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?
25, 180cm, 80kg
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.)?
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
January 2010, 16 years old
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
Juli 2010, 16 still
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
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
[x] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[x] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[x] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[x] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts
[x] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x] Testicular Pain
[x] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[x] Weight Gain
[x] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[x] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ ] Prostate pain
[x] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[x] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[x] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
[ ] Hearing loss
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature
[x] Other (please explain)
Feeling sick like if I got a cold in cycles of 2 month of and on.
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Finasteride, antibiotics, supps like aminos, vitmains and stuff like that
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)?
Low test, fsh and lh. High tsh
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.
My english is not very good so if anyone want to ask me something just send me message.
When I was young I had bad acne so I decided to take accutane. I didn’t know anything about side effects. My doctor tould me only about dry skin and lips.
After a couple of time my dick wasn’t getting hard or just go down when having sex so I googled and found all this shit could be caused by accutane. I didn’t stop the usage because I thought it would go away when I stop it and I really wanted to get rid of my acne( my bad).
So here I am 9 years later and at the best time of my life(should be).
I have no job no sexual interest and feeling like 90 years old. Interesting thing is that I still have a good pump at the gym when I am able to work out. People ask me if I take steroids sometimes haha
I did a lot of research but I am still not wiser than anyone out there. During the years I had ups and downs sometimes I can arrange myself with the condition and live with it and sometimes I just feel hpeless and want to die.
I had 2 real recoverys since my crash. The first I had when I took antibiotics for a tonsilitis couple of years ago. Felt 90% like before accutane for 2 or 3 weeks with a very high sex drive and had the feeling that I really had to bust a load or I’m gonna exploud. My genitals got close there normal size at that time too. When I stopped the usage I crashed and felt even worse than before.
The secound recovery I had was when I read the book of kevin pezzi who is a doctor with accutane symptoms and claims like he cycles with fin to get his sex drive back.
I tried and over recovered like get a second puberty. My dick grew back and sex felt so amazing I can’t even describe. More intensive than ever before(maybe because the long “abstinance”). I was the horny motherfucker again and even my acne came back. But you know what?! I loved to see the acne really I was proud of it. Everything was great I was 100% me again. For about 4 month I was back in life and thought I was over the mountain. But it didn’t last, things slowly got worse again and now here I am. Maybe my mystake was doing a lot cocaine when I was recovered because at the same it started getting worse.
Atleast it give me hope that it is even possible to recover for us and we are not in this state for ever. Next things I like to try is Trt. I will keep you updated!