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)? Usa
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?)
What is your current age, height, weight? 6’2
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
What condition was being treated with the drug? Balding
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 2 years 4 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 25
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 27
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? Cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 2 says after
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Weak to non existent erections. Low libido. Dark circles under eyes.
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.
[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] 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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[* ] Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ *] 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
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
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? Zinc, multivitamin, fish oil, biotin
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?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug?
Hi all, just quit cold turkey after over two years on fin. It did a good job maintaining my hair especially the crown but after not being able to maintain an erection with a girl i started seeing i quit cold turkey. It was the first time i had sex in two years. Before on fin i didnt really mind or even notice the sides really. It was pretty clear my erections were weaker but i could still masturbate. And my semen was watery but i didnt really care. Now though i have a reason to care.
2 days after quitting i crashed and had immediate ball ache and was basically impotent. I could still masturbate but erections were short lived without constant effort with less sensation overall. I am on day 5 now i believe quitting and i thought today my ball ache was starting to lessen but we will see if that continues tomorrow. I am trying to just get cialis for my next date to try and help me until my body heals more and if not…to help me indefinitely.
I also have dark circles under my eyes like i havent been getting sleep for a week even though i get like 8 hours a day. I started using some cream for that and hopefully that recedes after quitting fin.
I will keep you all posted.