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(Yahoo)   Well the good news is that Propecia really does cure baldness. The bad news is that its side effects like zeroing out your libido and making you impotent may be permanent, even if you stop taking it   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 86
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2012-07-12 09:29:32 AM
Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.
 
2012-07-12 09:33:53 AM

alwaysjaded: Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.


Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?
 
2012-07-12 09:37:12 AM
Yeah, and it shrunk my genitals too! They used to be huge before, yeah that's the ticket
 
2012-07-12 09:43:09 AM

Magorn: Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?


I'm 37 with a full-ish head of hair. But I've noticed its obviously thinning and going away. So I've grown it long because I figure its the last chance I have to do so. Just for fun. But all in all... why the fark do people care? If it goes away, it goes away. Its hair. Its useless.
 
2012-07-12 09:45:47 AM

Magorn: alwaysjaded: Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.

Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?


Seems like every time I open a newspaper these days, there's at least 3 ads in the back for group lawsuits against some pharm company for serious damage caused by taking pills. It's getting out of hand.

/ feel ya on the thinning at 20 thing
// I compensated by becoming a smart ass with a sense of humor
 
2012-07-12 10:26:43 AM
The only reason balding men want hair (I assume... I still have my hair) is so they can look virile and maybe get laid. Propecia seems like one of those evil genies that grant your wishes but trick you into some horrible consequences.
 
2012-07-12 10:34:43 AM
What I find amusing is guys who will shave their genitals and then freak out if they start going bald. Really fellas. Just leave it alone.

I like bald headed men.
 
2012-07-12 10:45:45 AM

alwaysjaded: Magorn: alwaysjaded: Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.

Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?

Seems like every time I open a newspaper these days, there's at least 3 ads in the back for group lawsuits against some pharm company for serious damage caused by taking pills. It's getting out of hand.

/ feel ya on the thinning at 20 thing
// I compensated by becoming a smart ass with a sense of humor


There are always lawsuits going on for medications that have had long term and severe side effects. Recently I heard an ad on the radio about women who had taken Paxil and the like during pregnancy and had children with birth defects, etc. Did they not think this would harm a developing baby?

Who cares if men are balding? If your companion would rather see you suffer from meds than go bald it might be time to rethink your relationship.
 
2012-07-12 11:01:59 AM

AbbeySomeone:

There are always lawsuits going on for medications that have had long term and severe side effects. Recently I heard an ad on the radio about women who had taken Paxil and the like during pregnancy and had children with birth defects, etc. Did they not think this would harm a developing baby?

Who cares if men are balding? If your companion would rather see you suffer from meds than go bald it might be time to rethink your relationship.


Yea, I agree people need to take a little more common sense approach to medication. I say that as someone who's doctors had me on everything from Prozac, Cymbalta, Depakote, and a whole other bunch of names I can't remember anymore. Sure, I wasn't AS depressed but damn that crap made me feel like I was on chemo and turned my brain and sex drive into absolute mush. Diet and exercise seem to be working just fine now. Of course, there are people out there that these medications have helped, I just wasn't one of them. And lately, the pill commercials read off a list of side effects that would make a acid mine worker cringe just for a pill that helps with the sniffles.

And I don't care who you are. The first time you look at the sink and see more hair in it than on your head will definitely make you spaz. You just get over it. Unless your self esteem is based on your looks, that is.
 
2012-07-12 11:09:24 AM
why should someone who's so concerned about their appearance even want to procreate??
 
2012-07-12 11:10:21 AM
"You grow hair, look like Stalin!"

i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-12 11:11:52 AM
I already decided that when I start going bald, I'm going to just shave it all off. Ladies will see their O-face reflected on my scalp as I make sweet love to them.

www.grimmemennesker.dk
 
2012-07-12 11:16:35 AM
Bald fat and feeling unsexy? Take some Olean and some Propecia and the ladies will be all over you! Sure sure, if they can get past your ass that leaks diarrhea they will find you are impotent!

/unless vanity drugs have zero serious side effects, skip them.
 
2012-07-12 11:17:06 AM
I started going bald at 18. No joke. Took propecia for several years, never had any side effects at all.

Here's the deal with side effects: some people may have them, others don't. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different. What works for some people doesn't work for others, and vice versa. Do I think that everyone should try to get medicated for every problem in the world? No. Pharmaceutical use is a lot higher than it ought to be. But it's not unreasonable to seek help f
 
2012-07-12 11:20:59 AM

Greek: I started going bald at 18. No joke. Took propecia for several years, never had any side effects at all.

Here's the deal with side effects: some people may have them, others don't. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different. What works for some people doesn't work for others, and vice versa. Do I think that everyone should try to get medicated for every problem in the world? No. Pharmaceutical use is a lot higher than it ought to be. But it's not unreasonable to seek help f


Holy crap! Typing impotency! The internet is ruined!
 
2012-07-12 11:21:33 AM
I paid way too much attention to my hair in my teens and twenties, and now that it's leaving me anyway, I refuse to start another OCD relationship. No drugs, no special shampoo, I'll keep my erections, thank you!
 
2012-07-12 11:21:42 AM

AbbeySomeone: alwaysjaded: Magorn: alwaysjaded: Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.

Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?

Seems like every time I open a newspaper these days, there's at least 3 ads in the back for group lawsuits against some pharm company for serious damage caused by taking pills. It's getting out of hand.

/ feel ya on the thinning at 20 thing
// I compensated by becoming a smart ass with a sense of humor

There are always lawsuits going on for medications that have had long term and severe side effects. Recently I heard an ad on the radio about women who had taken Paxil and the like during pregnancy and had children with birth defects, etc. Did they not think this would harm a developing baby?

Who cares if men are balding? If your companion would rather see you suffer from meds than go bald it might be time to rethink your relationship.


Honestly it did make me feel and look a lot older in my 20's which was actually a plus career-wise but made it harder for me to fell cool or feel like I fit in with the goth crowd I ran with in those days (long flowing hair was the order of the day). In retrospect though that was mostly in my head, and I accidentally spurned advances from more than one woman because I had a hard time believing they were happening. Turns out, a certain kind of girl likes the bearded bald guy with tons of body hair look, especially if you are big enough to go full caveman and throw them over your shoulder and carry them off.
 
2012-07-12 11:21:50 AM
If I shave it off the idiots at the Circle K think I'm a white supremacist. A fifty something, non tattooed White Supremacist. So I put the number 1 guide on the Happy Puppy shears and run it around the skull once or twice.

I don't waste hormones growing hair.

Plus the bald spot on the top of the head is a great conduit for cooling down. Just back up to any wall, plant the bald spot on it and... ahhh...coool.
 
2012-07-12 11:21:59 AM
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concerned
 
2012-07-12 11:23:02 AM
i personally wish i didn't have ANY hair of any sort

shaving your head every 2 weeks is a biatch
 
2012-07-12 11:23:14 AM

LowbrowDeluxe: Greek: I started going bald at 18. No joke. Took propecia for several years, never had any side effects at all.

Here's the deal with side effects: some people may have them, others don't. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different. What works for some people doesn't work for others, and vice versa. Do I think that everyone should try to get medicated for every problem in the world? No. Pharmaceutical use is a lot higher than it ought to be. But it's not unreasonable to seek help f

Holy crap! Typing impotency! The internet is ruined!


Looks more like he had a case of premature ejection from the thread.
 
2012-07-12 11:23:40 AM
Oh, wait...oh wow, so now this guy is bald and impotent?

img259.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-12 11:24:46 AM

downstairs: Magorn: Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?

I'm 37 with a full-ish head of hair. But I've noticed its obviously thinning and going away. So I've grown it long because I figure its the last chance I have to do so. Just for fun. But all in all... why the fark do people care? If it goes away, it goes away. Its hair. Its useless.


Hair isn't useless. My balding head gets burnt much too fast in the sun.
 
2012-07-12 11:25:47 AM
Another example of how we're in hell already: take a pill to grow back your hair, then can't do anything with all the sexy girls who throw themselves at them lush locks. Dayum.
 
2012-07-12 11:26:31 AM

Magorn:

Honestly it did make me feel and look a lot older in my 20's which was actually a plus career-wise but made it harder for me to fell cool or feel like I fit in with the goth crowd I ran with in those days (long flowing hair was the order of the day). In retrospect though that was mostly in my head, and I accidentally spurned advances from more than one woman because I had a hard time believing they were happening. Turns out, a certain kind of girl likes the bearded bald guy with tons of body hair look, especially if you are big enough to go full caveman and throw them over your shoulder and carry them off.


A buddy of mine went horseshoe balled at 17 and was goth. He also pulled more tail than anyone. I guess his secret was a smart ass demeanor and a wide selection of hats.
 
2012-07-12 11:27:09 AM
And thats why if I start going bald badly I'll just go Mr. Clean with it.
 
2012-07-12 11:27:14 AM
It does not say anywhere on the article that the drug really does cure baldness.

Citation needed
 
2012-07-12 11:30:34 AM
If I wasn't so proud of my bald spot, then yes, this would be bad news.
 
2012-07-12 11:33:34 AM

Greek: I started going bald at 18. No joke. Took propecia for several years, never had any side effects at all.

Here's the deal with side effects: some people may have them, others don't. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different. What works for some people doesn't work for others, and vice versa. Do I think that everyone should try to get medicated for every problem in the world? No. Pharmaceutical use is a lot higher than it ought to be. But it's not unreasonable to seek help f


I'm glad it worked out for you. I had read a few warnings on the internet prior to taking Propecia and came to pretty much the same conclusion you did: Yeah, side effects happen; if I stopped taking medications that people have died from, I probably wouldn't be able to take any medications at all. I assumed, like most people, I would not fall into the (as reported by the drug companies) small percentage of men who experience adverse side effects.

I took Propecia for eleven days. It made me hulk-like aggressive and it made my D feel like a (very,very large) noodle that wasn't part of my body. I lost my sex drive for 2 months. It was a nightmare. I thought I would never get it back. I felt so stupid for ignoring the warnings. I was so hopelessly depressed.

Luckily I got it back. But a lot of men don't. The Propecia help forums are some of the saddest things you can ever read through.
 
2012-07-12 11:35:23 AM

Magorn: alwaysjaded: Another cure worse than the disease. When it comes to a lot of prescriptions, I'd prefer reaching for a kleenex rather than have a blue arc of electricity connecting my nipples.

Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?


At least you made it to 20--was 18 for me.

/never really bothered me
//still doesn't
 
2012-07-12 11:36:04 AM
Every once in a while we hear about this highly productive and successful individual who need little or no sleep. They seem to get so much more done because they have more time and are more focused. Now a drug comes along taking away one of life's biggest distractions and you are all against it. I'll never understand people.
 
2012-07-12 11:39:46 AM

Oldiron_79: And thats why if I start going bald badly I'll just go Mr. Clean with it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a--DYssMw90
 
2012-07-12 11:40:39 AM
Back in old times, this would be known as a parable.
 
2012-07-12 11:42:02 AM
I'm not bald yet, but my hair is very thin on top, and I'm just about 30. I go with the short haircut. No combovers or hiding it for me. I am who I am. It helps that I am married, so there's no one to impress with my looks, but even if I were single I would do the same thing. If my lack of hair is an issue for you, you're superficial, and I don't want to be with you. It's doing both of us a favor.
 
2012-07-12 11:45:32 AM
I've got hair!

(yeah, but nothing's standing up out of it)
 
2012-07-12 11:47:30 AM

WeenerGord: It does not say anywhere on the article that the drug really does cure baldness.

Citation needed


Up for debate, is proven to cure toomuchmoneyness.

no citation needed
 
2012-07-12 11:48:05 AM
This stuff has been on the market a very long time. Nobody noticed it caused impotence til now?
 
2012-07-12 11:49:51 AM
The process of losing most of my hair was depressing, I really thought I was sick with some unknown disease. Just clumps falling out in the shower.

I'm fine with it now. Can't be too bummed about genetic fate. Never even bothered looking for "treatment". I just buzz down what I have left. Younger women want nothing to do with me, but that's not really a big deal.
 
2012-07-12 11:49:51 AM
Hair today, gone tomorrow.

/have the veal
 
2012-07-12 11:50:00 AM
So according to the author 96 percent of people who reported problems were found to have problems?

U don't say...

Creepywonka.Jpg

I don't doubt these men have problems. they're terrible and the idea that the side effects last well after u stopped the medicine is horrifying. But let's test a random sample of users before we start a witchhunt.
 
2012-07-12 11:50:23 AM

downstairs: Magorn: Amen. I started going bald at 20, and while it was a blow to my vanity, I hope I would never have taken a drug with side effects like this to stop it. (wasn't an option in 1990). Good god, is your vanity really worth screwing up the way your body uses a hormone as freaking vital to so much of your body's proccess as testosterone?

I'm 37 with a full-ish head of hair. But I've noticed its obviously thinning and going away. So I've grown it long because I figure its the last chance I have to do so. Just for fun. But all in all... why the fark do people care? If it goes away, it goes away. Its hair. Its useless.


Because your ugly face looks worse without hair to hide behind.
 
2012-07-12 11:51:32 AM
I'm glad they're finally taking a serious look at the side effects of finasteride. I took it some years ago, for a few months. The big thing I noticed was that it severely degraded my short term memory. When I stopped taking it, my short term memory clearly returned.
 
2012-07-12 11:51:33 AM
If there were a pill that would keep my hair from growing back, I'd take it in a second.
I hate shaving all the damn time.
 
2012-07-12 11:52:26 AM

Greek: I started going bald at 18. No joke. Took propecia for several years, never had any side effects at all.

Here's the deal with side effects: some people may have them, others don't. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different. What works for some people doesn't work for others, and vice versa. Do I think that everyone should try to get medicated for every problem in the world? No. Pharmaceutical use is a lot higher than it ought to be. But it's not unreasonable to seek help f


so you're saying vaccines COULD cause autism?
 
2012-07-12 11:55:14 AM

hammettman: Back in old times, this would be known as a parable.


Ah, yes. The gift of the Magi.
 
2012-07-12 11:56:37 AM

Surool: This stuff has been on the market a very long time. Nobody noticed it caused impotence til now?


maybe because it didn't grow any hair and the baldies weren't getting laid anyway so nobody noticed?

I don't think it is so much as being bald as in cue ball smooth, as it is the half bald but normal elsewhere. Skullet, anybody?

I'm ... not saying how old I am but I still have a full head of hair. Yes, it is a little finer than it used to be, and a bunch of gray seems to be settling in, but I'm not doing any comb overs like my dad was at this age so I think I'm lucky for the generational skipping thing.

/comb-overs are worse than being bald as far as I'm concerned. I felt bad for my dad. If I had that much gone, I'd just whiffle the rest, kind of like Peter Frampton did.
 
2012-07-12 11:58:43 AM
All the men in my family went bald rather young. My brother began in college my uncle was very bald by the time he graduated college. I've manged to hold on so far (I'm 28) but I clipper cut my own hair without the guard on so I'm pretty much a self imposed bald guy. Maybe it's just because I have the choice but I don't really feel self conscious about my hair at all. I'm about as socially awkward as it's possible for any one person to be and still e considered 'normal' but my hair has nothing to do with it.

Here's a tip for the bald or balding men out there, cut your hair short. It almost always looks better that way rather than trying to hide it. Don't have baldness thrust upon you. Make baldness your biatch. Try it just once and ask all the straight women and gay men you know if it looks better and most will agree.
 
2012-07-12 11:59:56 AM
If we had a better understanding of biological systems, we wouldn't need sledgehammer solutions like this. We'd know what precisely is going on and tailor the exact signal molecule(s) needed to stop hair from falling out. Imagine if we actually understood what is happening in cells on an atomic level, if we had the mathematical models to understand that...
Computers are the only technology that's been progressing by orders of magnitude for decades now. Eventually we will get to the point of understanding "random" (as opposed to engineered) systems. Too bad it's lining up with us running out of cheap energy.
 
2012-07-12 12:00:31 PM
api.ning.com
 
2012-07-12 12:02:31 PM

lostinjersey: So according to the author 96 percent of people who reported problems were found to have problems?

U don't say...

Creepywonka.Jpg

I don't doubt these men have problems. they're terrible and the idea that the side effects last well after u stopped the medicine is horrifying. But let's test a random sample of users before we start a witchhunt.


You looking for a witch to hunt?
Might I suggest estrogen and it's percursors in the foodchain?
 
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