I have been using Propecia for five years with great results. I have been reading about the significant side effects. I have started to use Rogaine and plan to come off of Propecia. As an aside, I would like to start a family with my wife, which is the catalyst in my decision.
Will I keep all the good results from Propecia
I am a little confused. You’ve taken Propecia for 5 years without side effects, and you are now stopping the medication because you’ve recently read about potential side effects (that you don’t have)? If you stop taking Propecia, you will lose all of the results and the hair that has remained with the help of the medication. Rogaine will not keep the hair grown that you saved while you were taking Propecia (and Propecia won’t keep any grown by Rogaine).
As for starting a family, I’m not sure what you’ve been reading, but I’ve written about this many times before. Here’s one from Merck, the drug maker, about this very issue.