中国23岁非那雄胺受害者. I need help!

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Where are you from (country)?
China

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?)
zhihu, https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/392800732

What is your current age, height, weight?
current age: 23
height: 183cm
weight: 70kg(now I’m becoming thinner)

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
1mg finasteride for hair loss

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
1 mg/day

What condition was being treated with the drug?
hair loss(m + o)

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
A little over a month
(2021.07.06-2021.07.07) After taking two finasteride, the side effects stopped obviously for one week
(I really want to scold my doctor here. If she tells me about the persistent side effects after stopping the drug, I will not take it again)
(2021.07.14-2021.08.14) After that, I insisted on taking 32 finasteride, and finally I couldn’t stand the side effects and chose to stop taking it.

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
23

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
23

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
first finasteride

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

  1. Depression
  2. sexual dysfunction
  3. early awakening
  4. My stomach is OK at present, but I can eat very much and become hungry easily
  5. My tinnitus and numbness and chills in my small arms seriously affect my study

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Sexual

[√] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[√] Erectile Dysfunction
[√] Complete Impotence
Loss of Morning Erections
[√] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[√] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
[√] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[√ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
[√] 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
[√] Suicidal Thoughts

Physical
[√] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
[√] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[√] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[√] Muscle Wastage
[√] Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
[√] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
Prostate pain
[√ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[√] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[√] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
[√] Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
[√ ] Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Nothing, just waiting, I don’t know what to do, please help me please!!! :sob:

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)?
I will add that later

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.
After three months of withdrawal, my condition has been improving, and I completely returned to normal after 77 and 78 days of withdrawal.
However, after 84 days of withdrawal, I began to feel serious side effects.
At 87 days, my penis lost connection, I couldn’t erect, I was cold and afraid of cold, my hands trembled slightly, my hands, feet, legs and small arms felt slightly numb, my tinnitus was mild, I couldn’t concentrate, and I had suicidal thoughts. It deteriorated again after 90 days of withdrawal.
Up to now (after 93 days of drug withdrawal), I still have side effects: difficulty in erection, low sexual desire, no confidence in sexual life, early awakening, tinnitus, numbness and chills in arm muscles, and tired brain, especially tinnitus, muscle and brain fatigue, which affect my study very much

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Prologue

You stopped in August, you have past the first three months, but for the most users here many symptoms become better with time.

My doctor told me nothing of the side effects, gave me a pharma muster package just to try, although I denied before, because of sexual activity. If there was not the salesman before, he never give me the pills against benign prostatic hyperplasia at the age of 59. Normally Finasterid 5 mg it’s taken as last Resort from 65 ± old men.

So like you I started the pills and from the first day I realized a thinner dick, when erect and watery semen. Instead of being shocked and breaking up, I went on for absolutely creazy two months. Even when my dick get injured and becomes very small in flavid state and brainfog began I didn’t realize what was going on.

First in the moment I had sexual intercourse again I suddenly was shocked and paralysed and checked the internet the whole night long.

What the hake I have done to me!? With open eyes into the disaster. I should had break up after some days. Many I have had a chance of getting back to normal. But there was a kind of hypersexuality with the smaller dick, that I didn’t recognize what was going on.

Imidiatly I heard about PFS. Internet was full of warnings about permanent side effects and persisting ED from Finasteride.

Like you my doctor told me absolutely nothing about the drug and gave it to me like vitamins or candy.

So we both have a similar story of ignoring the side effects. The package leaflet of Finasterid 5 mg says absolute nothing about long lasting ED and other sideeffekts. The only advice was ED can persist after quitting the treatment. But for who long!? I thought to weeks. Never thought of long lasting or livelong effects.

So doctors have to inform their patients about the long lasting side effect s of this dangerous poison. I can’t visit my doctor, because he died on COVID.

I’m very very sad, that you like all the other young guys are confronted with the shit in such young years.

I try to warn young potentielle Fin user in hairloss forums, but I was first mobbed there by a crowd and than suspended by the admins.

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You’re back. The tiger is my good friend. I thought he was all right,He is now in great confusion.

It’s scary how it starts, he recovers, then goes back. How do you know when that’s happening? What are the warning signs?

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we all Chinese,recently,Just like at the beginning, first the Dick doesn’t work, and then everything comes. He’s terrible now. He’s a good man
It’s all shit. The three people I know recently who have side effects have completely recovered after 2-3 months, and then crashed

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Please need help and información. Check

I tried sildenafil. 100mg sildenafil can make me have sex like normal people, but I am worried that using too much sildenafil will make me develop drug resistance. I am more concerned about sexual function. Other problems I can overcome by my own willpower

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What should I do ???

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If you can have sex with viagra I would use it. Start with 100mg and after a while you can take less.

Having sex with a women might help to “rewire” you’re brain into liking sex again. I see many recoveries where having regular sex was in the picture.

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I’m using pregabalin and zopiclone. Has anyone ever used these two drugs

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