Where are you from (country)? France
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
What is your current age, height, weight? 30 - 180 cm - 74 kg
Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise? Lifting 3 times per week
What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)? healthy balanced
Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)? Hair loss
For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)? I took 0.5 mg the 16/1/17 and another 0.5 mg the 23/1/17
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride? 30
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 30
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? cold turkey
What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic? Generic finasteride bailleul
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 0.5 mg 2 times at one week intervall
How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects? The first day after the first take.
What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Put an X beside all that apply:
[X ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ X] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[X ] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
[X ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[ ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[X ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[X ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[X ] Suicidal Thoughts
[ ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[X ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ X] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Increased hair loss
[ ] Frequent urination
[ X] Lowered body temperature
[X ] Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? None yet
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)? I made the first blood test today
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.
I took finasteride (0.5 mg) for the first time the 16/1/2017, the 17/01/2017 at work, i felt nipples pain, prostatic pain and felt anxious.
So i decided not to take it anymore.
But one week after i wanted to try once more, so i took another 0.5 mg the 23/01/2017, i got diarrhea, panic attacks. And since i’m feeling depressed. I could not work this week.
I also have a loss in sex drive, no morning erections, watery semen.
I feel very cold.
I made the first blood test today.
Does somebody know how long those effect will last ?
Excuse my poor english, i’m french.