Hey Guys, I am new here and hope someone can help me on what I am going through. My name is Carl and I am 30 years old from the UK. About 5 years ago I started Propecia, had a hair transplant with Dr Feriduni and was enoying life. No problems at all with Propecia, I took 1 mg a day and had zero side effects, however fast forward to last October and all hell broke.
I started to notice an itch on my crown, which I thought the worst so popped a zinc pill and within minutes the itch went away. I was so happy for that day, the next day the itch came back so like before I popped another zinc pill and so on etc. However the itch came back worse, now I am on Propecia and Zinc, I went to Holland and Barrett (health food shop) and got some Saw Palmetto thinking the DHT were attacking my crown, again I took the pill and the itch went away. now I am on 3 drugs and just about coping with the itch. However things got really bad and my scalp started burning and itching all over. I started to panic and a few months in of painful scalp I decided to jump on RU58841, I have been on this topical before and had zero problems, however this time I went on it and started burning up really badly, like a hot flush. I was in denial at this point so continued for a week, things didn’t get better and I realised that even though my scalp itched bit with propecia that I was maintaining fine so I stopped everything but Propecia. Over a few months my scalp continued to burn but less so and my hand (which had become insanely dry during this time) had slowly started to clear up.
Fast forward to April, my 30th, was meant to be a great day, my wife planned so much for me but I was a mess with my hormones and was grumpy and irritable, it wasn’t fair on her, I had a hot flush that day and thought this is enough, my hair is not worth me missing out on important moments like this so I quit. Within 4 days my neck started burning really bad and my dry hands came back with vengeance. terrified I started taking the pill again but every 2 days, this didn’t work, then every three days, this didn’t work then most recently tried .25mg a day, this didn’t work. My hot flushes are daily, and now I am developing aches around my groin area. I will not take another Propecia pill but worried about what might happen in the future, though every time I don’t take it my symptoms get worse. Oddly the only thing that helps my dry skin is anti fungal cream, moisturiser helps for maybe 10 minutes but anti fungal cream helps all day.
Does anyone have any advice for this road I am about to embark on, I want to do this for myself but more importantly my wife who for the past 6 months has lost her husband and that kills me the most.