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    Default Finasteride struggles

    Just thought I would share and ask a bit of advice, (sorry if its a long ramble)

    I started using rogaine when i was around 22 years old on my hairline as I saw it starting to recede (had been slowly for a while), and after doing some research online i was pretty much scared off propecia.

    After 6 months of use on my hairline, that shiz had me in the NW2.5 - 3 reigon. So i saw my doctor, and he prescribed me some gen 5mG Finasteride to cut into quarters. I asked him about all the sexual side effects ect, he told me he has given it to quite a few patients with good results. I trust the dude more than i trust shiz i read on the internet as ive seen him my entire life, so i go home and start popping pills.

    I was pretty worried about the sides, but after taking it for almost a year i never thought i experienced any side effects at all, i didnt have a load of sex or anything as i have a job that involves alot of working away in remote areas for weeks at a time, but everytime i did manage to score a chick i could definitley get the job done. Fin seemed to be doing the trick i stopped loosing hairs in my hands and in the shower, no more itch, seemed to strengthen up my hairline. i never thought twice about side effects again.

    Stash of fin was running low and i was out of the country working for 2 months at one point so i had to spread my doses right out to a quarter every 4 or 5 days. within a few weeks my libido just shot through the roof to the point where i was just cracking semis over girls at the gym and my shiz was harder than it had been for a long time, and then it hit me. jesus is this how it used to be? had this drug just slowly robbed me slowly without me knowing? I came home and decided to give the drug a break for a little while.

    Soon enough my hair started falling again, and that was enough to scare me back onto it. fast foward 3 months or so of being back on it, this girl calls me and askes me to come over one night.I turn up ready to take care of business. And my shiz wont work. shes 21, blonde and hot. and i cant muster anything. Luckily shes sweet about it and tells me to come around again the next night. I tried to stay cool, i had a few drinks earlier so I just told myself that must have been it. Saturday night, sober as, same story. Good god. A recceding hairline at 24 isnt the greatest. Lying next to a naked dissapointed hottie because your junk wont work at 24 is the worst feeling ive had. So i come off it again and within 4 weeks i was waking up with morning wood every morning again.

    What the hell am i gona do? I cant keep taking this if this is the result, but ill take a serious hit on the scale with no hair. Im pretty slim, and im pretty sure contrary to what alot of guys say on here "oh i wouldnt care so much if i was 6ft +" I'm 6'2 and it means jack shit.... Its just tough because i was planning on just riding it out a few years and getting a HT in my later 20's if things were pretty stable. theres no point if i cant stay on fin though... No other options really though is there?

    well thanks for reading my dramas, best of luck to all the guys on here struggling with this average obstacle life has thrown at us all...

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    Try dut, some guys report less libido sides on it.

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    The problem is not you are thinking about performing. Performance anxiety on its own can ED. I am not going to say you don't have ED, because I don't know if you really do or not. You have been able to perform in the past with no problem so....???

    Double edged sword. Hair = getting hot ass, but potentially no boner or No hair = boner, but no ass or fat ass.

    I will quote one of my favorite BTT posters(25 going on 65 i think) when he said: "No risk = no reward. This is a mans game and the stakes are sky high."

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    You have the sides in your head now man.

    I went through a phase of ED symptoms after a shock injury to my spine that made me think I messed up my.. functions.. somehow.

    I'd say regardless of if you are on the fin or not it doesn't matter.

    Tell yourself this and believe it.

    Like literally I couldn't even get hard to porn or anything, it just wasn't happening. Not even my girlfriend at the time could get it going, I was just so down on everything, didn't feel like anything, pain pain and disfunction.

    Don't masturbate or anything like that for a week or two or three or however long it takes you to basically feel like you need to hump something every second of the day - then go at it again. That's how you prove to yourself you're fine - once the urge tips the dam that is your self-doubt, then the doubt will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redy View Post
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    Don't masturbate or anything like that for a week or two or three or however long it takes you to basically feel like you need to hump something every second of the day - then go at it again. That's how you prove to yourself you're fine - once the urge tips the dam that is your self-doubt, then the doubt will be gone.
    Solid advice. Just take a break from trying to prove things still work. My guess is within a few weeks you will find that they do.

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