Where are you from (country)? SPAIN
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? 29 years, 191cm, 88kg
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 or 0,5mg
What condition was being treated with the drug? MPB
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 1 year and six months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 27
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 29
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? One year and six months later
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? (before in my case)
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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[x ] Muscle Weakness
[x ] Joint Pain
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)
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
I was one and a half years taking finasteride of 1mg, sometimes 1mg, and sometimes 0.5mg, depending on each season. I had no side effects at first, my libido went down just a little but I never had problems with my girlfriend.
Everything changed five weeks ago. Without interrupting the treatment, one day my whole body began to ache, I also felt discomfort and dizziness, and I began to have a feeling I had never had before. In one leg I had constant chills.
COLD WEAKNESS AND DIZZINESS From there I have felt extremely weak and useless to do my job correctly. Any activity I find very hard, since my legs are very loose. I have also been very cold even if it was good temperature. Strong dizziness and anxiety and hot flashes at bedtime.
SENSATIONS But the worst thing that has happened to me and what gives me the most fear is that I began to feel chills in my head (part of the back to the left) and nervous sensations like touch, wet feeling, and chills in different parts of my body. (left leg, cheek). Also at night I have pain and numbness in my hands. This follows very present.
I’ve been like that for five weeks, a week ago I’ve left finasteride and I think I’m in better spirits, but I’m still quite weak and with strange sensations.
The doctor does not know what I have, and although I told him I think he suspects finasteride, he has done a blood test and told me that everything is fine, and I have to go to the specialist. He thinks he suspects that I have multiple sclerosis.But I am more “optimistic”, and I think it may be the finasteride
I want to know if someone here has had these sensations, especially the sensory ones, which are the ones that are most afraid, and also those of weakness, which affect the most on a day to day basis.
a greeting, cheer up!