Hi, First post and I apologise for the length but I wanted to ask this with as much information as possible to hopefully get the best advice. I'm 26, first noticed the beginnings of a receded hairline at 21. All the men on my dad's side are fully bald from their 20's, I am not there yet. I pissed around with garbage 'natural' treatments until I could afford brand name propecia a couple months before turning 23. I was on that for 2 years, the standard 1 pill / 1 mg every day (although every time my 3 month supply would run out, there would be a lag of a week or 2 until I could order more). This lasted from Jan 2011 until june 2013 and I did not respond satisfactorily. I wouldn't say I ever had a proper shed during that time, there was never a period where I'd run my hand through my hair and find it covered in hairs or whatever. The rate of hair loss didn't seem to speed up or slow down, my density just slowly decreased. So, In June of last year I decided I'd go for dutasteride (proper Avodart, not generic). Was on 1 pill, 0.5 mg daily from mid-june to mid-September, then had a month off it due to disruption in my life, moving around etc. Then I got back on it a month later in mid October, and remain on it till today. I also started nizoral 1% keto twice weekly around November which I have kept up (but switched to Regenepure 1% keto maybe 2-3 months ago). Around Christmas time my hair loss seemed to have stopped, I was noticing far fewer hairs falling out/on my clothes etc. However, in 2014 I have been losing hair at what I'd say is the fastest rate ever. It's still not bad, nothing like the 100+ hairs per day sheds that people on these forums talk about. But it's still just been steady and disheartening for the past few months. The hair at the front/top of my head is at its thinnest ever now. Fortunately my hair is long (shoulder length), I've been putting dermmatch in it recently and I'm totally happy with how it looks if I do that. That stuff rocks and I would reccomend it to anyone. What is strange is that if I run my hand through the top of my head, I don't often find any hairs coming out, but if I do it at the back of my head I can get 2-3 hairs to come out every time. My hair at the back of my head feels a bit thinner too, even though there is still plenty there. It's worth noting that the regenepure 1% ketoconazole is only applied to the top of my head rather than the back or sides, and is left on for 10 minutes. For what it's worth, since about September of last year I have been eating a vastly healthier diet than in previous years. SO... My question is that I don't know what to do. My instinct is telling me to stay the course, that it has been only 8 or 9 months into a treatment that I am supposed to be on permanently, and that this might be a necessary shed. On the other hand, if it gets much worse then at some point it's gonna just start looking bad and I'll shave it as short as it will go. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this and hoping for some words of advice. Do I stay with Dutasteride at the current dose? Do I take more? Less? Stop completely? At this dose I do have the minor and acceptable side-effects of maybe 10% softer boners and somewhat lowered libido, but mine has always been super-high - blowing 3-4 loads a day still isn't unusual for me at all. Thanks.