Hi Jack, yes some of the side-effects of Propecia can be quite scary and definitely not worth it in my opinion. I would suggest that you slowly transition into more natural methods that I talk about here on the blog and in detail in my program Hair Equilibrium. I have personally found them to be just as effective as Propecia but instead of horrible side effects, the natural method gives amazing benefits such as glowing health, energy and wonderfully healthy hair. My philosophy is that hair loss is unnatural, and is a symptom of an imbalance in your body. Trying to fix the problem with a pharmaceutical can only have bigger, more disastrous long term consequences. Pumpkin seed oil is a good place to start swapping drugs for plant based alternatives.
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Secondly, I wouldn’t be concerned whether or not you’re shedding. Some people shed a little bit, and some people don’t — but shedding is definitely NOT always a good sign (as you know). Some shedding is normal because of the nature of the massages. However, some people also shed because they create too much friction on the scalp skin, or they don’t allow for enough recovery time in between sessions. That’s not the good type of shed. So, don’t worry about not shedding 🙂 Regrowth is possible with or without the type of shedding you’re looking for.