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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: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
0) Where are you from (country)? France

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

2) What is your current age, height, weight? 30 - 180 cm - 74 kg

3) Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise? Lifting 3 times per week

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

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

6) For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)? I took 0.5 mg the 16/1/17 and another 0.5 mg the 23/1/17

7) How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride? 30

8) How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 30

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 finasteride bailleul

11) What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 0.5 mg 2 times at one week intervall

12) How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects? The first day after the first take.

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

Mental
[X ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[ ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[ ] Confusion
[ ] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] 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
[X ] 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
[ ] Weight Gain
[ ] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[ ] Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

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

[X ] Other (please explain)


14) What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? None yet

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)? I made the first blood test today

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.

I took finasteride (0.5 mg) for the first time the 16/1/2017, the 17/01/2017 at work, i felt nipples pain, prostatic pain and felt anxious.

So i decided not to take it anymore.

But one week after i wanted to try once more, so i took another 0.5 mg the 23/01/2017, i got diarrhea, panic attacks. And since i'm feeling depressed. I could not work this week.

I also have a loss in sex drive, no morning erections, watery semen.

I feel very cold.

I made the first blood test today.

Does somebody know how long those effect will last ?

Excuse my poor english, i'm french.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:16 am 
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Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:47 am
Posts: 9
Age: 28
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 1month
Location: trying to survive
Save yourself the damage we have gone through. Buy all the varieties of Sorghum grain you can get your hands on and start eating that for dinner, avoid foods that block DHT. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorghum Eat salad and steamed vegetables until your digestion improves (which may take months/years). Eggs, beans and soup are also good for keeping temperature up. Avoid masturbation and sexual thoughts for 3 months at a time! Avoid caffeine and sugar. Sleep as much as possible especially early at night. Wake up BEFORE sunrise (force yourself, you have to "jump start" your system or you may suffer loss of your manhood completely) and exercise to increase testosterone production (sprints, lifting), take cold showers before or after exercise, 5am is about the best time. Watch what your heart is telling you (don't strain yourself because shortness of breath and heart-palpitations is a very common side-effect). Try fasting (drink water all day until sunset, this is bad for body temperature but good for everything else once you suffer the initial discomfort). Get brain chemistry testing (panic attacks = deficiencies which can be fixed probably with Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Gaba and possibly a few other supplements). Try all the various detoxes especially for the liver. http://www.curezone.org/cleanse/liver/ Go visit alternative medicine, ask them about your problems but be careful with herbs for the prostate. Low body temperature = weak heart beat = thyroid metabolism.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:24 am 
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
Got my blood results :

Estradiol 0.07 nmol/l (0.08-0.18)
Test : 42.6 pmol/l (30.1-189.8)
Bioavailable test : 3.1 nmol/l (2.7-12)
DHT : 0.7 nmol/l (0.86-3.44)

Low range no ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:36 pm 
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
SO here are my blood results 10 day after the second pill :

Estradiol 0.07 nmol/l (0.08-0.18)
Test : 42.6 pmol/l (30.1-189.8)
Bioavailable test : 3.1 nmol/l (2.7-12)
DHT : 0.7 nmol/l (0.86-3.44)

Low range no ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:20 am 
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
Got my 2nd blood test results.

DHT raised to 1.04 nmol/l.

It is better, but since 2 days i get diarrhéa back, gut pain, and shivering, and coldness coming back.

Anxiety hasnt decreased.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:21 am 
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
Beginning of week five post crash, my digestion is still not good, and my mental state is worsening. A lot of anxiety and crying.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:19 am 
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Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Posts: 6
Age: 30
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 2 times
Started: 16 Jan 2017
Stopped: 23 Jan 2017
Location: France
Sixth week has begun,

No more night sweats, better libido (porn turns me on), no ED.

But, still massive anxiety, still panic attacks, still blurry vision, still brain fog ...


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