I completely agree. It’s really easy to start attributing EVERY little issue you have to PFS once you start reading all the miserable people on some of the PFS boards and an ever increasing list of possible symptoms.
I’m not saying it doesn’t exist and that some people aren’t pretty miserable because of that garbage.
I used to use finasteride, stopped about 14 months ago and have had some issues on and off since then. Mainly issues with genital sensitivity and long refractory period (sorry if that’s TMI, lol)
I finally started reading about my blood test results as a normal person and not someone with PFS who “won’t respond” to TRT, so I’m about to try TRT.
My symptoms match what the blood tests show, so hopefully adding some testosterone will help. Basically low free test, normal total test, super high SHGB, low’ish estradiol. I had previously tried taking Proviron to see what would happen and it made me feel worse… BUT, given my already low’ish estradiol, in hindsight that isn’t so surprising.
We’ll see how it goes. I’m sure half the people on the PFS boards will tell me I didn’t really have PFS if testosterone helps.