From India not sure it is pfs


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Where are you from (country)?India jamshedpur

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?28 5.9 65kg

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.)?1mg

What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?one month

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?28

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did 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? After discontinuation

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?insomnia anxiety retracting testicle

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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
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

Other (please explain)

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. Hi friends my name is vikash I used finasteride for one month during usage the only symptoms I felt was loss of morning wood one month after use I read about post finasteride syndrome in men’s health magazine and immediately quit the therapy after discontinuation one day later i woke up in the morning with retracting testicle and shrinking penis I was scared along with that insomnia and nausea and vomiting like symptoms for several days retracting testicle symptoms subsided few days later but loss of morning wood continue although I have decent libido and erection after 42days I have got morning wood back but testicle retracting once again for few days i between I sleep well but most of time not currently I am facing problem retracting testicle bent penis and on off insomnia


Yes that’s PFS, don’t ever take another pill again! You may get better, penis shrinkage,retracting scrotum, insomnia and loss of erections are all part of this condition. Did the shrinkage go away in your case?


My penis looks perfectly normal when erected but when flaccid it looks small


I see, very similar to my sexual sides I have to. Have you had any blood work done recently? How is your energy? Are you tired and fatigued as well?


I have decent energy not too much but ok some mild headache right now I am eating bhang a cannabis edible