This year I took a pill called finasteride, it's a hair loss drug that blocks a hormone called DHT which is the cause of hair loss in men. I'm a 28 year old man from Northern Ireland that had zero illnesses prior to taking this drug I was in very good shape and just last year ran a a marathon, I ate clean and went to the gym 4 times a week, it was a life style for me that is until I took one pill this February and that is were my whole life was changed over the course of a day. When I took the drug I was in my room and then went out with my sister with the dogs that is when I began to feel a tingling sensation in my face, I thought it was very odd, a few hours went by and my heart began racing at an unprecedented rate so I decided to sleep it off, I slept for what must have been an eternity, I awoke the next day in a puddle of sweat, it wasn't until I went to the toilet that I seen the horror that was in front of my eyes, my penis had completely shrunk it was like I was sent back in time through pre puberty, it was lifeless, dead. This is were things began to really get out of control, the racing heart went on for 2 weeks, I have ringing in both ears, my balance was off and I began explaining symptoms of extreme lethargy, everything felt like I was in a haze completely cut off from reality so to speak it was like my brain was shutting down or was operating at a really low capacity. It's now been 7 months since I took that pill and things have altogether worsened, I have been hospitalized twice, been to accident and emergency almost 30 times in extreme pain, have seen countless doctors, specialists, had countless blood works done, MRI's, lumbar puncture, X-rays, private neurologists, endocrinologists, urologist and the list goes on. My side effects that I'm dealing with have been detrimental to my health and well-being, I now suffer from extreme uncontrollable depression were I have had to ring lifeline dozens of times and seen a private psychologist, I have floaters in both eyes that were never there, blurry vision, extreme nerve pain, muscle loss, chronic diarrhoea, insomnia, muscle weakness and have been bed bound now for all those months with the inability to walk. I had to quit my Job and give up my house to move back in with my parents, I've lost everything. I hope you take interest in my story to save other men from this poisonous drug, my life and my families has been destroyed. I should add that I also found myself on these hairlossforums obsessed with hair loss and read all the horror stories from finasteride but it seemed like every post was being hijacked by people saying it’s bullshit now I realise that PFS is very real and you could destroy your life from a single pill.