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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: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:04 pm 

Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Posts: 1
Age: 28
Drug: None
Location: DM
0) Where are you from (country)?

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?)

2) What is your current age, height, weight?
28, 158 lb

3) Do you excercise regularly? If so, what type of excercise?
Yes, gym 3 times a week

4) What type of diet do you eat (vegetarian, meat eater, raw, fast-food/organic healthy)?
Meat (chicken breasts, beef), fish, oats, vegs, fruits, nuts. 90% healthy stuff

5) Why did you take Finasteride (hair loss, BPH, other)?
I took Saw palmetto, not finasteride - to treat my hair loss problem.

6) For how long did you take Finasteride (weeks/months/years)?
I took SP for around a month or two

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

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

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?
Saw palmetto

11) What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)?
twice daily (morning and night) saw palmetto 320mg and beta sitosterol (can't remember how much mg)

12) How long into your use of Finasteride did you notice the onset of side effects?
I think after a few days I started to feel kind of weird. Like something is not right.

13) What side effects did you experience while on the drug that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
I lost interest in sex, weak erections, no morning wood at all, depression, very weak semen, don't feel emotions as before, overall feel weaker, life isn't fun anymore

Put an X beside all that apply:

[X] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[X] Erectile Dysfunction (I mean kind of - I can somehow raise it, but its not strong)
[ ] 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
[X] Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

[X] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[X] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[X] Confusion
[X] Memory Loss / Forgetfullness
[ ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
[ ] Slurring of Speech
[X] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[ ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[X] Severe Depression / Melancholy - Not severe, but I think it's getting worse.
[ ] Suicidal Thoughts

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

[ ] Prostate pain
[X] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[ ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[ ] Constipation / "Poo Pellets"
[ ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
[ ] Increased hair loss
[X] Frequent urination - always had it because I drink a lot of water (think its normal)
[ ] 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?
Zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, fish oil, horny goat weed, tribulus, maca, running, working out, avoiding stress (as much as I can)

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)?
Don't have them

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.

So, before I took SP I had very high libido, always thinking about sex... I took SP for like a month or two and my libido was going down slowly. Now I have 0 libido and other PFS effects.
I am very worried by now. I remember a year ago I said to myself -"I am pretty sure that in a one year's time I am going to be back to normal". One year passed and I haven't improved at all. Well, a month ago I had a small temporary improvement - had thicker semen and looked kind of healthy, but it only just lasted like 1-2 weeks.
I tried many things and I am running out of options. I feel like I have just lost my life.

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