Intro to my journey so far - 6 months post Finasteride

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Where are you from (country)? USA

How did you find this forum (Google search – Searched Finasteride and joint aches

What is your current age, height, weight? 39 5’9.5 170

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Generic FIN from 1 MG

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? twice/three times a week

What condition was being treated with the drug? hairloss

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 1 year

Date when you started the drug? 2/2022

Date when you quit the drug? 1/2023

Age when you quit? 39

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 8 months in

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Joint/Muscle Pain and Peyronie’s disease

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[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[* ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ ] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[ ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks (worst side)
[ ] Severe Depression / Melancholy (worst side)
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts

[ ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[* ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[* ] Muscle Weakness
[* ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

[ ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[ ] Hearing loss
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[*] Other (please explain) loss of appetite and insomnia

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? Prescribed Cialis for peyronies. And traction

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)? Not yet

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.

Hey guys,

New to this forum. Had a rough couple of months but dealing with my situation and seeing some natural improvements.
Diagnosed with Peyronies disease about 90 days after taking Finasteride and had to stop exercising because of severe joint pain ini shoulders, fingers, and hip. Feeling of muscle/joint inflammation, almost arthritic. Was bedridden for 2 months. Symptoms improved greatly oon their own but still reside.

On here to educate anyone but also learn from people with Joint Muscle Pain from Finasterridee.

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