I am a 19 year old student living in the UK, to cut a long story short I took generic finasteride in an attempt to delay male pattern baldness back in September 09 to March 10, it was very on and off as I quit about 3 times and I was always varying dosages to try and reduce side effects, my dosages ranged from 1mg all the way down to about 0.20 mg. I got some fairly nasty side effects while I was on the drug but nothing like what has developed now, 4 months after quitting. My most problematic symptoms are:
. Low libido
. Lack of morning and nocturnal erections
. Erectile dysfunction (fluctuates)
. Numb penis (more so flaccid now)
. Low sperm volume
. Unhealthy looking penis, very pale tip as if there is not enough blood entering, some redness.
. Weak and aching chest and mid section of arms
. Severe sleeping problems - I can sleep no longer than two hours, actually falling asleep isn't that much of a problem apart from times when I am randomly jerking and having muscle twitches. My body just won't let me sleep past the 2 hour mark and when I wake I either feel terrible (numb penis feeling, aching muscles) or I feel surprisingly refreshed, to the point where I am wondering what the hell is going on.
. I am on the whole very fit and athletic, I weigh 161 lbs and I am 5'10 inches tall. I had no previous ED (apart from when drinking alcohol) or health problems of any kind.
The whole FINASTERIDE ordeal is a tricky one, I keep hope that I will get better naturally as I have good periods and bad periods, the worst thing to happen recently is my sleep has just ****ed up, it only started about two weeks ago. I am after any advice and actions to take. I am in the process of getting blood results and stool examination results, but my GP isn't very understanding.
Supplements I am taking at the moment:
- Multi vit
- Fish oil
I have also tried a cycle of tribulus and ZMA and also L'arginine which gave me rock hard erections when it was up, and I can get it up, but a whole lot is still missing.
Recommendation of any other supplements that may be worth a try while I try to figure this mess out would also be appreciated. Some guys with long term problems because of finasteride have tried HPTA restarts, the same as steroid users to get their system, this has recovered some guys but not many.