After crashing, all food allergies becomes exacerbated, all inflammation in the body increases. The auto immune response is not restricted to Androgen Receptors, it attacks a lot more.
So eliminating all food allergens and fixing the guts is a great first step. It
s also an overall approach that will work much better than those pinpoint attempts at taking a single supplement or drug that address only a single issue and ultimately fail. PFS is not a single disease but a set of bad health conditions triggered by finasteride, Isotretinoin, saw palmetto extract, anti-depressants (SSRI, SNRI, TCAs) or Gonadotropin-releasing hormone, all of which can cause the similar imbalances although often from a different angle. I read a story of a girl who had the same symptoms as us by taking Pregnenolone 25mg and DHEA 25MG given to her by a naturopath because she had adrenal fatigue (I dont know where this naturopath made the link between those hormone precursors and the adrenal glands. It`s like trying to fix stomach ache with anti-wart drops, but I better not get started on doctors. They killed 3 family members by giving the wrong drugs, none of them were held responsible. They have a double 0 license to kill like 007)
But back to the subject. To eliminate food allergens and fix the guts, it
s good to eliminate grains (which contains phyto-estrogen anyway) and especially gluten which is the number one culprit in guts diseases. Reducing all carbs is also great as it will reduce stress and fix many issues. Increasing protein and saturated fat is very important. Youve got things to fix, so you need the material to fix it. Proteins obviously build lots of stuff, but people are usually less aware of how important saturated fat is. Cholesterol, for example, is the precursor of most hormones. Our brain and nervous system is made of 90% saturated fat (fat from animals. not vegetable oil).
Taking Glycine, Glutamine, bone broth, collagen peptides (in small doses, 2-3 gr and see how you react) are all good ways to fix the guts.
I took the radical approach and went on a carnivore / lots of saturated fat diet only, 6 months ago. No more than 5 gr of carbs a day. The second and third days were hard (i cheated a bit by having glasses half full of milk, half full of water, just to get me through), then it became increasingly easy and after a few weeks I was set for glory. All neurological symptoms except insomnia went away after 3-4 days. including daily headaches I had for 4 years, stomach ache, gastric reflux (I couldn
t lie down, I needed a pillow to set myself at an angle so I wouldnt drown in my vomit), stomach discharge was immediately improved, all joints pain disappeared and I even stopped having dandruff !
I also took bone broth and After 3 weeks, I introduced some green low carbs veggies like kale, spinach, celery, lettuce.
I fixed my guts by using collagen. Some people had adverse effect from it, so we have to be careful, but I take 5 gr. of gelatin (which is partially hydrogeneted collagen) 2-3 times a week and probiotics once a week to maintain good guts health. After that, I could take food allergens that used to cause me anxiety without ill effects (like peanuts and sugar)
I found that after 4 months, I could easily eat low quantities of carbs and be normal, but I still cannot have a huge plate of spaghetti without some ill effects. That`s where I am now. I eat 2 slices of bread in the morning, put sugar in my coffee and have 1 tsp of honey before sleep and the rest of the food for the day will be protein or saturated fat.
Doing this diet fixed 60% of all my symptoms. The rest was fixed by exercise, amino acids and supplements.
8 months after crashing, my only remaining symptom is I wake up after 6 hours of deep sleep, then wake up multiple times in the next 3 hours with lots of dreams in between but no stress at all. I get up well rested and have a normal, productive day while being calm, confident, motivated and in a good mood. All the residual sexual symptoms have recently disappeared.
It may not work for everyone, but it did for me. Considering 7 months ago I was so weak, my mind so incoherent, had panic attack and anxiety, I though I would have to stop working, driving the car and would have to move out of the house because I couldn
t handle the presence of my own 3 children (not to mention the inability to stand up for more than 20 minutes or climb two flights of stairs, zero sex drive, almost no sensibility and no night erections ). I though my life was over and I was considering dying would be more humane than living like that. But dont give up anyone. There’s a way out and it may not be that far away. You just have to be proactive and do something about it. An overall approach, not a single one thing attempt, starting with radically changing your food habits is in my opinion the best first thing to do to get out of this mess. People have cured diseases worst than ours this way, like cancer, heart diseases and strokes.
m not a doctor (thank God). Those are only my opinions and experiences and should not be considered medical advises. (Now that I said that, you cant sue me for trying to help. Ha ha ! Not that a normal descent person would do that anyway.)
I wish the best to you all guys. We can beat this.