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Are you planning to Jump on Finasteride to prevent Baldness? Are you worried about how bad are Finasteride side effects?
Well, read my story and experience first. You’ll get the answer…
If you are not aware of the finasteride (Propecia), it’s medication used to treat male pattern baldness. It works by reducing the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is one of the most important hormone for men.
The mechanism sounds scary. To shut down the production of hormone of manliness, which is responsible for sex drive and facial hair growth. I’m not gonna talk about theory of how DHT is responsible for male pattern baldness, as I wanna go straight to the point. But quickly, DHT will cause baldness and finasteride prevent’s it by blocking DHT.
Horrible Side effects, is it true? How bad are Finasteride side effects Afterall?
Losing hair is horrible situation. When you notice the receding hairline and the fact that you are balding, self-esteem is taking a huge hit.
Current medicine haven’t unfortunately found cure for male pattern baldness, and Finasteride is by far (unfortunately) the most efficient medication to prevent it.
With side effects like:
- Loss of sex drive (Check guide to get the Sex Drive back naturally here)
- Low energy levels
- Decreased cognitive functions
- Man boobs
There would be lot more negative side effects, but those were what came up on my mind quickly. So no necessary to list all of them, you got the point. This stuff is poison. It’s literally transforming males to females. Male to female transgenders are using this medication for getting feminine features.
My Experience and realization how bad are Finasteride side effects
When I noticed my receding hair line years ago, I got so depressed. I started to look for information how to stop balding, and all I found was that you can slow it down with healthy lifestyle and diet. But if you have the balding gene, you will lose the hair at some point.
So I found out about finasteride. Did lot of research about it, and finally after lot of contemplation I decided to get into it. I was so desperate to save my hair that I was risking my health for exchange of hair. First I though this was a life saver. No it wasn’t. It wasn’t worth it. I was on it only for few months and already started to get negative side effects like lower libido and depression. I freaked out and stopped it right away. Not to say that it even made my hair loss worse as my hair started shedding more than ever before after few days of taking it. But I still continued until side effects started to occur.
Side effects went away after a time, but you can read horror stories on internet where people are claiming these side effects are permanent. Hormones are something you don’t wanna mess with.
No amount of hair is worth of possible permanent erectile dysfunction or permanent down regulation of DHT.
Dealing with Baldness?
So after quitting the use of propecia, I was again depressed about hair loss. But now I knew that I had tried everything. I can’t do anything about it. I have to face it and deal with it.
Before propecia I though that when I lose my hair I will regret that I didn’t jump on finasteride. Now after trying it, I was somehow free.
I was enlightened that there is lot more than hair.
My view of world did chance…
I started to appreciate health in new perspective. I was thankful for stopping using it, as the side effects would became worse in time.
And the worst part about propecia is that it won’t permanently stop your hair loss. It will stop it as long as you are on it, but after you stop using it, the hair loss will continue. So it’s like you have to be on it for the rest of your life if you wanna save your hair. Doesn’t sound tempting. Especially as new side effects may occur suddenly after years of consumption.
Final Decicion. Keep taking or throw away?
So after time flew, and hairline was receding more and more, I finally decided to shave my hair. It was an easing moment. Immediately after I did it, I didn’t care anymore about the hair loss anymore. Somehow I just dealt with it, this was really enlightening experience.
I started to actually like this new style more than what I had before, and confidently went on with this new style. It was so stress relieving moment as I didn’t care anymore about whole hair loss which had had high impact on my stress levels.
Also I’m happy that I jump out of the finasteride, and didn’t continue using it. It’s such a poison, I don’t recommend it for anyone. Hair or health? Not hard to answer; of course health.