25 year, off for 4 weeks, took fin 2.5 years


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Where are you from (country)?
Ger

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Google

What is your current age, height, weight?
186, 78kg, 24y

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
fin

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

What condition was being treated with the drug?
hairloss

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
2.

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
22

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
25

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
I dont knw

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

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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?

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?

I wonder if my antibiotic treatment somewhat cured my side effet during the treatment. Because when I went off my side effets appeared again.

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.

Started drug on 2016/januar. I think I have slowly delveloped side effets while being on the drug but didnt notice it because my I was still sexual functional. Then this summer I decrease the dose from 1mg/day to 1mg/eod. Late september I went off the drug, after 5 days I experienced a really strange condition, it felt like my body was completly flooded with androgens, my sex drive was beyond anything, my ejaculate volume increased, potency, increased sebum. It was severe and even more because I noticed now the difference. Then I did something really stupid and took 1mg/eod to see if this condition will subside, because I was taking antibiotics the same time as I went off Fin and I wanted to know if they caused this. Interstingly at first it made no difference, but after 2 weeks I crashed. No libido, I wasnt even able to ejaculate lol and my orgasm duration was like 1 second.

Now Iam roughly 4 weeks off and condition is still shit and weird. Some things got better some didnt. My potence is quite good sometimes, and I get spontaneous erections and morning wood. My orgasm duration increased and its somewhat okay now.
Libido and gential numbness is still a great problem. Its very weird because stimulating my penis feels really numb but I can still get a decent orgasm.