TL;DR: It’s not our fault. There’s no guarantee that we would have perfectly healthy bodies & lives if we had decided to not touch these things. People get sick all the time, for countless reasons that we often don’t understand properly. Billions of people suffer all types of diseases & disorders without taking any supplements, pills, etc. We are no different than them. We, as humans, are fragile & mortal creatures. As developed as modern medicine is, we are only beginning to discover, nevertheless understand & master, key processes in our body.
The more I read online about supplements, nootropics, different labworks, I’m amazed by the countless number of people who have comparable symptoms & stories to us WHO HAVE NEVER TOUCHED fin or accutane or any other drug.
Now, don’t misunderstand this as an effort to downplay what we’re going through. My personal symptoms and what others on this board is tragic and a tough burden for anyone to bear.
My point is we are not here simply because we made a bad or misinformed choice.
The reality is human health is incredibly complex, and is as incredibly fragile as it is incredibily resiliant.
Across the world, millions of people’s healths & bodies are turning against them, and it’s not because they made any bad decision. Millions who eat great, exercise regularly, and never touch alcohol & cigarettes & other substances develop terminal cancers over night. People develop dehibilating autoimmune disorders with no recognizable cause.
There are COUNTLESS people online and in the world suffering from countless health mysteries that also include erectile dysfunction, prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain, brain fog, insomnia, exercise intolerance, digestive issues, premature aging, and so forth WHO never touched any supplement or prescription.
In reality, we are no different than them. We are not here because we messed up & decided to take just one pill, or try a treatment out for a few months. We are here because, simply, this is the medical & physical reality we live in as mortal & fragile animals.
It is no doubt our usage of these might have initiated our symptoms. However, We don’t know if we would have developed similar issues, or at least a subset of our symptoms (maybe at a later point in the future) regardless of taking these things.
For example, Aside from my sexual symptoms, I’ve been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and am having various different digestive issues. Now, for sure, my usage of fin, ru58841, minoxidil, saw palmetto may have led to me developing this disorder. Or accelerated its onset. However, I cannot definitively rule out that it wasn’t due to me drinking a few beer now & then that caused my body to freak out and develop this autoimmune disorder. I cannot definitely rule out that I would never have developed Colitis even if I avoided Alcohol, and all supplements. There are millions of people who suffer from UC, and in much more severe & debilitating forms who’ve never drank or took a pill in their lives.
I believe recognizing this is very important to stop blaming ourselves for our predicament. You may have ended up here or in another community for another health condition, even if you had made different decisions. Unfortunately, no one is granted perfect health & virility in this life. We have to learn accept our condition, while still exploring healthy avenues for help, treatment, and improvement.