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Forum for men with PERSISTENT sexual, mental & physical side effects which CONTINUE DESPITE QUITTING Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar), a 5AR inhibitor drug for hair loss, prostate enlargement & prostate cancer.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:58 pm 
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Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:38 pm
Posts: 2
Age: 49
Drug: Proscar
Location: US
0) Where are you from (country)? US

1) 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?) Used Google-- Looking for finasteride side effects

2) What is your current age, height, weight? 49, 6', 210

3) Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise? yes, both strength and cardio training

4) What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)? omnivorous- no special tilt

5) Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)? hair loss (with minor thought that it might be preventative to enlarged prostate, if/as that became a more likely issue)

6) For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)? 20 years

7) How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride? 29

8) How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 49 (Dec 2016)

9) How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? So far, have just quit cold

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

11) What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? Quartered 5mg tablets, as best I could

12) How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects? 5-10 years ago, noticed reduced "output"

13) What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Reduced output, weight gain, feeling of general tiredness

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Sexual
[ ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[ ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[ ] Loss of Morning Erections
[ ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[ ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[ ] Watery Ejaculate
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
[x ] Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
[ ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[x ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[ ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts

Physical
[ ] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[ ] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[x ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
[ ] Prostate pain
[ ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / "Poo Pellets"
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Increased hair loss
[x ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[ ] Other (please explain)


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