Hi, im 24 years old who took finasteride for 2 weeks and quit due to mental sides. A week later I crashed and ever since then I feel like I’m in hell. I have severe anxiety, depression and I feel uneasy and on verge of panicking 24/7. I ended up going to ER and was put on lexapro and stayed there for over a week. I felt more at ease when I was there as I believe I was able to distract myself and was released.
When I got home my symptoms seemed to return, I had a feeling this was due to lexapro and I decided to stop taking it. 4 days later I had an extreme withdrawal and felt severely suicidal, so now I’m back on it.
I feel so stuck right now and don’t know how to gain my life back. The thought of ending it all is one at the back of my head on a daily basis, especially right now as I type this out.
I don’t want to give up though, I want to keep fighting and I believe that there is a way out. I recently read about neurosteroids and progesterone and allopregnanolone. Could I try using progesterone cream as a last resort to restore my mental health or any other protocols that I should consider.
Thank you for reading this.