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  • 00:16

    E2: Castration and PFS

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    Today we take a look at the similarities between PFS and castration, long term effects of castration and how that might inform PFS victims of what to expect in the future.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • A Potential Solution for PFS? Meet Your Guest John Davis

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    Mr. John Davis was your typical Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS) case.  He lost his job, went into severe depression and had many of the symptoms PFS men are used to having.


    After talking to John, he has told me and many others suffering, how he has relieved many of his symptoms thru trial and error.  We'll be discussing what he did and what you can do to help alleviate some of the symptoms of PFS.


    *PLEASE NOTE: The guest nor the host are medical professionals.  Any methods or advice given by us is not medical advice.  Please consult your Doctor or medical professional for any medical advice or assistance.


    Post-finasteride syndrome is a devastating condition that afflicts men who’ve taken finasteride for hair loss (under the Propecia brand) or enlarged prostate (Proscar). Persistent symptoms include loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin, and tinnitus. Many victims suffer economic hardship due to job loss, and emotional distress due to the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships. PFS has also been linked to suicides. No one knows how many men are living with PFS, but experts estimate there are hundreds of thousands of cases worldwide. While there’s currently no cure for PFS, clinical research offers hope that effective treatments will be developed in the coming years. Until then, “PFS Global Support,” co-hosted by Amir Karkouti (in the U.S.) and Ben King (in Europe), is here to provide a weekly gathering place where victims and their loved ones can share information and offer mutual support.


    If you'd like to appear on the show, or to speak with Amir or Ben offline, please contact pfsglobalradio@gmail.com

  • 00:16

    E1: Introduction to PFS Global Support

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    This is the first show of the PFS Global Support podcast. My name is Adam, I am a PFS victim, as well as the host of this podcast. This show is for men and their loved ones whose lives have been devasted by the side effects of finasteride (Propecia/Proscar). The email for the show is pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:35

    E26: Mitch's Story

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    Mitch will be joining us from Australia to tell his PFS story.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:04

    E26: Mitch's Story

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    Mitch will tell his PFS Story

  • 00:50

    E29: Michael's Story

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    Michael will joining us to tell us how his life has been decimated by the side effects of Finasteride. 

  • 00:38

    E24: Paul Huber's Story

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    Paul Huber will be joining us to tell us how Propecia has decimated his future goals and dreams, and much his life has changed since he now has PFS.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:43

    E25: John Davis's Story

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    John Davis will be joining us to talk about his struggle with PFS.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:25

    E28: Kyle's Story

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    Kyle will be joining us to tell us his story about battling the devastating symptoms of PFS.

  • 00:24

    E17: Interview with Dr. Victoria Baum, LCPC, NCC, DCC

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    Dr. Victoria Baum will be joining us to discuss relationships with men that have PFS. She is known as the "Relationship Changer" and you can read more about her here.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:20

    E23: Interview with Dr. Jindan Yu

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    Dr. Yu of Northwestern University will be joining us to discuss the latest research on PFS, especially the European study showing men with PFS have upregulated androgen receptors.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.