okay i know it might sounds crazy but it actually helped me
so what happened?
im a 23 year old man. i started using finasterid 3 years ago when i noticed that my hairline started to receeding at the corners.
i had a little ache at the balls and softer erections at the beginning but kept taking it anyways bc this were side effects that didnt bother me too much. after 6 of the behinning of treatment however, i developed a brainfog and suddenly couldnt sleep longer than 5h per day (no problems falling into sleep but always woke up after 5h no matter what), always could easily sleep 8-10h before that. had feelings of anixiety, like i was in fight/flight modus 24/7. no motivation to do anything.
i stopped the drug immidiately but the problemd persisted!
i panicked. thought maybe sth else is responsible for this. went to doctors. they checked me. couldnt find anything. described me bullshit drugs for my sleeping problems including ssri which did shit.
then started to researching on my own. started reading/lurking this forum. felt good to be not alone. started to follow some advice here. supplemented tons of stuff…l arginin, cabergoline, nac, pregnenolone, progesterone, rhodiola rosea, fasting, running…most of it helped, eg my erection problem was basically gone…but the brainfog and sleeping thing was still going on (even though i also made progress on this field).
several times i thought of suicide. already informed me about methods and if it wasnt my family and my current gf i might would have gone through it.
however after 2 years i basically reached an acceptance stage. i accepted that this drug fucked me over and this is no my new bad me. sleep deprived, dumb and with anixiety problems taking more supplements and pills then my 95 year old great grand mother. but i thought to myself, fuck it, cant turn back time and you should try to make the best of the time that is given to you.
but then, 4month ago, i went on a trip to amsterdam with my gf. i always wanted to try mushrooms and its legal there so i visited a „smartshop“ where they sell magic mushrooms (actually magic truffel which contains the same stuff).
my gf didnt want to participate so i just bought 15mg just for me. not sure anymore which sort it was exactly but when i got asked if i want sth easy for beginners or sth stronger i demanded the „heavy shit“. i googled and i think it was „Psilocybe utopia“…
however i took and what happened in the next 6h is too difficult to explain and also not that interesting for you guys.
what could be interesting for you guys that the day after i could sleep 6h. within 5 days i went back again to 7-8h per night. my mood and brainfog (whivh probably also got affected by sleep) increased drastically. no idea if i got back to the state i used to have before finasterid but it definitely feels like it.
4 month later im still going strong and i thought if it helped me maybe it can someone help here too. no idea how it worked though (just found this which might goes in that direction
and ofc consuming magic mushrooms can cause some unwanted side effects too.
i will keep you updated… so long
cheers and i hope all of you get better too!
ps since i stopped finasterid my hairline didnt receed a single milimeter even though i dont even care at this point anymore…