PROPECIAHELP: Persistent Finasteride Propecia Proscar side effects info & discussion forum

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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 Post subject: Here's my member story
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:39 pm 
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Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Posts: 1
Age: 22
Drug: Propecia
Usage: 5 years
Started: 01 Apr 2012
Stopped: 01 Aug 2017
Location: Boston
0) Where are you from (country)?
The United States

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?)
I just googled propecia forum looking for help and this is pretty much the only one available..

2) What is your current age, height, weight?
I'm 22 5'10 about 150

3) Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of exercise?
I workout daily cardio, also work on my feet all day

4) What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
I eat a balanced diet of meats and veggies, I'm not perfect all the time but I try my best

5) Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
5 years ago when I started taking it at 17 my hair loss was super aggressive and a hair doctor told me I had no other options

6) For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
5 years from 2012 all the way until 2017 of January

7) How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start Finasteride?
I was 17 and the date was most like November of 2012 if I had to guess

8) How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit?
I am 22 now and I quit January 8th 2017

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

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

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

12) How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
About late December of 2016

13) What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
None, all sides are currently gone. Erections aren't as 100% strong yet and semen isn't 100% not watery yet.

Put an X beside all that apply:

Sexual
[X] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X ] Erectile Dysfunction
[ ] Complete Impotence
[X] Loss of Morning Erections
[X] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[X] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x] Watery Ejaculate
[ ] Reduced Ejaculate
[ ] 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
[X] Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[ ] Muscle Wastage
[ ] Muscle Weakness
[ ] Joint Pain
[X] 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
[ ] Frequent urination
[ ] Lowered body temperature

[ ] Other (please explain)


14) What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? I just tried to not stress? Stopped masterbating and ate right and excercised

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 had a blood test but no hormone test yet.. so..

16) Anything not listed in the above questions you'd like to share about your experience with Finasteride? I'm just hoping to get this post through so I can make my own topic and get the help I need

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 and got side effects and now I'm at a crossroads trying to figure out how to keep my libido but also my hair.. I plan to go into detail in my second post about my story


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