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)? EU
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?
26, 179cm, 80kg
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.)?
half of an 1mg pill (0,5mg)
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?
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
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
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
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)?
TESTOSTERONE before: 6,23 ng/ml
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.
the last couple of years i was loosing a lot of hair and went because of it to my dermatogolist. He recommended me finasteride… After a lot of back and forth i decided to give it a shoot. I only took half of an 1mg pill and got heavy side effects the very next day!
(low, middle, stong decription for intesitiy)
ED. :erictile disfuntion
mw. : morning wood
Day 0: 0,5mg finasteride
Day 1: ED and Numbness (strong), right test. pain (strong), foggy brain (strong)
Day 2: ED and Numbness (strong), right test. pain (strong), foggy brain (middle) mw (weak) — WORKOUT
Day 3: ED and Numbness (strong), right test. pain (strong), foggy brain (low), suicidal thoughts/ depression (low) — LONG TRAVEL
Day 4: ED and Numbness (very strong), right test. pain (low), left test. pain (middle), foggy brain (low), left nip. tender
Day 5: ED and Numbness (strong), left test. pain (middle), right test. pain (low) foggy brain (low) left nip. tender, right nip. tender —WORKOUT
Day 6 (worst day): ED and Numbness (strong), left test. pain (middle), right test. pain (low) foggy brain (low), gyno and little discharge, mw: no, bad sleep, frequent urination
Day 7(today): ED and Numbness (strong), left test. pain (middle), right test. pain (low) foggy brain (low) mw: yes (weak)
Please i need any advise how to deal with this.