So been taking finasteride for over a year. My hair feels so much thinner, my head itches like hell sometimes and I still shed so much. I was going to take a before/after post as proof that finasteride made my hair worse. But then... https://imgur.com/a/RpcNxlo First pic is 4 months on finasteride, the next is 16 months. The amount of ground lost is immaterial. I can confidently say finasteride did the job it was supposed to do. The temples can be fixed with a small transplant maybe $10K, so I guess success. Full disclosure I had also started using dutasteride 2-3 times a week starting last month but I don't think it kicked in yet and I don't even know if its real. This maintenance I'm sure is due to finasteride. Your mind plays tricks on you. Only believe pictures.