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)?
I am from Argentina
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?
age: 23 years
height: 1.65 meters
Weight: 90 kls
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?
hair loss. alopecia
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
I have taken the medication only once, a single dose of 1gm a day. it’s the only time I took finasteride
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
I was 23 years old. I started on January 19, 2019
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
I was 23 years old. I resigned on January 20, 2019
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Because I forgot to take the doses and I simply stopped taking it.
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
I started to notice side effects in the beginning the next day, then stopped those effects. and they started again after 2 weeks of stopping.
What side effects did you experience that have not been resolved since the suspension?
For now, I only have testicular pain. duct pain of the testicles. and I have the testicles “ascended”, the testicles very high or very close to the penis. and it bothers me and it hurts a lot.
I also have abnormal eyeballs, sometimes very thick or dry, and sometimes very liquid.
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.
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
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
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?
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)?
Waiting for results.
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.
Hi guys, this is my recent and little story.
I’m from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
since I was a teenager I started to suffer hair loss until now. and then informing me on the internet of different treatments, I decided to buy finasteride, here in Argentina it is called FOLCRES. I took a single dose, on January 19, 2019, and the same day I applied minoxidil% 5 topical and shampoo with ketoconazole% 2. it was only that one day that I consumed and applied those products.
everything started this February, at the beginning of the month. I started to notice a sudden fall of the libido, and that scared me a lot, I think on February 5th. I was kissing my girlfriend when suddenly I could not have an erection. From that moment on I did not have morning or night erections, and it was very difficult for me to reach an erection and be able to maintain it. I had almost no sensitivity to the penis. In these last days, around February 15, I was improving. I began to have more erections, but naturally, the morning erections returned, but the nocturnal erections did not return. What is bothering me a lot is that I think the testicles got higher up where they should be, or they stuck me more to the penis, and I feel a lot of pain in them. Do you think that this effect is part of the finasteride? Is it very strange in me, or is it just my head? I do not want to be exaggerated because it really bothers and a lot, and the testicles hurt, especially the right one. I wanted to know if someone else had something similar, and if anyone has had any solution to this problem. Do you think that it will happen to me over time? Do you think you might have a serious hormonal problem? thank you very much to all