Ah, I'm from the UK too. When I had accutane back in 2009 the dosage was horrible and made my lips so dry and joints go funny. Of course once I stopped the acne came back which is when I unfortunately gave b5 a try.
If very low dose accutane was available easily in the UK I would have been on that and not had to suffer this. IMO low dose accutane is far safer than anti-biotics in terms of fucking up your health.
Luckily despite a receding harline I can hide it pretty well and have success with the ladies but if I go bald I'm not sure that will be the case lol
I've been living in Asia for the past 2 years where you can get generic accutane over the pharmacy.
I take 10mg every other day, it's a small enough dose that I don't get any side effects but enough that my skin stays clear. It's the way they do it in Asia and I think it's way more sensible than the high doses offered in Western countries.
I would say it hasn't made my hair loss any worse. I've been losing my hair for over 5 years from b5, luckily I had a lot to begin with but it makes me sad to think what awesome hair I would have if I never took b5.
Saw palmetto really fucked me up when I was on it. Awful brain fog, crazy high sex drive with watery semen and tiredness. That's the reason I don't think I will ever take propecia.
Seriously considering getting a hair transplant in the next year or so though, and then hopefully in the next 2-3 years they have that stem cell treatment available in Japan.
I've been losing hair for about 5 years but since using Nizoral and Minoxidil (for about 11 months now) I have had regrwoth but it's a slow process.
I would say my hairline was receded about 1-2 inches but now the hair is really filling in with plenty of new ones. I can see that if it keeps up my "new" harline will be just about 1 cm receded which would be awesome.
The only thing I worry about is that minoxidil is only supposed to be effective for not much more than a year, hopefully it will keep me going till stem cell therapy is a possibility.
I'm not prepared to try propecia, when I tried saw palmetto that fucked me up enough and it's supposedly weaker.
I've also been losing hair for around 5 years, didn't even notice it for a while. I used to have very thick hair so it isn't too bad, girls think I'm handsome still but imagine if I had a full head of hair.
I'll give it a few years and hopefully there is stem cell therapy available by then, if not I will consider a hair transplant if it's got a lot worse.