Claudine wrote:I found this article, which seems to indicate that once you start Rogaine, you have to take it for the rest of your life. Something to be aware of!
http://herwaroncancer.com/taxotere/side ... oss-cured/
Claudine wrote:I know!!! I was going to suggest it to my husband but now I think we're just going to wait and see. I've gotten quite used to seeing him with thin (but so soft!) hair and beard anyway...
ginabeewell wrote:I read an article somewhere along the line that suggested that Rogaine actually worked to grow or maintain hair in patients who were going through chemo.
I figured it was worth a shot and bought the generic version to try out. I started in early July, about the same time that I was on a chemo break to prep for my liver resection on July 17. I used it daily for a while, then kind of missed a few weeks around my surgery, and I would say I resumed "spotty" usage thereafter.
Well I got my hair cut last week, and the stylist held up my hair for me - I could clearly see an inch or so of new growth - after which the hair thinned substantially. In some areas, the new growth is curly! I am also realizing that the two areas that were looking bald (I used to brush a little eyebrow powder there to cover it up) were now pretty thickly covered in new hair. I definitely focused the Rogaine there when I was applying.
I'm almost through my second round of chemo since my break, and my hair does not seem to be falling out. I guess I'll keep going with the Rogaine!
Lee wrote:Okay, my situation was different, stage III, FOLFOX only. My hair turned a complete FRIZZY. thinner yes, but frizzy "big time". My pre teen daughter was a bit embarrassed tp be seem with me.
ginabeewell wrote:Lee wrote:Okay, my situation was different, stage III, FOLFOX only. My hair turned a complete FRIZZY. thinner yes, but frizzy "big time". My pre teen daughter was a bit embarrassed tp be seem with me.
Mine has thinned AND is getting frizzy. When I wake up in the morning I look just like Albert Einstein!!
I had been working the clip on ponytail, but this past weekend I got sick of it and asked my stylist to cut off a few inches. It’s just long enough to pull back, and I can wear it down. The extra body I’ve got from the (maybe) Rogaine helps to make it work.
But now I’m on the fence about whether to stick with Rogaine or not. I’m not up for lifetime commitment when Julie’s exactly right - this is just temporary!
AmyG wrote:Are you still using it?
I've buzzed my head and embraced the bald. I don't even hate it. I was concerned that it would make me look sick or make the kids uncomfortable. Those goobers are constantly rubbing my head and there are plenty of bald jokes to go around.
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