I was scheduled to have a FUE procedure in a couple weeks, and I just ended up having to cancel. For the past year now, I've been experiencing intermittent brain fog, often lasting a couple days and then subsiding. Likewise, starting around the same time, I began to develop a very strange reaction to lights, which end up manifesting into headaches. For the latter, I began taking a small dose (.25mg) of xanax, 2-3 times a day, and that appeared to work wonders. For the former, I have just had to ride it out. Around this time last year, I decided to get off of finasteride (which I've been on for 3 1/2 years), to test and see if these symptoms were related to the drug. I gave it 6 weeks off of the drug. After about 3 weeks, I experienced a crash where everything was a constant haze (is this normal?). This lasted for about a week and then eventually cleared up. However, my strange reaction to lighting/anxieties never ceased (xanax continued to work). Starting just over a month ago, I once again experience several days in a row of being in a haze. I decided to quit the drug again. I'm now in a constant haze, and have been for just over a week now. Speaking with the doctor, we decided that now is not the best time for me to pursue a hair transplant. To be honest, I was looking forward to it, but at the same time, I was terrified of what people would say or think if they found out (which, they likely would have, considering I would need to shave my head). He recommended I get off the drug for at least 3 months and see if my symptoms all clear, then consider a new approach. Because my story borders on hair transplant and Side Effects, I didn't know where to post this, but my main concern at this moment is that I'm still in a constant haze and it's been over a week. Last time this happened, when I got off the drug, I was back to normal in about 7-8 days. Is this type (mental haze) of PFS/crash normal? I started taking the same vitamins which I got on last time this occurred: Butterbur, Niacin, Ginko; I'm also trying out L-Tyrosine this time; plus the vitamins that I typically already take: biotin, fish oil w/ D3, complex B Please let me know your thoughts.