NEW JULY 2012 STUDY:
Originally Posted by Tracy C
You need to stop calling me an idiot because you are completely wrong, you are obviously not very intelligent yourself so you are not qualified to call anyone an idiot. Besides belligerent personal attacks like this are just plain wrong. They might even be a violation of forum rules.
The article you have pointed out is complete and total BS. Anyone with even less than half a brain should be able to see that. The person in that article was obviously transgendered before she even thought about taking the medication. Now she is using the current Propecia scare to try to get money to finance her transformation. It's called ambulance chasing. It's nothing new - and it's not news.
Now grow a pair and act like a man instead of a naughty school boy.
"In a group of 54 otherwise healthy former users of finasteride who developed persistent sexual side effects that lasted for at least 3 months, 96% continued to experience these effects when reassessed 9–16 months (mean 14 months) later, raising the possibility of permanent effects.".
Introduction. Finasteride has been associated with sexual side effects that may persist despite discontinuation of the medication. In a clinical series, 20% of subjects with male pattern hair loss reported persistent sexual dysfunction for ≥6 years, suggesting the possibility that the dysfunction may be permanent. These subjects also reported a wide range of symptoms including changes in cognition, ejaculate quality, and genital sensation. Other medications have been associated with irreversible neurological effects, such as phenothiazines with tardive dyskinesias.
Aim. To prospectively study whether the persistent sexual side effects associated with finasteride resolve or endure over time.
Methods. Subjects (N = 54) with persistent sexual side effects associated with finasteride were reassessed after 9–16 months (mean 14 months). All subjects were otherwise healthy young men without any baseline sexual dysfunction, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, or use of oral prescription medications prior to taking finasteride for male pattern hair loss.
Main Outcome Measure. Scores from the Arizona Sexual Experience Scale (ASEX).
Results. The participation rate was 81%. At reassessment persistent sexual side effects continued to be present in 96% of subjects. According to the ASEX scores, 89% of subjects met the definition of sexual dysfunction. Neither the length of finasteride use nor the duration of the sexual side effects correlated to changes in scores of sexual dysfunction.
Conclusion. In most men who developed persistent sexual side effects (≥3 months) despite the discontinuation of finasteride, the sexual dysfunction continued for many months or years. Although several rat studies have shown detrimental changes to erectile function caused by 5 alpha reductase inhibitors, the persistent nature of these changes is an area of active research. Prescribers of finasteride and men contemplating its use should be made aware of the potential adverse medication effects. Irwig MS. Persistent sexual side effects of finasteride: Could they be permanent? J Sex Med **;**:**–**.
TRACY C YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT
FINASTERIDE IS THE HAIR LOSS VERSION OF ACCUTANE AND MORONS LIKE YOU NEED TO SHUT THE **** UP BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE YOU ARE DOING!!!!!
YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO TELL PEOPLE TO TAKE FINASTERIDE SO PLEASE SHUT YOUR STINK HOLE!!!!