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?)
A: I read about it on another forum.
What is your current age, height, weight?
A: 30 years old, 1.85, 75 kg
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
A: I do light exercises everyday. I used to cycle (race) a lot. But i am putting that on a hold for a while because its too intense and not good for recovery.
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
A: I eat very healthy. If i eat meat than its only chicken. I eat fish more.
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
A: Hair loss.
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
A: 4 1/2 years
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
A: 26 years old
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
A: 30 years old, i quit on 8 september.
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
A: I am tappering off for about a half a year. And since 8/9/2013 haven’t had any finasteride.
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
A: Proscar from MSD.
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
A: I used to take 1,25 mg but the last half year 0,75.
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
A: From the beginning. I experienced some loss in libido and the sperm became watery. Also i used to be more fatigued and couldnt resist alcohol that good anymore.
What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
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
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain): oily face
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
A: I did almost everything that seems to help: drink more water, go to bed early, eat healthier (more bananas), take magnesium pills and zinc pills, cold showers, no masturbation, no alcohol, avoid stress, light exercise.
If you have pre or post-Finasteride bloodtests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (pls post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?
A: no blood test.
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.