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)?
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?
28, 5’10, 180
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
What condition was being treated with the drug? Hair loss
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? Total 1 month on/off
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 26
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 28
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? Few days
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Brain fog, anedhonia, sexual disfunction
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
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[ x] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ x] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ x] Confusion
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[x ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[x ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[x ] 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
[ x] 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?
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.
Hello, i am a 28 year old make from the USA and am freaking out. I got a prescription for propecia 1mg in may of 2018 for hair loss. After taking it for a few days noticed a little sexual dysfunction so i stopped. Fast forward to march of 2019 my hair was bad so i started taking it again. Took it for 5 days and noticed severe depression so i stopped. Then again in may i thought maybe if cut the dose in half the sides wont be as bad but i took one half pill in may and stopped due to depressio again. Fast forward to this past july i talked to my derm and she said it might take some time getting used to so i took a half a pill for 5 days again then stopped as the depression was terrible. That was 3 weeks again. I was fine for a week then two weeks ago i crashed. I got severe hot flashes, insomnia, brain fog, anedhonia, emotional bluntness, and ED. I am freaking out because the ED is getting worse and i need help. I have changed my diet to paleo to see if that helps. Please any advice would be great. Thank you