I am a 22 year old that took generic finasteride for 3 weeks prescribed from my dermatologist. I took it on and off (I would skip some days) during that 3 week period and I mostly took 0.5 mg per day. I decided to stop it because I was experience a huge decrease in libido and erectile issues and I noticed myself paranoia masturbating a lot.
It’s been 3 weeks since my last pill and things still haven’t come back yet. There may be a slight increase in libido between last week and this week but the erectile issues persist. I can still get an erection, but it takes longer and it’s much more difficult to maintain/doesn’t stay hard. I also have shaft/glans pain and a dull pain that radiates to my anal region after I masturbate and ejaculate. My semen has gone from watery (on finasteride) to extremely THICK and low volume (looks like rice pudding that just barely oozes out of the urethra) in the last 2 days. I also have period of extremely abundant (high volume), relatively normal ejaculate, that’s way out of proportion to my stimulus level. I used to get morning wood every day without fail BEFORE FINASTERIDE (it would be very difficult to pee in the morning). On finasteride no morning wood at all. After quitting I’ve had morning wood some days, others nothing, and others something in between. I haven’t noticed any cognitive symptoms.
I wanted to know if this is a normal time frame after quitting finasteride. Hoping to make a full recovery soon. Any tips you guys can give me in the meantime would be greatly appreciated.