Where are you from (country)?
Argentina (Bs. As)
How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page?
Foro alopecia ( español ) in coments.
What is your current age, height, weight?
29 years , 83 kg , 178 cm
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.)?
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
Almost 4 years
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
25 years (Feb 2015)
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
28 years (nov 2018)
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
October 2018 loss of libido.
November 2018 persistent erectile dysfunction until today.
February / March 2019 muscle fasculations and muscle and joint pain
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, muscle pain, fasciculations
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[• ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[•] Erectile Dysfunction
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)
• Muscle Weakness
- Joint Pain
Doy / 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) fasiculaciones y dolor muscular y articular
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
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
Since November 2018 I can not have a single normal erection, after the second month it got worse … after the third month of leaving the finasteride started with fasiculations all over the body and joint / muscle pains until today. Blood tests delivered normal testosterone values within a month of the beginning of the problem. The doctors gave me viagra but it does not improve the situation. Now I’m worried about the tremors and the pain, has someone gone through similar? Thank you