- How did you find this forum?
- What is your current age, height, weight?
21, 6 feet, 155 lbs
- Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
Ever since this shit happened, 3-4 times a week
- What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
Pretty healthy, vegetarian, meat eater
- Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
preventative hair loss
- For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
- How old were you when you started Finasteride?
- How old were you when you quit?
- How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
- What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
- What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
- How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
- What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
[X ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X ] Erectile Dysfunction
Loss of Morning Erections
[X ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[? ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[X ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[X ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Depression / Melancholy
[X ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[X ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
omega 3 fish oil, multivitamins, gingko biloba
If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls 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 with Finasteride?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Went to dermatologist about acne. I was on accutane a few years back and it did wonders for me. I however became compeletly impotent for 2 weeks while on it, but it completely went away even whil estill staying on the drug. I brought it up to the doctor after the problem went away adn told me it wasn’t accutaneso i believed him adn thought nothing of it and wanted to go on it again. Now I was prescribed accutane 40mg/day and propecia 1mg/day. I started both and at 3 weeks noticed a decline in hardness of spontaneous erections so i quit propecia at 3.5 weeks. Then at 4 weeks, became competley impotent and stopped accutane. That week I invited my ex gf over to comfort me and talk and i got a hard on and had normal sex KINDOF and we did this for a few days. However, my package was more shriveled up adn i coud only get it hard with her. Then about 3 weeks after quitting everything, my penis felt fuller, and i was able to masterbate again and obtain a full erection, even though it was a little harder to do so, and i was turned on by pornography, maybe not as interested in doing th eact, but i was turned on when i started. This lasted for 2 weeks, and then it completely turned aroudn to how it was when it first started. ie completely impotent… except i still get hard mornign woods. its been 2 days since this happened again. I ahve been off of everyting for 5 weeks now. I am seeing a psychotherapist tomrorow to calm me down, even though I have forced myself to be calm adn it has worked, and i am seeing an endo and urologist by the end of the week. I would not be able to feel calm without my gf who loves me no matter what which is getting me thorugh this, keeping me optimistic about life even if I never return to normal so I am so thankful for her. Any advice or support would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for reading my story. It is jsut the set back that is really getting to me and it has only been 5 weeks. I was feeling so optimistic 2 weeks ago…