Testosterone Mixed with Finasteride?

Hi… hopefully someone can help. I’m about to start T therapy. I have been taking finesteride for a year for hair loss which is relatively successful. I’m 46 years old, and my question is, can test and finesteride be taken at the same time?

It blocks dht which contributes to hair loss. Would it block the Test, and convert it to estrogen, and in fact contribute to the hair loss problem?
Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you

Finasteride causes low testosterone, PFS can cause sexual, physical, mental and neurological symptoms in patients who have taken finasteride. Symptoms often persist after the you stopped taking finasteride.

The Post-Finasteride Syndrome is a serious state of permanent sexual, mental, and physical side effects which do not resolve after quitting the drug. Most often, it is accompanied by an acquired form of secondary hypogonadism and post-drug loss of androgenic action, which remains highly resistant to hormonal PFS treatment.

It is also surmised by the few specialists in the medical field that a type of receptor or “brain damage” has occurred. As often seen with such damage, recovery is very slow or now questioned whether possible at all. Needless to say, men suffering from PFS are plagued with any physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that have led to long term depression, marital problems and divorce, and now several reports cases of suicide.

One of the benefits to TRT is increased DHT, DHT is needed for libido and wellbeing and you have chosen your hair over wellbeing and libido. It’s reported by some who take finasteride that they have lost their mojo, they just feel like they have lost that wellbeing and libido.

In laboratory mice there was a marked increase in isolation, depression and decreased sex drive. This is what happens when one suppress DHT and if you’re the unlucky enough to suffer receptor damage recovery is not guaranteed or likely.

|Sexual Symptoms|Physical Symptoms|Mental and Neurological Symptoms|

Decreased or complete loss of sex drive, female-like breast development and enlargement, severe memory loss, recall impairment, erectile dysfunction, impotence, chronic fatigue, listlessness, slowed thought processes, loss of morning and spontaneous erections, muscle atrophy, weakness, impaired problem solving, decreased comprehension, sexual anhedonia, loss of pleasurable orgasm, decreased oil and sebum production, depression, decreased semen volume and force, chronically dry, thinning of skin, anxiety, penile shrinkage and numbness, melasma, suicidal ideation, peyronie’s disease, tinnitus, emotional flatness and anhedonia, scrotal shrinkage and numbness, increased fat deposition, obesity and elevated body mass index, insomnia, decrease in body temperature, reduced HDL cholesterol, raised fasting glucose and triglycerides, attempted suicide, completed suicide.

All this makes finasteride not worth it whether on TRT or not.

Sadly I clearly wasn’t given full information, as I was unaware of this.
Thank you

As someone with persistent issues after finasteride, trt did the trick. No further issues. The majority of people I’ve seen on regulated trt protocols do fine.

But I would still none the less get off it.

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You’re not to blame, we are bombarded by endless big pharma commercials brainwashed to think prescription drugs are safe. The makers of finasteride are well aware of the clinic studies on mice and chose profit over public safety, doctors are the conduit for which the prescription drugs flow.

Don’t trust your doctor to be informed, trust yourself. It seems prescription drugs are very easy to get prescribed by your doctor, TRT and/or thyroid medicine by comparison, a fight with your doctor is needed. Doctors would rather prescribe viagra and antidepressants instead of TRT or thyroid medicine because prescription drugs are prefered over all everything else.

In 50 or so years we will look back at prescription drugs as barbaric, bioidentical hormones, stem cell and gene therapies will be used to treat disease, not prescription drugs.

I’ve seen this Test/Fin combo mentioned a couple times and I cannot believe there are Doctors out there actually doing it this way. What is the reasoning behind it anyway, is it to reduce hair loss associated with TRT? Wouldn’t hair loss be a non-issue for the majority of men doing the TRT? This is just one of those things that I really don’t get and illustrates the problem with doctors and uninformed patients.

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I’m one of the guys like @samguy19 in regards to having issues after stopping finasteride. The stuff should be illegal IMO. It’s why I was investigating my hormones to begin with. Numb genitals, very difficultly orgasming, etc. Most doctors don’t believe “PFS” exists yet, but they will eventually. Do not take finasteride or dutasteride.

The really strange part is my sex drive went into overdrive the last 6 months or so I was taking fin, I have no idea why. I just hope that it comes back once I can get my free test and E2 up enough.

Anyways. I’ve started TRT but haven’t seen spectacular results just yet. I’m hoping I just need to give it more time or a higher dose. I hope I am not one of the PFS guys that don’t response to TRT. Don’t be like us. I would shave my head today to go back to how I used to be sexually (and I have pretty awesome hair, haha)