Hi guys. I kept a sorta personal log on what was happening but I’d like to post it here too.
2+ months later
The ball pain comes and goes. Usually days at a time. It’ll be there for a few days, coming and going throughout the day, then I might have a week of it being almost completely gone. It’s not as severe as it once was but it is still uncomfortable. I also get some moderate leg pain now. I can describe the pain in my balls as sharp and squeezing. The pain in my legs is also sharp and can be at any point in my leg. I’ll just have shooting pains for a few seconds to a few minutes in an area. It just feels like some nerves in those areas are damaged, and the pains are always at the same time. Never just one. I’ve also started noticing some dull penis pain (just under the glans). I thought this was caused by going on a jog without wearing boxers (that area wasn’t snug enough), but it clearly is not as it keeps coming back.
I believe any other side effect I have seen is a direct result of the pain, not the finasteride. No libido (don’t care for it when the area is hurting), unhappy (cause it hurts), can’t concentrate (because my mind is focused on the pain) etc. Feel completely normal when I’m not in pain.
3 months later
Good news for once. The pain subsided greatly and I determined it only really returned after masturbation. Hours after, then would persist for a couple of days. I stopped masturbation for 12 days without any issue, then it came back on the day I masturbated. Stopped again for 6 days, no issues, then returned on the same day, but it was much more minor.
So I’ve masturbated a few times since the 12 and 6 days without masturbation, and haven’t had an issue. I don’t have any discomfort on days that I don’t masturbate, nor on days that I do. I’m at the 3 month mark exactly and it feels like things are finally looking like they might be almost fully cleared up. I don’t notice any difference in that area.
Today (It’s actually 100 days since taking it!)
Penis/ball/prostate pain IS still there. I keep thinking it’s gone. It’ll be fine for a few weeks then it comes back. It’s a dull pain and I’m really struggling on how to describe it. I can just feel those areas more than I used to be able to. It’s pretty mild but it is there and it is pain.
Some things I’ve noticed is that I can’t feel any discomfort when I get an erection. It’s also more noticeable when sat or layed down, can barely notice it when stood up. Leg pain is pretty much non existent now from what I can tell. I did actually make a post here about wanting to go back on 0.25mg maybe a month or so ago which i deeply regret, sorry if anyone seen that. After more research on the drug and seeing the opinions of others I wouldn’t dream of it. And of course my own experience that is still happening.
So basically 2 1mg finasterides has clearly sprung something up. Whatever it sprung up seems to be fading slowly but after 100 days it is still there, but much more mild.
Not sure if anyone will read all this but I hope you guys are ok.