Will finasteride fuck with my gainz? I read it affects test. Doc prescribed it, but I'm a bit sceptical.

Will finasteride fuck with my gainz? I read it affects test.

Doc prescribed it, but I'm a bit sceptical. Don't care about the supposed ED chance though, so dont bother posting that.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I read it affects test.
    It inhibits production of DHT, which is made from test. After puberty DHT doesn't seem to be all that important though, and it's not anabolic like testosterone
    Taking fin (Other than saving your hair) can even lead to benefits of increased testosterone
    Or of course terrible side effects like PERMANENT erectile disfucntion, gyno, and some mental shit too.
    Just depends on your hormonal profile, and how the inhibitors end up throwing the balance off - luck pretty much

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you can just take based cialis for ED

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How long does it take for this shit to ship out from hims?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      DHT still has neurological functions or post finasteride syndrome wouldnt be a thing. The problem is that we don't fully understand it's function but that doesn't mean it has none.
      But yeah puberty is when you definitely NEED to have a it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        DHT is mostly an autocrine hormone, serum levels don't really matter.
        The problem with 5AR inhibitors is that the knocked out enzyme is also responsible for the conversion of neurosteroids, potentially creating some imbalances there, causing chronic stress, depression and anxiety.
        This stuff is hard to study in vivo though, so if you decide to give it a shot, try to observe your own reaction to it and see if you tolerate it well.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got on it recently and then afterwards I found out about the permanent sexual dysfunction stuff. I tried to find info on how likely it is and it seems extremely rare, but I couldn't find any sort of solid estimate. Do you know any more?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ED is 99% of cases completely in your head. The more you read up on things like that and worry about it, the higher your chances are of developing it.
        Its like when some people can't pee when someone is standing next to them. Thats also completely in your head.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          well, controlled studies showed that with placebo like 1.1% of people developed sexual dysfunction and with finasteride 1.6% did, so it definitely does have a chance of causing ED over a placebo. I'm not worried about ED while taking a drug, I can always stop if I have issues, I'm only concerned about the potential for it being permanent. No randomized studies seem to have found a permanent ED issue and I do wonder whether the perma-ED people just had other things happen to them that lowered their sex drive permanently and they blamed it on finasteride, or whether for many of them, like you said, it's in their head and they've convinced themselves they have ED.

          The place I've been going to is a world-renowned FUE/FUT center and I'm planning to get FUE in about a year. They say that almost no one reports any sexual dysfunction, and those that do, it returns to normal when they cease taking finasteride. So I'm inclined to continue taking it but I am a little nervous. Thinking of switching to the topical version which is more expensive and less convenient, but likely has less of a chance of messing with hormones outside the scalp.

          I've been using fin for like 1.5 years now and honestly the only side effects I got are slightly puffier nips and becoming much more angrier lmao. That could be either from the increased test or estrogen, who knows. Hairline is still intact tho.

          I already have puffy nips pre-fin, fuck I probably need gyno surgery either way if I ever want to look good shirtless. Need to get more fit first though for it to even be worth it.

          i took this shit for like 2 weeks then stopped its not for me and it didnt mess with my test but thats cuz i stopped. there were definitely placebo moments where i thought it did while on it

          2 weeks isn't enough to notice any sort of effect in hormonal drugs lol why did you even contribute to this thread

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            finasteride is going to mess with your body you need to stay clean big pharma is a scam and your hair is doomed

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >your hair is doomed
              I know that, that's why I'm scheduled for FUE surgery. However, there's only so much FUE can do because there is a limited supply of donor hair you can take from the back of your head. So for optimal results, it's best to keep as much of your natural hair as long as possible so that your hair looks fuller after surgery.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            the last time i did statistics was years ago in college, but is 1.1% and 1.6% even a significant difference in terms of stats?
            permanent ED just sounds like people who cant get their minds over it.
            i have a friend who i've known since highschool and he literally can't pee in urinals. he's 30 now. you cant tell me thats a medical condition, its just something thats in his head, just like ED.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I mean, it depends on sample size, but it was a statistically significant result, yes. And 1.6/1.1 is a huge increase, but it's still quite unlikely.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know much, just read a bit about it in passing from a few articles and anon's experience with it
        I'm not even balding so don't care much, but I wouldn't take drugs that affects hormones even if I was. Your body has a balance of hormones and their receptors, and if you mess with one in this way you can set off a domino effect and fuck yourself in a lot of ways
        Still the bad side effects (at least the obvious ones) are rare, otherwise they wouldn't prescribe fin so easily to people

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >After puberty DHT doesn't seem to be all that important though
      there is still numerous functions dht does like sexdrive, mood, inflammation repair etc. often we dont know how and how much and why it is involved so honestly we dont know for the most part what dht does
      if you are lucky the testo increase is enough to take over the roles dht did

      dht is however not really invovled in muscle buidling or at least clinically you dont see a decrease in muscle potential

      you basically have to test it out how your body react

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and it's not anabolic like testosterone
      No, but it's a more potent androgen

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you take 0.5g doses you basically have 0 chance of sides and you still retain the benefits

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If anything you have more test because it doesn't convert to DHT.
    Derek has a whole vidya on it

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I take 1mg EOD and I'm not sure if it's helping me. Some hair is still falling out and hairline seems worse. Might be the shed but I don't know

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      keep going. the shed is the worst but you have to trust the process, for most people it lasts like 3-4 weeks but for me it was longer. all good now and with minox i'm starting to finally regain. Only symptom is if i jack off every day my loads aren't as much as I remember, I'm just as horny and as long as I don't coom 4 times a day my loads are normal and erections are full.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The thing is I'm not sure if it's a shed because I was losing around the same amount of hair even before taking Fin. But yeah I guess I have no choice but to continue it. Might start taking it daily too

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >1 year on finasteride and BELOW BASELINE

    it's over

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    honestly the best thing to do if you're balding is hope it happens fast so it stabilises and you can go get a hair transplant

    safest option and if you're not dirt poor pretty affordable

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You can't really tell accurately if you've stabilized. Recession happens so slowly already
      And even for most, almost the entire top is gone by the end and they don't have enough donor hair to c0ver it all

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i took this shit for like 2 weeks then stopped its not for me and it didnt mess with my test but thats cuz i stopped. there were definitely placebo moments where i thought it did while on it

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been using fin for like 1.5 years now and honestly the only side effects I got are slightly puffier nips and becoming much more angrier lmao. That could be either from the increased test or estrogen, who knows. Hairline is still intact tho.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >puffier nips
      its over bro, gyno is a death sentence unless you snib it out

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am taking 1mg every 3 days as I think it's a bitch to try to cut this pill since it's so damn small. I didn't have a huge problem with my hair loss as only hairline was starting to thin a little but seems to have stabilized. I haven't seen any sideffects but I've only taken 3 pills as of today.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's literally no reason not to take it. There are like 5 horror stories on the internet that get parroted. Doctors prescribe it all the time due to how safe it is. No hair loss no drawbacks.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sure OP take the chud pill

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i been researching this shit a lot. I wondered why doctors didnt prescribed dutasteride since its 90% more effective vs fin which is 70% and its probably because dut has twice the side effects rate (like 2.6% vs 1.3% or so from fin) which are still relatively super tiny.

    I also saw a lot of vids from doctors on yt and some dude said he prescribes 3 pills of 1 mg of fin PER WEEK. After 3-5 years fin starts losing its potency in some ppl and they start losing hair, this is when the guy mixes dut with fin (so like 2 fins per week and 1 dut).

    Anyways im getting FUE this year probably, its super cheap where I live (north mexico) and the clinic is super reputable and their insta has a ton of pics from them with awesome results. Sad that some retards pay like 12k or so in london and the US for literally the same thing that is gonna cost me like 3.5-4k. My norwood isnt even that bad but i have receeding hairline on the sides.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What clinic?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ig capileamxnorte or so, lots of gringos come to monterrey for all kind of plastic surgery and this kind of shit too i guess.

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