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#1 wobblywilly

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

After my othe thread on propecia use where I was worried about matery semen from propecia usage, I decided to cut back on usage to the point where I've not used it in approx 2 weeks.

However, I've now got a dull permanent ache in my perineum area just behind my testicles. I'm also gettign weak erections as well - something which was not an issue whilst on the drug. I'm quite scared about this and will be making an appt with my doctor to go find out what is happening.

Has anyone else heard of these problems? I'm begining to think that propecia is not worth the risk.

I would speak to Dr. Ashcroft but I noticed a reply from Spex saying he was not helping any more.


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#2 Bobilero

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

Get yourself checked out. Get your hormone levels checked too if you can. I had the Libido issues (no morning wood / weak erections, general disinterest in sex etc) after being on it (with what i thought) was no side effects for a couple years. Im off it now a few months and its only now off it i realise how much of an effect it had on me. Its quite subtle so i didnt notice at the time.

Dont think i will be going back on it. Good luck to others who dont seem to have any side effects but not worth these sides or future risk in my book.

#3 wobblywilly

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

Update: I've had a check-up from doctor who found no abnormalities with my prostate. I'm due to go back in for checks on the following:

Male hormones
Testosterone Level
Free Thyroxin Index
Haemoglobin
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
C-reactive protein

Fingers crossed everything will be okay. When I get the results I'll chat to her about whether it is safe to go back on them.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

Cool please do share them. Ive been off Fin since October since the side effects became untenable. Ive just had the results a week or so re all those tests you mention.
All are within normal range except my Free Testosterone Level which is 12. Normal range is between 8-27 apparently. Im 32 years of age. In good shape and hit the gym 4/5 times a week. A level of 12 is for someone twice my age or more.!

I knew something was up as my libido has not recovered and is nowhere near what it was. Just a general lack of interest/drive compared to a raging one i had. No mechanical issues as such. Its all so subtle though it just creeps up. Needless to stay this has caused serious strife with the missus.

Theres no doubt its due to the Fin. Im now in the process of getting an appointment with a specialist to see what can be done. No way will i ever be going back on that junk. My advice to you all is you have been warned. !

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:34 PM

Results came back - all in range.

Doc was going to speak to a specialist in regards to prolonged long term use of Finasteride. However, judging by this article, it could be an uncomfortable read when I get the letter from him:

http://www.dailymail...nitals-men.html

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Results came back - all in range.

Doc was going to speak to a specialist in regards to prolonged long term use of Finasteride. However, judging by this article, it could be an uncomfortable read when I get the letter from him:

http://www.dailymail...nitals-men.html


that article's pretty scaremongering -what they say is nothing new. The Doctor even cites Propeciahelp.com as 'evidence' that Finasteride is damaging. We've all been warned about that site

remember we hear all the horror stories - guys who have no problems on finasteride are unlikely to waste their time on internet forums. The penis-shrinkers might be a tiny minority of users

who knows? In the end we're all guinea pigs.

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#7 joe101

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

Wobbly, what did you ask your doctor to do? I think I might go and get my hormones (testosterone) or any others checked out

glad to hear everything's normal for you

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#8 wobblywilly

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Wobbly, what did you ask your doctor to do? I think I might go and get my hormones (testosterone) or any others checked out

glad to hear everything's normal for you

I just told her about my problems as outlined above and told him that I was concerned that it might be linked to the use of finasteride which I was taking 1.25mg daily for the past 2 - 3 years. She knew nothing about this use of finasteride, but looked it up and it is indeed prescribable for hair loss.
It was her decision to do these tests defined above.

The only thing I specifically mentioned was concern about sprem count due to the continued use and watery semen, but she was not concerned - it was not something she decided to check.

There was no criticism of me for purchasing drugs online etc, which was a relief.


Also, more stories from the Daily Mail!!!
http://www.dailymail...-wide-hips.html

I am still awaiting a report from her as to whether there will be any long term effects - I think she has contacted an endocrinologist for an opinion as to what I may have in store for myself.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

http://www.dailymail...-wide-hips.html

HAHAHAHAHAHH!!! that article's even stupider than the last :D

gynocamastica's one thing, but widening your hips? turning you into a woman? Making you gay?

what's worrying is that if these guys win their court cases, Finasteride may be outlawed and then the millions of people who get the benefits of it, will no longer be able to obtain it

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wobbly, what did you ask your doctor to do? I think I might go and get my hormones (testosterone) or any others checked out

glad to hear everything's normal for you

I just told her about my problems as outlined above and told him that I was concerned that it might be linked to the use of finasteride which I was taking 1.25mg daily for the past 2 - 3 years. She knew nothing about this use of finasteride, but looked it up and it is indeed prescribable for hair loss.
It was her decision to do these tests defined above.

The only thing I specifically mentioned was concern about sprem count due to the continued use and watery semen, but she was not concerned - it was not something she decided to check.

There was no criticism of me for purchasing drugs online etc, which was a relief.



I am still awaiting a report from her as to whether there will be any long term effects - I think she has contacted an endocrinologist for an opinion as to what I may have in store for myself.


the problem with some GPs is that we probably know more about Fin than they do. The same with the speicalist endocrinologist - he may say 'nothing's wrong you're fine' or 'get off the Finasteride immediately!' depending on who he is and what he's read.


If all the tests came back normal I don't think you should go off Fin just because of the scaremongering, unless you want to.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

You need to research on drugs that could reverse this side effects..

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

You need to research on drugs that could reverse this side effects..



do you know of any? I guess there's viagra and certain herbal meds are supposed to increase your libido. It may be worth looking into

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

You need to research on drugs that could reverse this side effects..



do you know of any? I guess there's viagra and certain herbal meds are supposed to increase your libido. It may be worth looking into


Good try. Yes Sildenafil (Viagra) or Tadalafil (Cialis). Just use the genuine one, there are lots of fake available today. You can also take androgen as it will reduce breast rather than enlarge breast which is one of the side effects of Finasteride (Propecia)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Just seen this online:

Makes me more and more concerned. I phoned up my doctor about the response from the Endo and am awaiting reply from her.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:21 PM




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Guys, i havent been here for a long time

But I have used propecia for quite some time and I certainly reckon the side effects are real - maintaining an erection etc for sure

I really would like to hear other people's honest opinions - some of the guys who have been using this stuff for a number of years are you kidding yourself that it doesnt affect you or are you still "working" the same as before?

I hear there's an article today in the guardian again about it. THe bottom line is it's going to affect your testosterone - keen to understand what the guy's view who posted here about his score being 12 and how we could boost? Did the doctor indicate it should increase again or could you try patches?


I have been on propecia on and off now for best part of 10 yrs and in that time I would say I have been effected.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Well I've been reducing Finasteride for just over a month now and the milky colour is slowly reurning to my semen. The erections strength is also returning as is sensation during orgasm.

I'm slowly ramping this down, but I intend to start up Minoxidil and see if I can regulate the finasteride dosage to a managable level which should still affect in a positive manner on my hair loss without the side effects.

However, the thing that finasteride is trying to block has some genuine uses in the body which are effected by in a detrimental manner by tring to stop its effect on hair loss.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

the studies showed that 0.5mg per day were almost as effective as 1mg per day. Also it takes several days for DHT levels to return to normal, so in theory I guess you could try 0.5mg Every Other Day - high enough to still hopefully halt MPB, but lessen sides

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