I’ve only been on it for 2 weeks but did a little test 2 months ago and that’s what made me realize my low T but previously “clinically normal” T levels were why I felt like a 90 year old eunuch. I think if I can get my T levels where I feel okay then that’s probably where they are supposed to be and if hair loss is in my genes at that level then so be it.
I had a bad experience on finasteride and would never take it again under any circumstance. I took it on and off for a few years when I was in my early 30’s and regret it. It never messed up my sex drive, libido or sex life. I remember I had less ejaculate and that’s about it. I stopped when my wife and I were trying to get pregnant because I was worried about the effect it could have on my unborn/as yet conceived kids. Women are not supposed to touch or handle the pills and I was worried about that. I took it on and off for probably 4 or 5 years, sometimes at really low doses because that sh1t was expensive.
After I started taking, within a couple of months I developed intense pain in my prostate region, like the worst case of prostatitis of all time and after that developed this problem where I would get overly intense painful erections at night. It would keep me from getting a good nights sleep. I mean really painful/sleep disturbing. I was normal during waking hours. Anyway, I don’t know if it was the finasteride but it made me realize there are some things you should not mess with. Finasteride kills tissue by starving it of DHT. That’s not good. We are talking permanent damage. I got off with an annoying problem but there are guys that are effectively permanently unable to enjoy sex as a result. Bad stuff. Lol, yeah I’m an anti Fin guy but not crazy. It’s your life and you can do what you want. We don’t all react the same to medications. You might be okay with it. I know I’m not.