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?
31, 170cm, 64kg
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
Not excessive practice but i walk a lot
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
Anything but fast food and soy
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
6 years not continuous
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
at age of 25
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
There wasn’t any continuous till i took indian generics
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
Erectile Dysfunction (But very mild)
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
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, i take testocaps
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
Excessive insomniaaaaaaa and vitamin D deficiency
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Testosterone caps, vitamin E
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)?
immediately after stopping drug my T levels where higher than normal!!! but now its near the minimum range
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?
Everybody thinks im 26 or 27 but my age is 31, mostly i think about suicide but im kinda religious so the pain is endless and i try to avoid any hard situations
rather than managing it because im afraid that i react violently:(
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
I had thyroid problem (i was hypothyroid) so for more than 3 years i thought its my thyroid!!!, none of doctors knew this side effects are because of finasteride
and they always told me its your thyroid!!! and some said its mentally!!! no need to mention that most of symptoms are the same so i wasn’t suspicious and
most of doctors when they don’t have any answer they say its psychological.
anyway 3 month ago i was tired of this life and tried to research by myself because i had tried almost every thing. i found many strange things about thyroid problems that doctors these days have forgotten!!! and i got sure its not my thyroid, throw away all of drugs i was taking (Citaloperam, levothyroxine, clozapine, and finasteride too) and wen’t to a solo jungle trip for tree days! (i was so desperate and near to kill myself) when i got back checked any side effects of these drugs on internet, and of course i was shocked by this “permanent side effects of finasteride” article. i was mad like hell because of trusting those f**cking stupid docs and trusting those brochures that drug companies put into your 30tabs/boxes small coffins. but know im mostly ashamed of myself. i shouldn’t believe their rotten outdated knowledge. of course there is major difference between developing and developed countries.
guess what, last week i wen’t to find any treatment for my increasing hair fall. A skin clinic. dermatologist told me a new drug has come with no side effects of finasteride. i asked the name of that and he responded: Propecia !!! he told me its different but more expensive. oh god whats happening here.
Sorry for long talk and my poor english