I have been on this form as a reader for the last 6 years. I didnt register or wasnt an active member as each time I read stories about PFS suffer it makes me depressed and make me lose hope.
I started taking Finasteride 6 years ago. I took if for only 40 days with .25 mg/day. side effects started showing immediately from the second day. I thought my body needs some time to adapt. but after 40 days I said I cannot live like that, I stopped cold turkey. felt normal for one day, once I masturbated once the issues persisted till now.
I had ups and down. first 2 years I suffered from sever mental and sexual side effects. after almost 2 years mental sides are gone and I still have the sexual sides and stomach being really sensitive.
in 2017 I was back to normal (almost 80%) that lasted almost for a month. I had some temp improvements over the last 3 years but nothing lasted.
my status now. I still have sexual sides mainly. some days I have morning wood. my sex life is a hit or a miss. I can get an erection but I cannot hold it 90% of the time. penis sensitivity is bad most of the time and some days I get random erections.
I tried cialis before which sometimes it made me to be able to hold the erection really long time and sometimes it didnt help at all.
I decided to seek medical help again - as first time I did in 2015 all my results came as normal.
I saw an Andrologist who is aware of PFS and she told me I can do nothing for you apart from you should start taking daily cialis and exercise as much as you can
then I saw a gastroenterologist who found that my bilirubin levels are a bit high and I am lactose intolerant. he didnt advice me to take any action on it.
then I saw a urologist who did various tests to me all came as normal apart form Estradiol & Prolactin came on the upper levels. and asked to do my tests again as he doesnt think these are related to my symptoms
next I am thinking of seeing an endocrinologist.
from the above test results, especially the upper limit Estradiol & Prolactin, do you have an advice for me or what should I do next?