Propecia has been linked to severe sexual dysfunction and physical side effects. One side effects of Propecia that is often overlooked is the emotional trauma and psychological distress that often accompanies sexual and physical Propecia side effects. Men with emotional trauma can lose confidence and self-esteem, leading to problems forming and maintaining personal relationships. Severe trauma can cause permanent changes to brain chemistry and future response to stress.
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If you suffered from male pattern baldness, you may have used Propecia (finasteride) to stop hair loss. Around 50% of men are genetically predisposed to have their hair follicles slowly stop growing hair after being exposed to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Propecia lowers DHT levels by 75-80%. It does this by inhibiting an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. The body normally uses this enzyme to convert testosterone into DHT. When a man takes Propecia, it causes significant changes to his hormone chemistry and endocrine system. In some men, this can manifest a wide variety of sexual and physical side effects. Before you too Propecia, you probably weighed the risk-benefit of using this medication. You may have read the following warning:
A small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects. these men reported one of more of the following: less desire for sex; difficulty in achieving erection; and, a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men. These side effects went away in men who stopped taking Propecia
Unfortunately, more and more men are reporting that these Propecia side effects did not resolve, and their sexual and physical health have been persistently or permanently damaged. This can cause immeasurable stress, anxiety, and panic, causing emotional trauma and psychological injury.
Propecia and Emotional Trauma
Emotional trauma is a mental injury that occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event, or endured trauma over a period of time. One of the most dangerous aspects of emotional trauma is that severe trauma can make permanent changes to brain chemistry and responses to stress.
If you have a serious Propecia side effect, you may have endured psychological distress for months or years after you stopped using this medication. Over time, continuous emotional pain can overwhelm your coping mechanisms, leading to emotional exhaustion and severe long-term consequences, such as mental illness.
If emotional exhaustion sets in, it can be impossible to concentrate, think clearly, or focus on anything except negative emotions. To avoid these negative feelings, a person may develop emotional dissociation. This is a type of coping mechanism in which all feelings are “numbed.” A person who has dissociated after emotional trauma may seem cold, distant, insensitive, preoccupied, or emotionally unavailable.
If untreated, people with psychological injuries may turn to alternative coping mechanisms. This may include self-medication, self-destructive behavior, or substance abuse. Over time, emotional trauma can progress to despair and depression.
Propecia Side Effects
If you have suffered emotional trauma, depression, panic attacks, persistent anxiety, or other severe emotional injury caused by Propecia side effects, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your mental injury. Emotional injuries are often overlooked in people who have suffered drug side effects.
Other potential Propecia side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual side effects
- Male breast cancer
- High-grade Prostate Cancer
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Loss of libido
- Decreased sensation in the penis
- Difficulty orgasming
- Decreased semen volume
- Body disfigurement
- Gynecomastia (growth of male breast tissue)
- Genital shrinkage
- Penile fibrosis
- Decreased muscle mass
- Increased female-pattern fat deposits
- Endocrine System Crash
- Emotional trauma, psychological damage
- Post-Finasteride Syndrome
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