I have been taking finasteride once a day since January, 2016. The first 2 months I had no improvement. I also have had no side from finasteride. A few months ago I found that I started losing more hair again, just like before I started taking the finasteride 1 year ago. Now it is getting much worse that when I started the drug a year ago. My question is: What is causing this new loss and what can I do about it?
Genetic balding in young men often responds to finasteride by stopping, slowing or reversing the hair loss. But genetic balding is not a steady state as your genes and hormones which cause the balding goes in ‘stop and start’ cycles and even the drug finasteride might not be powerful enough to stop it. That is why I recommend always seeing a doctor who can help you with this problem. Adding minoxidil works but not when it impacts the entire front, top and crown area.