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)?
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?)
Google search - Venous Leak
What is your current age, height, weight?
42, 170cm, 82kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
This is the tricky one… I took Abilify and Aurorix but also couple of days Tradozone and Gabapentin (to help me to sleep)
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
Abilify 5mg/day (still taking 0,5mg/day), Aurorix 600mg/day (3 months), Tradozone (Azona) 100mg (for 2 days), Gabapentin 1200mg (for 2 weeks)
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
See above. Still taking Abilify (aripiprazole) 0,5mg/day
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
- This hell started 2 years ago when I was given mistakenly Risperdal (1mg) with Mirtazapine… long story… I had ”normal depression” after brake up and after the drugs got suicidle thoughts and was diagnosed psychotic…
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
I’m still taking Abilify 0,5mg
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Still tapering this horrible drug…
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
First dose (Risperdal 1mg)
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Complete impotence (diagnosed venous leak), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high eye pressure, weight gain (12kg), hairloss, sleeping problems
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?
Tried Inositol, Maca, CBD and some other herbs
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)?
High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high liver enzymes
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.