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Sun May 6, 2018, 11:13 AM

Trump takes Propecia, A Hair-Loss Drug Associated With Mental Confusion, Impotence

From Huffpost: Trump Takes Propecia, A Hair-Loss Drug Associated With Mental Confusion, Impotence:

In a snicker-worthy disclosure by President Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician, readers of The New York Times learned Thursday that the leader of the free world takes a small daily dose of the drug finasteride ― otherwise known as Propecia ― which is used to treat male-pattern baldness.

The revelation by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein that the president uses a prostate-related drug to grow scalp hair was not previously known publicly, according to the Times story, and appears to explain why Trump has a very low level of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a marker sometimes used to diagnose prostate cancer. The newspaper said it had four telephone conversations with Bornstein, whose office is in Manhattan, about Trump’s overall health.

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“The FDA-approved pill has been called into question, with emerging research and a slew of lawsuits suggesting that finasteride may be more dangerous than previously believed,” reported Men’s Journal. “Users report that its side effects — inability to orgasm, painful erections, chronic depression, insomnia, brain fog, and suicidal thoughts — can last long after patients stop taking the pill.”

Since 2011, at least 1,245 lawsuits have been filed against Propecia’s manufacturer, Merck, alleging that the company didn’t sufficiently warn users of sexual and cognitive side effects. Patients and physicians reportedly call the effects “Post-Finasteride Syndrome” because, they say, symptoms often persist after discontinuing the drug. The National Institutes of Health has added PFS to its rare-diseases database. Merck told Men’s Journal the the company “stands behind the demonstrated safety and efficacy profile of Propecia.”

And of course, the disclosure about the president taking Propecia spurred many to ask: What other drugs does he take? The Washington Post noted that Trump had multiple opportunities to mention his Propecia use, but didn’t.


OK, this may not exactly be news to DUers, it's been speculated on before; but, this is confirmation. Trump takes this shit, now we can only speculate on what it may be doing to his mental stability.

...............Wait, did I just write 'mental stability??' Trump and mental stability should not be used in the same paragraph, let alone the same article!

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Reply Trump takes Propecia, A Hair-Loss Drug Associated With Mental Confusion, Impotence (Original post)
LongTomH May 2018 OP
CatMor May 2018 #1
Blue Owl May 2018 #2
grantcart May 2018 #11
Mc Mike May 2018 #3
saidsimplesimon May 2018 #4
saidsimplesimon May 2018 #6
lunatica May 2018 #5
RockRaven May 2018 #7
askyagerz May 2018 #8
Vinca May 2018 #9
Orsino May 2018 #10
yortsed snacilbuper May 2018 #12

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:27 AM

1. I think mental confusion comes naturally to trump..

add mental incompetence to that too. Each day reveals he's even dumber than everyone originally thought.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:47 AM

2. Hey man, it's all good with Dr. Bornstein

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:43 PM

11. That was the most alarming part, he couldn't see the harm in it.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:55 AM

3. Side effects include carpet chewing and annexing the Sudetenland.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:50 PM

4. Thanks Tom

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #4)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:56 PM

6. This is for Melania, not moi

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:55 PM

5. It's pretty apparent something is eating his brain

You can see it in his jamming a myriad of completely unrelated thoughts into one sentence.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:57 PM

7. It's very, very important

that nobody share this article on social media, because it is clearly something Trump is insecure and defensive about and we wouldn't want to bruise his ego.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:58 PM

8. How vain does a 70 year old have to be

To pick that hair over some of his most important working parts?

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:59 PM

9. Suicidal thoughts? So there's hope?????

I was thinking the raid on Bornstein's office for the records was more likely about STDs than hair loss. If the doctor would blab about Propecia, maybe he'd blab about what antibiotics Don's been on for the clap.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 02:20 PM

10. Side effects may include dizziness, babbling and the death of Western democracy.

Consult your doctor--no wait, consult a real doctor.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:53 PM

12. Golf courses use tons of toxic chemicals to kill weeds and bugs,

tRump spends 90% of his time on golf courses, so he is probably absorbing theses chemicals through his skin (it's orange color) and breathing and ingesting these chemicals. (his constant sniffling and slurring)

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