Been creeping around these parts for a while, figured it was time to post.
Over the course of a year, I've done my fair share of research on finasteride. Truth be told, I'm wary of taking this effective treatment, in no small part to the litany of troubling anecdotes and scary articles from legitimate source (so one would think). But, something in the back of my mind tells me to take everything I read with a grain of salt.
I'm not really a pill person, but I've contemplated taking the plunge today. I've had the prescription (5mg finasteride tablets which I'd quarter) since January. I filled it in February and the bag has been lying on my desk ever since. One moment I resolve to not take the drug, the next I'm surveying the sparser areas of my scalp and reconsidering that resolution. I'm fine with my hair now -- it could stand to be thicker and more filled in -- but what drives me to finasteride is that the thinner areas serve as a portent of what is to come.
I've been on Rogaine 5% since January of 2011 and Ketoconazole shampoo since this past April/Early May (I forget). I know finasteride is the big Kahuna, however. Not to mention more effortless than anything else in my regimen, except for maybe Biotin (which I take on a daily basis). Any advice? Testimony to sway me one way or the other?