Welcome to our community. Please fill in the following template as a way of introducing yourself, and helping others to understand your background and situation.
Where are you from (country)?
How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?) Google symptoms
What is your current age, height, weight?
25, 185, 68mg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Quit after one day
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
2 days after crash
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Hormones out of whack
Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.
[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Erectile Dysfunction
[ x] Complete Impotence
[X ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ x] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ x] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[ x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ x] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ x] Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ x] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ z] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
[X ] Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Hi guys, i took a pill of finasteride 2 weeks ago exactly. I felt a cold feeling in my chest and vibration in my penis (sorry). I slept it off, next two days were fine. Dick was a bit insensitive but thought it was due to the drug and it would wear off. Then saturday morning i had a weird feeling in my chest and had a panic attack, palpitations, cold/hot/burning flashes mostly in my chest area and arms, i thought my body was going to shut off, my entire prostate and anal region was numb. Days went by and every day improved (prostate especially), i also had a “buzzy” sensation and it felt like i was sea sick, however my cognitive impairments improves for every day, but right now. I am completely unable to take a poo, i can’t get an erection if i try, whenever i take a shower it feels like my entire body has desensitised (this is the scariest feeling and hope i can get an answer). I can’t feel things the way i used to if that makes sense (and it fluctuates).
I am optimistic though since i only took one tablet, but what is going on with my body? I really hope i crash to start feeling things again, i can feel my genitals but there is 0 sensitivity, as if I’m rubbing my finger.