Your members are my last hope, as i sit here now at my computer iam going to tell you about what i believe to be the only case of its type ever to have happened to anyone.
I had been taking finasteride for about 18 months Prior to christmas 2007,everything seemed fine, my hair was getting thicker slowly and i was in peak health, probably the fitest ive ever been and looking quite youthful for a 40 year old man.
As most people do around christmas i was eating many sugery products, but not in any great excess - just a litte more than the rest of the year. I also started to take the odd zopiclone tablet as i notice i wasnt sleeping as well as i had in the past. Then BANG literally overnight i woke up with a raging thirst a swollen tongue and a stinging deteriation of my eye sight. Over the next few days other symptoms started to show - the lines below my eyes and around my face changed overnight and literally made me look 30 years older which has had the most debilitating effect on my life. i cant go out and meet people or friends because firstly it would shock them and secondly frighten them. How could Shaun look like that after being so youthful? Its extraordinary but it really is overnight aging. My body can no longer tolerate cold or heat, i freeze in cold weather to the point were i really cant stand it and at the same time in hot conditions in houses or a hot bathroom i cant stand heat, in effect i cant control my body thermostat and my extremities (feet and hands ) go numb in bed. A neuropathic sensation engufed my body from my head to my toes like prickling or pins and needles, tinitus soon followed which is torture and my gums are receeding and the nerves in my teeth seem dead as well as that the teeth are discolouring from the perfect white they used to be. My joints ache particularly the hips and fingers, healing cuts or grazes is slow.
I dont know what happened and no doctor has got to the bottom of it either, they say im not diabetic following many blood tests but after 3 months of intense research and i mean hours and hours of reading i feel that an unprecedented overnight aging process has hit me to do with some reaction between the finasteride, sugar in take and maybe the zopiclone. My symptoms scream out diabetes but the experts say no. So my research tells me that the finasteride has had some affect on my adrenal cortex and speeded up the aging process by years. Maybe its blocked or slowed down the adrenal cortex hormone production of cortisol which would affect my blood sugars, or maybe the dht is needed by man and shouldnt be blocked.
I just dont know but what has happened to me is overnight aging without doubt however it happened. Maybe my eyes are deteriating like a geriatrics do over time, such as macular degeneration, but in my case it is happening in effect in a short space of time due to the overnight aging process. The tinitus is probably my hearing aging just as someones might who is thirty or forty years older than me - again overnight aging symptoms. The real sign of this overnight aging process however is back to the lines under my eyes which came from nowhere - it really has happened. Im lost my wife and three children are broken with it all they dont have people rpound for fear of embarrassment, the children must be totally confused at such impressable ages of 15, 12 and 6. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !