New member unfortunately

Where are you from (country)?

USA

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?)

Reddit

What is your current age, height, weight?

25 5’4 130lb

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 per day

What condition was being treated with the drug?

Hair loss

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

3 months

Date when you started the drug?

Feb 2022

Date when you quit the drug?

April 2022

Age when you quit?

25

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

Cold turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?

First day

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

Low libido, watery semen

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
[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[X ] 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?

Testosterone boosters for 2 weeeks, restored libido a little.
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)?

I have not had tests prior, but recently after taking testosterone boosters pills for 2 weeks my levels were at 500ng/dL. The boosters helped libido a little, but I want to retest to see how much they actually affected my levels.

I started taking Finasteride due to my hair loss.
After the first pill, I noticed no libido and watery semen. There was a little Testicular pain at first too but that went away in around 2 weeks.
I kept on taking the pill for 3 months thinking the side effects would go away or that worse case I’d just stop taking them and everything would be back to normal.
Well I stopped taking them and 7 months later my libido is still pathetic and semen is watery.

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I’m sorry you find yourself here. It is quite frustrating seeing new patients developing PFS in the time since I’ve had it. There are several ways you can help bring about a resolution to our condition, outlined here.

Not to be dismissive, but encouraging rather: you seem to have avoided the whole gamut of symptoms. I would consider that a victory. Feel free to PM me if you’d ever like to chat.

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