The Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS)

PFS describes a life-altering condition that can develop in a subset of men following exposure to the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor Finasteride (Propecia)

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Memory disorders “significantly associated” with isotretinoin and antidepressant use

Memory disorders “significantly associated” with SSRI and isotretinoin use Memory disorders and related problems are a key concern of Propeciahelp.com members.  French researchers, publishing in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, have found that both isotretinoin and antidepressants are  significantly associated with memory disorders:…

Accutane: Journalist seeks interviewees for isotretinoin side effects research, UK issues drug safety update and Cosmo magazine covers devastating persistent effects

Accutane (isotretinoin) shares potent 5-alpha reductase inhibiting properties with finasteride and can cause a syndrome that can be apparently identical to Post Finasteride Syndrome. Reported persistent effects include libido loss, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, penile shrinkage,…


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  • My blood work from two tests
    by @dj91 on November 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    @dj91 wrote: Please find attached my bloodwork. The September 2017 test was first and the one without a date is January 2018. My endo put my on cabergoline for prolactin, but I haven’t seen any improvement in libido in the 10 weeks that I have […]

  • Dating with Post-Finasteride Syndrome
    by @dj91 on November 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    @dj91 wrote: I am interested to hear other’s experiences with dating since they have acquired PFS. Unfortunately, I’ve really found it difficult to be attractive to females. I don’t want to chalk all of this up to Finasteride, but it […]

  • Do you guys find your hairloss has slowed a lot since getting PFS?
    by @dj91 on November 11, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    @dj91 wrote: I’ve had PFS for 2 years now and my sides are mostly sexual in nature. One thing I’ve noticed is that my hairloss never really ‘caught up’ for the 5 years I took Fin before quitting. Anyone else have this? […]

  • Ozeph: my story
    by @Ozeph on November 11, 2018 at 7:40 am

    @Ozeph wrote: Ozeph Profile Where are you from (country)? Quebec, Canada 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?) Googled post finasteride syndrome […]

  • Heart Damage from PFS?
    by @holyhead on November 11, 2018 at 2:24 am

    @holyhead wrote: Have been reading that Ar is highly involved in heart muscle…I cannot run and have very little wind and breathing difficulties with slight exertion…Anyone experience this? I was a running 5ks and kept dropping off little […]

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