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?)
Been reading it for years. Found on the net I guess
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)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
Two weeks but ignored it. Thought its in my head. Stupid me.
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
For six years I had erectyle distinction. Tiredness. No libido. Hard to remember words when I need them.
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 ] Complete Impotence
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
x Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ x] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Reduced Ejaculate
[ x] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[x ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
x Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
X Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[x ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[x ] Slurring of Speech
[ x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
x Suicidal Thoughts
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x ] Testicular Pain
[ x] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
x Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ x] Muscle Wastage
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[x ] Prostate pain
[x ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
[ x] Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
I tried several things through the years.
I tried iodine and I had improvement for a few days but then it went away.
I tried tribulus.
I had a surgery a year and a half ago to get rid of a varicocele. It had a slight effect but not much.
Then I gave up all hope. I accepted its over. I have a friend I owe my life to.
I did what he suggested. Had to go to many doctors to get prescriptions.
I did three months on testosterone injections and muscle building. Gained 25 pounds of mostly muscle.
Then I did a pact by my friend’s instructions with hcg and clomid and tamoxifen.
I felt like shit and thought it didn’t work but I continued it
A week after I was done with the pct something changed.
Penis grew again. Erections were easy to get. Another two weeks and I started getting horny.
That was two months ago. I wanted to see it lasts and so far it didn’t. I pray to god it continues.
I was following this forum for years and decided to come write something. I had nothing important to say before but now I do. I think.
One thing I noticed is caffeine and alcohol still are bad for me. If I touch them my erections are weaker. Without them I feel like I healed 99%
Think much faster. Stronger horny
That’s all… two months back to life after being dead for six years.
I hope god allows me to fully heal for good.
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)?
I was on “normal” range on the low side. According to why all my doc said.
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.
Took it for a few months.
Poe state started burning. Then erections stopped. Doctor said just stop taking it. I did.
Prostate still burned for years. Also no erections unless I tried very hard. Tired. Can’t think.