My Story Saw Palmetto 2 years ago, accutane 4 years ago

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Where are you from (country)? Albania

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?) Randomly google

What is your current age, height, weight? 177cm 86-87 kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? 4 years ago Accutane, 2 years ago Saw Palmetto

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? Accutane i took for 4-5 months not crazy dose, 60 mg first 14 days, then 40 mg every day for 14 days, then 20 mg a day for 2 months fully, then 1 month and half i took 20 mg every 3 days then a week didnt complete the curse had lots of pills in trash, took a herbal blend 200 mg of saw palmetto a day with 100 mg of nettle and some other things for 2 months fucked me up, until last 3-4 months things have become better

What condition was being treated with the drug?

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

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? Accutane 19, saw palmetto 21

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? Accutane 19, saw palmetto 21

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? saw palmetto after first week noticed sides

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? last 3-4 months much better erections, and libido is not bad much better than before 2 years, only thing is lack of drive,motivaiton,confusion feeling depressed and numb no anxiety just numb like a strange feeling, sometimes no libido depends

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

Mental
[x ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Confusion
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[x ] 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
[x ] Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
[x ] Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
[ x] 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
[x ] 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)? got checked my total t was low 285 ngdl in my country the range was 160-770 so it was normal but its pretty shit, also fsh was 1.75 range here was 0.9-11.5 thats it

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.

Accutane i took for 4-5 months not crazy dose, 60 mg first 14 days, then 40 mg every day for 14 days, then 20 mg a day for 2 months fully, then 1 month and half i took 20 mg every 3 days then a week until i was fully cleared of acne much earlier than expected had lots of pill throwed in trash cause no needed, Had PAS for some time but eventually not much different than before worse but not crazy worse got recovered quite well then i took saw palmetto wich fucked me up worse than accutane or maybe it added another blow, took a herbal blend 200 mg of saw palmetto a day with 100 mg of nettle and some other things for 2 months fucked me up, until last 3-4 months things have become better

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Welcome to the forum buddy,

I’m sorry to hear that saw palmetto made you even worse. However, remember that it gets better with time and don’t blindly follow all advice on this forum. Do your own research and see what works for you step by step.

Cheers,

Daytona

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@Daytona Could you please send me a dm? I’d like to ask you some quesitons, but apparenlty I can’t start a private conversation unless I use a VPN.

Thank you.