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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?

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.)?

What condition was being treated with the drug?

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

Date when you started the drug?

Date when you quit the drug?

Age when you quit?

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

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

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

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Sexual
[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[C ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
Reduced Ejaculate
[X ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Confusion
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ x] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ x] Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ x] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[ x] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ x] Suicidal Thoughts

Physical
[ x] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ x] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[X ] Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ x] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
[ x] Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[X ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
Increased hair loss
[ x] Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain) sensation of burning in all my body sweating a lot and headache symptoms come and go in wave

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? my penis go to normal size I think and
Insomnia suicide though all cognitive issues
but I guess because I’m in prozac
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?
I take prozac 20 mg because I struggle with depression but since I started finasteride I’m worry a lot
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
I started finasteride 2 months ago after 3 week I get sever Insomnia and anxiety and pain in my genitals area so I keep tacking the medication for anthor 10 days then I get suicidal though and really bad depression that when I stopped the treatment after 1 week I go better mentally but physically I’m getting worse no erection very low libido, joints pain, burining sensations in all my body ,muscle twitching sometimes pain in genital area numbness penis shrink the best thing I don’t have any cognitive issues just low motivation and now I’m 23 days off from finasteride
Self-reporting template - ONLY USE FOR FUTURE POSTS TO REPORT ANY TRIALS OF TREATMENTS, NOT YOUR INITIAL MEMBER STORY

  1. Name of the therapy/substance:finasteride
    • Dosage:
    • How often you took it:1 mg daily
  2. Status
    • Still using ****no
    • Stopped with no lasting change to initial symptoms [x ]
    • Stopped with persistent change to symptoms [ ]
  3. Duration of use: Days [34 ] Months [ ] Years [ ]
  4. Response when you started:
    • Greatly improved [ ]
    • Slightly improved [ ]
    • Stayed the same [ ]
    • Slightly worsened [x ]
    • Greatly worsened [ ]
  5. Current response (if you’re still using the therapy/substance) OR Response in the time before you stopped the treatment
    • Greatly improved [ ]
    • Slightly improved [ ]
    • Stayed the same [ ]
    • Slightly worsened [ ]
    • Greatly worsened [ ]
  6. Lasting changes to initial symptoms after cessation (if you have stopped for more than 3 weeks)
    • Greatly improved [ ]
    • Slightly improved [ ]
    • Stayed the same [ ]
    • Slightly worsened [x ]
    • Greatly worsened [ ]
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I would just try to give it some more time. It’s a good sign that you improved mentally after a week of quitting the drug. Also the fact that you didn’t have a “crash” after quitting is a positive as well. Many improve within the first 3 months or so.

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Hey l m off from finasteride 3 months now so my physical symptoms are so far improved but the mental symptoms get worse the most symptom who affect me the most is my anhedonia I feel completely anhedonic I just want my emotions come back do you think I will improve with time thank you

Hi @Mo1991! I’m sorry you’re still having side effects.

I’d say it’s a good sign that you’re physical symptoms have improved - it seems like those symptoms usually take more time to reverse then the mental ones.

BTW - you haven’t answered the questions in the member story post. If you want people to respond, you need to give people more information about your situation.

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@Mo1991, this topic has been temporarily hidden. Please edit your member story to answer the questions about country of residency, age, duration and dosage, and time-frame of symptom development.

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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?

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.)?

What condition was being treated with the drug?

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

Date when you started the drug?

Date when you quit the drug?

Age when you quit?

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

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

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