ConnieD, I agree with your approach and am going to try the same rhythm of 2 nights before bed, 1 day off. After my January post I stopped the 5% foam altogether for about a week and my smell and taste senses came back to normal. Then started using once a day a couple days per week. Smell and taste are still normal. What I didn't mention in the January post was that I typically ignored the warning of not applying on wet head and I think that may have contributed to deeper absorption. Who knows. Anyway, my taste is back. Whatever hair growth that Rogaine has caused I want to hold on to. Some unsolicited advise to some of you... don't use more of the 5% foam than the recommended HALF CAPFUL. I read that some users put it all over their head. Your skin is a single organ and I think the active ingredients have their affect beyond the application area. As evidence to that is new facial (and beyond) hair growth.