Posted 6/5/2015 4:19 AM (GMT -6)
I am glad I found this forum. in giving right solution for me.
I am glad that I am here to get the best answer for my side effects cause by Propecia from all experts here.
I am taking Propecia(finasteride) for almost 5 year 1 mg per day. The moment I started taking this I felt my face stores more fat, but I did nt take it as serious issue but after a year I noticed my face became round and my facial bone was not visible, but I was not ready to stop taking this because it gave good hair and shredding also stopped completely.
BUt now I wanted my old face back. I stopped taking this drug ,it is almost a month now. I suspect moon face is due to adrenal insufficiency so daily I am taking hydrocortisone tablet 30 mg and gradually reducing the dose weekly by 2.5 mg, now it been 2 weeks but I don't see any changes in facial face.
BUt hydrocortisone is also a cortisol which will again give moon face(Cushing syndrome) , but don't know what will be the best medicine to cure adrenal insufficiency caused by prolonged intake of finasteride steroid (Glucocorticoid-induced myopathy )
Cortisol is the only thing which will give Cushing syndrome(moon). My Cortisol morning sample is 18.7. I think it is quite higher.
so please help me in reduce fat in face.
Yesterday i found "Mifepristone" which block the effects of cortisol, but Mifepristone and hydrocortisone should not be taken together it seems.
I bought this Mifepristone but waiting for your guys to confirm before taking this.
Please help me in this. Please also check below for test report of my blood work out my estogen, tyroid which i think normal , but if it not normal may be because of that my face is moon face.
1.Below is my Cortisol test result
Immuno Assay : Cortisol - Morning Sample (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value Biological : 18.7
Reference Interval : 3.7 - 19.4 mg/dl
2. Below is my Tyroid test :
Immuno Assay : Free T3 (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value Biological : 2.96
Reference Interval : 1.71 - 3.70 pg/ml
Immuno Assay : Free T4 (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value Biological : 0.92
Reference Interval : 0.89 - 1.76 ng/dl
Immuno Assay : T S H (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value Biological : 0.85
Reference Interval : 0.35 - 5.50 mg/dl
Total Testosterone (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value: 1,265.83
Biological Reference Interval :142.39 - 923.14 ng/dl
E2 - Estradiol (Serum/CMIA)
Observed value : 37
Biological Reference Interval : 11 - 44 pg/ml
Thanks in advance guys ... sorry for my english