I'm from France so excuse my poor english.
I took finasteride at end of January, the first dose i took was 0.5 mg.
8h after the dose i began to feel really weird : hot flushes, vertigo, anxiety, diarrhea.
I thought it was viral, and didnt made the link with fina.
It lasted 1 week. So i didnt took more.
After one week i took another half dose (0.5 mg) and this time it was hell :
- Panic attack (still there)
- Muscle twitching and pain (better)
- Extreme coldness and shivering (still cold)
- Panic attacks (still there)
- Social phobia (still there)
- Crying spells (still there)
- ED (better)
- Chest tenderness (better)
- Diarrhea ( better but stil loose stool )
- Huge night sweats ( a bit better but still there )
- Heavy heartbeat (better)
- Suicidal thoughts (still there)
My doctor told me it is all in my head but i made a first hormonal test :
This test was done 10 days after the last half pill :
Estradiol 0.07 nmol/l (0.08-0.18)
Test : 42.6 pmol/l (30.1-189.8)
Bioavailable test : 3.1 nmol/l (2.7-12)
DHT : 0.7 nmol/l (0.86-3.44)
Total Bilirubin : 30 mg/l (3-12)
Free bilirubin : 26 mg/l (<11)
TSH 0.737 mUi/l (0.4-3.6)
Free T4 : 14.4 pg/ml (7-16)
PTH < 4 pg/ml (6.5-36.8)
Calcium 2.4 mmol/l (2.2-2.65)
Low no ? Doctor said it is all in my head !
So i made a second test, two weeks later :
Total bilirubin : 20.9 mg/l (3-12) (down)
Free bilirubin : 14.6 mg/l (<11) (down)
25 OHD : 30 ng/ml
Testosterone free : 51.5 pmol/l (30.8-189)
Available Test : 4.2 nmol/l (2.7-12) (up)
DHT : 1.04 nmol/l (0.86-3.44) (up)
Since it wasnt getting better i went to my doctor, and made a third test :
25 OH : 18.6 ng/ml (down)
PTH < 4 (same)
Calcium corrected : 2.33 mmol/l (2.2-2.65)
Phosphorus : 1.11 mmol/l (0.8-1.44)
Calciuria : 154 mg/24h (<300)
TSH 0.529 mUi/l (0.4-3.6) (down)
Free T4 : 11.5 pg/ml (7-16.3) (down)
Free T3 : 2.71 pg/ml (2.17-3.34)
Once again it is all in my head, but he sent me to an endo, new blood test :
LH : 1.3 mUi/l (1.7-11.2)
FSH : 2 mUi/l (2.1-18.6)
SECONDARY HYPOGONADISM ?
DHT : 0.74 nmol/l (down)
Bioavailable test : 4.8 pmol/l (up)
D4-androstenedione : 12.6 nmol/l (1.7-10.5)
Cortisol : 280 µg/l (80-250)
ACTH : waiting results
Urinary cortisol : wainting results
Magnesium : 21.7 mg/l (18-26)
LHRH TEST :
LH range : 1.2-8.62 mUi/l
T0 : 2.4
T30 : 11.6
T60 : 9.8
FSH range : 1.27-19.2 mUi/l
T0 : 1.7
T30 : 2.6
T60 : 2.7
TRH TEST :
Normal TSH base value : 0.35-4 mUil/l
T0 : 0.67
T60 : 2.98
Normal prolaction base value : 2.6 - 13.1 ng/ml
T0 : 7.7
T30 : 18.94
T60 : 10.68
Ok so now, here is where i am, i'm stucked with anxiety, cannot work...
Don't know how to cure this, they want to put me on Effexor 75 mg.
In 2 weeks it will be three months.
Thanks for the help