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?
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)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
After three months. But while on drugs Sides were really light.
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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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
[ ] Confusion
[ +] 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?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
I was taking escitalopram for 5 months. Had severe delayed ejaculation and mild ED while on it. Maybe one month after discontinuation of the drug, the hell started. Its been 9 months and still there is no big improvement. The few things improved over time, like dry eyes, tinnitus, and now I have morning wood almost every day.
This condition ruined my love life, sexual life and lust for life in general. Since I have good response to probiotics I hope FMT may help me. Anyway, thats not a big hope cause partly I beleive this condition is genetic damage. My biggest problem is severe numbness. My whole body is numb, I have problems with hot/cold sensations and taste. Erotic sensations do not exist even if there is a bit of libido and good erection sometimes. Im not sure if I can feel pain properly because I cut myself acidentally and felt no pain. Its pretty scary. Also, I can pull my hair and feel nothing.
*** I took survey.