I’m completely with you. I am not saying that our 5ar2 isn’t working, on the contrary, see my post on this:
But my intention is not to debate theories right now but rather to just note and reflect what is fact: These medications all have in common that they inhibit at least one isozyme form of 5ar while taking them. No matter which one of the four that one took, it all leads to the same problem. This is of particular interest with regard to Accutane. Contrary to finasteride, Accutane is on the map. If we can determine that Accutane and fin/sp/dut actually represent the same problem, we have won big time. The bigger we can make this problem, the more attention we can get and the more relevant it becomes. I am looking at this from a strategic perspective.
You took only Avodart (not in combo with fin)?
I fully agree with that, and we should probably include Accutane as well. I have been in intensive contact with various Accutane support groups over the past few days and it is really starting to look like their problem is identical to ours. Their symptoms also normally occur roughly 2 weeks after quitting, and men with full blown symptoms have the same problems we do, with gyno, ED, penile shrinkage and everything. The kicker is that women get a variation of these symptoms as well (of course not the penis related ones ). But they also have complete loss of libido, depression, muscle wasting, dry skin, etc.
Tell me about it, I’m on that boat as well. Sitting and increasingly walking HURTS! My feet are so bony that the “bare” bone is pressing against the floor. This hurts like hell! I am really starting to wonder where this is giong to end. Sexual sides are like a luxury problem where I’m coming from. That’s why all this adiol-g talk gets me in rage. You don’t get muscle wasting because of 5AR/DHT deficiency. We have to look elsewhere and that’s why the big picture of all these problems (fin, sp, dut, accu) is so interesting.