I took Finasteride for 2 months. It has been about 2 months since. I am here to share my experience.
While on Finasteride, the tissue of my genitals became very soft and they shrunk. The foreskin became thick and numb (the veins became hard and swollen). My erections slowly got worse until my penis was dead and numb.
After quitting, I concluded my genitals suffered from androgen deprivation while on Finasteride, leading to fibrosis, numbness, and shrinkage. Mainly because my symptoms were clearly hormone related (including the swollen foreskin - it’s nothing like when you masturbate too much) and because I noticed that improving bloodflow (Cialis, masturbating, ordered a penis pump) improves my symptoms slowly over time (when I stop it gets worse again). Plus my erection mechanism works, but my penis is broken (feels full at 50%) and hurts. Cialis does not improve my erections.
My foreskin is a lot less rubbery and the feeling has improved a lot. I can feel my fingernails against it, which feels like a limb that fell asleep and is slowly returning.Unfortunately, it’s still cold in its limp state.
My testicles improved a little (less tiny and less soft, still small), but unfortunately they don’t seem to produce enough testosterone (way below normal).
My penis does not feel full at 50% anymore, but the erection still stops there most of the time and is quite weak/soft. Limp it’s very small.
Looks like I will continue to force bloodflow and get my hormones checked in full. I may have the low testosterone/high estrogen situation that is described in the FAQ.
I am afraid that the penile fibrosis is so severe that it will never recover fully.