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Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:01:14 AM »

I am only 23 years old and I have been diagnosed with mild Peyronies Disease after ultrasound.

I’ve talked to a few urologists. Some told me I shouldn’t take fin and others told me that it’s safe with Peyronies Disease.

What do I do from here? Should I maybe try topical finasteride on my scalp just to minimize potential systemic effects?
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 01:09:21 PM »

Finasteride blocks DHT, DHT is the most important male hormone for males, the Doctors that told you that is fine they are just plain ignorant, but is up to you.
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My first symptoms started 18 months ago
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I have narrowing/dent/hinge on the left side of my shaft
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 01:20:41 PM »

Please DO NOT TAKE finasteride! It has very nasty side effects and most likely it will lead to Erectile Dysfunction. There are links all over the place because of this...

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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 01:23:29 PM »

There is no evidence that finasteride could make Peyronie’s worse
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 01:30:35 PM »

It won't make Peroynes worst, but your erections could get worst
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My first symptoms started 18 months ago
I tried Traction device, Pentofixiline, Q10, TRT, L-Argenine, cialis
I have narrowing/dent/hinge on the left side of my shaft
My Erectile Dysfunction is getting worse
I have a girlfriend

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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 01:32:32 PM »

I‘m taking daily cialis 5mg anyway so I should be fine?
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 04:17:39 PM »

Just started finasteride 2 days ago and so far no bad side effects
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 05:08:01 PM »

A lot of people take and are ok with it.

But is it worth it? You're gonna mess with hormones and take the chance of developing post-finasteride syndrome.

Make some money, go to Turkey to travel a bit, and get a hair implant there. Much better and safer option. And you're gonna love that place.
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Symptoms started around September 2019. Pain was gone after a year. Curvature went to 70º+, but now is around 45º. Manual traction is the only thing that made an impact. No erectile dysfunction. I've curvature and hourglass.
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 06:22:29 PM »

Finasterid ist sehr umstritten, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finasterid

Mit Finasterid geht’s du ein bestimmtes Risiko ein. Mir wurde 2012 Finasterid verschrieben, aber ich weigerte mich, die Tabletten einzunehmen, weil ich von der Kontroverse gehört hatte.

Auf keinen Fall würde ich Finasterid nehmen. Ich hab mich stattdessen einer Haartransplantation unterzogen. Das Ergebnis war ausgezeichnet. Teuer, aber es ist das Geld wert.  Aber Finasterid? Das kannst du vergessen.

Es gibt kein örtliches Finasterid, glaube ich.  Nur, Minoxidil kann als eine örtliche Behandlungsmethode verwendet werden, so weit ich weiß.
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 07:21:32 PM »

Please do not take Finasteride at any cost. I am on this forum because of it. My peyronies and curve worsened after 2 months of Finasteride use. I know what it feels like to go through hairloss at your age. Earlier hairloss forums were my obsession, now this forum is, you tell me which one is better. Just get a hair transplant/system if it comes to that, but do not take finasteride especially if you have peyronies. In mice, it was studied that finasteride reduced elasticity and encouraged fibrosis , which is exactly what peyronies is. You say you have no side effects on finasteride so far ( I did not either except less pleasurable orgasms ) , there is an underlying pathway of fibrosis that develops when you starve erectile tissue of DHT.
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 08:25:04 AM »

people now using animal mice studies when we all know just how worthless they are in peyromies disease is incredibly disimgenous and not very rigorous scientifically
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 12:23:24 PM »

These studies with mice aren't useless at all.
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26 years old, Peyronie since August 2020, 45° bend to the left, hinge effect and pain
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 12:28:44 PM »

why? peyronies was effectively cured in mice just as was cancer and alzheimers. but these meds have zero effect in a human model. zero. but suddenly giving rats the 100! fold dosis of dutasteride which results in fibrosis is of real value when this has not been observed in clinical trials? explain to me why that is. ratsare rats
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 02:50:52 AM »

What about minoxidil ? Is it safe? Because I’ve been using both and maybe I can get away with one of them
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 03:54:39 AM »

Graggaxy, yes minoxidil is safe and so far I have been using it with no problem. I use the foam version.
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26 year old. 45-50 degree downward curve. Hourglassing when semi erect, changes to indentation on one side only when erect. Currently doing restore x traction and taking coq10 supplement with daily cialis 5mg.

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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2021, 06:57:54 AM »

Yeah maybe I will drop the finasteride and just keep applying minoxidil for now
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2021, 07:14:19 AM »

minoxidil does not stop the minaturization process through dht, you will continue to lose hair, you just get a boost for the time being. onceminox is stopped everything will vanish
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2021, 10:17:30 AM »

What about topical finasteride? Would it be safer?
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38 yo. Onset Oct/20. 25º upward bend 1cm before glans. High erection angle.
Pentoxifiline 400 2/d. Cialis 2,5. Vit E, Vit C, Propolis, Omega, Ubiquinol.
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2021, 11:43:01 AM »

This life, minoxidil does increase Anagen phase and once you stop the benefit wanes, is true. I do agree that finasteride is much more effective for hair loss but with the side effect profile it is not for me. I tried topical finasteride and got the same sides. So topical finasteride is absorbed through bloodstream too. Waiting for breezula/ kintoor, next generation treatments. Till then using minoxidil, micro needling to stop and control.
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »

sad thing is people have been waiting for the next gen hairloss drugs for 20 years now. it is very comparable to research in peyronies. nothing happens. there is no financial incentive in it(despite what people might think, many men do not treat their hair loss) and research is expensive and the condition is actually really complicated(just like fibrosis of the penis). the next gen drugs will still not be very effective. we all lived 50 years too early, in around 50-100 years scientific research will finally have progressed to the point where we can address diseases at the root and not just treat one factor of it. that will come in the form of stem cell research and genetic research. but that sadly might be a century away. at some point, nobody will ever have to go bald or have peyronies disease ever again
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2021, 03:09:53 AM »

sad thing is people have been waiting for the next gen hairloss drugs for 20 years now. it is very comparable to research in peyronies. nothing happens. there is no financial incentive in it(despite what people might think, many men do not treat their hair loss) and research is expensive and the condition is actually really complicated(just like fibrosis of the penis). the next gen drugs will still not be very effective. we all lived 50 years too early, in around 50-100 years scientific research will finally have progressed to the point where we can address diseases at the root and not just treat one factor of it. that will come in the form of stem cell research and genetic research. but that sadly might be a century away. at some point, nobody will ever have to go bald or have peyronies disease ever again
Very true I had this thought as well in the past. We were all born 50-100 years too early. Do you recommend finasteride in my case? I know that minoxidil alone doesn’t fix the root problem..maybe I should try topical finasteride, I think naturally it must have fewer side effects. Or what about 0.5 mg oral every other day? I think there is a way to make it work even with Peyronie’s
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2021, 02:34:36 PM »

It seems you have already made up your mind. I have already given my opinion. I would recommend taking finasteride of any kind topical or not in two cases only
1) you do not have peyronies, srsly, why are you adamant in coming up in contact with that evil drug when you already have peyronies ? Are you trying to make things worse ? It definitely won’t be helping you fight peyronies and I can guarantee you that it’ll be making things worse. My words, might sounds harsh right now, but it is the truth that you don’t want to hear. You will thank me later.
2) you have a penile implant


People on this forum and other forums have misconception about finasteride dosing. They say, if I take 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg finasteride or in topical form , I’ll get less sides..wrong! Look at the dosing curve and you’ll see that almost 70 percent dht is inhibited even for less doses. In short wether you take 1 mg or 5 mg or 0.5 mg , you are definitely blocking more than 50 percent of your dht that your penis needs !
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Re: Please tell me: is finasteride safe ?
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2021, 03:31:57 PM »

Gaussrifle is 100% accurate, Fin is a drug that affects male hormones, the only ones that disagree are the "Doctors" that make profit from it and obviously the manufacturer. If you go any testosterone replacement therapy site, there are plenty of guys that ended up taking Testosterone because of finasterrade side-effects
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My first symptoms started 18 months ago
I tried Traction device, Pentofixiline, Q10, TRT, L-Argenine, cialis
I have narrowing/dent/hinge on the left side of my shaft
My Erectile Dysfunction is getting worse
I have a girlfriend
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