Gianstoppable wrote: MrHoneycutt wrote:
Gianstoppable wrote:Starting to bald at 32. I knew it would happen with genetics and it hasn't gotten bad yet but man, I'm gonna look weird as hell in 5 years that said I'm going to start working out every day as my new years resolution and I have done awesome the last 3 weeks. I figure better health plus my wife would probably rather look at a toned bald guy than a skinny fat bald guy
I feel you, man. I'm 35 and started noticing some thinning on my crown a few years ago, and honestly couldn't handle it. A bad combination of vanity and the existential dread of one's mortality playing out on top of their head for all to see, like some kind of corporeal looking glass. Men don't really get much of a chance to commiserate about this with one another, which is a shame because it can have a real impact on your self-image. I've gone full minoxidil and finasteride since then, and they seem to be steadying the ship thus far.
That's awesome about the working out, and it definitely helps the old self-confidence too. Plus, what wife worth her salt wouldn't welcome a good rogering from a trim, muscular man no matter the state of his follicular affairs? I look up to you, friend. Lead the way.
Well said completely agree. If you dont mind me asking how long have you taken minox and fin? I've heard good things and heard monoxide only works for 60% of guys or something. Did you notice a change, any regrowth or mainly slowing? Heard about the places like Hims, Keeps and all that any suggestions?
For sure! I've been on minoxidil for maybe 3 years now, and just started finasteride 5 months ago. If I could do it all over again I'd reverse it, as now it's hard to tell just how much benefit the minoxidil has without stopping completely, if that makes sense. If I would have waited on it I could see if it even did anything, which has been fairly hard to tell. Definitely good to note that both medications need to be taken indefinitely for their impact to remain, so it's a big consideration for how much of a pain in the ass you'd like to invite into your life.
I've primarily been holding down the fort, no real regrowth to speak of thus far but I'm told these things can take up to 2 years to settle with finasteride. I've heard of Hims etc., but actually just get prescribed by my doctor. That way, you can have the generic sent into your pharmacy and use GoodRx to have the entire supply cost a lot less than the $30 a month from Hims or whatever. Thankfully as well I have not had any side effects, which the literature shows are rare but definitely worth considering. Another thing I did just to slowly build up is cut the 1mg pills in half for the first month or two just to see how my body worked with them, and only started the full dose after that.
I hope that's helpful in some way! It's definitely a unique proposition, no? For me it was worth it to see if this stuff could give me any benefit before I threw in the towel as an avowed narcissist. In a lot of ways, though, I'm quite envious of those who have the courage to just say eh, whatever, and let it go/start shaving their heads. I'm not there yet, but I always tell my wife I just want a good run until I'm 50, and then who cares if I lose my hair? Of course, check back when I'm 47.