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Question One Pill, Major Sides ...dr Crisler Needed !

Discussion in 'Post-Finasteride Syndrome & Accutane Sufferers' started by je2907, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. je2907

    je2907 New Member

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    Hi,

    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 : 65.5 ng/L (5-60)
    Urinary cortisol : 541 nmol/24h (160-1112)
    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
    T30 :4.72
    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
     
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  2. je2907

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    Just got my ACTH and urinary cortisol levels !
     
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    Nobody ?
     
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    Estradiol came back : 12.88 pg/ml
     
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    Your Muscle twitching could be due to low cortisol/adrenal fatigue rather than some type of damage to the brain which was an old theory. Crying spells likely due to an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. Night sweats also a symptom of low T. Men who have prostrate cancer suffer from night sweats after their T has been medically shut down during cancer treatment. I have symptoms of adrenal fatigue but have perfect cortisol saliva scores.

    http://www.healthline.com/health/low-testosterone/night-sweats#overview1
     
  6. je2907

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    I dont have my total T score !

    What is the next step ? HPTA restart ?
     
  7. 7at7

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    i wouldnt waste your time, find an ampoule of testosterone asap. at 30 years old your getting up there in age anyway. those dht levels are disturbing.
     
  8. je2907

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    I have new bloodwork :

    Total T is 288
    DHT is still 0.77 (0.86-3.44)
     
  9. p_stashio

    p_stashio New Member

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    Hey man,

    Did you try any treatment? How are you feeling? I would like to try some treatment as well but trying to see how other guys are doing on the various forms of treatment.

    Thanks
     

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