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How Finasteride Has Destroyed My Life

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Ryan2310, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Ryan2310

    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    Please watch the following video.

    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.
     
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    random phone charger Established Member My Regimen

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    Okay thats Ryan, appreciate it. Thats it I'm killing myself.
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    Sorry?
     
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    random phone charger Established Member My Regimen

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    lol get this bs of the web
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    I’m not going to entertain trolls- so please swiftly move on- I don’t want anyone else hijacking this thread as I have seen what they did to other victims on here. PFS is real
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    Good for you
     
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    Pigeon Senior Member My Regimen

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    Get ready for more of these hateful comments by desperate balding men who see fina as their ultimate salvation for their hair, talking about side effects is seen as a personal attack to these insecure guys.

    So emotionally invested in their fina hormone treatment to save their hair.

    I feel for you OP, don't give up though.

    Btw what are you doing to recover? On any herbs, meds (AI's like arimidex,...?) etc?
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    I seen it before I took the drug man and see it on every single post here with anyone who complains about the drug in fact I actually believed these people over the one’s who were coming here complaining about the drug and PFS now I found out the hard way about the devastation this drug can cause from a single pill, I was on this forum before I took the drug. It wasn’t easy opening up like that on a video; it’s humiliating in fact to talk about how it destroyed the one thing that makes me a man. There is countless others who only took a single pill and have never been the same 5 or 10 years later, I’m stuck in bed right now with ringing in my ears and can no longer walk because of the pain. PFS is very real.
     
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    Psychosomatic level 10.
     
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    I have been dealing with this crap too although I'm not effected in the way you are. But people were able to recover, stay positive and take action to try to recover, don't be idle.
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    Troll number 2.
     
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    come on... I have no problem admitting that the side effects are real but you did not experience all that FROM A SINGLE PILL.

    you are full of sh*t
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    I’m going to ignore them and won’t give them the time of day. It’s 7 months now man and I have been bed bound ever since, I had to move in with my parents, quit my Job, and seen some of the best doctors In Ireland. Physically, mentally and sexually disabled. If people don’t believe the sides are real here’s all the information you need, this is from the yellow card scheme, these are just some of the reported side effects from finasteride just in the UK majority of people don’t know this scheme even exists.

    https://info.mhra.gov.uk/drug-analy...NCOMBINED/UK_NON_000844489605.zip&agency=MHRA
     
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    Dude if you're serious about any of this, that's exactly what it is.

    Besides if anyone were to get sides, but not from one pill, and all these ridiculous sides, it lets just say...And somehow they persisted....one can take drugs to counteract it, it's not that difficult.
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    That’s were you are very, very wrong. I would not have went to the effort of making a video like that humiliating myself.
    Fun facts:
    PFS victims that have died post mortem examinations have shown atrophy of the hippocampus
    Altered levels of neurosteroids in the brain were found in a study done by Melcangi university on PFS victims- finasteride inhibits them and can do so permanently.
    There is 5 other young men in a similar position as me that only took a single pill, I asked a top urologist in Ireland who told me one pill is strong enough to do that type of damage and that there is no limit to what the drug can do it is very, very powerful.
     
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    The mind is powerful, and is powerful enough to create delusions.
     
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    Then don’t go on medications which inhibit 5AR...? There are multiple other AAs, yet people decide to go with finasteride due to lesser sexual side effects. I would much rather suffer with sexual side effects than affect vital neurosteroids, which is why my decision to drop dutasteride continues to strengthen.
     
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    Ryan2310 Established Member My Regimen

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    Tell that to the permanent ringing in both my ears, blurry vision and floaters in both my eyes, complete sexual dysfunction, zero libido, insomnia, major depression, anxiety, fasiculations which I have all over my body, extreme nerve pain in hands and feet, chronic diarrhoea. I think it’s a complete disgrace that there is people like yourself here promoting the usage of this drug and that what I’m experiencing is psychosomatic. I have enough common sense and intelligence to know this drug has did severe damage to me. I just happened to quit a high end Job in Dublin, in a beautiful rented apartment and moved back in with my parents? Does that sound logical to you. I had my whole life ahead of me and it’s been taken away by this drug.
     
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    Yeah I'm sure nothing could go wrong by blocking an important male hormone and disrupting your endocrine system bro!

    Meanwhile some people die from a peanut allergy.

    Fina is poison, simple as that only hopeless balding idiots still promote this.

    Btw, did you read this Ikarus? https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-courts-secrecy-propecia/

    To afraid to be confronted with the truth? Although you don't care since you don't mind turning into a female I suppose.
     
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    Something I have just noticed is that this person barely even suffers with hair loss. I’ve noticed a trend: those who barely suffer with hair loss end up experiencing more alleged side effects.
     

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