So You're Thinking of Quitting Finasteride? (And Maybe Freaking Out?)
Many hair loss sufferers find that Finasteride (Propecia) helps eliminate shedding, without a single undesirable side effect. However, a small percent opts to quit taking finasteride because they have experienced side effects, ranging from inconvenient (increased urination, groin pain, moodiness) to devasting (severe testicle pain, erectile dysfunction, dramatic hormonal mood swings). Others decide to quit taking finasteride because of their fear of long-term side effects, including an increased risk of some cancers, or because they are embarking on parenthood and it is advised to quit before trying to conceive. Read this writer's experience about hair loss drugs for an enlightening perspective.
Quitting Finasteride can be a little scary, especially for those who were pleased with their results in the follicle department! They wonder if quitting finasteride will cause all their newly-thick hair to fall out. They wonder if there is an alternative to finasteride, something that will block DHT, but just on their scalp instead of from within, which may have wreaked havoc on their hormonal balance. But don't panic! There are some things you can do to ease the transition off Finasteride.
The most important thing to consider when quitting Finasteride/Propecia, is that you speak with your doctor. They can determine, based on your circumstances and side effects, whether you should quit immediately or taper off slowly. Or they may suggest just a lower dosage, which may still be effective, though not as much. Either way, your doctor is an invaluable resource.
You may want to find a topical treatment that will help you maintain the gains you achieved while on Finasteride. Although, technically, you can find topical Finasteride, there is limited research on its effectiveness and whether it causes the same types of side effects or consequences.
The ideal product would be a topical DHT-blocker, like Revivogen Scalp Therapy. The active ingredients in Revivogen are meant, like finasteride, to block DHT – the hormonal culprit for shedding when one is genetically predisposed to Male or Female Pattern Baldness. Revivogen Scalp Therapy has nature’s most powerful ingredients proven to reduce DHT, without entering the bloodstream. This means it cannot cause systemic side effects. Less than 2% of users experience side effects at all, and they are only surface side effects such as scalp irritation.
For nearly twenty years, Revivogen Scalp Therapy has helped thousands of men and women stop or slow their shedding, and even stimulate hair to grow again in areas they thought would never have growth again. It’s not exactly topical Propecia, but it CAN help block DHT. When used in conjunction with Revivogen MD Bio-Cleansing Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner, 88% of users get results. With a 90-day money back guarantee, it’s worth giving a try!