I didn't actually make a conscious decision to quit rogaine until I went online and actually looked for my skin issues and found so many people saying the same thing. I'd say it was a few months maybe, where I was only using it maybe twice a week (out of sheer laziness and honestly feeling it wasn't true that you needed it every day to maintain).. then when I made my final decision, I just stopped. I'm sorry you've experienced issues with your skin.. have you ruled out any other possibilities for them or are you sure it's rogaine? I myself don't take any medications or used any other treatments while on it. it was honestly the only thing I did that could be the culprit. As for your hair falling out during the treatment, I'd suggest a strand test for you as well. My hair wasn't coming out that easily before I used it the first time (and there was absolutely zero shed when I washed it out the first time.. a first), so even though I noticed a big difference in shed, strength etc after the first use, I'd feel terrible if you went ahead and did the treatment and lost a ton of hair for it. Hayley, it's a once a month treatment, so I'm not sure how it could give you greasy hair.. certainly isn't the nicest stuff to have on your head while using it, but no issues at all for me afterwards. In fact, if anything, it will dry you out unless you condition properly when you do it. She must be thinking of something else, or maybe a product that has to be used more often.