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Quote from: Mikel7 on June 07, 2022, 05:59:24 AMI will add my 2 cents here. I have been on full TRT for 18 years now and yes finasteride is a nasty drug and can do a lot of damage in some men. You say that your hormones are back to normal but are they a high normal or just in the ranges given? There are very few Dr's who know how to treat an individual with hormone problems - I know firsthand. The one hormone that should be at the high end is your DHT. This is what gives your penis the health and erections needed. Also did your Dr check your estrogen levels? Especially your E2 Estradiol? Your prolactin levels are also a key player too.
Quote from: Ineedtosleep on June 07, 2022, 01:22:07 AMYou took finasteride. So did I. If there haven't been any morphological changes to your penis I.e. size, shape, etc. while erect, that is not a bad sign. The fact you are not having NTEs or MW is not good, but it's most attributable to the finasteride. I would go take a look at the swolesource forum and go the the post-finasteride sub forum. There you will find accounts from many men like yourself who completely recovered doing the protocol laid out on that forum. I did it, and I attribute my quality of life today 100% to CDsnuts protocol. It demands a lot and consistency, but it's worth it and it works. Size will return when erections do. It might also take some physical therapy like VED/traction to attain old size 100% too.
Quote from: Pfract on June 07, 2022, 12:27:19 PMGobbler: say no more. Check out this link when you can: https://youtu.be/kzb5PJBoawA there are more videos there and you should google ''post finasteride syndrome''. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7231981/https://youtu.be/-gudeMHoWpwhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32317131/I am unsure how to approach this but it is a very difficult thing to address.
Quote from: gobbler on June 08, 2022, 04:36:10 AMI wanted to do one. I was seeing a specilist in androglogy and very reputable doctor 6 weeks ago. I told him about my story and finasteride usage. he suggested that sometimes it can take many months for side effects to disappear. he then did a careful physical examination, first palpation (because I also have a deformity indentation and peyronies in the past) and then an ultrasound of the flaccid penis. he said to me that the erectile tissue in the flaccid ultrasound looked healthy and that he could find no abnormalities. he assured me that my erectile function will soon return.
Quotethat was 6 weeks ago and it has not changed for the better since then at all. I do not understand how this could be when my hormones are normal and in his opinion the tissue is not damaged and I have no sensation issues so no neural issues either, what is it.
Quoteso my guess is that a flaccid ultrasound is not enough to detect it, he was of the opinion that it is enough however and that an injection test is too invasive at this point in time. but he offered I can come back if I still experience problems which I will. I think his line of reasoning is that with venous leak there needs to be some tissue damage that should be seen even in normal ultra sound? I dont know. I was initially relived by what he said but spending half a year with erectile dysfunction with no real explanation is messing me up so if it is not a physical cause I want to rule it out as soon as possible for the sake of my mental health like you said.
QuoteI really would not get an implant though. my glans and corpus spongiosum do not inflate and they would not do so with an implant either. so I would be let with a half working penis and an irreversible surgery done. I would not be satisfied with that. I thought why do they not implant the corpus spongiosum but I realized that it would be impossible because it is so narrow and the urethra is passing through it probably causing all sorts of issues. most of my penile girth now is coming form the corpus spongiosum which is kind of unnatural but without it my dick is kind of useless anyway and then it makes more sense to wait 20 years for tissue regeneration than do an implant that will exclude me from any regenerative approaches in the future.
Quote from: samethingagain on August 30, 2022, 09:24:58 AMtestosterone is low at 400ng/dl free Testosterone is 9.5ng/dl whoch is half of what it was last year
Quote from: Sonic on September 20, 2022, 06:51:22 PMHavn't heard from you in a few weeks how are you doing man? Still the same?
Quote from: gobbler on September 27, 2022, 04:08:15 AMtsp, thanks for your kind words, however you will be dissapointed to hear that I have already been in therapy for the past 2years and while I have come forward a bit I still am and feel like this