Sidney, I am not sure. I was on hrt while experiencing the hair loss. It may have been worse if I had not been on estrogen therapy, but I don't know that. All I do know is that the Rogaine stopped the hair loss and I am appreciative for that.
Hormone replacement helps some women but not all. I lost well over half my hair within 4 months after a hysterectomy and oophorectomy despite being on an estrogen patch. I'm 5 years post-op and it's still falling out. I've had periods where the shedding has lessened but it has never returned to normal shedding and is very thin now. I believe Rogaine was helping but didn't realize how much until I stopped using it and had a massive shed. Finasteride (generic for Propecia) may also be helpful.
Rhonda - Sorry for all the questions. Were you using Rogaine more frequently when you first started? (I know it says to use 2x daily - a.m. and p.m. which is part of the reason I quit using it - PIA.) How long have you been using it weekly? I may give it another try if finasteride doesn't work well. Thanks!
I never used it twice daily. I started using it once every other day for maybe a year. Then I dropped off to once a week and have continued that and it seems to be enough. My hair has never been thick and is very fine. It was scary when I saw it getting even thinner.
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