My story , ED + twitching and Joint pain/muscle (3m later)

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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…)?

Finasteride

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?

1mg/day

What condition was being treated with the drug?

Alopecia androgenica

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)?

Cold Turkey

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

Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.

Sexual

[• ] 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

Mental

Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat

Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating

Confusion

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

Suicidal Thoughts

Physical

Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)

Penis curvature / rotation on axis

Testicular Pain

Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness

Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease

Weight Gain

Gynecomastia (male breasts)

Muscle Wastage

• Muscle Weakness

  • Joint Pain

Doy / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc

Prostate pain

Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion

Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems

Constipation / “Poo Pellets”

Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness

Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)

Hearing loss

Increased hair loss

Frequent urination

[• ] 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

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Still have muscle twitches after 3 year, muscle wasting and joint pain are relatively new side for me.
Experiencing muscle and joint pain from last 1 year.

Worse symptoms are sexual.

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@sunny11 thanks for responds