Originally Posted by chrisis
It's ok, I just think some balance is badly needed on this topic.
Wasn't the 10 year study based on Japanese men? If so, it only proves that Japanese men have a low number of side effects. Also, if a drug is affecting your sexual health, would you stay on it? Were the men on the trial rewarded for completing it? Were they being honest that they kept taking it? Too many questions. We just don't know the truth and that's the most honest and sensible position.
Are Japanese men more resistent to sides effects from Propecia? I really don't know, but I would imagine even if there is a difference its not significant enough to go from being 100% permenant impotent american man to perfectly normal japenese man. I guess it could exist to some reasonable extent.
The questions you are raising are all valid, but these same questions can be made about any other drug on the market. Finasteride is no exception.
Chris this may sound stupid, but I have heard that applying pure VitaminE oil to that particular area increases blood flow. There are some people on p-help.com that swear to it
. I tried it a few months ago just to see if there is some truth to it, and maybe its in my head, but it actually made a little difference then how I usually am. I didn't pursue it any further cause the stuff is expensive, and I feel fine otherwise.
But yea it could be all in my head, just thought I should mention it.