April 18 2017, 9:45 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
Question: Hello sir! I thought i’d reach out to someone who’s actually a professional. So i’m 19 years old and definitely lost a lot of volume in my hair really quickly in the last few months. I started Fin 1mg almost a week ago now. Took 4 pills so far. However i started feeling numbness in my penile region on the second day and now i feel it in my rectal area. Is this the so called nocebo affect?
Answer: I just read an article (just published) that suggested some neurological problems in the nerves that innovate the pelvis area with the drug finasteride. This is very new to me and the article is only an abstract so I can’t be critical in my analysis of it, but if you are having such side effects, stop the medication and it should go away in 2-3 weeks or so.