Its difficult to say because I decided that Finasteride wasn't for me either as i was getting really bad side effects from it so i basically just went down to using the 5% without an AA. So i did lose ground but it is more than likely due to not using finasteride, when i introduced RU 3 months later it all grew back again after 2 months. Personally i don't think that going from 10% to 5% will have much difference to you. I have to say that the best ever response i got to minoxidil was when i cycled 10% to 15% monthly but as i said at high doses it will age you. Maybe try 1 month 5%, 1 month 10% 1 month 5% etc.