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I read that the 2% Rx is more effective, but that results are still seen with the 1% OTC. Might be worth checking alldaychemist for the Rx. I'm going to look here tomorrow to see if we have either in Canada.
You must be able to get it in Canada-look at this link
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You should be careful and google side effects

Side Effects of horsetail:
Some of these suggested uses are for conditions that are potentially very serious and even life-threatening. Horsetail has been suggested for many uses based on tradition or on scientific theories.but there is limited scientific evidence about safety or effectiveness You should consult with a health care professional before taking horsetail for any unproven use. its not recommended while pregnant.

Studies in mice suggest that horsetail may change the activity of the kidneys, causing abnormal control of the amount of water and potassium release. Low potassium, which in theory may occur with horsetail, can have negative effects on the heart. While taking horsetail powder for its diuretic effect, be sure to drink extra water for maximum benefit. Remember if there are kidney stones. Avoid to take horsetail herb if you take an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and you have congestive heart failure, as the combination of the herb and the drug can cause accumulation of excessive potassium. Taking horsetail in conjunction with other diuretics may result in lowering the blood potassium levels and dehydration .

It contains nicotine and caution is advised if you are a smoker or on nicotine replacement treatment. Excess nicotine might cause muscle weakness or weight loss. Large doses of horsetail may cause symptoms of nicotine overdose, including fever, cold hands and feet, abnormal heart rate, difficulty walking.

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Love your mood, innocent just like your avatar pix, cute!


awwhhh thank you-



That is the kind of Dr I need!
yes I have been so HAPPY with this Dr. She is really good, and takes an entire HOUR with me every appt. I only go every 6 or so weeks now. If I have any questions or problems, I have her email. I just email her and she answers me right away. Saves me a lot of hassle sometimes. Believe me there are times when I have really stupid questions. But she never makes me feel like I am stupid for asking-I like that!
 

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You must be able to get it in Canada-look at this link
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Oh Canada! I went to the local drug store today (Shoppers Drug) and found 2% Nizoral being sold over the counter. Needless to say it shocked the socks off me! There have been so many things that I have looked for up here in Canada and have been disappointed - this was a total surprise. So, of course, I bought a large bottle and went happily on my way.

Some claim that the 2% Nizoral is as effective as minoxidil for hair loss - so I am going to give it a try. One site that I read advised that the shampoo be applied and left on for 3-5 minutes, and that this be repeated 3 times a week.
 

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Oh Canada! I went to the local drug store today (Shoppers Drug) and found 2% Nizoral being sold over the counter. Needless to say it shocked the socks off me! There have been so many things that I have looked for up here in Canada and have been disappointed - this was a total surprise. So, of course, I bought a large bottle and went happily on my way.

Some claim that the 2% Nizoral is as effective as minoxidil for hair loss - so I am going to give it a try. One site that I read advised that the shampoo be applied and left on for 3-5 minutes, and that this be repeated 3 times a week.
Let me know if you like it. It is blazing hot out (108 F) maybe later tonight I will go out and see if I can't find it. Think CVS or Wallyworld would have it, or Target maybe?
 

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Let me know if you like it. It is blazing hot out (108 F) maybe later tonight I will go out and see if I can't find it. Think CVS or Wallyworld would have it, or Target maybe?
I would think so. The store that I found it was the Canadian equivalent of CVS, Walgreens, Osco, Rite Aid - you know, the chain drug stores that have flyers every week. I paid full price (4oz, $18C) and will keep my eyes open for when it goes on sale.
 

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I would think so. The store that I found it was the Canadian equivalent of CVS, Walgreens, Osco, Rite Aid - you know, the chain drug stores that have flyers every week. I paid full price (4oz, $18C) and will keep my eyes open for when it goes on sale.
I am going out right now, I hope I find it at my first stop-
 

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Oh Canada! is right!
All I could find was 1% ketaconozole 4oz at Walgreen for $10USD. It's blue, not the pink stuff. The 2% pink stuff was the good stuff that made my hair full, bouncy, soft and smelling heavenly! I had 4 bottles of it but DH threw it away because he said it was "old".




 

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Ok so I found only 1% Nizoral too ($9 or so dollars), but I decided on the 2% Minoxidil instead. It was more $ but I thought I may as well try it.
 

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I'd go with the minoxidil too, gymrat. Is it labelled "for men" - even though women also use it for the same reason?
No it is for women, that is what drew me too it. I only bought the one month treatment. I will let you know how it works and you do the same with yours ok?
 

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I find this to be a great product which worked for me and still does


Bain de Terre Recovery Complex Anti Frizz Serum

bain de terre

Recovery Complex AntiFrizz Serum



Bain de Terre Recovery Complex Anti Frizz Serum instantly repairs outer cuticle layers and prevents unsightly split ends. Contains microscopic term-release spheres that slowly infuse hair with rose hip and evening primrose oils. Restores life and imparts a dazzling shine to dull, dry, overworked hair.
 

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No it is for women, that is what drew me too it. I only bought the one month treatment. I will let you know how it works and you do the same with yours ok?
Sounds good.

P.S. I also picked up some l-tyrosine today. I am certain that part of my problem is thyroid. One of the last things that my doctor did before I left for Canada was check my levels of thyroid hormones, and they were fluctuating so we did not do anything at the time, but now I suspect that I may be seeing the impact of low levels. Thanks for the info.
 

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Do you have curly hair Lydia? Most of the Bain de Terre things made my thin and limp babyfine hair even more....limp! I bet it works great for you lucky curly girls.

My experience with minoxidil is that it really beefs up the root area nicely. Like a root lifter.

My thyroid is OK, I checked.



 
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