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?)
What is your current age, height, weight?
26, 5’7, 185
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 2 years
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? 26, March
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 1.5 years
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? no libido, ED, Depression
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
[ xErectile Dysfunction
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
xLoss 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 ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
x of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
x Severe Depression / Melancholy
x Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[x ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ x] 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
[x ] 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? tribulus, fish oil, l-arginine
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 all, i took finasteride for two years. I did bot have symptoms for the first year and a half until i noticed some ED and numbness. It took me 5 months to make the connection and then i quit. I quit back in march and was hit with even more worse sides. I am so depressed as i do not know what to do. Any help would be appreciated