Where are you from?
How did you find this forum?
What is your current age, height, weight?
28, 6 foot, 78kg.
What specific drug did you use?
What dose did you take?
1 1mg pill.
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug?
Took 1 pill
How old were you, and WHEN did you start the drug?
28 March 2021
How did you quit?
After the 1 pill.
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?
I now have a lingering headache.
If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug?
Yes twice but they all came back fine.
I’ll make a long story short and only really talk about the headache. I took my 1 and only 1mg Finasteride table one night and by 1pm the next day the headache along with other mental symptoms began to kick in, I was a completely different person for weeks. Thankfully all I have now is a headache although I am trying to get it resolved as it’s 9 months later now.
At first the headache felt like I’d been hit on the back of the head. After a week or 2 it turned into more of a tension headache across the top of my head and forehead. Now it is mainly centered around my forehead or the right side of the top of my head. I never had a tension headache before but it feels like it could be one. It’s hard to tell but sometimes it feels like tight muscles but other times I’m not sure. It’s a bit positional in nature so gets better with sleep and gets worse throughout the day. I suspected I have a spinal fluid leak but I had an MRI and CT scan and nothing came back on these. I’ve tried all the traditional migraine and tension headache tablets but nothing has helped. I’ve tried the likes of Acupuncture and physiotherapy as well. I also started seeing a lot of floaters in my eyes at the same time the headache started and still have them. I have some brain fog but I this is only due to the headache and would be gone if I could get the headache resolved. I was on Accutane for 6 months and finished a weeks before I took the Finasteride pill, the Accutane went really well for me which is one of the reasons I decided to try Finasteride. I removed the checkbox list as this is the headache is the only issue I’m looking for help with and would be forever grateful if someone can help.
Thanks for reading.