26 male, just over 8 months on finasteride 1mg. No crown thinning but recessed temples at Norwood 2.5. Nothing has changed progress-wise. If anything my hair has thinned more around the temples. I hate styling my hair. Is there no hope?
Many times, finasteride works by slowing or stopping the hair loss, not reversing it. If your on it for a while and then stop it, you might find out the hard way that it was working for you. If you are not having side effects as most men don’t, then continue with it because it does slow down the hair loss as shown here: https://baldingblog.com/5-year-growth-plotted-with-propecia-compared-to-control-group/ . This chart shows that finasteride does slow the loss down.