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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: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:16 pm 
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Posts: 7
Age: 26
Drug: Proscar
Usage: 23 month
Started: 0- 6-2014
Stopped: 0- 5-2016
Location: Spain
0) Where are you from (country)? Spain

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?) Google Search

2) What is your current age, height, weight?

26 years 1,85m 70 kg

3) Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?

only walk

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

Since 2 weeks ago, mediterranean diet/paleo diet

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

hair loss

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

1-Generic proscar since June 2014 intermittently until November 2014,
2-Generic proscar since May 2015 daily until August 2015
3-Generic proscar intermittently sice August 2015 until March 2016
4-Generic proscar daily since March 2016 until May 2016
5-Saw Palmetto since June 2016 daily until December 2016

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

23

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

25

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

Cold turkey

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

Generic proscar and Saw Palmetto

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

Most times 0,25mg-0,5mg, sometimes 1-1,25mg (Luckily I've been a bad consumer)
Saw Palmetto 250mg daily

12) How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?

Since first week

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

Put an X beside all that apply:

Sexual

[Recovered] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X] Erectile Dysfunction
[Recovered] Complete Impotence
[X] Loss of Morning Erections
[X] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[X] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[X] Watery Ejaculate
[X] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] Inability to Ejaculate / Orgasm
[ ] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility I dont know

Mental (Also due to marijuana, now i dont smoke)

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

Physical

[Recovered] Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
[ ] Penis curvature / rotation on axis
[ ] Testicular Pain
[Recovered] Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness My testicles are big, but when i took finasteride daily my testicles were little and ridiculous like a 80s old man, now are big and full recovered.
[ ] Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[ ] Weight Gain
[Recovered] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[Recovering] Muscle Wastage
[Recovering] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc

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

[NOW RECOVERING DAILY] Other (Facial bone, muscle and fat loss)


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

Multivitamin complex (high quality), Zinc, changes on my diet, and next week ARGININE

15) 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)?

16) Anything not listed in the above questions you'd like to share about your experience with Finasteride?

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

My story (sorry for my english):

1-Generic proscar since June 2014 intermittently until November 2014,
2-Generic proscar since May 2015 daily until August 2015
3-Generic proscar intermittently sice August 2015 until March 2016
4-Generic proscar daily since March 2016 until May 2016
5-Saw Palmetto since June 2016 daily until December 2016

I smoked marijuana many times during the treatment (until 1 november 2016), i know that it aggravated all the finasteride effects.

I can say that saw palmetto has prevented my postfinasteride recovery, in my case saw palmetto also have the same side effects than finasteride (although soft). Especially sexual effects (no morning, nocturnal and spontaneus erections, low libido, watery semen).

I can to have a full erections with constant stimulation, my penis and testicle size are the prefinasteride size, but i cann feel my prostate zone (beetween testicles and ass) more atrophied, with less potency. Im sure that the prostate exercises a esential function about maintenance of the erections beacuse retains the blood flux to the penis, it is my personal sensation.

Without saw palmetto and healthy diet i will recovery my spontaneous and nocturnal erections, my semen quality and the prostate size. This is also important because i know that the mind exercises a TOTAL influence in this syndrome.

I wish faith and positive energy for all and a lot of strenght because im total convinced that the mother nature of somehow will readjust with time and good habits ours bodies, only time and positive mind and good diet will help us. Remembering that our bodies are still a living miracle. The mind is programmed by default to underestimate us, so the real expectations will always be better than expected.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:37 am 
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Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:17 pm
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Age: 26
Drug: Proscar
Usage: 23 month
Started: 0- 6-2014
Stopped: 0- 5-2016
Location: Spain
hey i have very good news

I noticed that eating daily raw garlic on an empty stomach, my total numbness is reversing, i noticed the cavernous bodies and spongy bodies more estronger, more hard, more full of general irrigation.

Please red about raw garlic, is a miracle regenerator of body, all levels.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:17 pm
Posts: 7
Age: 26
Drug: Proscar
Usage: 23 month
Started: 0- 6-2014
Stopped: 0- 5-2016
Location: Spain
Finasteride since june 2014 until may 2016 with irregular doses but enough to suffer PFS.

Today 12-06-2017, after 1 year without finasteride and 6 month without saw palmetto (saw palmetto june 2016-dec 2016)
i can say that my recovery is real.

My erections are fast strong and durable. And I started to have nocturnal and morning erections after many months without it.

Semen quality is good and regenerates quickly.

Most important: I feel my pelvic floor baking to strenght, i feel that there is the key for stronger erections. Improving week to week.

For a long time I have felt my pelvic floor contracted and weak, but now is getting back, more stronger.

My protocol: No finasteride (obviously) no minoxidil. No smoke, no alcohol. A lot of water (2L daily minimum) and no junk food.
And no ejaculate is important, I have only ejaculated 3 times in 120 days. Semen retention is important because creating it consumes many resources.

The most important thing is that now I can feel total security to have sex with women. I'm regaining full confidence.

The living body regenerates constantly based on its original DNA. Only care and time is needed.

Today I can say that my erections are 100% to have sex with success.

-During finasteride: Size 80% force 50% duration 20%

-6 month post finasteride: Size 95% force 70% duration 60% without nocturnal/morning wood

-Now: Size 100% force 95% duration 85% with nocturnal erections and some morning wood and improving

This is only approximate.

During finasteride really i was completely impotent. (I've never used Viagra)

My subconscious mind often tells me that I have impotence, but now I know this is unreal. Be careful with your mind!!!

I can confirm that recovery is possible since total numbness.

Possibly this is my last post


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