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)? 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?) meber referal
What is your current age, height, weight?
33, 5’6, 145lbs
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?paxil
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
I forgot but I took it daily for less than 3 months
What condition was being treated with the drug? I asked the psychiatrist to give me something to cure premature ejaculation
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
Less than 3 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?I was about 27
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 27
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Cold turkey once I saw my penis wasn’t working correctly
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? About a few days into using the drug I noticed orgasms and erections were harder to reach
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Still having a hard time reading and maintaining erections
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
[x ] 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
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
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
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
[ x] Other (please explain)
Delay in response time for arousal
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
I have tried herbs and diets and fasting for 21 days no food only water
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.
I used to get erections from anything and they were strong very strong now I rarely get them unless I am highly stimulated and they are soft and will not last if stimulation is not constant. I also have to be just about having sex before I find myself overcome with desire before I could have those feelings by just a hug or even by sight alone.