Hello all. Long story short I had some strange side effects to finasteride starting about 8 or 9 years ago in my early 30s. It was never to the extreme of some of the poor souls here but I had constant ED, constant insomnia, constant fatigue, constant brain fog and tiredness and really just felt strange. I could counter most of these on drugs like adderrall, ambien, Wellbutrin, etc but my life was still not right. About 4 years ago I began a path of visiting Dr after Dr to do hundreds of tests. Probably 20 doctors … none believed finasteride would cause this. I’ve had sleep studies, seen 3 endocrinologists, alergy doctors, brain doctors, etc. While most of my levels were ok, my estrogen was borderline low, and testosterone was 350 which is concidered normal (but only 50 points from being clinically low). The allergist recommended I see a chronic fatigue specialist in New York ( I love in Manhattan) . I tried lots of crazy things with her including dangerous antivirals. Oddly enough she did improve me a little but not enough. The last straw 2 years ago was she ran a hormonal test again and my T was 330 and free T was a little low. I did a little bio hacking and ordered a drug called proviron online. (Not available in the states) but interestingly it increases not only your free T but DHT. I felt amazing on this. I did some further reading and found out that if your testosterone is under something like 425 you can easily get put in one of the 20 or 30 mail order testosterone clinics online that send you a kit, you test and then mail you both injecrable HCG and testosterone bi monthly. So I’ll keep this short, fast forward a little over a year I feel mostly (90%) cured. Testosterone is not for everyone and if you try it, do you own research and use injectable. I used crislers methods and inject under fat 3x a week. My energy level is through the rough and my body looks amazing after a year. My sleep is amazing and my brain feels like it is on super drugs. I’ve gotten 2 promotions since doing this and everyone mentions how confident I seem. My ed is mostly gone but I use cialis just to be sure I’m ready.
FYI I came back across this thread as I just finished a hair transplant in Colombia. I’m sitting in my bed contemplating using fin again but I took one and couldn’t sleep all night. I started googling again and came back across this side and thought I’d share my story. Not going to start on fin again!