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)?
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?)
What is your current age, height, weight?
27, 6’, 145lbs
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1.25mg/day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 5 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 27, July 2018
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? N/A
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Still on it
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 3-4 months
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? N/A
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
Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] 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
[ x] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ x] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[x ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
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.
Hi Everyone, I’m currently on .25mg fin now, down from 1.25mg. Been on fin for 5 months. I experienced about a week of numbness in penis sensitivity, ED, shrinkage of testicles, penis became thinner/lost gorth, loose skin around penis, complete loss of libido, and watery semen. I quickly reduced my dosage to .5 last month and now I’m at .25 and most of those sides reduced. I now have a mild loss of libido, slight ED, loose skin around penis and watery semen. I’m planning on tapering off now because the drug is scaring me now. Given the side effects I’m exhibiting, what are my chances of recovering fully with no crash/pfs?