Pssd for 5 months

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?)
Pssd forum
What is your current age, height, weight?
20, 1.65, 55
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.)?
10 mg every day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
Anxiety attacks
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
3 years
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?
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Fast tapper
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
When tapperd
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

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
[ ] Complete Impotence
[X ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[X ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[X ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ x] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ x] Confusion
[X ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ x] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[X ] Slurring of Speech
[ x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[X ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ x] Suicidal Thoughts

[X ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[X ] Testicular Pain
[ x] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ x] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ x] Muscle Weakness
[X ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

[ ] Prostate pain
[ x] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ x] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[ ] Hearing loss
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ x] Lowered body temperature

[ ] Other (please explain)
Dp/Dr, brain fog, skin numbness

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Tried SJW- worsened

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.
Dont have much to say, except I’m utterly fucked, anhedonia and emotional numbness are life draining.
Also, memory is shit, so I don’t remember anything that happend 5 minutes ago and north.
Can’t take it anymore. I live in aquarium really, every single day. Cant feel absolutely nothing, mentally, and phisically.


Hello Dvir,

welcome to our forum! I am sorry that you have to go through this. Please note that some people get better with time. I had derealisation and anhedonia for several months, fortunately this has become much better with time. So, hope is not completely lost.

On this forum we have a dedicated team that is working to create more awareness of our condition and to initiate more research into the underlying cause and, hopefully, one day potential treatment options. For this we need everyone’s help here. Please consider participating in our community projects, which are presented here: Important Announcement: Two Community-Led Research Projects - Please Participate

The Survey takes around one hour of your time and can be saved on every step if you want to go through it in multiple sittings. The results will be very helpful to present systematic data with regard to the numerous symptoms that people in our community suffer from. Please also see here for more help: Have you signed up to take the post drug syndrome survey? This topic is for you

The 23andme project will cost about a 100 bucks, depending on location, and will provide genome data that may help us to find genetic similarities between patients that may predispose us for this condition. Needless to say, this would be very helpful.

Please also consider to report your adverse effects to the authorities to make them aware of the risks these drugs pose to the public. Country links can be found here:

Welcome, thank you and good luck!


“I live in aquarium really” - great description, I can relate very much. Although it’s hard to say anything now, definitely 5 months is not much, there is a space for improvements for sure. Don’t forget about filling the survey and don’t hesitate to message me about anything :wink: Hang in there bro!

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It’s really is to much for me. Its absolutely hell every single day, I can’t leave my bed. I can’t feel hunger even. Also no signs of cure… don’t know what to do…