I took Finasteride for about 7 years (started with 20) and quit 3.5 years ago. I quit because i had issues with my erection and libido the last year I took it. After I quit Finasteride I had a good libido for approximately 2-3 month. And after that I had issues with my libido. From there it switched from good to bad. I have to mention that I took pills (Viagra) everytime I had sex and it worked in 95% for like the first 6 years I took Finestaride. I took pills (Viagra) because I was too nervous. I also took Viagra to have sex with my former girlfriend which I had more than 6 years. But the issues came when I still had her so it’s not because of her. The first year after quitting was really bad.
The second year after quitting Finasteride: I had nights with good sex (were it lasted hours but just with alcohol and Tadalafil) and some bad nights were I had problems with my erection.
I masturbate like 7 times in one day on weekends (always when I drunk a lot of alcohol on fridays) on saturdays and sundays. But always with Tadalafil 10 mg that I am taking on Fridaynight. I think my body works better with erections and libido when I am hungover (does that make even sence?).
I have some nights were I rarely have to touch my penis to get an erection and can keep it long hard with barely touching it. But all of this with Tadalafil! There are also nights were I do not need pills but very seldom.
The third year after quitting Finasteride: I had an affair that lasted like 6 months. The erections were good until I had to get in action. I could keep my erection for like 15 minutes (but just petting) and the time I had to stick it in my erection fell apart. I went to three prostitutes and had two times a good erection and the last one I couldnt keep it up. All with alcohol and Tadalafil.
I never had sex without Viagra or Sildenafil my whole life. The first 6 years Viagra had a very good effect and now its very hard for me to get a erection. When I take Tadalafil I have sometimes spontaneous erections. Without pills I can not even masturbate properly. I have almost every night nocturnal erection (without pills luckily).
Since the last week I began to read a lot of Storys about PFS after that my sleep is very bad and my erections also.
Some side notes: 5 years ago I went to the psychologist (for 1.5 years) due to anxiety (speaking in front of a amount of people) I don’t even know if its from Finasteride. I have no diabetes, normal pulse (65). After 1 Month of quitting Finasteride I had ‘free testosterone’ of 55 pmol/L and 2.5 years later it went up to 118 pmol/L.
What do you think?