Was on it for one day...

  1. Where are you from (country)?

  2. 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 search

  1. What is your current age, height, weight?

I am currently 22, 5’10 160 pounds

  1. Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?

No, was thinking about joining a gym though.

  1. What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?

I eat pretty much all types of food.

  1. Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?

Hair loss

  1. For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?

1 day

  1. How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?

22 and about 3 months ago dont remember date

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

22 the day after I got it

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

Cold turkey

  1. What type of Finasteride did you use – Propecia, Proscar, Fincar or other generic?


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

1mg per day

  1. How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?

First day I took it

  1. What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?

Put an X beside all that apply:

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 to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Depression / Melancholy

[ 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
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
Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

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

0 yet

  1. 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)?

Didn’t take a blood test

  1. Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience with Finasteride?

  2. Tell us your story, in your own words, about your Finasteride usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.

My doctor wanted me to try it out. I took it for one day and then read something online and got scared. Lost penis fat and semem isn’t as much as it used to be. My mom calls me nuts and doesn’t believe me that one pill can do these side effects so I don’t know what to do about it. I’ve been off of it for three months and my erections aren’t as big as they used to be.

I don’t know if I’m overreating about this. Since I have been a lazy bum all summer and I read that the penis grith lost can be from fat below the stomach. Like I said the scale only says 160 so idk.

1.Anything I can do treat this?(Pills,methods,etc)
2.Is it really the pill or am I overreacting?
3.3 months without treating it too long?
4.Best foods to eat?
5.Should I be masturbating? I do it on the daily not sure if I should stop.


Anyone??? Advice would be great.


Hey were you the one who sent me the message? It shows up in my mail but no private messages to be seen on the forum. You sounded very scared so I decided to reply.

You probably messaged me because of the serious reaction I had to a single dose. But that was all it was for me thankfully. An extreme reaction to a one time dose.
It has been what seems like a long time ago now so the details are a little foggy. I try not to think of how I felt back then.

Anyway like you I took a single pill, went to bed and woke up impotent. That lasted for about 3 days.After that I had gradual recovery to almost fully normal within 3 weeks (sexual sides).
The insomnia, depression and fatigue lasted for about 5/6 weeks. After that I felt fine.

Just give it some more time. Like someone told me, odds are in your favor.
I believe an extreme reaction and PFS don’t necessarily have to be related.

And stay of the forum for a while. You don’t need more anxiety.


So you think I’m overreacting to one pill and i’ll be fine? I’m read stories about how one pill can mess you up so yea I’m afraid. I feel like my penis got smaller but then again I could be overreacting.


Also should I stay away from masturbating?


YOU FEELING any better now?


I still feel scared as fuck that I ruined my life. It feels like my penis got smaller. But then again that could be because of different reasons(Not eating healthy, not going to the gym, etc.)

Do you think I’m overreacting over one pill? Can one pill even do anything?


Not really still scared for my life. Am I crazy for thinking ONE pill can shrink your penis?


I’m still scared. DO you think I’m overreacting over one pill?

(Mods please approve this post because I really need a reply back to feel better)


Feelingbetter mate?


No I’m scared for my life. Am I overreacting over one pill???


Are your symptoms improving?


No i just wanna end my life. I cant sleep and my penis got smaller.


You don’t want to hear this but you will feel MUCH better in 5+ years, but the short term is going to suck. You will get better it’s not permanent just persistent


Well I only took one pill. Do you think I’m just overreacting? I asked vincentv if I was overreacting, but he didn’t answer. Would be nice for someone to answer.


how bad are your sleeping problems? how about before fin?


I can’t even remember tbh. I don’t know if this is considered sleeping problems but say I go to bed at like 3. I wake up at 8 then go back to sleep and wake up at 10 then go back to sleep and wake up at 12.


Mate you need to relax and think clearly. Write down what you are experiecing and recall if you ever had those issues before you took the pill. Some people have a tendency to worry too much. I am not sure if that is your case or not. If you have PFS you will have unmistakable changes.


What do you mean by unmistakable changes? Like something I would notice? Also what % of Men get PFS after taking one pill? Has to be like 1-2% right? So maybe I am overreacting…


If you had PFS you would know about it and it can not be confused with overthinking. So if you do not know if you have PFS then you probably do not? Maybe you have OCD or something?

PFS is a serious condition which results in dramatic changes in the body which are unmistakable and can never be put down to overthinking.