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?) searching
What is your current age, height, weight? 22, 6"0 80-85kg
What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Finasteride
What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.) 1.25mg
What condition was being treated with the drug?Male Pattern Baldness
For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)6-7 months
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? November December 2019
How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 5th or 6th month around 3-6 weeks ago roughly.
How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off) cold turkey
How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? 6-7 months
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Panic attacks/severe anxiety and lethargy, odd paranoia, depressive thinking. Hard to breathe out of nowhere.
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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ x] Loss of Morning Erections
[ x] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ x] Watery Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Confusion
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[x ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[x ] Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[x ] Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
[ x] 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
What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? Breathing into a bag with anxiety attacks, was seeking benzodiazipines but know they will make a situation probably worse.
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)i am yet to check.
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
I started to begin to exspertience “weird” effects about 6-7 months in mainly with anxiety and panic attacks. The only things i personally exsperienced from finasteride was (watery semon, panic attacks, general anxiety, and thinking problems, lack of morning erection "that returned however after a week or so) I decided to cold turkey the drug because of the side effects that came out of nowhere.
The latest problems for the past few weeks or even more that are mainly causing me distress are panic attack,. breathlessness, heart palpatation/racing, twitching, chest pain, insomnia. I’m trying to wait it out