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)? Turkey
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?) I heard about this forum from a youtube channel. In this channel guy said propecia help is a fake forum and post finasteride syndrome is fake now I am experiencing pfs and I know this forum isn’t fake.
What is your current age, height, weight?
20 5’9 224 Ibs
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.)?
What condition was being treated with the drug? hair loss
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? less than one month. But I don’t remember well. I only sure it was less than one month.
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
19 I don’t remember date
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
I didn’t realized any sife effects when I use. after 8 month-1 year I realized side effects
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Erectile Dysfunction
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
[x ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
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
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
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
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? none
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 didn’t take any test
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.
When I 19 years old I shaved my head and peoples feedback was awful. Peoples behavior towards me dramatically changed after I shaved my head. I became very depressed .Basically my father was bald and I know I am gonna become bald as well and I heard finasteride can stop hair loss so I started. After almost one month I read about side effects and I scared so much and I stopped. But I didn’t realize any side effects in this one month. Months after now sometimes I have difficulties with erections. Somedays I can’t get erect. For example yestertay I masturbated(with %90 erection) and ejeculated 3 times but today I can’t get hard and ejeculate. I am considering suicide. I am also a virgin I will never know what its like to have sex without side effects of this drug. I hope this drug get banned. It ruined my life. I am considering suicide.