Heres my story for anyone who wants to use it in their PFS map.
I took generic Finasteride (proscar) for 2 years which I got from a hair loss clinic.
After about a year on the drug I developed severe non sexual side effects which I did not know at the time were caused by the drug.
These side effects included very bad back pain( which I have not had before or since), extreme fatigue and insomnia. I got to the point were I completely lost the ability to sleep, I would spend 15 hours lying in bed and still not get any real sleep. It was unreal I was exhausted all the time yet I couldn’t sleep for even an hour.
I also had constant depression and very bad anxiety. Another problem I had was that I lost my short term memory I had to write everything down like even the simplest things i.e. what time I put food in the over.
While on the drug I did not get the sexual side effects apart from a lower libido(which was not a big problem)
But after I came off the drug I had the “crash” and I started to experience the sexual side effects, my testicles halved in size in what seemed like it was over night it was really scary and my libido was wiped out completely.
During the “crash” I lost about a stone in weight within a week. I had never lost weight that fast before. My arms in particular got very thin and I lost a lot of muscle. Also my back was covered in acne and I developed a urinary problem which means I have pee all the time.
Another strange thing happened to me around this time is that I almost drove my car onto the footpath because I had lost my spatial awareness.
Other sides I got were smaller adams apple, alcohol had no effect on me, my beard would only grow on part of my face, bending of the penis, hips got wider, loss of all breast issue,dry skin, loss of fat in my face, bones in my jaw wasted away.
The side effects from this drug seem to be endless. It goes way beyond sexual side effects. While on the drug I thought I was ok because I didn’t get the sexual sides. People need to be aware that Finasteride can destroy both your mental physical and sexual health.
I have not took Finasteride since 2012 but I am still struggling with the side effects. I can honestly say that taking this drug was the worst decision I ever made in my life. Whats ever worse is that the hair loss clinic I got it from did not tell me about ANY of the side effects.
If your in Ireland and suffer from PFS feel free to contact me.