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    Why Take or NOT Take Finasteride
    I was flipping through older threads and found that a lot of people had questions about finasteride so I thought I would do some research to answer some of them.

    One particular quote caught my attention:
    Originally posted by clix
    any contra indications for not taking finasteride (proscar)
    Why Bodybuilders Take Finasteride: The most common reason someone would take finasteride is to fight against hair loss during or after a cycle.

    I found that this question was answered a lot in the threads and this to me sounded like a good thing. However, I found that pretty much everyone left out the negative side effects. So I did some research on medical websites to find them out.

    I'm hoping this post will create a positive discussion for finasteride and people can share their personal experiences using it.

    Negative Side Effects Of Finasteride

    Keep in mind, I've never used finasteride and don't know how common these reported side effects are. Also, these side effects are mostly being reported by 60+ year old men who have very low levels of testosterone in their body, so they may react differently than a 20 - 40 year old male.

    About side effects. Like all prescription drugs, Finasteride may cause side effects. Side effects due to Finasteride may include impotence (an inability to have an erection) or less desire for sex.

    Some men taking Finasteride may have changes or problems with ejaculation, such as a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex.

    Gyno
    In addition, some men may have breast enlargement and/or tenderness. Some men report having lumps, pain or nipple discharge in their breasts. Some men have reported allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, and swelling of the lips and face.


    Rarely, testicular pain has been reported.

    Would anyone else like to report on the positives or if they have had any sides while using it? Or how common the sides are?
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    Why does The Hair Regrowth Centre prescribe Proscar more than Propecia?
    The monthly cost of taking Propecia (1 mg Finasteride) tablets can be expensive.

    By easily dividing a Proscar tablet into quarters with a pill cutter and taking 1/4 of a tablet you can save over 70% on the cost.

    Finasteride Proscar Dosage: 1/4 tablet per day.


    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR FINASTERIDETO WORK?
    Most men will begin to see the results of FINASTERIDE within 3 months; decrease in the amount of hair loss, general improvement in condition of hair, with regrowth occurring after 6 months. Many men have grown back almost all of the hair they had loss.

    WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF FINASTERIDE?
    In clinical studies, side effects from FINASTERIDE were uncommon and did not affect most men. A small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects. These men reported one or more of the following: less desire for sex; difficulty in achieving an erection; and, a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking FINASTERIDE. They also disappeared in most men who continued taking FINASTERIDE.
    FINASTERIDE can effect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer.
    If you have a PSA test done, you should tell your doctor that you are taking FINASTERIDE.

    WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE FINASTERIDE?
    FINASTERIDE should NEVER be taken by women.
    It should not be handled by pregnant women.
    It should not be taken if you are actively planning a family.

    FINASTERIDE is not available over the counter, but
    if you are over the age of eighteen, you can legally import FINASTERIDE from The Hair Regrowth Center for your own personal use, without a prescription.

    Detailed information and instruction will be supplied with the treatment.

    There are numerous products on the market that claim to stop baldness and promote hair growth, unlike FINASTERIDE none of these products have been clinically proven, licensed or approved by the FDA or any other medical body.
     

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    Thanks Profits!

    It's interesting to hear all these negative side effects about things, then hear that they only effect 2% of the people who take them. That's the problem with society, everyone hear's all these scary side effects and doesn't ever find out or research that almost no one gets them...... Or how mild they actually are if you do get them.

    Just curious, where was that info taken from?

    I got mine from Proscar.com
    It's too bad that they didn't say on the site how common or uncommon the side effects are.

    Yea, I also read that the side effects go away when someone stops taking Finasteride and also went away even if you keep taking them. They seem like a one time only thing and it's rare if you do get any sides anyhow.
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    I have been taking 1mg propecia every day for the last 5 years. I got on it initially to prevent any potential hair loss, since all the men in my family are chrome-domes. (Propecia is best used as preventive medicine). The first thing I noticed (after about 3 months) was the amount of hair on my head noticeably increased. As far as side effects, the only one I noticed was a slight decrease in libido. I was taking it for 3 years before I did any steroids. With each cycle, I notice a VERY SLIGHT thinning of my hair in the front where a typical hair line will recede. It's enough for me to notice, but nobody ever says anything to me about looking bald (thank god). My last cycle included tren, and this hit my hairline the hardest. Therefore, when I started my PCT, I increased my propecia dose to 2mg ED. I've been doing this now for about 1 month, and my hair is filling back in where the tren thinned it out. I will be switching to Proscar so I can take advantage of a larger dose and better affordability.

    I will continue to use finasteride for the rest of the life of my hair or until something more effective is released. I think there's something out there called Dutasteride that's proving to kick ass.
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    Thanks for sharing your experiences Sirben. That's some good info.
     

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    Great post.........I dont take finesteride anymore for some of the reasons above.....
     

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    do the roids thin the hair even if your not prone to mpb
     

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    I read in a profile for EQ ( blod. Uncycletate) that is uses the 5-A.... something enzyme that finasteride does so you don't want to do it when doing EQ. Like it will compete for that enzyme and be a bad thing.

    Anyone else ???
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    Cool, you will find with research that people say not to use Deca & Finasteride together. This is because the 5AR Enzyme reduces nandrolone to Dihydronandrolone, an even less harsh hormone on the hairline, prostate, etc. I, however, found no problems using Deca & Finasteride. I haven't heard or read anything about EQ & Finasteride, which I've also used together (twice) with no apparant problems.
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    Originally posted by pop
    do the roids thin the hair even if your not prone to mpb
    It varies from person to person. Some guys get gyno, some don't. Some guys get acne, some don't. Same with hair loss. Some do, some don't.

    Gear seems to speed up the process of thinning hair if you are prone to it or are going to get it later in life.
     

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    The only thing I have noticed on finastride is a lower libido, which actually brings it back to the normal range when on a large cycle of test. I would think that by taking finastride and not allowing the 5AR enzyme to reduce your AAS to their counterpart you would keep more of the anbolic effect. Testosterone is more anabolic then Dihytestosterone.
     

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    Why Take or NOT Take Finasteride

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    Why Take or NOT Take Finasteride

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    Why Take or NOT Take Finasteride
    I have been using Propecia medication for just over a year now. Hair has re-grown over my crown but the top and temple areas are still quite thin, have not re-grown and not responded in the same way. I guess these areas have not gotten any worse either. Certainly I don%u2019t notice hair in the shower or in my hair brush as much. On the sexual function side of things I have noticed a decrease performance wise, I guess there was always going to be a tradeoff. The main thing I think to watch out for is the effect the medication has on PSA levels and if you are already being monitored for this prior to starting Propecia it is worth bearing in mind and reminding your physician about the PSA lowering effect of Propecia.
     

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