Hi, my name is Meat (Hi Meat). I've had a weblog since 2007 and recently I hit rock bottom and started writing on it. I've come to terms with it and finally admitted I have a problem.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Hair Drug For Men
My buddy started losing his hair when he was 20. He was in denial for a year or so before the Ghost of Christmas Bald came to him, showed him the hair in his sink and a picture of James Carville, and the next day he was like "oh fuck no" and started on Finesteride (Propecia). Finesteride is a really great drug that works by stopping the formation of a chemical derivative of testosterone that's only purpose in life seems to be to cause men's hair to fall out and their prostates to grow (earning this chemical the nickname, "The Cock Block", or in medical terms, "Cockblocksterone", which makes Finesteride the first pharmaceutical wingman.). Finesteride has worked great for him and it has virtually halted his hair loss. Its only downside, 70 bucks a month. Although that is a relatively small price to pay to not be asked if you would, "like help carrying those groceries to the car" before age 30, as I think many men would agree, but unfortunately it's a lifer drug. So, doing the math, he is paying $33,600 to not be bald by 60. Suddenly a boob job isn't seeming so crazy, is it?
I started this before I got into med school, then characteristically didn't do shit with it for the first year and a half while in med school, and now I'm back with a vengeance...for probably a week before I get bored.
*Note, I am not a doctor. I am a medical student. The difference is that I do not have a degree, don't know what I'm talking about, and haven't had my sense of humor beaten out of me with a stick made of being on call. For more info, see my first post (If I were savvy, I'd link to it. But I'm not. I'm not savvy.)