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 ? United Kingdom
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.
What is your current age, height, weight?
41, male, 1.70 m.
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.)?
Around 1mg I guess.
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
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?
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Chronic fatigue, dryness all over, small fibre neuropathy like symptoms all over body. Myalgia, tinnitus, hairless, skin changes.
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
[ yes] Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ yes] Watery Ejaculate
[ yea] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[Yes ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ yes] 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
[ yes] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ yea] Suicidal Thoughts
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ yes] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[Yes ] Joint Pain
[Yes ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ yes] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ yes] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[Yes ] Increased hair loss
[Yes ] Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature
[ yes] Other (please explain)
Skin changes, rashes, neuropathy/parasthesia
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
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.
My life has been ruined by this. I get no support. I was an outgoing, full of life, super fit, super strong, healthy man. I was popular and was about to move to Spain to be with my beautiful girlfriend there. This was all ruined. I am about to lose my job too.