COPY AND PASTE THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR OWN POST, then answer the questions.
Where are you from (country)? I’m from Brazil.
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?)
I’ve been searching for a cure to EA since the dawn of humanity.
What is your current age, height, weight? 36yo, 1.75m, 67kg
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise? Yes, work out since 2000.
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)? I eat everything, but little fast/junk food.
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)? Hair loss, biggest mistake of my life.
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)? 3 years, if not mistaken.
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride? I think around 2000, I was about 24yo.
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 27yo, around 2003 I think.
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? cold turkey.
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic? Propecia.
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg/day
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects? I was so distracted and so
stupid that I didn’t notice any side effects apart from the sexual decaying.
What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x ] Watery Ejaculate
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
[x ] Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
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)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
I’ve bee experimenting with everything possible trying to restore my ability to experience orgasms.
For me I have periods where I can have great orgasms, but they last very little. It’s on and off all the time, mostly off.
I’m also very sensitive to most gym supplements and products that block DHT, such as saw Palmetto, Minoxidil,
anything for hair loss seem to have an impact. I also believe that some gym stuff, like Monster Stack will make me incapable to even ejaculate, let alone have orgasm.
If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
I have done blood tests, most fall into the normal range, but below the lower thresholds.
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?
I deeply regret having taken it, the hair gain is not the best, but the health loss is forever.
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Well, that’s been summarized above.