I've had the bottle of 1mg generic finasteride siting in my drawer for 2 weeks now. And I've been scared to try it. Your thread and this thread from reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/35m8u2/finasteride_versus_diffuse_pattern_alopecia/ has made me reconsider and I'm going to start tonight. I have a "perfect" hairline but I am diffusing. My scalp is always itching and burning and I just can't take it anymore. I'm going to cut it in half to save money and I'll revisit my progress after a few months. The constant pain my scalp is in may be worth some sides. Excellent progress and I hope I'm as lucky as you.