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 (Turkey)?
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?
37 178cm 99kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
2 years 1 mg day 5 years 1.25 mg a day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
Male patern baldness
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
Immidiately i lost some some of my extereme libido 4 years later i noticed my erections are not that much hard. I droped when i failed one time arter 7 years and it got worse much worse for 4 years now i have recovered a bit.
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Ed, loss of libido. After discontinuation panick attacks, anxiety and short term memory loss started.
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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 Extenze containes pregnelone progesterone gaba yohimbine
It worked then i got my panic attacks
They prescribed me Effexor it made much worse.
Then i started trintellix plus methylphenidate it recovered my libido
I added 10 mg metylfolate 1g niacin 2g epa fish oil.
That gave me back my bone hard erections for 20 minutes.
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)?
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.
That drug killed my life it ruined me.
I started this when i was 25 years old.
It immediately stopped my hair loss and i regrew a lot of hair back it also tempered my extreme libido, i liked it art first because i was unable to speak with opposite sex because of my bone hard tool… at first it make me normal human, i thought now my brain manages my dick not the otherway around.
In time approximately 4 years later i noticed that i lost some sensitivity 7 years later i had to rip off my skin to feel satisfied then i got suspicious about drug stopped it.
In time i lost spontaneous erections becoming hard mentally becomes impossible.
I had to touch it to be erect.
3 more years later i tried some combo pill contains 100 mg pregnelone 100 progesterone 100 mg gaba and some yohimbine, it restored my libido dramatically but not ed but, after 7 days i got a huge panick attack and memory problems started.
I had to go to psychiatrist he gave me Effexor, it fixed my panic attacks but killed my libido after several tries he changed to methylphenidate plus trintellix, thank god this reversed my libido loss and ed problem a bit then i add 10 mg methylfolate 1g niacin 2 grams of epa fish oil. This gave me back my bone hard erections at least for 30 minutes looks like i am improving yet this is incomparable with my state before the damn drug.
May lord help us all brothers.