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#1

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)?
France

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?)
Propecia/Finasteride erectile dysfunction

What is your current age, height, weight?
30, 1m80, 74

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/day

What condition was being treated with the drug?
HPB

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

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
29 years, april 2018

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
29 years, june 2018

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
2 weeks after stop

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.

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

Mental
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Confusion
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
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
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
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
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?
Citruline

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.
Nothing specific to add. I would lile to make the survey. In addition, I am Biomedical Engineer with biomolecular and biochemistry background if you need any help.

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#2

Dear slavoushka

A warm welcome to our forum. I am sorry this has happened to you. But you may have noticed that we are doing our best to initiate and support research into this condition. Your help is very much appreciated. You should receive an invite to our survey soon. Alternatively, there is a bar Icon on the upper right of the forum page that you can use to access the survey. If for some reason you don’t get an invite/Access within 24 hours, please let us know!

See also here:

Your skill set may indeed be helpful. Paging @awor

Thank you and good luck!

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#3

Hey!

Sorry you’re here in this mess with us. I hope you feel better and gain stable symptoms and functionality.

Could you please report your symptoms to the FDA if you haven’t already? They need to know we exist and are suffering. The link is right below:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm

Thank you.

#4

Hi, done ! :wink:

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#5

Awesome, thank you! :grin: