My story

  1. Where are you from (country)? ENGLAND

  2. 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

  3. What is your current age, height, weight? 178cm - 185 pounds

  4. Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise? 5- 6 times per weeks of gym with mix of cardio and resistance

  5. What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)? meat - quite healthy

  6. Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)? hair loss

  7. For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)? twice about 6 months each time

  8. How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride? Started the drug in circa 2008, very soon noticed side effects but stayed on them for 6 months hoping that they would clear but they didn’t. the most noticeable side effect was significantly lower lobido. Stopped taking the druf and within a week or two my side effects disappeared so about 6 months later I tried the drug again with the same side effects. there was no hair-growth so I stopped taking the drug but my lobido did not return and hasn’t still. It has now been 6 years since my last use and I am worried that my lobido will not return

  9. How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 39

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

  11. What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic? PROPCIA

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

  13. How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects? 1 WEEK

  14. What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? LOSS OF LOBIDO

Put an X beside all that apply:

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

[x ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[x ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[ x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[x ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
Suicidal Thoughts

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

Prostate pain
[x ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

  1. What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? TRT which has not worked

  2. 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)? N/A

  3. Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride? Experinced bouts of depression since using Propecia - on and off anti-depressants

  4. Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.