Ok here's my story. 2010 I started using 1 mg propecia with success until 2015. No shedding or anything. Around the end I tried generic for a few months and the 5 mg that you split in quarters. For some reason I stopped and my hair was stable until recently. I noticed that my hairline started receding again so I decided to go back on it. I chose the 5 mg that you split with the pill cutter to save money as my insurance covers it. 2 weeks in I was having scalp pain without knowing why until I put 2 and 2 together and noticed shedding. Like all of you I feel I'm setting the house on fire while I was just trying to fix it. Pharmacist suggested I go back on Propecia for a few weeks to see if the problem stops as some react to generics differently. He said I would know and feel the difference in about 5 days. I'll give it a few weeks. I'm very worried as well as my hair looks a lot worse and thin already. The spots where I wanted to halt have accelerated dramatically. I'm only about 40 days in. Pharmacist told me he sees this a lot but won't reassure me. Unfortunately I don't find enough evidence or good testimonials to be confident that this hair will grow back. If I shed for 3 months I will have scrapped my hair. Of course the pharmacist advice is if it doesn't stop to see the Doctor again but I know that won't help. Now some questions... Is it telogen effluvium and if so should I quit? Why now and not the first time? Is it the brand? Propecia vs generic? This is only for my hairline. Will it grow back? Or too risky? And if I quit now will I get some regrowth or at least stop shedding? I am really scared. Any help, advice or support will be welcome here. I will update this at any changes and will had pics.