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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)?
about 1.5 year
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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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Complete Impotence Better now
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections Sometimes
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating Better now
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness Recovered
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought Recovered
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency Recovered
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks Recovered
Severe Depression / Melancholy Better now
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled) Better now
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness Better now
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts) Recovered
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets” sometimes
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature sometimes
Gum recession (just saw)
Imsomnia (much better now)
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)?
So I used Fin for 1.5 year and only side effect was low libido. After I stopped the poison, 2 weeks later I had crash. It was maybe month and I recovered I was hopeful and i had high libido. It was only 1 month and new crash. I have had ZIGZAG recoveries and now i have been 3 month without crash.
I have lost my trust for doctors and pharma. I wont take any meds or vaccines anymore. Nobody believe me because “Doctor said it is not possible”. My doctor also said that if you got sides those gonna leave after 2 weeks.
I had cold penis and bad shrinkage but now its better. I still have ED but i think it may improve in future. Also Brain fog and panic attacks are gone. Imsomnia was bad I didnt sleep more than 3h per night and when i woke up i didn’t slept again. Now i can sleep like 7-9 but not as good like pre-fin. First i didnt sweat, now i do. Also dreams are back.
I go to gym 4-5x week for weightlifting (i never had muscle loss and now i have get good gains). I eat example olive oil, chicken, salmon, avocado, bananas, spinach, eggs, meat, grapes, blueberries. I eat one Garlic glove to empty “gut” every morning for probiotic. I think this is gut related issue.
Sunflower oil and chocolate are BAD for me. I also avoid gluten and dairy. I am also low-carb diet.
When I use butter I usually wake up with morning food (Increase DHT). I avoid butter because i dont know is it good thing.
Only supplement i use is Omega 3 capsule that contains D and A vitamin.
I have been 4 month NOFAP.
I started Intermittent fasting (15:9) i don’t know if its help or not.
I have text with guy from Finland who said he recovered after 9 months.
Things that i think that helped (only my thoughts):
Pomegranate (when i ate this I got morning wood always. I ate this month and stopped because i read its anti-androgenic)
Gym (Boosting Testo)
Not using this site
I don’t use this site because it stress me much and i think that its not good for me. So don’t expect that I answer questions. I may come later watch if there is good tips or questions.
If you are new I would say do not use any supplements and don’t do any stupid. It probably improve with time. I also believe gene-technology will save many of us (CRISPR).
Do you think i could recover fully and what i should do now?
The gum recession is thing that i saw just and Im scared because i don’t know how to stop it. Do you have any tips or tricks?