Recently, several entities began re-evaluating the theoretical long term sexual “side effects” associated with Propecia (finasteride) for hair loss. Because Propecia is traditionally a safe, proven hair restoration medication, some hair loss experts are looking for ways to reap the benefits of finasteride, while avoiding some of the hypothetical unwanted effects.
One of those individuals is Spex, a consultant to Coalition hair transplant surgeons Dr. Alan Feller and Dr. William Lindsey and senior member at our Hair Loss Social Community and Discussion Forums, who recently proposed a “transition theory” for gradually adapting the body to finasteride and, in doing so, avoiding some of the potential side effects. According to Spex:
Propecia (Finasteride) “Transition” Theory
Disclaimer : I am not a Doctor. This is only my opinion based on experience:
However, here is a potential tip to help avoid initial side effects from taking Propecia/finasteride. I’ve suggested this to several hair loss sufferers and it seems to have really helped them.
I made this “transition” suggestion to several gentlemen who originally experienced side effects and decided to stop the drug. They started up again on their own accord and used this simple idea and it worked, with no unwanted side effects experienced.
(Note: Side effects can occur initially anyway due to the body getting used to the new drug you are introducing to the system and these often calm down naturally over time.)
1mg 1 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 2 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 3 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 4 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 5 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 6 x a week for 2 weeks
1mg 7 x a week …….
Allow your body to adjust to the “new” drug and not get too overwhelmed initially. This way you can introduce the drug and potentially help avoid against the not uncommon early effects.
In addition to this suggestion, Spex has created a poll and discussion thread to allow others to try the method and report the findings: Propecia (finasteride) Transition Theory. Feel free to visit and share your experience!
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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