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)? Italy
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 search, typing finasteride permanent side effects
What is your current age, height, weight? 27, 193 cm, 67 kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
saw palmetto 2 months then dutasteride 2 months then finasteride other 3 months, crashed after i quit fin
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg every day
What condition was being treated with the drug? Hair loss
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? Finasteride two months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? I was 19, i took it in 2014
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
19, still 2014
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? Cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? days
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[x ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ x] Complete Impotence
[x ] Loss of Morning Erections
[x ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[x ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ x] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[x ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ x] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Confusion
[ x] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ x] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[x ] Slurring of Speech
[x ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ x] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[ x] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[x ] 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
[ x] Joint Pain
[ x] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ x] Prostate pain
[ x] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[x ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[x ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[x ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[x ] Hearing loss
[ x] Increased hair loss
[ x] Frequent urination
[ x] Lowered body temperature
[ x] Other (please explain)
Extreme facial fat loss, collagen loss and bone loss, soft gland, psoriasis of the scalp, inability to handle stress
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
-water fasting (10 days and 21 days)
-heavy metals chelation
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.
Hello everyone, long story short, i took first saw palmetto for 2 months, immediately started to notice collagen and subcutaneus fat loss and depression, quit after 2 months and started dutasteride that worsened the subcutaneus fat loss and felt my penis empty on it and sky high libido, then quit it because it worsened my hair loss, then started fin for two months and i quit it because i got no improvements for hair loss and after some weeks i crashed badly.
I have already written all the myriad of sides effects i got, i did many treatments during the years like water fasting, gut protocolls, keto diet, etc… everything failed because i was exposed to mold from my house during the whole time keeping me chronic inflammed.
Between all the treatments water fasting have been amazing, i think i would have recovered if i didn’t come back to the moldy home after fasting to a clinic. Water fasting improved all the syntoms, and after i come back home they come back full force.