After using 2% rogaine for about 7 months with no results, I switched to the 5%. After using it for 4 days, I noticed way more hair coming out, and this has continued (I've used it for 8 days now). I am assuming this increase is from the Rogaine, I didn't have an increase on the 2%. I am really upset about it, but am willing to stick it out if it will help. For those of you who have gone through the rogaine shed, do you think it was worth it? Was the amount of regrowth you saw enough to make up for all the hair you lost? Did anyone's shed just go on and on and never got better? Thanks in advance for the responses- I just don't want to be speeding along the hair loss if it is not going to help in the end.