A question about small testicles, finasteride and propecia and the link with low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
I took Propecia for hair loss and after only two months my libido totally tanked and my testicles shrivelled up to nothing.
I have a friend who took finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and he’s having some of the same problems I am.
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Is this a normal side effect of this drug and is there anything I can do to reverse the situation?
I stopped taking it 3 months ago but have not recovered in the slightest.
Finasteride / Propecia, a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, is a special drug because it’s a man killer.
It doesn’t slaughter every single guy who takes it, but if you’re unlucky enough to be a negative responder, watch out….
Because this med will shut down sex drive, kill off your erections and atrophy your testicles in brutal fashion.
It can also cause depression, anxiety and other mood disruptions and sadly, in some men these side effects will last for years after they come to their senses and eventually drop the drug.
This condition is called Post-Finasteride Syndrome and it sounds like you’re the latest victim.
As I write this today, Merc, the maker of the drug is involved in a class action suit in Israel because they failed to disclose that the drug can cause fertility problems in men.
There’s a similar class action taking place in Canada, where Merc failed to mention another potential side effect, outright impotence.
And at last count there were more than 260 other product liability lawsuits working their way through judicial systems worldwide.
Petitions have even gone out to have the drug removed from the market, and studies are rolling in regularly demonstrating just how nasty this drug can be.
Men suffering from Post-Finasteride Syndrome have been dumped by their wives and partners, lost their jobs and even committed suicide after they’ve given up any hope of recovering.
But the biggest smoking gun of all is the fact that male to female transsexuals have begun using the drug to block the action of DHT, in order to feminize their bodies.
This fact alone speaks volumes.
The problem with this medication is that it radically shifts neuroactive steroid levels in men who take it, which causes these long term, persistent sexual side effects.
And this repression of neuroactive steroid levels can actually cause the penis to shrink in size, lead to pain in the scrotum, gynaecomastia and severe testicular atrophy, among other things.
Fortunately, the medical establishment is finally starting to take notice….
As we speak the Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are both setting up clinical research studies to try and find solutions to this problem.
But it will be quite a while before we have any solid data that can be acted upon. In the meantime, you need to start taking action to reverse the negative sexual side effects brought on by this drug.
I have around 13,000 men subscribed to my main email list and I’d guesstimate that around 500 of these men are former finasteride users….
And I’ve been in close contact with many of these men over the years as they’ve attempted to recover and several things seem to work especially well for these individuals…
2: Carbohydrate Cycling
3: Dopamine Stimulating Behavior
4: Fat Soluble Vitamin Optimization
5: Sexual Stimulation Without Ejaculation
These items work especially well in men who go to great lengths to create anabolism in the body via aggressive weight training and HIIT exercise.
And it’s this blunt force approach, where you force the body into an anabolic state through repeated aggressive exercise that seems to break the steroid hormone down regulation cycle brought on by the finasteride.
But I won’t lie to you and say this will be easy, because it’s going to much harder for you than the average Joe who hits this site looking to bump up his testicle function a few notches.
You’re going to really have to dig in and go after it, which can be tough in the initial stages because this drug has clearly sucked the life right out of you.
But you’ve got to dig deep and do it CJ, otherwise your chances of recovering are going to be slim to none.
You’ve got the basic knowledge you need to move forward, but if you’d like some additional support in this process, I suggest you Take a Look At This.
Small Testicles Finasteride and Propecia – References:
Finasteride Induced Depression: A Prospective Study
Propecia (Finasteride) Permanent Sexual Dysfunction Risk
Persistent Sexual Side Effects of Finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss.