gynecomastia & penis shrinkage

Welcome to our community. Please fill in the following template as a way of introducing yourself, and helping others to understand your background and situation.

Where are you from (country)? Italy

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?) Via link from a forum

What is your current age, height, weight? 37 years, 1.70 m, 76 kg

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/day

What condition was being treated with the drug? alopecia androgenetica

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 6 months

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 35 years, 1-7-2019

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 36 yerars 15-1-2020

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 2 months

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? gynecomastia, penis shrinckage, problems of erection

Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.

[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[x ] Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
[x ] Loss of Morning Erections
[x ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[x ] 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

[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[x ] Weight Gain
[x ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[x ] Muscle Wastage
[x ] Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
[x ] 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? diet, psychiatric drugs

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.

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È terribile, fratello. Sono contento per te che tu non abbia sintomi neurologici. Io ho anche atrofia dei corpi cavernosi, ma credimi, non è nulla in confronto alla demenza che sto vivendo.
Se posso darti un consiglio, evita qualsiasi sostanza, almeno per un anno. Io ero in una condizione migliore, all’inizio, poi, nel tentativo di migliorare le mie prestazioni sessuali, ho deciso di provare alcuni integratori che qualcuno ha consigliato su questo forum e drammaticamente ribaltato la situazione.
Cerca di lasciare che il tuo corpo decida cosa fare, almeno per un ammetto. Abbi pazienza.

Buona fortuna, fratello.

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Grazie della tua risposta, avevo molti sintomi neurologici, ora passati. Sto cercando di venire a capo di quelli fisici e sessuali. Teniamoci in contatto. Un caro saluto e un abbraccio

Possiamo contattarci in privato?

Meglio che tu abbia contatti con persone più positive, io sto per morire e non ho grande ottimismo, ultimamente.