My side effects psf

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Where are you from (country)? Norway

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?) Google

What is your current age, height, weight? Age 26, height 180cm wieght 94kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Finasteride for 3 years

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? I had 1/4 tablet everday

What condition was being treated with the drug? Hairloss

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 3 years

Date when you started the drug? November i think

Date when you quit the drug? 2021

Age when you quit? 24

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? I Just Quit

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? The sexual, brain fog, dry skin, depression, fatigue, muscles loss, Wright gane, aging, after quiting. First 6-8 months after stoping the drug the side effects got worse.

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? 0 libido, erictile dysfunction, penile shrinkage = size and lenght, 0 sensation, numbnes, extrem dry dirty skin, muscle loss, memory consentration problems, muscle bone pain. Knees etc.

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[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ ] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating yes
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of yes Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[ ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / yes Complacency
[ ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[ ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts yes

[ ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain yes
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

[ ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion yes
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[ ] Hearing loss yes
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[ ] Other (please explain)

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? Interment fasting , going to bed early. Cut of sugar carbs. Cardio and weight lifting.

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)? Everything was normal, hormons etc.

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. i was 22 when I started using the drug. Extreme high libidio, strong erections daily, sexual fantasies. After 3 years i lost libido suddenly. And did not notice it after 2 weeks, of zero libidio and erections. Tried to watch porn but 0 conection with penis and brain.

I red that it could take few months or a year to get rid of the side effects. So i did not worry. But after few months i felt something missing, because my penis and brain had No Connection. I felt lack of feelings emotions and desires felt empty inside. I started having brain fog etc became lazy tired and muscle fatigue. I could sleep 17 hours and still feel dreezy. I was tired sleepy everyday. 0 energy. I recovered but my energy, muscle mass is not tje same. I feel tired often wakinh up. And my consentratiom motivation is very effected. Also i am aging. My face look much older and my skin is dirty. I had oily light clean skin before. I look much older.

Penile shrinkage, sperm reduction, water sperm, small volumet ejaculation.

Now im able to have erection but only with watching some porn or dopamine trigger.

I think finasterid effects attacks brain chemicals, and have neuro damages. It effect the brain ability to sexual fantasy. It effect neuro steroider and Androgen receptors. But my erections are not the same anymore.

I dont know researchers Will find cure for penis damages. Penile, vascular damage , penis muscle cell damages, loss of arausal, sensation, and size.


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