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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.

  • 01:00

    A Doctor's Journey From PFS to Helping Other Men

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    Dr. Bruhin has his own story of how Propecia impacted his life and how his own recovery from PFS is on-going. As a fellow PFS sufferer, Dr. Bruhin realized that there were limited resources anywhere for men diagnosed with PFS. Dr. Bruhin understands the serious impact to self-esteem and self-worth that can occur from Post-Finsterdide Syndrome. PFS also can create huge problems in relationships due to loss of sex drive and can have lasting impact on marriages. Countless tales of impending breakups and divorce can be found on www.propeciahelp.com. With little to know help for men all over the world, Dr. Bruhin has begun to outreach to the many men wounded by this disorder. Dr. Bruhin provides emotionally supportive psychotherapy, marital counseling, and professional support to men working to get their medical doctors on-board with understanding the complex mental symptoms associated with PFS. Dr. Bruhin has researched and studied PFS for over 2 years and uses his knowledge base as well as his personal experiences to help and empower men going through the difficult recovery of Post-Finsteride Syndrome.


    Dr. Bruhin utilizes several methods in his therapy with sufferers from PFS. Mindfulness, dialectical therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies, as well as several relational therapies are useful in recovering lost self-confidence, repairing often fragmented and damaged marital and family relationships, and working to grieve and cope with the loss associated with PFS. Dr. Bruhin is available on-line through SKYPE sessions or is available for individual, couple, and family therapy sessions at his offices located in San Diego California.


    To Visit his website go to: www.matthewbruhin.com


    To reach the PFS Radio Host please email Amir at: 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.

  • 00:40

    E30: New Hosts Amir Karkouti & Ben King share their PFS stories

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    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.

  • 00:59

    E32: Dr. Irwin Goldstein Shares the Truth & Science Behind PFS

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    Today we have the world renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein from San Diego Sexual Medicine on our podcast.  This is a very special episode for me because he was the doctor that has greatly assisted me when I was going through the worst parts of PFS.  For those that want to know the science and truth behind PFS, join us for a truth shattering discussion about the science behind Post Finasteride Syndrome.


    **FOR MORE INFO ABOUT DR. GOLDSTEIN VISIT: http://www.sandiegosexualmedicine.com/


    *About our Guest, Dr. Irwin Goldstein: Dr. Irwin Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970′s. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area. He is Editor-in Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein has relocated to San Diego where he is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.


    in 2012 he received the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 the Sexual Medicine Society of North America awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2014 he received the ISSM Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

  • 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

  • 00:53

    EP: 34 Our Guest David From Spain Discusses His Journey With PFS

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    Getting hit with Post Finasteride Syndrome doesn't care about your age, ethnicity or origins.  I do the radio show from the US and I am getting hit with people from all over the world that want to share their stories. Join me today as we talk to David who comes to speak to us all the way from Spain.  He will discuss his journey through his pain after taking Finasteride.


    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

  • 00:35

    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.

  • 00:58

    HELP! What To Do When You Have Anxiety, Depression or Bad Thoughts

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    One of the big issues I constantly hear with people suffering with PFS is the terrible feeling that accompanies it.  So many are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and even suicidal thinking.  What can you do about it when you are in those bouts of low level moods.  


    Find out how one person who has PFS is handling it.  I'll be sharing my stories, and how I have "coped" with some of the anxiety, panic attacks and low moments.


    **PLEASE NOTE: This is not medical advice whatsoever! If you are having mental distress, please contact your medical doctor or please see a licensed therapist. 


    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,” hosted by Amir Karkouti, 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

  • 00:32

    EP: 33 The Danger with Saw Palmetto with My Guest James

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    James  had PFS for over 10 years now. He got it by taking Saw Palmetto (another 5ar inhibitor).


    For the first 4 or so years he did not even know he had PFS.  He just throught he had some weird form of asexuality and CFS or some chronic virus. Over the past few years he has made some pretty good improvements through self treatment.


    He had previously spent over $20,000 of 10+ doctors and hundreds of medications. He currently has a girlfriend, yet still has major sexual issues, and absolutely ZERO libido. He also doesn't respond to androgens at all.


    Listen here to find out more about his story.


    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.


     

  • 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.