- 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?
- Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
- What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
- Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
- For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
Over two years
- How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
22 years old, 2001
- How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
24 years old, 2003
- How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
- What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
- What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
- How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
- What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
[ X] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X ] Erectile Dysfunction
Loss of Morning Erections
[X ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ X] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ X] Watery Ejaculate
[ X] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ X] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[X ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ X] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[X ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ X] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ X] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[X ] Muscle Wastage
[X ] Muscle Weakness
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
- What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
- If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
Below normal testosterone
- Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?
- Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Have not recovered yet due to usage of other androgen inhibitors such as fluridil etc… for hairloss, this has prolonged recovery. Did not start new lifestyle of no alcohol/caffeine/intoxicants, paleo diet, consistent weight lifting since over a year ago. Plan to fully recover within another year as improvements have been made over time consistently as well.