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For the Men using Rogaine

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posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 01:36 AM
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Whilst i had started a previous thread in regards to hairloss my rambling may have led to a lack of discussion.I want to go back on hairloss remedies.Whilst i use to see a specialist i am know going by instinct know.So are the men on these forums who use rogaine using a generic brand of the drug or the legit stuff.How does the quality and consistency compare? Also any one using propecia or proscar?Have you been advised against it buy your GP?

I appreciate Anyone's feedback




posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 02:27 AM
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Montreal Canadien goalie, Jose Theadore, got into some difficulties over his use of Rogaine. It seems that the chemicals in Rogaine show up as a "positive" for banned substances. So if you are thinking about entering professional sports, you might think twice about using Rogaine and simply go get a hair transplant.



posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 05:04 AM
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No professional sport mate.
Im just really anxious to get the hair growing again.I got tired of people telling me to just shave it and get on with my life.



posted on Mar, 5 2006 @ 07:14 AM
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Gentle man there has to be someone out there using rogaine.Can someone share there feedback on generic rogaine versus the commerical stuff.



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:27 PM
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I have very little hair loss, but noticed a quite pronounced decrease in growth rate and thickness at the crown, so I bought some extra-strength Rogaine for men and have been using it for about a month and have noticed a slight increase in hair growth on the crown. My mother seems to notice the effect as well. But last time I spoke with my doctor, he didn't have much faith in Minoxidil and said we'd talk about a Propecia prescription next time I visited him if I was concerned with male pattern baldness.

SO at least YMMV....I'll keep you updated.

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P.S.: I'm 32



[edit on 4/13/2006 by djohnsto77]



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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.

If your hair is down
down on the ground: Rogaine

If it's down the drain
and your love is just pain: Rogaine

She won't mind, she won't mind, she wont mind,

Rogaine.

.



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I have very little hair loss, but noticed a quite pronounced decrease in growth rate and thickness at the crown, so I bought some extra-strength Rogaine for men and have been using it for about a month and have noticed a slight increase in hair growth on the crown. My mother seems to notice the effect as well. But last time I spoke with my doctor, he didn't have much faith in Minoxidil and said we'd talk about a Propecia prescription next time I visited him if I was concerned with male pattern baldness.

SO at least YMMV....I'll keep you updated.

edit:

P.S.: I'm 32

And i am now 20.I have used propecia(finestaride) In assocation with rogaine.It worked well until my dr stopped prescribing after a case study he read.I recently was resubscribed proscar(finestaride+ cut into 1/4.I am hoping it will work well again.I have heard that over the counter roigaine can be quite greasy on many online hairloss forums.Maybe u can look into someone who can make it for you.I had that done in the past and it works great.



[edit on 4/13/2006 by djohnsto77]



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 05:09 AM
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I can suggest an alternative to you if Rogaine doesn't work:
cook stinging nettle root (Urtica Dioica), then mix that water with cider vinegar (2/3 nettle water, 1/3 cider vinegar) and apply that to your scalp, massage it with the mixture.

This might be an odd recipe but it helped my brother a LOT. He almost lost his hair and prescription medicine or generics didn't help much. After this herbal therapy his hair is back to normal now.



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by paperclip
I can suggest an alternative to you if Rogaine doesn't work:
cook stinging nettle root (Urtica Dioica), then mix that water with cider vinegar (2/3 nettle water, 1/3 cider vinegar) and apply that to your scalp, massage it with the mixture.

This might be an odd recipe but it helped my brother a LOT. He almost lost his hair and prescription medicine or generics didn't help much. After this herbal therapy his hair is back to normal now.

Thanks for the recipe.I will give it a try and see if it can offset something in my scalp. However I will still stick with the finestaride and rogaine(once i can get it) becuase it seems to be the only thing that will work.



posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by tarzan
Gentle man there has to be someone out there using rogaine.Can someone share there feedback on generic rogaine versus the commerical stuff.


My best friend was losing his hair at a pretty fast rate, he started using rogaine and so far the past year and half ,he stopped losing hair. Not only that but a bit of it has started growing back.

he seems very happy with it.

I can't say whether or not you'll regrow hair , but it will stop you from losing more. as for the brands i'll ask him on monday and post the feed back here.



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 12:18 AM
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I don't get it. Its just hair. As you get older the hair on your legs gets thinner. Does anyone care about that hair? I don't think any argument will ever justify the incredible amount of money spent on 'hair replacement'.



posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by NotClever
I don't get it. Its just hair. As you get older the hair on your legs gets thinner. Does anyone care about that hair? I don't think any argument will ever justify the incredible amount of money spent on 'hair replacement'.


Are you bald?Is you hair thinning? If not you have no idea what it does to your confidence.Not everyone feels comfortable shaving there head.

[edit on 18-4-2006 by tarzan]

[edit on 18-4-2006 by tarzan]



posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 07:17 AM
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I think a little distinguishing hair loss is a quite sexy sign of maturity...



posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by tarzan
Gentle man there has to be someone out there using rogaine.Can someone share there feedback on generic rogaine versus the commerical stuff.


sorry it took me so long to get back on this, I asked my buddy about today.
he basically said that a while back he tried the kirklands brand of rogaine which was much cheaper, even though it seemed like they contained the same stuff ,when you read the back of the box. He said it wasn't quite the same.


His two complaints were

1)sometimes when your applying it to your scalp, some of will drip by your eye.
The actual Brand name woudn't really bother him even if it went into his eyes,while the generic brand would make his eyes water and burn if it dripped anywhere near them.

2)after using it for a week, he noticed hair coming out during his shampoo's!

basically his opnion was stick to the name brand!

keep in mind this is a guy who loves buying Non-brand names, So knowing him as well as i do i know its not a name brand thing, he just honestly thought it worked better.



posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by bordnlazy

Originally posted by tarzan
Gentle man there has to be someone out there using rogaine.Can someone share there feedback on generic rogaine versus the commerical stuff.


sorry it took me so long to get back on this, I asked my buddy about today.
he basically said that a while back he tried the kirklands brand of rogaine which was much cheaper, even though it seemed like they contained the same stuff ,when you read the back of the box. He said it wasn't quite the same.


His two complaints were

1)sometimes when your applying it to your scalp, some of will drip by your eye.
The actual Brand name woudn't really bother him even if it went into his eyes,while the generic brand would make his eyes water and burn if it dripped anywhere near them.

2)after using it for a week, he noticed hair coming out during his shampoo's!

basically his opnion was stick to the name brand!

keep in mind this is a guy who loves buying Non-brand names, So knowing him as well as i do i know its not a name brand thing, he just honestly thought it worked better.




As you noticed having had past experince using the drug two things have happened.Most people will have sheds.Were a new growth cycle begins so its nothing new.I have read of other people on online forums using the kirlkland formula with mixed results.Antother problem is the propeleyne glycol which as u said caused an itch scalp and some dandruff.His hair was also greasy after applying correct?



posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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well I was on Propecia for a while, and it seemed to be working. I stopped taking it for like another month or two and the shiny scalp seems to be reappearing under my hair, so I called in a refill and will pick it up this afternoon.

It sucks this medication isn't covered by insureance



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
well I was on Propecia for a while, and it seemed to be working. I stopped taking it for like another month or two and the shiny scalp seems to be reappearing under my hair, so I called in a refill and will pick it up this afternoon.

It sucks this medication isn't covered by insureance


i have actualy been meaning to reply to this thread.I have had good results with the minoxidil which is ppg free and proscar.It seems to be cheaper thean the propecia because you can just cut them in quarters.Your are in the states correct? Becuase down under this medication is covered by health insurance.



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by NotClever
I don't think any argument will ever justify the incredible amount of money spent on 'hair replacement'.


I can guarantee that if I notice any discernable hair loss I will run, not walk, to my doctor.

My friend who cuts my hair likes to play little mind games with me about this.



posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by tarzan
Becuase down under this medication is covered by health insurance.


That's great...but most, if not all, insurance companies here in the U.S. consider hair growth therapy completely cosmetic and don't cover it at all. I bought a month's supply of Propecia for around $71, I think a month of Rogaine is like $50 - $60.



posted on Sep, 17 2006 @ 07:54 PM
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I found generic men's extra strength Rogaine on drugstore.com for only $27.99for a 3 month supply! That's much less than I can find around here for just one month:

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