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)?
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? 24 yrs
169 height , 170 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.)? 1 mg /day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
one year, left it , used it again for 3 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 20 yrs ,
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 22yrs
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? after 8 months
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.
[×] 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? prohormone, tribulus, clomid , provirn
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, i was at collge, my hair started to fall , i used fin and got great results, after a year i noticed side effects so i quit the drug, everything was normal , then i thought of doing a hair transplant, did it and back to use finasteride for 3 months following surgery, at that 3 months i had the sides but thought that when i quit everything would be normal like the first time quitting. and the journey begaun
i used prohormone (epiandrostone) i felt better then i used clomid and provirn and crashed again, i used tribulus for two days( i didnt feel good ) it been more than two years since i left the drug, i felt better over time. i need advice about my blood tests and what to do/take and everything related…
total t / 4.83 _______ 1.75__7.81 ng/ml
free t / 12.6 _______ 15__50 pg/ml
prolactin / 5.70______ 2.64__13.13 ng/ml
E2 / 112_____ 20__47 pm/ml
dhea / 281.7_______ 85__690 ng/dl
dht / 450.0 _______ 250.0__ 990.0 pg/ml
cortisol / 290.61 ng/ml
LH / 10.34 _______ 1.7__8.6 mIU/ml
FSH / 3.0 _______ 1.5__12.4 mIU/ml
V d3 / 24.68 _____ 30__100 ng/ml