I am a 46 year old woman. My dermatologist put me on 5 mg daily dose of finasteride. I knew it could cause birth defects, but I haven't been sexually active anyway. I found out this could have been causing my depresssion, weight gain, and other issues. Another dermatologist I went to said to get off of it and do PRP treatments or something else. I realize after reading more about Finasteride that a 5 mg dose was ridiculously high anyway!!! What should I do? Cut them into fourths and taper off slowly? Go cold turkey? Also I want to have my hormone levels tested during menstruation to see if I can still have my eggs frozen. Did I kill this possibility with this stupid drug? I am so angry I didn't look into the drug more when I started taking it. I know it's not my fault because I was prescribed it by a very reputable dermatologist, but still, we should be our own advocates. Please advise on what I should do.