Flatulence cause?

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Where are you from (country)? Germany

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

What is your current age, height, weight? 27, 172cm, 60kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? finasteride, dutasteride

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg every day of finasteride, later dutasteride 2 times a week

What condition was being treated with the drug? androgenetic alopecia

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
18 months finasteride, 3 months dutaseride
Date when you started the drug?
june 21 with finasteride, oktober 22 with dutasteride
Date when you quit the drug?
january 23 with finasteride and dutasteride
Age when you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
some days
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ ] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] 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
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts

[ ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

[ ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[ ] Hearing loss
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[x ] Other (please explain)
insomnia, flatulence

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
I was not able to sleep for 1 1/2 months only some hours with z drugs (zopiclon)
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)? no

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 took Finasteride for 18 months every day and than also dutasteride for 3 months 2 x a week.
In January 23 I was no longer able to sleep. I stopped both medications and could only sleep 3-5 hours with Zopiclon. Now I can sleep about 6 hours without something but I wake up 2-3 times in the night. After stopping the meds I experienced flatulences until now. I also experienced anxiety and restless leg syndrom for 2 weeks.

Flatulences seems to be rather rare. Can anybody explain why this occurs?

Probably I have to take a medication for this issue, more than 30 intestinals winds occurs a day.

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There is a study from university of Milano that says that there are gut umbalances (bacteria) on pfs sufferers.

How are your stools? Are like pre-fin?

Yes, like pre-fin.

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