I'm trying to find out more about the side effects of long term use of this treatment. From what I've read it speeds up aging but a lot of info I get from hair loss sites that tend to exaggerate the effects (ex: saying they you will age 10 years in 1 year). I've seen posts about hair loss dating as far back as 2004 and wish there was a way to know how those people are keeping up their regimen while minimizing side effects. I'm pretty desperate to save my hair but I also want to know all the consequences that come with messing with my hormones. Based on my parents (and my sister) it just seems like the last thing I would have to worry about is hair loss and aging since my parents are in their mid-50s, dad has been smoking for nearly 40 years and both drink quite a lot but pass for late 30s to early 40s with no signs of wrinkles and my grandmother only got wrinkles in her 70s. I thought natural selection was supposed to favour genes like that!