Finasteride and Depression - BaldTruthTalk.com
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    4

    Default Finasteride and Depression

    Hi guys. I recently took an involuntary month long break from finasteride. The moment I took the first pill I had almost immediate brain fog and felt terrible to the point where I spent the rest of the day in bed with the light off just because I couldnít focus on anything. Is this a common side effect or should I be concerned?

    On the box it says stop taking immediately if you experience depressed feelings and I donít know if this is an out of the ordinary experience or just my body adjusting to the medication again. I have had feelings like this on the drug in the past but never blamed finasteride until I took this break. It is also a different generic brand to the one I used previously, I donít know if these problems are more common with the cheaper meds. Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Posts
    5

    Default

    From what I know, it's probably due to the rise in estradiol. When there is less DHT, there is more testosterone that is free to convert to estrogen (estradiol). I know a few things about hormones because I'm on TRT. When I started TRT I had the same kind of brain fog and all of that. I had to lower the dose and things are better. Some people are not as sensitive to these issues as others. I think you will have these issues no matter what brand you take because the hormonal changes affect you more than others.

Similar Threads

  1. Is finasteride dangerous for depression / anti-anxiety medication?
    By thrashmetalhead in forum Hair Loss Treatments
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-12-2018, 12:42 PM
  2. Finasteride/depression? Other options?
    By Parker in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-03-2012, 09:21 PM
  3. Im new here.. i think im going into depression...
    By d0072 in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-04-2011, 10:10 PM
  4. me in depression too
    By forhair1987 in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-23-2009, 10:27 AM
  5. Depression?
    By Jackb in forum Hair Loss Treatments
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-17-2008, 02:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

First Transplant - Worried about placement
Today 12:07 PM
Last Post By ImThatGuy
Today 12:07 PM
Dr. Glenn Charles FUE procedure
Today 11:53 AM
Last Post By Dr. Glenn Charles
Today 11:53 AM
New to Hair Transplant scene
Today 10:56 AM
Last Post By ImThatGuy
Today 10:56 AM
Buying Finasteride with Bitcoin help - UK
04-30-2018 07:55 AM
Last Post By tigertiger
Yesterday 02:04 PM