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?)
Google Search, website.
What is your current age, height, weight?
Height: 1,81 cm
Weight: 79 kl.
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
Finastiride and Saw Palmetto(In diferent times)
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
Finastiride: 0,5 mg, two days a week. Saw Palmetto, maybe the same.
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
Finastiride: About two years.
Saw Palmetto: One year and half.
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
When I quit.
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Low libido and Erectile Dysfunction.
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
[x ] Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x ] Watery Ejaculate
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
[x ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[x ] 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
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x ] Testicular Pain
[x ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
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?
Eat healthy, L-Arginine and Gingko Bilova.
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)?
Everything is normal.
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.
I started taking Finastiride at age 21 because I noticed hair loss. During the two years I took it, I didn’t do it continuously, because I suspended it weeks and even months, and only used two pills or one of 0.5 mg per week. I stopped using it because I watched a video of someone who was impotent for this garbage. For this reason, I went back to my specialist, and he prescribed me Saw Palmetto, and according to him, it didn’t generate impotence. I spent almost two years with Saw Palmetto, during this time, I had erections so often, my libido was very high. On my father’s advice, I abandoned the hair treatment. The first months I did not feel change in my sex life, I think it was also because I went to the gym and did not notice the effects, then I injured my arm, and there I started with the nightmare. Currently, L-Arginine and Gingkgo Bilova, and Acupunture have helped me to have sex with my girlfriend (once or twice a day), the pain in my testicle have been reduced, and I feel better. The problem now, is my Girl and I want to have a child, and we have had sex about seven times to get pregnant and could not.
Any advice would help me a lot.
Note: I Used Minoxidil too.