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Young men and Finasteride (Propecia)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Gxm100, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. siemprefuertes

    siemprefuertes New Member

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    ARe u serious? Have you grown in height while taking propecia? Has your penis growth stopped?

    I'm concerned about taking propecia at young age.
     
  2. Rudiger

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    I agree with OP generally, but the main problem is, as far as I'm concerned there has never been a conclusive independent research study on finasteride. If anyone thinks they have one, please send it this way.

    I'm very happy with my results on finasteride, after 4 or 5 years on minoxidil, and realising it's effectively doing nothing, finasteride has grown my fringe and even temple points (which I thought was rare, but I've been a good responder with the temples) in less than a year.

    It's still thin though all over, there's no real density under harsh lighting, it's really hard to tell if this is improving or not. Nonetheless, the central part of the fringe was only 1-2cm wide a year ago, now it's probably 4cm wide (I've never thought about this before so it feels weird guessing) and it's moved forward as well, there's even sparks of a few hairs a centimetre further down my forehead, where my hairline was when I was probably 15 or something.

    "Sides" (if you can call it that) were increased libido, initially insanely increased, to the point if I was laying in bed with a girl and she so much as breathed in my direction, it would be on it's way, and any kind of touching or kissing being full boner within half a minute, and since then it still stays 100% hard at all times, during foreplay, eating her out, switching positions etc there's never any need to yank on it to keep it going.

    Keep in mind I am a 29 year old male who smokes, drinks, used to do a lot of drugs and still do sometimes, I've never had any major issues with ED to the point of a woman noticing, but like most guys I felt like for some days my erection was less strong for different reasons, for example if I've eaten too much or felt bloated, had indigestion etc. or understandably if on drugs or alcohol there's more effort to perform, but actually some days for no reason at all. I haven't had this sort of feeling in quite a while now.

    Obviously I have little to complain about, and keeping others in mind, I feel for anyone who's had sides, I'd react emotionally very badly to that, especially if it's been working on the hairline. I've lucked out basically, more hair, increased libido, and other people haven't been so fortunate, but how many other people? Is the risk for most of us worth the reward?

    I really think it needs to be looked at extensively. For example, DHT levels are hard to measure but there may be some correlations, I've heard people suffering from finasteride sides as having "beta genes" which sounds facetious but it's pretty much true, and it's not slandering, we can't control our genes, it's just factual. For me personally I have a lot of chest and body hair (or I would if I didn't completely trim it away every fortnight) and have had since only age 14 or 15, I probably had pubes when I was only 9 or maybe 10, that when I got to high school and they explained in biology what puberty will be when it hits us, I was really confused because I was already used to this.

    Anyway, would there possibly be a correlation between this and how we respond to hormone treatments? That I'm lucky enough to have "alpha" genes and get stronger erections and hair, but some people's biological make-up can't deal with it and become effeminate, gynecomastia, ED, etc.

    It would be helpful in determining who would be viable candidates to get on finasteride, but for the time being, it's just a lottery. I don't mean this post to discourage anyone who was late in hitting puberty or has no body hair, I'm simply saying we don't know because there's no real studies being carried out. My point on my "alpha genes" is simply theorizing and if anyone has anything to contradict it, even just anecdotal experience, that would be interesting.

    And then again maybe in a year I'll be crying about man tits and my dick shrinking to a prawn, who knows.
     
  3. mitch1211

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    There have been conclusive independent studies though?
     
  4. Greybeer

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    Any Watery semen? Still get morning wood?
     
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    Mitch I literally couldn't be any clearer.
     
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    I am pro-finasteride but you'll find a lot of the regular influential members of this forum have had sides on finasteride and express that regularly, at the same time they also say they wouldn't put anyone off finasteride, but it's been their experience.

    There's been a thread recently about finasteride and if I see it I'll post it here, but the general response from that, I don't know how you could call this forum "pro-finasteride". Nobody is doubting there are potential sides on finasteride, but some of the "research" that gets posted is absolutely insane, it's ridiculous anyone could believe it, and I'm guessing this is the kind of research you like to believe Vincent.
     
  7. patienceiskey

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    SAme, it seems I am immune to propecia and other AAs
     
  8. johnqy

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    I'm currently on minoxidil and nizoral for about 6 months, but just too scared to try finasteride, i don't know, i've had a great improvement on minoxidil, i am really happy with it, but everywhere i read it says it won't be enough too keep my hair, atleast not for so long. I'm shedding, after applying minoxidil there are hairs on my hand but i guess it's not that bad, if i would get even better results on finasteride my hair would be like the best it has been in years, but i'm 22, the risk of getting decreased libido and erections sounds really scary, but so does losing hair, really a tough choice. And when i heard that there's that thing called post finasteride syndrome where some side effects don't go away, that was probably a dealbreaker, i mean, i don't know how will i react if i see minoxidil losing it's effectiveness, maybe i'll jump on finasteride in a minute, but for now i am happy with minoxidil and it's hard for me to go on finasteride when i don't feel it's necessary with it's risks. :ermm:
     
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    A little less than a month ago I started taking finasteride. Immediately after I noticed the inability to get an erection... This was all in my head. It lasted for about a day but once I got my first solid erection I worried about it less and now I get random boners all the time. I have no decreased libido, and for a matter of fact for about a week or week and a half I had a doubled my libido. It's back to normal but still no sexual sides. I forgot to mention I'm only 17
     
  10. Waqas Iqbal

    Waqas Iqbal New Member My Regimen

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    This is a made up story... can't believe that finasteride didn't decrease your libido...
     

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