated with ED, Low Testosterone

    Seven hundred men participated in the study. Of those, 470 (mean age 58) took 5 mg of finasteride each day. The remaining 230 men (mean age 63) took 0.4 mg of tamsulosin. The men were followed for up to 45 months. Every three months, and at follow-up appointments, the men's testosterone levels...
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