25 years old, 4 years pfs

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)? Mexico

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

What is your current age, height, weight? 25, 5’5, 50kg

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

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

What condition was being treated with the drug? Hair loss

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 5 days

Date when you started the drug? August 2019

Date when you quit the drug?

Age when you quit? 21

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 1 day

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Sexual symptoms including pelvic floor dysfunction, low to 0 libido, premature ejaculation, weak erections, pleasureless orgasm, low semen volume, weak ejaculation, frequent urination, difficulty pushing stools. Other symptoms: Greasy skin, cold hands, constant body hair fall, anxiety, stress, bad memory, muscle loss, weight loss, low energy, overall weakness.

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
[ ] Complete Impotence
[x ] Loss of Morning Erections
[x ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[x ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ ] Watery Ejaculate
[x] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[x] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[x] 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
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts

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

[ ] Prostate pain
[x] 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
[x] Frequent urination
[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? None

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)? No

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.

I took 5 pills 1 mg 4 years ago, and side effects have only gotten worse. I’m starting a journey to improve in the therapeutic efforts section so I’ll be posting there.


Welcome to the forum. You’re as old as and have been afflicted for as long as I have lol.

I won’t shame you for trying to fix yourself but if you have any disposable income then please also donate to PFS Network. Just $10 or $15 a month can make a difference.


Also, I completely forgot to mention:

This was my very first post in the forum. I lost access to that account so I’ve been lurking ever since. Those sexual symptoms I report there aren’t what I have now. I can’t believe that’s the only thing I had at first xD! Kinda crazy to read it actually. So, the thing I mention about the ‘prostate’ is my pelvic floor muscles. I figured that out later on, and also tried very strict reverse kegels and stretching regimen, with no results. Only a tiny bit of relief. So I have chronic pelvic floor dysfunction and my bowel movements are also rough. Always spend at least 30 minutes when pooping, and peeing 5 minutes while I try to push the rest of the pee after my weak ass urine flow finishes :smiley: Oh that reminds me how DEPRESSING it is to be in a public bathroom and see other guys shoot their urine like a fkn rocket while mine is there like a weak little fountain

I’m doing carnivore diet with zero carb at the moment to try to recover from my sexual sides.

March 03 2023
Stats: 1 month and a half in

Thank you :slight_smile: Unfortunately I don’t have any for now.

im 26 suffering for 2.5 years , also took it for only a week.

This is fucking brutal man :confused: there are days where i cant fathom what damage was done because of this fucking poison