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Does Anyone Know What This Treatment Is Called?

Discussion in 'Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia' started by FrostedLily, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. FrostedLily

    FrostedLily New Member

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    So I've tested positive for androgenic allopecia twice with bloodwork and biopsy. I wanted a second opinion because most doctors where I lived before were a joke. The second doctor told me about a treatment but I don't know what it's called. He said it's fairly new and he'd have them call me, but they never did. My doctor won't talk to patients over the phone and I don't want to pay for another costly appointment without insurance just to ask about something I might not try.
    He said it was a cream that was basically a mixture mostly consisting of Rogaine, propecia, and turmeric. He said it requires check ups and monitoring from a doctor and that it's somewhere around 80 dollars or more a month.

    Does anyone know what it is that he was talking about and has anyone tried it? I'm skeptical about new things.
    Thanks
     
  2. electra

    electra Established Member

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    Hi! Is it called 82F, or 'Finoxidil'?--mix of minoxidil, finasteride, other?

    I'm considering this--was checking out Baumann clinic in Florida, and also a doctor in NYC I might visit. Seems to be a pre-made mixture that some docs are selling.

    Minoxidil and Finasteride (and Spirolactone) are basically the oral and topical meds that docs treat Alopecia Areata with. Very common. But I'm thinking it might be nice to have it already mixed, since I'd like to use both the minoxidil and finasteride.

    I was quoted $80/month, too. I'm guessing it's a bit higher due to patent/pre-mixed/etc., but I'd like to use something that is easy, and also that is monitored.

    Where/who is doctor who told you about this?
     
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    electra Established Member

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    Docs at Baumann will prescribe it after a virtual consultation, labwork/photos, etc. Other places do a similar thing.
     
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    Hi, I wanted to weigh in on this post. I’ve also been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia. I’ve been using Formula 82F for about 9 months. It took a couple of months of daily use, but after about 2 months I noticed far less hair fall. Now after 9 months of consistent use, I feel like I have better hair texture....and have had new growth. It’s actually a compounded liquid that will come in a 4 month supply (8 small bottles). I think any dermatologist would be able to order it for their patients since it simply requires a prescription.
    I like it because it doesn’t leave the hair greasy feeling after application. I only wash my hair about 3 times per week and have had no issues with still using it daily. It contains minoxidil, finasteride and a small % of an anti inflammatory medication.
    I’m in my 40’s, so I felt it was safe for me to use. I’m not sure it would be beneficial for other types of hair loss besides androgenic alopecia, but I’m not a doctor and am not familiar with the other types of hair loss and their causes. I would have been afraid to use it in my younger days because of pregnancy, etc. Its worth a talk with your doctor....to see if it would be an option to try.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    MIa, thank you for that!

    Do you mean that it's a formula available to any doctor, at any pharmacy?

    May I ask whom you saw who gave you this? And, did you have any side effects (or dread shed, etc..)?

    Also...I've heard that maybe finasteride doesn't work well for post-menopausal women. I'm in the throes of perimenopause, but just wondering where you are in the hormonal process. And, do you have receding hair line AND diffuse thinning (i.e. I can essentially pull my hair out of my head!).

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Mia45, is there a way to message you? Thanks! Or, you can message me...please! :)
     
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    I'm not sure what it's called but maybe that's it. He told me he can't get it for me directly, he said he'd have to let them know he was recommending it and that they would call me but I was only in the area for a short while. I can't remember his name but he's a dermatologist in Marble Falls, Tx that suggested it to me.
    Mia, that's great that you're having new hair growth, I'm happy for you and hope it continues to go well! I'm currently only just about to be 22 in a month. My hair has been thinning since I was probably around 14 but the past 2 years it's gotten really bad, especially last year... Before it was just a level of thinness that was just kind of normal seeming I guess, I figured it was just how my hair was, but now I can't even pull off a comb over. I wear a hat everyday because wigs have never worked for me. I won't be taking or using anything until the baby is born and done feeding, but I wanted to do research ahead of time. I'm probably just going to go with a full cap hair system from NWL for now.. It seems the least risky, hopefully I can make the systems last long enough to not be too expensive.
    But if I could one day have a full head of natural hair again it would be great..
     
  8. Mia45

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    Electra. I’m sorry for the late response. I’m only on this site weekly or so. I tried to message you but can’t figure out how to send a pm.
    Any derm should be able to prescribe you the 82F. It’s compounded at a pharmacy in NY called MasterPharm. That’s where my shipment comes from.
    I’m 48 and in perimenopause myself. I don’t remember having any more dread shed when starting the formula than I was already having. I was losing a lot of hair every day. I had temporal recession and crown hair loss...as well as overall thinning. I really felt like the 82F helped after using it daily for a couple of months. It took about 2 months of use before I noticed less hair coming out. And it’s definitely thicker now. Not the hair of my youth, but I don’t think anything will bring that back. I keep praying it continues to work and it’s not a passing phase that will end. I use it once daily and try not to skip any days.
    I hope if you try it it works for you as well.
     
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    Mia, thanks for writing back! I think if you click on someone's username, it takes you to their profile page, where there may be an option to 'start a conversation' or something like that.

    How much do you pay for the Formula, each month? I'm so glad it's helping you, and I hope it continues to do so!!! Do you have any side effects?

    Did you ever consider HRT? I'm very, very sensitive to progesterone (it knocks me out for days!), so I don't think I'm a good candidate...

    I just booked an online consultation with Bauman Medical in Florida, feel a little like they're a 'hair mill', but they do have a good reputation and they do prescribe the 82F...
     
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    Once again I just logged on and saw your post. I wish this site would notify by email when someone responds to a thread. I tried to message you by going to your profile page, but couldn’t figure it out. Maybe try to message me?
    I pay $109 for a 4 month supply.
    No, I’m not on HRT. I’m just beginning perimenopase now and feeling the effects, so I may try something soon. I’m 48.
     
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    Hi Mia,
    I get notifications about postings...I think there is something you can check to receive email notifications....

    You pay $109 for 4-month supply? This guy is charging over $300 for three-month supply. Hmm.

    If you click on my username, go to my 'profile' page, there should be button to message me. Your profile page doesn't have this option--maybe you didn't sign up for it? Would be nice to chat with you!!

    Is your derm a hair-specialist? Where is he/she located? That's a much better price...!! Do you mean that MasterPharm is where all the formulas come from? Now I'm wondering how I can get a better price...:)
     

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