I've been lurking a lot so have now decided to begin a thread of my own! Partly for another story for people to read and partly to keep track of my thoughts. Hopefully I'll remember to keep it updated! So I noticed I was thinning on the crown a few years back but didn't pay any attention to it. Once I started to get some comments I decided to do something about it and get on treatment. Summer 2017: Began using Regaine Foam (5%) twice daily though not religiously. Always at least once a day though. I have medium hair so struggle to get it onto my scalp instead of my hair but try my best. Over the months I potentially noticed some regrowth but difficult to tell due to my hair length fluctuating a lot. December 2017/January 2018: Made a concerted effort to apply the foam twice a day religiously February 2018: Began using Nizoral 2-3 times a week though I haven't been leaving it on very long. Late Feb 2018: Began using Regaine Liquid (5%) in the evenings (continuing with foam in the morning). Idea being that the liquid may be absorbed better and may be easier to apply without soaking my hair instead. Also decided to bite the bullet and begin finasteride (generic) 1mg/day. I am now definitely noticing a heavy shed which I'm attributing to the Regaine Liquid. More hairs coming out in the shower/when applying Regaine and a definite visible increase in thinning. I haven't found it easier to apply and it still gets in my hair but I'm thinking if it's causing a shed then it suggests it's being absorbed well as it's doing something? Regarding the Finasteride I initially had no noticeable sides at all. On the tenth day I had no morning wood (which is rare for me) and had difficulty obtaining an erection during the day. Today is the 11th day and again no morning wood and could only obtain a soft erection. Thoughts? Part of me wants to ride it out and see if it improves but a large part of me wants to drop the finasteride asap! What do you all think? Am I doing the right things? Any suggestions/improvements?