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?)
What is your current age, height, weight?
24, 5’10, 165lbs
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.)?
1 mg only once
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)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
Less than 24hrs
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Numbness, pain and muscle twitches
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.
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[* ] Erectile Dysfunction
Loss of Morning Erections
[* ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ *] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ *] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ *] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ *] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ *] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ **] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ *] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ *] Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ *] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[+ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ *] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
[ **] Frequent urination
[ *] Lowered body temperature
[ *] Other (please explain)
Painful nocturnal erections
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Sleeping pills, amantadine
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.