This is a serious question and I almost didn't post it since it sounds so crazy. I turned 62 this month and to celebrate it at the beginning of the month I stopped doing the last few remaining drugs that were messing up my life. That would include caffeine, nose spray, aspirin and junk food (I know junk food is not a drug but it is as addicting and as bad for me as drugs are). So this past month has been the first time I have been 100% totally drug free. I have been noticing lately that my beard growth has very dramatically slowed down. After 24 hours my beard used to feel like #80 grit sandpaper. Now after 24 hours I barely need to shave. I did a Google search on beard growth slowing down and every hit was about how to speed up beard growth (teenagers love this subject) and nothing about it slowing down. Has anyone else ever experienced their beard growth slowing down? Is it just something that happens with old age or did quitting one of those drugs prompt it?