Where are you from (country)?
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?
23 5 foot 9, 150 pounds
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.)?
Fin everyday 1.25mg
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?
18 years old in 2014
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
Quit for 7 months in 2019
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
I went back on the drug to get rid of the side effects.
I got on finasteride when I was 18 and noticed the side effects roughly 6 months after use. Had all the normal sides lack of energy, low libido, muscle loss, facial changes, feminization, etc.
2.5 years after I began finasteride I began HRT protocols while continuing finasteride usage. First used clomid and then HCG with so-so results. After 6 months of that the Endo got me on TRT and HGH therapy.
The TRT/HGH gave me my life back and I felt better than ever. I did that for roughly 1 year before I finally dropped the finasteride.
I quit the finasteride cold turkey for 8 months and the TRT/HGH stopped working for me. I reverted back to sleeping all day and having zero energy.
Last month I started taking the finasteride again at 1.25MG per day and am starting to get back to normal.
I hate being so reliant on finasteride and the HRT to live a normal life but sadly that’s what it’s come down to. It makes no sense to me since I’ve been able to stop dutastaride with zero issues.