Long time reader, first time poster Hi 26 male, have been dealing with hair loss for over a year now, it’s only came to my attention when I started to have an itchy scalp all over. Never experienced anything like it before or had any issues like dandruff etc.. Saw doctors, trichologists and no one could give me an answer, I was noticing a lot of hair loss at the same time and guess the two were very much related. I saw a hair specialist and he just stuck me on finasteride and got me out the door with little care. The itch got so bad i started this course taken 1mg tablet a day. I had constant shedding for the first 3 months and the sides got too much, pain in my chest and had no energy so I cut it down to 0.5 mg day to try and help and continued but still shedding. The sides were still there so I am now on 0.5mg every other day and have no sides except from my sex drive isn’t what it was but still okay. Its now 9 months of taken finasteride and I still have an itchy scalp most days and then get some relief for a few days. With constantly shedding 200+ hairs a day I keep thinking If this drug was working I would of seen some improvement or at least stopped shedding. I have applied minoxidil for 5 months on my crown and temples, seemed to work well on my crown but not my temple region. Whilst also taking the tablets I had bad Serb dem and a crust that formed over my scalp, never had any scalp issues before and wonder if finasteride had a part to play in this too. So I’m in a situation where I keep thinking do I come off the drug and see if I still have the itch (did have it before starting) or if I should continue and hope I’m a late responder but reading many posts most people see some effect in this time. Also could it be because my body can’t cope with the full dose of 1mg I’m not getting the full effect. I’m hoping writing this post someone will of been a similar situation or someone can give their advice on their opinion.