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)? england
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
What is your current age, height, weight?
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 everyday
What condition was being treated with the drug? hair loss
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 1 month
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 23
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 23 ,after 1 month
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? straight away
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? small decrease in ed and low libido
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.
[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Erectile Dysfunction
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ x] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
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
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
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
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? none yet
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.
hi all im writing this post to see if anyone can help or relate to my story. so im march of this year i decided to take finasteride and noticed side effects after 1 month so left the drug cold turkey. im now in a situation where to me seems kinda strange , basically if i dont think about the condition then i can get on with life pretty normally day to day. the side effects i have is slight decrease in my sex drive and slight decrease in ed. if i think of having sex and getting hard i can achieve an erection but not always at 100% but if i was to watch porn i can achieve 100% erections. i have noticed in recent times that i have felt like watching porn up too 4 times a day also. if theres anyone who could help or offer advice that would be great or anyone out there that can relate. i do apologise for how this is written as it might not be very clear ,happy to answer any questions . many thanks guys and good luck in your own battles.