So I've been taking Finasteride (generic) for a few months now, my hair seems thicker and I shed less hair. No regrowth but it's safe to say it's working pretty well, no side effects either.
Well, none except for 1. I gained weight, a ton of it and it's all fat and water. It was pretty gradual and I didn't even really notice it, I was pretty baffled because nothing else changed in terms of my diet and training regime. I don't step on the scale very often and like I said it was gradual, so I didn't realize until a friend I haven't seen for a few months pointed out that I gained some weight. He also pointed out that my haircut looked nice, take the good with the bad I guess.
For various different reasons, I've been without my Finasteride for about 2 weeks. I never really considered that the weight gain was because of the Fin causing increased estrogen, I knew it was a possibility but never put 2 and 2 together. So basically I started losing weight and it is noticeable, just for the record I haven't changed my diet or exercise.
So basically I'm asking if anyone has experienced something similar. Do any of you take estrogen blocking supplements? Are they effective? Are they safe? Can you recommend me a good one? Even if I take one, will my estrogen levels be higher than when I'm not taking Fin?
Thank you for your time.