Topical finastride I need help

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Where are you from (country)? Egypt

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?)
What is your current age, height, weight? 33/ 173 / 82

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Proscar

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? Topical finastride 1mg daily

What condition was being treated with the drug?

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 9 days

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 33 17/7/2021

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 33 25/7/2021

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

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? After 9 days

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Low lobido / Erectile dysfunction

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[ ✓ Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[✓] 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
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
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

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

Other (please explain)

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)?

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.
8 months ago I used Finasteride 1.25 ml 3 days a week for 10 days I got sexual side effects that stopped and everything came back to normal after 10 days I used Finasteride again 3 months ago topical 1 ml daily I made it myself I mixed Proscar with Minexodil after 9 days it appeared The side effects again stopped immediately, but the side effects did not go away. Any advice?


Hi @Ash, welcome to the forum! Can you tell us when you quit (the date) and what symptoms you have (the list doesn’t have any checkmarks)?

I have edited

Any advice

Looks like it’s still pretty early for you. I know it’s terrifying to have your sexuality disappear like that, but I think you have a good chance to recover. Try to take good care of your health - sleep, relaxation, moderate exercise, a good diet, etc. I would be very careful with supplements and drugs at this point - give the body time to work things out.

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I took hcg 5000 right after the crash every 10 days twice 4 months ago, but I think it made my symptoms worse

I think a lot of people here would say that it’s very early for you to experiment with stuff like hCG, especially at high doses.

Can hCG cause pituitary gland damage?

How are you doing, my friend?

The erection became better, but the sensitivity of the penis still low