Hello everyone, I joined this forum way back in 2008! I know, its crazy. I first came because of my diffuse thinning, which I have slowly been thinning since High School. I was 22 when I joined, I'm 32 right now! You can see my original post when I joined here: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/nights-story-22-diffuse-thinner.38808/ I then came back in 2012 and said I was gonna restart finasteride. I did use it in 2008 for a little less than a year. Why did I drop it? I have no clue. I was going through a rough time and had way too many things on my mind. In 2012 I did come and say I was going to order some finasteride and continue treatment, the only issue is that I tried Toppik and procrastinated buying finasteride. You can read my 2012 thread here: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/old-poster-starting-over-again.63219/ This pas April I decided that I had to get on finasteride this time for the long haul and give it a fair chance. I was about to give up on my hair and just shave it and move on with my life. But I came on here and started re-reading everyones success. I remembered that when I joined I wanted to join success stories like SE-Freak and Peapoddy. So I decided not to log into the site until I had results (I did log in to whine at Irishpride86 to not delete his thread because he was one of the reasons I restarted treatment). Here we are. 7 months (in a few days, since I started April 6th). Side Effects: Ball ache that stays and goes away randomly, not super painful just slight pressure. Less sperm volume (though I did change my diet so its hard to know which did it) and thats about it. I had no issue with erections. ' Here is the gallery on Imgur as a backup: https://imgur.com/a/H4N7liv UPDATE: 12 MONTHS IN PAGE 2 UPDATE!