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AVODART Experience (Drugs & Medications)

posted by mbrook, 18.07.2010, 11:32

Thank you MJ2003. I feel I have a moral obligation to share my experience.

I have used hairloss treatments since 1996, starting with minox 2% then 5% (stopped due to the mess) and propecia in 2005. In June 2009 I started with 0.5 Avodart(Brand).
That first week I had an outbreak of shingles. Nothing unusual as this had been going on since 2005. I was waking up with joint pain and loss of energy. I began to feel slightly anxious and depressed, I put this down to the hairloss and something that would pass.

My profession requires me to be presented at a good physical level. I eat a consistently balanced diet and workout 5/6 times a week. My muscle quality was detriorating and my workouts less vigourous. I gained weight, something I attributed to the decrease in workout intensity. I just thought I was 'going through the motions,' and it would pass. My blood pressure had always been stable and was now elevated along with my resting heart rate. I put this down to less vigor and intensity in my workouts. (A cardiologist had suggested that dutasteride reduces the size of the prostate and overall muscle mass. The body responds with an excess production of adrenaline and other chemicals as a protective mechanism).

I continued through the weeks and I was still feeling the same, generalized joint pain, shingles outbreaks, sad, no energy, loss of sex drive, although I was now ejaculating a brown fluid and the only thing i had to keep me going were my new breasts!

With regard to my hairloss - who knows if I made a difference, or slowed it down. All I know is that I continued to lose it. I have used drugs and alcohol to detach from the feelings and emotions of hairloss. I have spent upwards of £50,000 on rehabilitation (now clean 3 years). That money could have probably strengthened my hair with an accredited hair transplant professional.

I recognize that denial of reality is a symptom of any addiction, whether it is to drugs, alcohol or external appearance.

Again, I would like to thank MJ2003 and all the other contributors as this thread was the catalyst in my further research to the complications of Avodart.
Today, I have not taken a tablet.

mbrook is located in [NA] and he is available to meet: NO

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