Took topical for one week stopped then for 2 more weeks

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Where are you from (country)? Canada

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What is your current age, height, weight? 6’

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? I took saw palmetto and reishi for a month December 2019. Then finasteride topically for 3 weeks totaln

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1mg topically phamarcy prepared.

What condition was being treated with the drug? Hair loss

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? Total 3 seeks

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 33

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 34

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? Col turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 2 weeks

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Gyno did not resolve

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[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[x ] Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
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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
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Suicidal Thoughts

[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
[x ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

[ x] Other (please explain) vitligo

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?

If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)? N/a

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Guys fuck. I listened to youtube and took finasteride. That was late January 2020. I took Rogaine as well both topically. Guess what? Within weeks I got gyno itching nipples. That’s not the only thing. I had a small spot of vitiligo when I was young on my scrotum it was almost gone. Somehow finasteride triggered it and it became bigger and whiter. I read research about it triggering autoimmune. Stopped but still have man boobs. I workout and extremely fit and healthy but started getting stomach pain. I stopped February second week of 2020. As of last Monday may 24th my dick is completely not working like its numb and turtles up. I have a gf but can’t get anything going.this is close to 3 month after finasteride. Is that even possible??? I did start using an antibacterial soap containing triclosan that’s the only other variable.
Please help me

did you make the topical fin yourself, if so at what %?
have you used it everday?
what symptoms do you have?

I think nothing is impossible with fin, since most people gain new symptoms over time…
You think your off the hook and before you know it hits you with some more symptoms months later!

No pharmacist made the topical I think she put a 1.25 mg dissolved in the solution. Literally my dick is fully turtled up right now like I can’t even believe it. I have asked many people no one seems to think it’s the finasteride they say it’s impossible I would have experienced it right after.

I don’t know about that, since it takes 30 to 60 days for your system to create new dht. It might as well be that your hormones are out of whack months later.

Have you done a hormonal test? Maybe it’ll show some signs?

BTW: nothing makes your dick shrivel up like finasteride man. Its the #1 dickkiller.

I am going to tomorrow.
It just came out of nowhere because my boners were solid all that time. Do you think triclosan soap that I started on Monday could have such dramatic effects? Triclosan is banned in Europe and known to disrupt hormones

Yes, stop using that stuff immediately. It has an influence on hormonal levels.

Give it some time, I do believe you’ll be able to bounce back.

Can you send a link to the research linking fin to autoimmune?

Thanks bro
I thought I was already bad after the finasteride with the white patch burning in my balls and the man boobs. If I could only go back in time and stop myself. I was always against drugs I wanted to be natural for life. Then I started watching YouTube and got sold on the whole scientific peer reviewed drugs wonderful benefits. I was like well the research is out there those hair doctors from kiwi island or whatever know what they are talking about it. I dismissed stories here I thought well they must have mental issues. Bro if I only knew. Looking back my life was perfect honestly fuck hair and fuck this social pressure to have it. I had a friend who shaved and didn’t care and he’s 100 times happier than I am now even with all my hair

I feel the same way you do… I got tricked by the same youtubers. The so called hairdoctors from Australia, they were quite convincing.

I’ve used fin topically 4 times and im left with a bunch of symptoms, 6 weeks off now and hoping that they will resolve : (

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Man 4 times… That’s like barely nothing. I believe you 100% tho it’s crazy how bad this thing is. We literally could have done a hardcore anabolic steroids cycle with less side effects than taking this male castration poison. But you we are kinda lucky to have had effects so quick to quit. Imagine taking this for months and years. I think we will recover bro I am just in a state of shock right now. Youtube is a very dangerous place. People think they are enlightened by watching it over normal TV they get their diet and supplements information from there. Little do they know they are playing Russian roulette with some very shady characters


Exactly bro, it has been some learning experience for me. There are so many of youtubers talking positive about the drug and just a few videos up with some negative talks about it.

I hope you are right about the onset of symptoms this quickly, if it didnt happen I would have used it months/years… and once you quit the poison it fucks your hormones up permanently.

I hope we will fully recover!

Penis still turtling. Is this going to go away?

I try to comment on as many of those Finasteride-promoting vids on youtube as I can (Kevin Mann & such) to try to warn guys if possible. Sorry bro. Hopefully you can rebound.