Welcome to our community. Please fill in the following template as a way of introducing yourself, and helping others to understand your background and situation.
Where are you from (country)? Canada
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 and Kevin mann
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
Check the boxes that apply. You can save your post first, then interactively check/uncheck the boxes by clicking on them. If your symptoms change, please update your list.
[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[x ] Erectile Dysfunction
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
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
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[x ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
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
[ 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
Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?
Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.
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