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?
30 years, 183cm,78 kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?finasteride
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)?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
I donr really now.maybe a month
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts) im not sure.it might be fat.since im fatter right now
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
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? Nothing yet
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)? My tests resluts haven’t been recieved yet.
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.
Sorry for mistakes.im not native.
It was about 2 months ago.i went to a hair specialist for my hair lose.she prescribed me 1 mg/day Finasteride and she said you might hear abour side effects of this drug but they aren’t truth. She was speaking very confident so i didn’t investigate about drug.on that time i was using another drug that was fatten.after about a month i realized i got fatter in stomach and nipples.i m not sure it is because of Finasteride or the other drug.also on that time i had many conflicts with my girl friend.so i was really anxious and depressed.2 months after start using Finasteride.one night i have sex with a women. But i wasn’t motivated at all. I was able to Erection but after 1 minute it disapearred and i coudnot continue.i thought its because i was anxious. I went to my doctor and said what happend.she said it isn’t related to the drug and even prescribed it for 6 months more.when i came back to home i searched for this drug and saw what i have done to myself.i quited using it and 6 days has passed from it.i have another side effect since i quited th drug.every morning about 5 am.i wake up and have really bad feeling.as if the truck has passed on me. I can’t sleep. 3 days ago i went to get blood and hormone test but the results haven’t recived yet.
Now im really depressed.for two years age i have suffered from tinnitus(rings in ears) and it was the hell.i can’t tolerate this new hell.please help me.i had a lot of goals in my life.now i don’t know what will happen to me.thanks.