Greetings all! I'm a long time lurker on this forum. I have been dealing with Androgenetic Alopecia since I was 21 years old. I started taking generic finasteride and using Rogaine in August of 2017, and for the first year, I held on to the hair I already had and grew a little bit around my temples. Around November of that same year, my progress fell way beyond baseline and sent me into a panic. I currently live in Japan, and went to a Androgenetic Alopecia specialist. After explaining my situation, they perscribed me Zagallo (name brand dutasteride for Androgenetic Alopecia in Japan). I stopped finasteride immediately and starting taking dutasteride in December of 2018. I also bumped my topical minoxidil to 15 %. The above pictures were the condition of my hairline in March of this year. Fast forward to September... So after taking Dutasteride for 9 months and upping the minoxidil, I finally feel like I'm making progress. My current regimen is: I take 0.5mg of dutasteride EOD 2.5mg of Oral minoxidil ED 15% or Topical Minoxidil twice a day I'm also 26 years old, haven't experienced any physical side effects. Mental on the other hand, I find it more difficult to deal with stress at times, but besides that everything is fine. Please feel free to ask any questions!