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)? Colombia
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? 25
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
1 box of Finasteride/2 boxes of Dutasteride
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1 mg fin/ 0.5 mg Avodart
What condition was being treated with the drug? Hairloss
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? Took the pills intermitently for about 5 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 24
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 25
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
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.
[ X] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ X] Erectile Dysfunction
[ +/-] Loss of Morning Erections
[ X] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ X] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[X ] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ X] 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
[ X] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ X] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ X] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[X ] Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ X] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ X] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
[X ] 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?
My hairline started receding and I felt devastated. I started with Minoxidil and then jumped to Finasteride (generic). I took pills worth a month of “treatment” and then switched to Avodart (Dutasteride). Fin reduced my erection and libido, but Avodart really killed it. On the second Avodart box I took a break and everything went wrong when I took the last 10 pills over 20 days.
I had a crash after 1 month of my last pill (24 April 2019) and have been suffering from hanging testicles, ED, insomnia, joint pain, dark urine, stomach pains and gas (going to check liver), changes in flaccid penis. Can get some erections with difficulty and morning wood started to come around a bit. I’m scared but try to remain strong. Any advice is appreciated. (Sorry for my english)