I been lurking on this forum for a bit now. I thought about posting my story after crashing but I was in such a dark place that I just didn’t get around to do it. Long story short, I was having hairloss at 19 so I decided to take saw palmetto to treat it knowing that Propecia has its risks. Problem is I got cough up with life and I didn’t stop until 2 years after. By then it was late and changes had been made. I didn’t have a crash until a year and some months after. I had an insane panic attack as the crash happened during my midterm exams in mechanical engineering. It was really scary lol; I thought it was the end of my life. Soon after I had a lot of the sides people talk about in this forum. I went online and realized that the SP caused it. I stared reading stories about people dealing with these problems years after and even people who unfortunately took their life.
Reading all of this and feeling the way I was feeling, I thought this would be my story. That I would live with this for the rest of my life. That all my dreams and hopes would be buried by this mistake. I dealt with really bad sleep for months, twitching muscles, blurry vision, loss of balance, brain fug, slurred speech, insane fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other things. I was lost guys. As I believer in Christ I tried turning to him in my doubts and suffering. I couldn’t find answers or much improvement. I turned to doctors and they just prescribed anti depressants and said a herb couldn’t have done this to me. But through all of this, I had my parents and friends. They kept me strong man. They prayed for me. My parents helped me postpone school and have been taking care of me in what they can.
I don’t want to be this to be to long so I am just going to say that in all of this I have been able to improve to the point where I can do things that I love and be with the people that I care about. I can also tell you I will be fully recovered. I believe it. I have realized that even in my doubts my body is healing. I can sleep 6 out 7 days 8 hours. 10pm - 6am. I can exercise again. I can workout. I can sweat again (slowly more and more). My body odour is coming back. My body hair as well. All these things, that I doubted would ever be restored are coming back even though I doubted.
I believe Jesus has been doing it slowly though our body’s mechanisms. I believe we can all heal. It’s just God’s timing. I wanted to post this here as hope. Hope that I needed when I thought I was lost.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
If anyone wants to reach out to talk and even make a prayer group, I would love to!
In terms of things I have done and tried to get better, just been focusing on sleep, exercise, and diet. I eat a biblical-low carb diet. I also have focused on increasing testosterone. You can find countless information on the internet to help with theses!
Thank you, for reading and I pray that Jesus would walk with all of us as we strive forward in the midst of despair and difficulty, knowing we will be restored and made new in his ways one day. We must fight the good fight!
Also, the people in this forum are warriors beyond warriors. You guys have my most profound respect
May God bless you all!