Hi, first post… like the topic says, I’ve been bit by Propecia. On it for 10+ yrs… got sides. Quit for 10+ yrs, sides remain. Some worse, some slightly better.
At 51, I’ve decided that the waiting isn’t working. My recent labs show TT 20 7.6-31.4, bio t 4.6 1.2-10.9, dht 1090 860-3406, tsh 2.3 0.35-5.00, slightly below range wbc, platelets.
Been on a small dose of synthroid a few years. Dropped my tsh from 3.6. Thought it might help with fatigue but nope. Skin is slightly better and it helped with a bit of love handle fat.
My sides are numerous… most irritating are dry eyes, short term memory, blurry vision, no penis or testicle sensitivity, orgasm feeling dull, erections need help, fatigue, no motivation, dry skin, some depression.
I’m looking for a doctor anywhere in the Toronto - Waterloo area. Don’t feel like waiting forever to see an Endo who will say I’m in range or who cannot grasp the idea that finasteride can change life as we know it.
It seems topical creams have a bit of a success on some with propecia sides… if I wanted to go that route I’d need someone who could prescribe it and knows about it being used possibly on the scrotum.
I work shift work also. So that’s maybe another wrinkle in the treatment plan.
I’ve seen some posts about bhrt… not really sure what that is? If it includes testosterone cream prescriptions.
Anyways, I’m new to it all and ideally I can pointed to someone who is knowledgeable and doesn’t have a several month long waiting list.
Thanks for any help.