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Finasteride Has Increased My Sex Drive.

Discussion in 'Antiandrogens - Propecia, Dutasteride, etc.' started by chris alldridge, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. chris alldridge

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    I've been on it for nearly 2 months, and after about 3-4 days I noticed a MASSIVE increase in sex drive. I tried ruling out other things but my diet, gym routine etc... has stayed consistent so I doubt it's to do with that. I've not been on any other medication either.

    At first I thought it was psychological, but I was expecting the opposite to happen, and I have such frequent "arousal" down below, like a 16 year old! My "wood" is "better" than ever, and I'm just a bit blindsided.

    The question: Does this perhaps call into question whether finasteride actually works for me? Surely this might suggest that it may not work ( or may work differently) since these symptoms seem so uncharacteristic of most users? Also, do you know of anyone else who has experienced this?

    Thanks!

    I will, of course, continue use, but I'm not sure if I like this massive spike in energy and sex drive...
     
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    I did not notice any change in my sexuality when I took finasteride. Probably you have psychological reasons.
     
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    equel Established Member My Regimen

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    Well, this is actually something alot of people experience, this is why:

    For a great libido, u need a good BALANCE of hormones. Most likely, before finasteride, you had too high DHT, too low estrogen, for a good libido.

    WIth finasteride, you reduce your DHT, while your estrogen increase approx 10%, along with a 10-15% increase in testosterone, this makes your BALANCE "better" for a good libido, hence ur libido goes up.


    Other people, they get a BAD BALANCE with finasteride, so their libido goes down.

    It all has to do with what ur hormone levels was before threatment - in your case, finasteride seems to have made them better (for a good libido), be happy.
     
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    Are you still on finasteride, Chris? How is it going so far?
     
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    Same here been on finasteride for 3 weeks libido hit the roof
     
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    Most likely temporary.. It happened to me when I first started fina then went back to normal after a month or two..
     
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    Happened to me as well. I really thought that I had hit a jackpot :cool:. Told the Doctor about the pleasent stuff but he poured cold water on my dreams.:(
    I don't remember what he said exactly but it was on the line that since testestorone (or dht dont remember) in our body is repressed by finasteride, so initially body start producing it even more to counteract this, therefore the libido increase massively. However within few weeks body will adjust and shit starts to slide back and back.
     
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    Absolutely correct! That happened to me on Fina and again on Duta in the first month, second month now and it's gone!
     
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    Fkdup Established Member My Regimen

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    Actually many libidopills scams work on the same priniciple where these scamsters give you first sample free. Actually they are selling libido suppressers and for first few weeks due to body's reaction to it, the user feel libido boost.
     
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    I had consultation at Bosley who we know is the Gold Standard in this industry. They told me they would give me propecia if I wanted. I said yes I will roll the dice with 2% negative side effect chances. The doctor AT BOSLEY said within 2 weeks tops you will know if it effects your negatively. Well 1 week in and I have a tremendous increase in sex drive. The doctor said he will pay for my transplant surgery if after 2 weeks there’s no negative sex effects and then an onset of negative. So let’s just say It can obviously effect everyone different based on hormone levels going in.
     
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    And it hasn’t plummeted to pathetic levels had it?
     
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    Normal but not worse then before you started correct?
     
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    thats how it starts, my sex drive increased also and then goes down from there
     
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    I actually asked someone who specializes in hormones etc. He said if you get any increase at all it’s not going to hurt your sex drive. It likely will go back to where it was before. But we are not in the 2% that it “effects negatively”
     
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    Yeah that is what I hopes as well at the time.
     
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    What age did this effect you negatively. As our libido does go down with age. We begin to lose testosterone rapidly in thirties. So have to keep that in mind as well.
     
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    Till my second week on finasteride my libido was sky high and I woke up with morning wood everyday
     
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    Then after 2 weeks you had zero drive?
     
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    Correct, but the loss of libido to be honest was not even the worst issue
     
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    Mood swings and shit?
     

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