I have been having severe brain fog lately, likely a finasteride complication. I noticed that every time I drink a glass of wine the fog clears. Alcohol is a GABA-A agonist, and so is 5a-DHP, so I tried 1mg of 5a-DHP on the tongue and within 10 minutes I could feel the fog clearing. Now it's like 50% gone, and I feel as if my eyesight is a little sharper.
@haidut what do you think the reason for this is? Could this give us some clue into post-finasteride syndrome's neurological effects?
I too have severe brain fog from post-finasteride syndrome. I have found 5a-dhp to be one of the most helpful supplements to use, the only issue is that I seem to build a tolerance to it rather quickly. The first time I used it one drop made a significant improvement, and after a couple weeks I had to use 5 drops twice each day. I think downstream steroids and 5-ar reduced steroids are easily prone to suppression, which makes PFS more difficult to treat.
However, I do the best treatment for PFS may be to take DHT and Allopgregnenelone replacement drugs. 5a-dhp with Androsterone would seem to be the next best thing, considerring the former steroids are very tightly regulated. In addition, perhaps using these in conjunction with testosterone and thyroid would be even more beneficial since most PFS guys seem to be hypothyroid and have low testosterone/pregnenelone synthesis.