Christ. Finasteride has impotence, loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation listed as "common" side effects. And "Less serious" side effects also include impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm, which may persist after discontinuation. I thought this was rare. Why on earth are these side effects considered non-serious? Does the doctor consider impotence in himself as non-serious? This is really disheartening, that they can list this s**t as non-serious. Fvck off with "non-serious". It's the same with many anti-depressants.
Again, a great question for your doctor!! Discuss this with them. One very good option is always simply not to do it. You are the best one to weigh the pros and cons that your doctor lays out for you and decide what is the right decision for you. One thing that people often fail to realize is that the normal range for testosterone is that – a NORMAL RANGE. That means that readings anywhere in that range are NORMAL. If you are on the “low side of normal” – that is NORMAL. Another thing to realize is that doctors to not treat test results, they treat symptoms. Just because your testosterone comes in at 200 does not necessarily mean you need TRT! See also the below question.
4. Liver Damage . This is tragically common, especially with the oral steroids. These are metabolized in the liver and are notoriously hard on this organ. Even some injected steroids make a second pass from the blood stream into the liver and can damage in that way. Again, the insanity of steroid use is shown by the fact that many steroid users actually take liver herbs such as milk thistle in the hopes of preventing liver damage instead of simply not taking the steroid.