I am a Korean who strongly believes in coming back

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?)

-Google search PFS

What is your current age, height, weight?

  • 27, 171, 78

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?

  • Hearing loss

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

  • 2month

Date when you started the drug?

  • 2022.04

Date when you quit the drug?

  • 2022.06

Age when you quit?

  • 27

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?

  • cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?

  • 2month

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

  • Erectile Dysfunction

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.

[ ] 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
[ ] Confusion
[ ] 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)
[ X ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] 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)
[ X ] 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?

  • cialis, various nutrients

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)?

  • just normal

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 guys, I’m a PFS patient from Korea.
I am not good at English, so please understand if my reply is weird.

Now I’ve been off the medication for nine months and my sexual desire has returned, but my erectile dysfunction has not returned.

I think I’ve done everything I can now.
Even when I go to the hospital, they only prescribe medicine instead of proper treatment.
It says the hormone results are normal.

What on earth is the problem?
My life is ruined by this.
I stopped taking medicine for 9 months, and I didn’t sign up as a member here at the forum, but I just read, but it was so hard that I signed up and I wanted to talk to you guys, so I signed up and wrote for the first time.

Can I go back to the way I was? I really want to go back…

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Hey brother I feel your pain man. There’s a couple studies that are going on right now. And we can use some financial support to get more studies done asap so we can get out of this mess. I know this pain is just terrible and is absolutely destroying a lot of us. Killing our will to live. But we got this. We can find a cure or trearment


Thanks, man. It was a great comfort. I’ll do my best.

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Do you have a what’s app?

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Hey man

I’m living in Korea. I’d love to meet up if it’s something you’re interested in. I’ve met a couple other Korean PFS sufferers. Please send me a message if you’re interested we can grab a coffee :slight_smile:


That’s what we’re trying to figure out. It’s a great time to get involved. Help us raise awareness and start donating.

We’ll beeat this thing together


Thanks bro.
For the first time I was so scared to write about my situation but I think I wrote it well.

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I’m korean too. I’m also pfs sufferer in many years. I want to meet Erick. how do we meet? can i send email or what?


Comments are not being written quickly. I have What’sApp!

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I’m in Myeongdong. Would love to meet up. My kakao ID is erikl

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I’m sorry this happened to you. You have brothers all over the world. Sending hugs from Florida. I wish I were in Korea to join in the party!


Thank you, bro. We’re gonna get through this pain

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Updates? can you detail how your Erectile funcion work?

It’s not a huge improvement, it hasn’t been updated. My condition right now is that I still don’t have any self-help, but I’m slowly getting my erection back. Morning wood only happens on weekends, and I don’t have a sexual partner yet, so I can’t check it properly, but I think my erection is coming back little by little. These days, I’m going to start exercising again and buy a diet, muscle, and then a pump to try.

Your mornig wood is strong? like a 100 erection? I get multiple during sleep and right before leaving the bed but not 100% strong, maybe 60%…

Oh, that’s the same for me, but it’s good news for me that I haven’t done it for 8 months and come back little by little.

can we talk? pls can you find me on instagram @lulrtz, no picture in profile.

There are so many… Do you have KakaoTalk or what.sapp?

I have something to update. First my morning wood is back.
Not entirely 100% stiffness but 8-90% back to stiffness.
But if you look at porn yet, the stiffness is only 70 percent.
But there’s been a lot of improvement.