Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of 1 mg/day finasteride in 532 Japanese men who were treated for androgenetic alopecia for 10 years. People on YouTube, who have never taken the drug and frankly know nothing about it, are making anti-Propecia propaganda videos — and they’re generating thousands upon thousands of views.I believe the research indicates it’s safe and well-tolerated by the vast majority of its users. However, some doctors do prescribe the medication to women “off label.” I’ve been taking finasteride for just over a week now (1mg a day) and since taking them have started feeling noticeable depressive thoughts and increased anxiety. He says,  “this drug wasn’t causing more prostate cancer. Since finasteride lowers PSA levels, some calculations are needed to determine the true PSA number for each patient. Their stories usually go something like this:First, they become paralyzed by fear after reading the Propecia horror stories online. Obviously, I’ll preface this comment by stating that you should direct your concerns about hair growth as it relates to human growth to your doctor. Accordingly, finasteride is FDA approved in men age 18 and over. Circulating levels of testosterone increased by approximately 10 to 20% but remained within the normal physiologic range. I don’t know, I understand there are always risks for any medicine, it’s all about probabilities. From what I’ve gathered, most doctors contend that there isn’t a direct link between Propecia and fertility (or infertility). Should I try it ? None of these studies were nearly as large or exhaustive as the initial, FDA studies. But they’re worth looking at, nevertheless.This study was essentially a review of 34 finasteride trials. Every medical professional recommends it because nothing else works. Moreover, its effect on various types of AGA remains unknown.

The major limitation of this study was its retrospective nature; we only included patients who were treated for more than 5 years with finasteride. Now, I’ll go over two of the most pertinent, long-term studies on Propecia, in plain English! But yeah, the aggressiveness of your hair loss is the wildcard and the effects will wane over time almost certainly. Wow, 50, that’s quite a bit later than most people. You could be 40 and start losing your hair and worry about it. Again, many of them were recruited from an online support group for men suffering from long-term side effects as a result of using finasteride. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis was performed to classify patients with improvement (MGPA ≥ 5) and deteriorating (MGPA<5) condition at year 10 of treatment; the cut-off point was N-H: III. You could certainly consider stopping the medication — especially if you aren’t sure if you have genetic hair loss in the first place! Statistical analyses were performed using Microsoft Excel Statistics program version 2.14; a P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.Adverse reactions were recorded to evaluate safety by questionnaire.The characteristics of all patients evaluated for AGA treatment efficacy were as follows: age at first visit, 37.8 ± 10.0 years; age range, 20–69 years; and values of each N-H at the first visit: I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII, 6/116/204/124/61/18/3, respectively.The proportions of patients with improvement (MGPA ≥ 5) or prevention of disease progression (MGPA ≥ 4) at treatment year 10 were 91.5% (487/532) and 99.1% (527/532), respectively. It has numerous potential side effects. When I was only 13 years old, I was 5’9, considerably 5’10, and it was obvious that I had went through puberty before my peers. Jeffrey Rapaport, MD likes to test prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in his patients before prescribing Propecia (Patients with certain mental health problems may be more likely to notice side effects. I also use dry shampoo almost every day – could that cause me to lose my hair even faster? I haven’t experienced any side effects, but I regret starting because I did so without ever experiencing any clear hair loss – I took it just to end the obsession that was stressing me out and taking over my life.

Furthermore, the MGPA of the total study population and the N-H:I/II/III group at the first visit improved from year 5 through to year 10, with statistically significant differences (P<0.001). According to the BASP classification, hair loss of the anterior hair line (basic type), vertex (V type), and frontal area (F type) was improved in 44.4%, 89.7% and 61.2% of patients, respectively. I denied it and assumed the newly formed widow’s peak was always there.Spending the summer in Northern Germany, I became extremely self-conscious about my thin hair. However, hair loss is not fatal, and not even a disease in my opinion. 10-Year Study. We identified the electronic medical records of male patients with AGA who were treated in a tertiary or a secondary hospital with oral finasteride for at least 5 years between May 2004 and August 2017. We performed subjective evaluations, using questionnaires administered to patients, in addition to the objective evaluation by doctors. Definitely follow up with your doc and I’m sure it’ll turn out fine. Its the neurosteroids in the brain that change that we know next to nothing about.The potential for mental side effects, whether real or “imagined,” is likely my biggest concern as well.I just started taking FInasteride about 6 weeks ago….5 mg for enlarged prostate…i just went to the doc today for a checkup….i have to take it for at least 3 months for it to reduce the prostate…but he said after that…i can try and cut the dosage in half and see if it effects my prostate…he said that might work…cause i do not want to have erectile dysfunctional problems…i’ve already experienced the ejaculation semen part or at the very least a small amount that is clear…very weird and actually sort of depressing….that is why after 3 months i will try and cut down the dosage or ask another doctor if there is something else..I’m already on Terazosin as well…to help keep my prostate a normal size or go for the surgery which clears out part of the prostate.That’s interesting, Jack.

Yep I lost my hair again.