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)?
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?
26, 192cm, 101Kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)?
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
1 mL topical of x2 times per day
What condition was being treated with the drug?
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)?
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug?
25, august 2019
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
25, january 2020
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)?
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects?
Second day of using
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
Low libido, difficulty achieving an erection, watery semen
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.
Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
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
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
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
Other (please explain)
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?
Starting this week, L arginine 200 mg and ginseng 50 mg, one capsule per day
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.
Hi all, new member here
Started taking topical Propecia on 1st of August. First thing I noticed was that I had watery ejaculation, which the doctor assurred me it will go away once the body gets used to the drug. Spoiler alert, it did not. Two months into the treatment, my morning woods were not happening as often as before starting propecia - it used to be every day, now it was at best 1 time per week. In December, I realized it was almost impossible for me to get an erection - I could still ejaculate some watery semen, but my penis was not hard at all. Libido was also reduced a lot. Moreover, my penis felt different, as if the sensation on the tip of it was altering. Hard to explain in words. I quit it on 2nd of January, cold turkey.
Now, 9 days later, I am still struggling with ED, and my ejaculation is still watery. I find myself waking up in the middle of the night, without any explanation. However, there seem to be improvemens as well. Morning woods seem to be returning (weak, but it is there), my volume of ejaculation has improved (not sure if it did consistency-wise as well), and on some ocassions I am able to achieve an erection. Libido appears to be returning as well. Still, the prospect of crashing or having this side effects for life are haunting me. Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated.