Notna's story


#1
  1. Where are you from (country)?
    Germany
  2. 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: “facial fat loss finasterid”
  3. What is your current age, height, weight?
    23, 186, 83kg
  4. Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
    yes, cardio + weight training
  5. What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
    organic healthy
  6. Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
    hair loss
  7. For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
    3,5 month
  8. How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
    22, 20.11.14
  9. How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
    23, 10.03.14
  10. How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
    cold turkey
  11. What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
    proscar
  12. What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
    1,25 mg/day
  13. How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
    2 month
  14. What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
    facial fat loss
    Put an X beside all that apply:

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 to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] 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
[x] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
[ ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[x] Other (please explain): facial fat loss around eyes and cheeks (lypoathropy)

  1. What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?

  2. If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?

  3. Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?

  4. Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.


#2

symptom list update:

  • dry hair, hair lost some color (more greyish)
  • light eyebrows
  • lipoatrophy in whole face and scalp (espceially, forehead, cheeks, eyes)
  • penile shrinkage (lost gridth)
  • low energy
  • low libido
  • very low sperm count (1/10 of pre fin)
  • orgasm anhedonia
  • more feminin facial features (thicker red lips, narrow nose tip, feminin eye shape)

#3

How much sleep are you getting? Mine is terrible. Once I got on sleep meds my energy got a little better. You may need to try a few different ones to find something that works.


#4

my sleep was terrible on propecia for several month and also after discontinuation of the drug the sleeping problems continued for about 1 month. Now my sleep is better, however not perfect. I wake up 1-2 times still at night. (before it was like 6-10 times!).

But im not sure if the sleeping problems are propecia related, since I already had sleeping problems before taking propecia. However my sleep became even worse ON propecia.


#5

hello … I might want to try to do the water fast since some members have reportet improvements, but im not sure … are there any risks related to water fast?


#6

both my brother and me have applied for the studies via email…


#7

Nice. Baylor or BWH?


#8

both for now.


#9
  1. Where are you from (country)?
    Germany
  2. 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: “facial fat loss finasterid”
  3. What is your current age, height, weight?
    23, 186, 83kg
  4. Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
    yes, cardio + weight training
  5. What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
    organic healthy
  6. Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
    hair loss
  7. For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
    3,5 month
  8. How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
    22, 20.11.13
  9. How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
    23, 10.03.14
  10. How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
    cold turkey
  11. What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
    proscar
  12. What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
    1,25 mg/day
  13. How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
    2 month
  14. What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

Put an X beside all that apply:

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

Mental
[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] 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
[x] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[very mild, x] 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
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[x] Other (please explain):

  • facial fat loss, thin facial skin
  • facial bone loss of jaw, cheekbones and chin. more rounded jaw, less square chin, smaller chin, less prominent cheekbones
  • akne
  • pale skin
  • dry and brittle hair
  • stopped hairloss
  • changes in the shape of the lips
  • facial aching

#10

hello to all,
I’ve asked my doctor about the blood test values again, and he sent them to me. I took this bloodtest on the 12.05.14 at 15:44, 8 weeks after discontinuation of finasteride. At that time I was suffering facial fat loss and low semen volume… The problems only began at that time.

So can anyone tell if there was a problem with the values?

LH
5,4 (1,7 - 8,6)

FSH
1,6 (1,5 - 12,4)

17beta-Estradiol
33,1 (7,6 - 42,6)

Prolaktin
9,1 (4,1 - 15,2)

Testosteron
24,1 (8,64 - 29,0)

17-OH-Progesteron
1,81 (0,05 - 1,6)

Cortisol (S)
10,6 ug/dl (no range shown)


#11


my face is completly ruined. fucking hell

theres not even hope for recovery in that department… i dont care about my low sperm count and smaller penis… my face is fucked. no hope for me


#12

Top is after
bottom before


#13

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#14

hey guys, ist there any hope that i can regrow any of the lost bone?


#15

Mate i honestly don’t think anyone can give a proper answer to this. My face looks bad as well.
Chi says he recovered from everything so maybe it’s possible.
I have a load of questions id love answers to but I just don’t think anyone on here can say for sure.
It’s messed up.messed messed up but until a treatment comes around I doubt we’ll know for sure.
How the fuck is something like this able to happen.this piss i pawned off as nothing.
I remember listening to a “doctor” on a podcast on one of the hairloss forums describe this piss as less dangerous than aspirin.
I was so fucking naive.
You make mistakes in life but this ones consequences are ridiculous.


#16

Notna my face fucked up as well but youre exaggerating it. If you dont have mental sides live your life until a cure. Whats this obsession? Youre wasting your youth here.


#17

I would not worry if I were you, you still look handsome. Some people actually get their face ruined in traffic accidents, and they still continue their life.


#18

I am starting a strong regimen nowadays, including going to bed at 10-00pm and getting up at 7-00am, gym 3 times a week, strickly healthy food and spending more time in sunlight. I will cintinue this for 12 month minimum.
Current symptoms:

  • lower libido - no libido
  • sperm regeneration slow
  • penile shrinkage
  • facial wastage
  • slow beard growth
  • pale skin and hair color
  • sleeping problems

i will report if i make progress.


#19

notna i am in same boat as you my face has fucked up a lot i also have smaller chin and jaw its become too feminine.Check out my theory-according to my research transgender people take finasteride for HRT to become feminine so i think thats why our faces become like this because its a feminizing drug and another thing is that have you seen the faces of female bodybuilders ? Their faces are very masculine they have bigger jaw and chin because of steroids and bodybuilding supplements so according to me bodybuilding is our only hope.I am thinking of starting serious bodybuilding like doing steroids and shit for atleast a year and one more thing my two friends had baby faces but after a year on bodybuilding and steroids their faces has become super masculine.
So my point is only super serious bodybuilding can save us now i dont care about any other side effects now i just want my face back.


#20

im dedicating my life to recovery at this point. i have just finished my university degree and will do everything now for a recovery. i just finished a 4 day water fast with no improvements however. my symptoms however arent getting much worse at this point at least. i have improved my hair texture and color (less brittle much more smooth hair now and more colorful). everything else ist shit. libido is very low. no morning erections, no spontanous. penile shrinkage, jaw shrinkage… etc …
i think if i work on it for 1 year ill get better.

i dont want to be on this forum for much of my life