Irisheyes
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  • Pasadena, CA
  • United States
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RoxyT replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"I'm curious why you believe dutasteride is better than finasteride. Thanks!"
Jun 12
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Apr 30
Kandy15 replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"My dermatologist put me on 5 mg in January but I seemed to have an allergic reaction to it so I stopped taking it.  When I went to see her about 4 weeks ago I discussed that with her and she told me to break the pills in half because I really…"
Apr 30
Anonymous replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Same here. I have been on for about 2-1/2 mos. and am cautiously optimistic. I see a little growth. Any is a plus for me."
Apr 29
KarenD replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Hi Diart, I take 2.5mg a day.  I cut a 5mg pill in half.   Karen"
Apr 29
Diart replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"I have been taking Finesteride for 18 months. My doctor doesn't want me to stop because she says it may not stop but definitely slows the progression of hairloss from FFA. I take 5mg daily. I've been skeptical until recently. I picked up a…"
Apr 29
Louise replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Hi, I have been on Doxycylin, Finasteride and Plaqunenil for three years now together with different  ointments. without any significant success. I have even tried AIP diet without success. Four weeks ago I was prescribed Methotrexat (strong…"
Feb 22
Christi Q. replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"I do have breast tenderness from the Dutasteride.  Nothing else I've noticed.  I use topical Rogaine with no problems.  Just don't go over the recommended half a capful."
Feb 20
Plf replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Hi all, any side effects from the dusasteride? And what dosesge.  I was prescribed oral rogaine has any one used the topical product with success?, Thanks"
Feb 19
Kandy15 replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Irisheyes, I'm glad you found us here in the LPP/FFA support group.  I know it's one you wish you never had to belong to.  I have found a lot of support and advice here and so appreciate all of the brave women who have shared…"
Feb 19
Christi Q. replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"I've been on Dutasteride (better than Finasteride) for a couple of years now.  I believe it is the only thing that has saved the rest of my hair from falling out.  I also use Rogaine.  I still believe that no one in the world…"
Feb 19
Irisheyes replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"Thanks for the response. I think the breast cancer risk was when it was used for men for prostrate cancer so it is part of the warnings. I don't know how much of a risk it really is but with my history I wasn't willing to try it. This new…"
Feb 18
Anonymous replied to Irisheyes's discussion Finesteride, Cellcept results? in the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
"I understand your frustration. My new derm has prescribed finesteride. I haven't started it, didn't know about the breast cancer risk. She also said it could be a combo of thyroid and FFP. I changed doses on my thyroid meds., and see a…"
Feb 18
Irisheyes added a discussion to the group Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
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Finesteride, Cellcept results?

HiI am new to the group but have been dealing with FFP/LPP for a few years now. I have been to 3 different doctors. I think they get fed up and pass me on. Anyway I have an appointment on Wednesday and I know she is going to suggest finasteride or cellcept again. In 2016, Finasteride was suggested but I was concerned about the breast cancer risk so did n't take it. I am already at high risk for breast cancer as my sister and my aunt (who passed away from it in her early 50s) had breast cancer.…See More
Feb 18
Irisheyes joined Celia UK's group
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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

This is specifically for frontal fibrosing alopecia sufferers. To share information and support each other.See More
Feb 18
Irisheyes is now a member of Alopecia World
Feb 15

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Scarring alopecia
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