Yeah, I mean all I can do is wait and see. I'm still on the finasteride. The drug has completely prevented my receding hairline; it hasnt moved over the 10 or so months I've been using it. It's just this damn shedding.
Are you certain there's no evidence of density loss? I think I've read cases of guys shedding non-stop for years and ruining their hair irreparably. Or am I wrong? My MD personally told me that in his practice less than 5% of men experience this sort of thing, but they do indeed experience it. I know that's not a study or proper research, but take it for what it is.
This is an extremely stressful experience. Imagine taking a drug that's supposed to prevent hair loss and you start losing hair even more rapidly? It's some cruel joke. I was scared of sexual sides and all that crap before taking Finasteride. None of those sides ever happened but I got hit with this instead.
But like you said, who's to know what it all means anyway? I guess I'll find out.
If you're hairline has remained intact and your density still remains.. it's a success, theres no two ways about it my man! I too have read many online anecdotes about the constant shedding but have only seen maybe 1/2 with pictures for evidence.. if this really did happen we wouldve seen a hell of a lot more!! And like I said before you cannot just assume every story you read on here is accurate.. we have to assume a great deal of them were just having a regular shed and they panicked. @pegasus2 is actually right.. I shed maybe 60/70 hairs in the shower and that's not even counting the ones on my pillow and that fall out throughout the day, so I'd feel happy with 20/30 imo.