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?
31 Age, 180cm height, 62kg weight
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
Not too much right now, too weak
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
Healthy, removed sugar recently
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
1 year 4 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
I was 30, 1/June/2016
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
I am 31, 6/Sept/2017
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
Tried tapering after 7 days off, with 0.25MG EOD, sideeffects got worse, so now I will never take again
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
Some light ones during this year, but full-blown blow-out while travelling, last few weeks.
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
[X ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[X ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[X ] Confusion
[X ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[X ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[X ] Slurring of Speech
[ X] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[X ] 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)
[X ] Muscle Wastage
[X ] Muscle Weakness
[X ] Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[X ] Prostate pain
[X ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[X ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[X ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
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?
Started 5HTP, Multivitamin (Solgar VM2000), fish oil, and probiotics, plus some wheatgrass I juice.
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)?
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.
After 1 y 4m of taking 0.5MG EOD propecia, while travelling the world, I began to experience horrible side-effects.
Firstly, my immune system seemed very weak - I caught 3 infections in 3 weeks, when I took antibiotics prescribed in Thailand, I got terrible panic attacks, and weird sensations.
Lastly after the 3rd infection (ear), and fever, I started to suspect Propecia. I cut it off last week but then tried one more dose to taper yesterday at 0.25MG, which worsened symptoms, so I will quit forever now.
My symptoms are, in order of disturbance are: Terrible mental and physical fatigue, Fever’ish feeling in the body many times per day, very difficult to eat - constantly feel hungry but unable to eat much, lost significant weight (also caught dysentry while in India, that didn’t help), blurred vision, feeling weird when out and about, more anger and depression due to symptoms, unable to spend fun quality time with people due to all this.
I know I am at the very beginning of recovery and it could pass relatively quickly without PFS, but what are the odds?
What would you recommend to someone in the beginning of recovery?
I am going to see the doctor who prescribed me this shit in 2 days, and will do a full series of tests. Any recommendations?
Thank you all!