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)? United Kingdom
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 Research
What is your current age, height, weight? 27, 6ft 2 , 15 stone 4lbs
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Finastride
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg every other day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 1 year
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 24 years old 2018
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 24 years old 2018
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? Cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 6 months
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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
[ X] Loss of Morning Erections
X Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ X] Reduced Ejaculate
[X ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
X Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ X] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[X ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ X] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ X] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ X] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ X] Testicular Pain
[X ] 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? PCT tamoxifen, clomid for 4 weeks
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.
Complete loss of sex drive which as been debilitating, loss of erections! Depression kicking in because of it! I just need help please