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Created On: 05/30/2017 04:53 AM
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 05/30/2017 04:53 AM
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pvog1
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I am just wondering what to expect if I discontinued minoxidil altogether? I am on fin and have been successfully for 9 years and plan to continue. But I have also been on minox simultaneously so I am concerned about what might happen if I stop using minoxidil, mostly because I worry about the potential for it to age facial skin. About 2 and 1/2 years ago, I actually stopped doing it 2x/day and now only do it at night, and in truth, I have not noticed any difference because of that switch.
 05/30/2017 07:50 PM
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marikeo
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Don't stop. You may not think it is working but it is. I have been using Minoxidil for coming up on 30 years now (88).
 05/31/2017 07:32 AM
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ukw
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Marikeo are you 88 years old?
 07/13/2017 12:31 PM
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RetreatingHairline
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Me thinks he meant 1988.

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 07/14/2017 04:45 PM
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DKC
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@RetreatingHairline,

What are your thoughts using the liquid vs foam?

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 07/20/2017 10:40 AM
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RetreatingHairline
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I just switched to the Generic foam (kirkland) on Amazon actually. I was being a cheap bastard in getting more bang for my buck with the liquid but the foam is so much gentler on my scalp. I'm going to use the foam from now on just haven't updated my sig.

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 07/22/2017 05:04 AM
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DKC
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Ok, I ask because I recently switched away from the foam to use the liquid. Although the liquid is causing an itch, I think its working much better then the foam (because a lot more is being absorbed into the scalp).

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 10/09/2017 12:17 PM
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hairhope4ever
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I switched from liquid to foam quite sometime ago. I've had nothing but positive experiences with Rogaine foam. I noticed some hair growth, as well as thickening. The liquid is much more difficult to apply. However, if one were to stop using minoxidil altogether, I am pretty sure that he would experience some kind of shed of the hairs that he/she regrew from it.

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