26 year old Korean male. 2 years 4 month

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)?
South Korea

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 search

What is your current age, height, weight?
26, 172cm, 56kg

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.)?

What condition was being treated with the drug?

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
6 month

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
24 years old, 2017. 1.21

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
24 years old, 2017. 6. 28

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

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

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Erectile Dysfunction, loss of libido, loss of orgasm, Genital numbness
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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

Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
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

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

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?
clomid 0.25/day, 2 month, Erectile ability a little better.

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)?
unfortunately, i did not have a blood test before.

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 had a galactorrhea. it started in the first week and lasted for a week. I was very embarrassed but foolishly kept taking fins. At first it was a mild symptom. But over time, it continued to deteriorate. I threw fin at the end of anxiety. Now, It is very difficult to achieve an erection. It is not hard and does not last longer than 10 seconds. there is no joy in reaching orgasm. penis sensation is like rubber.

I suspected hyperprolacinemia. However, prolactin levels were normal on blood tests received in 2018. I did a trimix injection test this year. the doctor told me that my erection was very poor. he offered me an doppler ultrasound and i’m trying to get my schedule. this post was created with the help of goolgle translator. sorry .


Hey there! Welcome to the forum.

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