My story finasteride, need help

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 (country)? Spain

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 search

What is your current age, height, weight? 19

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.)? 1 mg day

What condition was being treated with the drug?
Less depresion les anhedonia les insomnii

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

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 19

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 19

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? Six weeks

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

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
[ X] 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
[X ] 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
[X ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[ X] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[X ] 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
Dry / 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)

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.

Without brain fog, I believe your other problems will disappear within two years.

You see improvements in anhedonia in other people?

I remember MoonMan is OK.

Hi @Jodido , welcome to the forum! How long have you been off the drug?

Can you tell us more about what is happening? It looks like you left a couple of questions blank.

I take it for 2 months, i only have anhedonia now i don’t make treatment

Stop finas 6 months ago, i read that mental sides like anhedonia usually goles away in months or few years, is true?

As it’s still early days since the onset of your symptoms, there’s plenty of room for improvement wrt your current state. Many patients see improvements within the first year-18 months.

The key is not to mess around with self experimentation using copious amounts of vitamin supplements, pharmaceutical drugs and pseudo science protocols involving extreme diets and fasting regimens. Just a good diet, sleep and exercise if you can will give you the best opportunity of improvement.

In the meantime, please get involved with our community projects, the first port of call being our survey.

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