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Finasteride Sex Drive Issues (ed/libido)

Discussion in 'Antiandrogens - Propecia, Dutasteride, etc.' started by Timpson12, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Timpson12

    Timpson12 Established Member My Regimen

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    I'd say it's taken 2 months.
    Getting 3 blood tests along the way has also shown me that my testosterone levels massively drop whilst taking finasteride and they have slowly bounced back over 2 months. Side-effects have dropped off as testosterone has increased.
     
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    Manochoice Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Hmm, interesting because the finsteride related literature says there's n increase in testosterone (due to it not being converted to dht). Again, congrats on your recovery!
     
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    That is the case for the lucky ones yes. Not everyone here falls in that category.
     
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    Here here
     
  5. Timpson12

    Timpson12 Established Member My Regimen

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    Stopped pumpkin seed oil and Zinc supplementation. Only getting Zinc through my multi-vits.

    Trying to take Finasteride again as my hair is starting to look weird again. Trying brand name Propecia at 0.25mg once a week.

    Took one dose last week (Friday), and may have felt side effects for 1-2 days or it could have been in my head - otherwise feeling fine. Took my second dose today(Sunday) and will see what happens. Will aim to take it every Saturday now.

    Naturally no improvement in my hair given it has only been 8 days. Usually see improvements in 1 month with a good improvement in 3 months. Let's see what happens.

    I don't really have any intention of increasing the dose if this dose improves my hair (doesn't take much to improve my hair). If I get side-effects or my hair doesn't improve, I'll reassess.

    This is a nice little log for myself.
     
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    Timpson12 Established Member My Regimen

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    Would consider Breezula but it's so damn expensive. Hopefully when Winlevi/Breezula come out things will get cheaper and we won't even have to consider finasteride.
     
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    nWo Wolfpac Established Member My Regimen

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    There is something very strange about the way finasteride works. I feel much better on my extreme regimen of testosterone blockers and estrogen than I ever did on even super small doses of finasteride. I tried taking 0.25 mg of finasteride just twice a week and still felt like sh*t. Also finasteride made my balls ache which is something I have never felt being on Cyproterone and Estradiol. It's strange but there is a much higher risk of having long term Ed problems from finasteride than there is from taking e.
     
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    Drextez Established Member My Regimen

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    is breezula no longterm danger and no sides?
     
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    Winner winner chicken dinner.
     
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    Btg Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Btw finasteride lowers Free T for many people (despite increasing overall T ) and thats where the sides usually kick in . At least it did for me and several other cases i ve seen
     
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    How? I remember the legendary Bryan discussing this many years ago and he disagreed. Any studies to cite finasteride/dutasteride lowering "free t". I'd like to read them and catch up. Regardless, I have a suspicion of people having sexual sides when using these drugs must get their E2 levels monitored and controlled.
     
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    finasteride raises SHBG which ultimately lowers free T. I verified with my own blood tests. SHBG goes up due to the higher E2 levels.
     

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