My story is a long and mixed one, but to cut to the chase, a couple years ago, I was encouraged to increase my dosage of finesteride from 0.5 mg, which had been sufficient for years, to 5 mg. Since then, it appears that there was no prostate issue, which had been the impetus for the increase. I then tried to titrate the dosage back down to a lower amount as sexual function was impacted. Attempted twice to go down slowly beginning with 3.75 mg, and more recently closer to 3 mg over a period of 6 weeks, and each time, hair loss occurred. I know how effective taking finesteride had been for over 17 years (I began at age 31) seemingly without issue, and even managing to retain its benefits on a half dosage for 4 years. Now it seems, after going up to 5 mg for a year, the body adjusted to this, and backing down from it without losses is challenging! How have others handled such a situation -- what are the key recommendations for slow and safe dosage reduction? Thanks in advance.