I am active for a while now but did no member story until now.
First Post: Is it Post Finasteride?
Where are you from (country)? Europe
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?) - google, searching for forums and experiences.
What is your current age, height, weight? 29
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Finasteride. Sertraline (a few times during studies) and tretinac (isotretinoin) for acne (1-2 years)
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1 -1.25 mg
What condition was being treated with the drug?
alopecia, acne and anxiety
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 18-19
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 26, december 2017
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 2 years but never thought about fin
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? ED
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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive (low but still looking at girls at least)
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections (really rare)
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency vo
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)
Muscle Weakness (twitching)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Prostate pain (diagnosed with prostatitis)
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
dry skin (the most on forehead, on arms just a little)
sleep (can’t sleep 7-8 hours through)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? L-Arginine and ashwagandha but stopped in fear of worsening sides (read some negative posts about these herbs)
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience? influence of alcohol in ED (look at my previous posts). In contrary alcohol is rising my anxiety and difficulty in concentrating the 1-3 days after.
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
Did not try any special treatment for the sides. For my ED I am using tadalafil and viagra with decent effect. Doing Keto diet since 2.5 weeks and working out with heavy weights.
During my time as a teenager a had severe acne everywhere on my body and therefore took 1-2 years tretinac (isotretinoin) to cure it.
For my anxiety during studies I took sertraline for a few times (approximately 7-8 times).
Was a heavy smoker for years, quit weeks ago. Want to reduce the amount of alcohol I am drinking. I am heavy drinking at least one time in a week for years
I made a lot of threads before this one, if you want more details about my story.