I will admit that my position may come from the fact that I experience zero negative side effects with my using avodart.
It's arguable how much of said side effects are real though as there are studies showing that placebo has comparable side effects to finasteride users... but well, I believe it's the best in everyone's interest to try to cooperate so they can keep using Finasteride, even if that means moderate use of sexual perfomance enhancing drugs.
Honestly side effects are exaggerated, and I myself was a victim of this. It's up to everyone though, for sure I refuse to lose my hair and I am willing to go as far as needed as long as I can afford it. Being bald would be 1000 times worse than any side effect finasteride could possibly bring, in fact I used to be suicidal before realizing I could stabilize this condition.
I understand your view since you have had been one of the fortunate ones not to experience sides, although it was using Avodart, but many people have experienced sides using Finasteride/Propecia.
There are loads of studies that also prove that there are far more people that have Finasteride side effects and it isn't in people's heads, that's just ludicrous. I personally experienced sides so I know it's not in my head, especially since I've done testing before and after.
Also, Pigeon alone has posted a plethora of studies showing how much more Finasteride affects people negatively with side effects than the water-downed secretly funded by Big Pharma studies that try to make Finasteride look good.
The contrast is far too great and it becomes undeniable with a large amount of people on this very forum alone talk about Finasteride sides and how real it is.
Pigeon even posted screenshots of verified Twitter accounts who are Medical Doctors speaking to other doctors on Twitter discussing the bad side effects of Finasteride and how common it actually is. There's a LOT of people speaking out nowadays.
For such reasons I don't believe any of the numbers published by the FDA and Merck and Pro-Finasteride studies/sources to be true. If Finasteride was even remotely as good as they claim, they'd be a majority of the male population with good heads of hair and that is obviously the furthest thing from the truth.
So no I do not believe Finasteride is the best treatment we have. People may even get better results with Microneedling and Minoxidil twice a day
And soon Kintor Pharmaceuticals will make Finasteride look useless