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?
21 years old, 5’11 ft, 70kgs
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
5 days a week, weight lift and light cardio
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
eat generally health
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
i used minoxidil for roughly 2 weeks for hairloss
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
minoxidil for 2 weeks
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
near the end of may until 12th of june i stopped using minoxidil
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
i was 21 years old quit using it june 12th 2016
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
kirklands minoxidil 5% foam twice a day
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
half a cap may have used more
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
noticed a drop in libido in the first week of using minoxidil
What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
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
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
noticed water retention, hands going numb at night time and limp forearms Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
just supplementation with herbs
If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
used minoxidil because i didn’t want to use finastride because i was afraid of the sexual side effects, within the first week of using minoxidil foam i noticed libido had dropped but didn’t think much of it, then i had noticed loss of morning erections, penis shrinkage and couldn’t achieve an erection. Please approve this post, I know it sounds impossible but there are studies show that minoxidil is an AR inhibiter…