I respect the fact that you advise using the medications first and clearly state the benefits of using Propecia. If I would not have read your blog I would have just tried Rogaine per my dermatologist. The information is just not out there to use this kinda of treatment / prevention. I was shocked to see some of the great results people have using this as a treatment alone. All you see or hear are the terrible things. I had no idea the drug even regrew hair for most people. Especially for men like me who are 30 with minimal thinning.
Anyway, I was scared to death to take this medicine. I am sure some people have had problems. People also have problems with cars, smoking, and beef. I am close to 90 days on treatment thus far and couldnt tell I have even taken it. The only side I have is feeling alot less stressed knowing I am at least on the proper medicine.
I think your blog is important and I truly believe there is so much misinformation online. Growing older and having some degree of hair loss is normal. I just had my hair cut this morning. I was again told I have tons of hair and this is all in my mind. Granted I dont have the same hair I did when I was 16. Men freak out.., I of course am one of them.
The absolute worst thing I have ever done for myself was trolling the internet. I cant believe I read and re-read these internet forums ( I am sure you are aware of the sites), where people talk about their experiences on these drugs and experimental treatments. I should have known that people who have great results on these drugs certainly do not write about it on hair loss forums. Lets me honest, have you ever had a great steak then written an online review of the place that cooked it? Its few and far between. Propecia is not a silver bullet. However, it is FDA approved and has undergone a battery of clinical tests over several years.
My main point here is, yes people need to do their due diligence in taking medicine. You would not buy a car without test driving it. No one writes anything positive. But be certain, if you have a bad experience you will tell everyone.
Thanks for your frank opinions. We have published many comments and some photos of people who have received wonderful benefits from Propecia over the years; however, seemingly just like on the TV news, you mostly only hear the bad news. The good news isn’t reported very often, because bad news sells and grabs the attention of the audience.
Your comment about reviewing a great steak is spot on. If your food wasn’t prepared to your satisfaction, you’re probably more likely to let people know how dissatisfied you are. As I’ve written before, those that feel wronged by something are generally the most vocal. Everyone else will just continue to live their lives.