Hi guys, I am currently on day 10 of taking finasteride and from day 1 and I have been experiencing a small sharp pain in my chest either in the top of my ribs or to the side of my ribs (it's mainly in the side of my ribs below my aimpit if that makes sense). Breasts/Nipples are not tender or any change in appearance/no lumps but I'm fearing gyno. I have ADHD/OCD and I’ve noticed you all have mentioned anxiety. I visited my doctor Friday who didn't think it was gyno and perhaps due to my anxiety a lot of it was in my head. I'm three days in and dim has not been helping. Finasteride actually improves cardiac function but minoxidil is known to disrupt some things in the heart and chest tightness/chest pain is a listed side effect on the label.edit: Maybe they're talking about external chest pain (tissue), and not internal? I'm just worried about the gyno side of things. I was thinking of having a week off and coming back at 0.25mg with dim and working my way back up to a higher dose. I wonder if it could react with stress hormones or increase anxiety? My anxiety has clinged to this side I guess to the point where I'm unsure if the pain is genuine or not. Since taking finasteride I feel so much better about my hairloss. I've experienced chest pains the first time in fin... Perhaps too early to tell but i dont know how much longer I can handle. So I experienced bit of chest pain under the breast area. See this study: https://gov/pubmed/12234510So you must go back to see your doctor and get a resolution to this problem. Not a doctor or med student here but I'm wondering if the chest pains are somehow linked to anxiety. It lasted 20 minutes, I endured it and kept doing what I was doing and didn't assign it any meaning and it eventually went away. Try CBT and DM me and let me know how it goes if you don't want to share anything public on this thread. I've tried dropping my dose to 0.5mg for the last couple of days but the pain is still there. I take .5 every other day and recently been taking zinc as well. My dick felt numb the first day when I took 1mg but taking .5mg I feel normal. If you already have anxiety or depression BEFORE starting Fin and you take Fin, Fin will make the anxiety or depression worse according to one doctor I asked and anecdotal content on here and other forums. Try that I'm still getting the chest pain now and I'm off Fin for 3 days. I think I'll wait until next Monday and start again at 0.25mg and add DIM. I don't have words to explain how much CBT improved my life as someone who used to get panic attacks and all kinds of physical symptoms from anxiety. I've read other threads but a lot seem to die out before the OP updates on the situation. I'm not sure if it's zinc or what by my sides started hurting as well ever since I started taking 25mg zinc. As someone who had bad anxiety and panic attacks on and off for 18 months - but now manage it through regular gym and yoga sessions - I had stomach pain, dizziness, headaches, itching, IBS and night sweats all from anxiety alone. I've held back taking Fin for months because I've never wanted any of that to come back and am concerned Fin might up the anxiety ante again. I'd also do the mantra of "let it pass," meaning if you feel chest pains or some other strange physical symptom, just keep doing what you're doing - being at work, taking a shower, making breakfast, etc. I feel like I function on a higher plane now as a human being. Does it ever seem to occur when you’re taking deep breaths or deeply exhaling? Tressless is Reddit's most popular community for hair loss and balding. i was on propecia for around 4yrs, stopped for 1yr and then started back up for 1yr. all of my health problems started to happen when i got back on propecia for that last year. i started getting pain in my penis and testicles, etc, and major fatigue. then one day, i got pretty sever chest pains along with feeling very sick and had to go to the hospital more then once. all these symptoms have been going on for about 1 1/2 yrs now. i know ed and groin pains are common, but has anyone noticed chest pains too? my symptoms are so bad that i have not been able to work since all of this started. are most of the users on this site able to go and do a normal 8hr work day?
Because thick, healthy hair is so closely linked to health and beauty, it is understandable that age-related hair loss is very distressing. Fortunately, there are many products that can stop or even reverse hair loss. Though they are a great way for men to retain their hair in old age, these hair loss products come with many concerning side effects. Before you start taking a hair loss treatment, be sure that you thoroughly understand the risks associated with each ingredient. When you are trying to learn about the side effects of popular hair loss treatments, it is important to learn a little bit about how they work. Prescription drugs for hair loss are sold under many names, but they all generally contain two types of medication, finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride is a hair loss medication that is called an alpha reductase inhibitor, and it treats male pattern baldness by blocking the development of certain hormones that cause a lot of hair loss. Angina — severe chest pain due to lack of blood (and therefore oxygen) in the heart muscle — effects over 6 million Americans. Treated primarily with nitroglycerin for decades, the market for improvements in its treatment has long since been ripe for innovation. In the late 1980s, drug manufacturer Pfizer had a theory: could blocking an enzyme called PDE5 expand the blood vessels to the heart, thereby treating angina? Their researchers took up the task and in the early 1990s, discovered a PDE5 inhibitor which they dubbed UK-92480. Over the course of testing, the research team discovered that the effect of the drug wasn’t quite strong enough, and, when the they upped the dosage, participants’ chest pains were reduced but general muscle pain increased. Over time, and after a series of iterations, the team decided that UK-92480 was not going to be an effective angina treatment. Like all drug trials, lots of side effects pop up — in this case, more than just chest pains.
If you’re suffering with hair loss you have probably researched different hair loss medications and possibly even hair restoration. When it comes to hair loss medication, there are two popular medications that can be taken to aid hair loss. Finasteride and Minoxidil are often given to those suffering with hair loss. Sometimes it can be quite difficult to find the right treatment for you. Today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the medication so you can decide what one is best for you. Finasteride is the active ingredient found in Propecia, a medication taken to reverse the effects of male pattern baldness. Finasteride, in pill form needs to be taken once a day and reports have highlighted that hair growth happens in around 66% of individuals after two years of treatment. Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children. Read this Patient Information before you start taking Finasteride and each time you get a refill. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Finasteride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It is not known if Finasteride works for a receding hairline on either side of and above your forehead (temporal area).
Chest Pain on left side just under the heart from front to back. This occurs only when asleep and never happens any other time. It began about 5 years ago and has gradually gotten worse. If I skip a day I have no pain that night's sleep so it is definitely the cause. When I first started it I was beginning to lose hair. I've dropped the minoxidil, but I've been on finasteride for 13 years, which has seemingly made my eyes yellow and created a mystery pain in my groin. So while DHT is flowing around a guy's body and stimulating chest hair.