Doc.. you asked me to follow up on a previous post about a year ago to let you know my results. So I am now. I was on 5% non PG Dr. Lees formula for a some years. After the FDA closed him and others down I switched to Rogaine foam and had a terrible shed. I had a good hairline that was thinned considerably within 10 days. I called the company and they told me to stop use. I was extremely concerned what to do next.
I knew I’d have another terrible shed if I quit minoxidil completely so I went to 2% which had less pg. I was already on propecia. The results were what appeared to be stabilization with some slow loss. though about 15 months later i’ve noticed quite a shed. My guess that going from 5 to 2% had a negative effect but not as immediate as going from 5 to 0 would have been. That it took 15 months instead of the usual 4 to notice a big change.
I wish I started Propecia first and not minoxidil. I would rather have my hair dependent on Propecia than minoxidil..
Thanks for the update. Best of luck with your continued hair loss battle.