I had been losing hair since 14, but my hair was always thick and never really bothered with hair loss until recently. I am 28 now, and a couple of friends pointed out that there was significant thinning on my crown area (I had relatively good thickness on mid scalp and frontal third areas). I attribute this to university and break up with a long term girlfriend. To tackle this I opted to go for the first line of defense, which is 5% minoxidil (Rogaine Foam). 4 months of applying minoxidil all over my scalp and I have noticed that my crown area is significantly worse, and hair sheds by the dozen. I had a near perfect hairline, which also seems to have thinned out and receding. I have read everywhere, that minoxidil should only make the hair thicker and grow hair, but everything seems to work on the contrary for me. Has anyone else had the same experience? and should I quit the medication by tapering it off gently?