might be interesting for those who seem to believe insufficient 5ar expression in specific tissues is to blame for PFS symptoms
That says nicotine increases. DHT, right?
nicotin is good for us ?
not sure about PAS but for PFS raising DHT has caused some to crash
Are there people on the forum who smoke? I have received reports from someone with PFS that nicotine improves his sexual symptoms. The presumed mechanism is by increasing DHT concentrations as per paper above.
I smoked for years after I got PFS, two packs a day, quitted years ago. It didn’t make any difference. If raising DHT was a solution, people would get better by using proviron and other synthetic DHT, but they don’t. I think smoking would only make you worse because it’s very bad for blood flow and general health.
I’ve been smoking since before PFS, quit for a short while during my crash period but then picked it back up. I don’t know if it makes symptoms better because I haven’t gone for a long period of time without smoking at all, but am currently trying to cut down gradually and depending on how that goes, quit at some point. Inshallah this doesn’t have a negative impact on my symptoms and if it does have an effect, it’s positive. I’ll let you know if I observe any changes.