Recap with questions at end. Hey guys, Been taking the drug for three and a half months but I want to stop due to slight side effects. My semen is thinner and watery and I'm concerned about it. I also don't wanna inhibit beard growth or get moobs. I do feel like my body does tolerate the drug pretty well so far. I don't have bad hairloss at all. I'm about a NW1.5, and have been this way since at least 2015, with little to no change. I've seen maybe some slight slight regrowth in the past three months in the temples but it's not worth it for me at my current stage right now in my opinion. I started taking the drug primarily to see if it would help my bad scalp pain and inflammation and I THINK it did, but it could just be in my head and I'm not conpulsively touching my hair nearly as much as I did pre-finasteride so perhaps I was doing it to myself by excessively touching my hair. So I wanna stop to see if my scalp pain and thicc semen comes back fam. I currently already shed a ton of hair. I consistently see over 100 hairs in the shower everyday. I've shed this much hair consistently everyday since at least 2015 (and maybe prior, I never paid much attention but I remember always clogging the shower drain) and have had really no change in hairline or crown. I do however have a ton of long hair on my head, so there's more to shed than the average user here I'd say. What I am concerned about is stopping finasteride. Will stopping overload my DHT levels, causing my body and hair to freak out and cause irreversible shedding?? If I weened off of it I'd be concerned about constantly fluctuating my hormone levels, which sounds awful. I doubt I would've lost anything in the last three months had I not taken the drug. Recap: 1. Will stopping finasteride cause a ton of shedding due to my hair being without as much dht the last three months? I doubt I would've lost much hair, if any, naturally had I not started the drug three months ago. 2. Anyone know how long finasteride stays in the body after the last dose? And how long it takes the body to make new 5alpha reductase? 3. How long will it take for my semen to become thicc again? 4. Would cold turkey be the best option or would slowly weening off of it be better? I'm concerned about both. I don't wanna cause my DHT to skyrocket all at once but if I weened off of it I'd feel like I'd be constantly varying my hormone levels, causing them to fluctuate. Both sound like a pretty good way to cause telogen effluvium. Which is better a better option? 5. Would stopping finasteride shock my hair follicles? My concern is that for the past three month they've been in a good happy dht-less environment but all of sudden get hit by dht. Would I be in worse condition because I took and stopped the drug compared to if I just never took it in the first place? Thanks fam!