Testosterone withdrawal

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone withdrawal


Avatar_n_tn This week, I went to see my urologist and he told me that there was no reason for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> for me because the last <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> test I had done showed that my levels were normal. He told me I should stop the injections and allow my body to start producing testosterone on its own again. He said this could take several months and that my levels will likely fall to zero for several months until my own production kicks back in.
Avatar_n_tn I recently quit cold turkey (despite having to work and be a wife and mom)and am on day 6. The withdrawal has gotten better, but I think that I fear the night time the most. I just can't seem to sleep.....almost at all. Any idea how long this will last? I know that I am strong in that I have made it throught the worst part of this whole thing....having to function normally through most of this, but I cannot keep going with such little sleep.
Avatar_f_tn Because I am over protective I am not sure if he should get a second opinion on what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> to try and if he should even try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>? Hopefully someone will be able to read my posts. Thank you very much for your time.
1184700_tn?1266495288 I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> levels decrease after years of opiate use. What happens to them after you withdrawal? The reason I ask is because I quit Methadone over a month ago and feel that my testosterone has increased to a rate higher than before the long-time opiate habit. I've been weight training so this is of some importance to me. I would think if it is true that testosterone levels spike, one would build muscle much faster than in the past.
Avatar_f_tn that turns into Severe Depression during the day...Is this normal for Withdrawal?...I don't mind the physical aspects...it's the Anxiety and Depression that are terrifying me. Even though I've been prescribed these pain pills for a fractured back...I just don't want to be on them. Have others gone thru horrible Anxiety and Depression as well when they were quitting? I just want to feel happy and normal again...without medication of ANY sort. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated..
Avatar_n_tn I am concerned that I am not having withdrawal bleeding on continuous sequential HRT. No others symptoms or problems -- feeling great! I wanted to do HRT on this schedule to keep uterus healthy , i.e., endometrium flat ... But my 1st and only ultrasound, after only 8mos of HRT (Vivelle dot .1mg x2 weekly and 14 days of 200mg Prometrium each month), shows thickened endometrium at 1.2 cm?? US was done on day 4 after last Prometrium tab -- maybe too soon in cycle?
444932_tn?1273984397 Why did it take two days after stopping the pills for the withdrawal (if that's what this is) to get so bad? I googled withdrawal symptoms and was linked to a site for suboxone (sp??). Has anyone tried that? Does it work? Is it worth it? I have not told my medical doctor about this b/c I don't want it in my medical records. I don't want my employer to find out. I don't want my family to find out. I just want to deal with this and get it over with.
1827057_tn?1397523877 This is what causes the mental torture that most of us go through and it is not paws but really still initial withdrawal symptoms.I did not know about this for a long time in my early years of using and thought after the first few days were over that this is how I am going to be forever.For a few lucky people it takes hours but for most of us it takes days weeks even months to return to normal.
Avatar_n_tn and a real loss of desire, i think it lowers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>. I would like to hear what others have experienced with this as well, and possibly the scientific reason behind and does it improve, I didn't used to be like that but it has been so long using.
Avatar_n_tn After being on it for about a year I discontinued use and yes I did go through nightmarish withdrawal symptoms. But that's been over 5 months ago and I still have no sex drive whatsoever. Before Paxil I had what I assumed was a normal sex drive for a 50 plus year old male individual. Now nothing. Is this something I have to look forward to permanently or is there a glimmer of hope down the line.
1998071_tn?1327524983 I'm new here & not so good at finding the exact type of thread so here it goes. My addiction started with injuries. I never took pain meds until I was desperate. of course things eventually got out of control. Cut to it & I had a problem so once I realized i was an addict I went on suboxone. My greedy !@#@#$ Doctor insisted on giving me a higher dose then I asked for & to top it off he convinced me i should be on it for a few years.
Avatar_m_tn I hardly ever take the soma but take 2 to 3 4mg Xanaflex daily. I also take HRT in which I use 200mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> weekly and also smoke marijuana for pain management. Now, I only smoke maybe 1 joint a week. Now, to my question: Last night when I got up to use the bathroom, I got chills and I ran back to bed to get warm. I have had this in the past but was wondering could this still be a sign of withdrawals? Do you get chills from withdrawals or what else can it be from.
Avatar_m_tn I take 16mg a day and I am SO TIRED! Had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> checked...it was fine. Don't know if this forum is best...it's been a year and-a-half since precious post. But here goes: I was on up to 300mg of oxycodone till VA put me on Bupenorphine (suboxone). I take 16mg a day and I am SO TIRED! Had my testosterone checked...it was fine. I was taking the Bupenorphine in AM but switched to PM thinking the bupe's possible side effect of fatigue would happen at night, but no.
Avatar_n_tn Anyway, I had a hysterectomy in February and am on a medication called Femara which prevents the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> which is manufactured in your adrenal glands from being turned into estrogen in your breasts (which normally happens even if your ovaries are removed). So, I should be OK without the methadone. I don't doubt however that the methadone has contributed to the severeity of my post-menopausal symptoms. It helps to be validated by you with that information though.
Avatar_m_tn I have been using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> (Sustanon) for a year x 1 week at low dose to improve mood, supplement moderate work-outs, improve sex drive etc. I am 54 year old and have been using without MD involvement. I can no longer afford it nor clomid or other suggested drugs to kick-in organic test production and my question is: WHAT, IF ANY, SYMPTOMS SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE NEXT WEEKS/MONTHS WITHOUT SUSTANON AND NATURAL TEST PRODUCTION? THANKS.
429155_tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY of OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar_m_tn Can long term sub users who have gone through withdrawal please help me? I was always told the withdrawal would be very mild, and this is a miracle drug. I will say, my life and habits have changed. I have no desire to use any pills at the moment, and I don't expect that to change. I was abusing hydros after 2 shoulder surgeries. Counseling and support from friends and family (who I was deathly afraid to talk to) has been amazing.
1474625_tn?1371100679 Gabapentin should not be discontinued abruptly after long term use. abrupt or over rapid withdrawal may provoke a withdrawal syndrome reminiscent to alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal. Gradual reduction over a period of weeks or months helps minimize or prevents the withdrawal syndrome.
544292_tn?1268886268 Howdy Tramadol Warriors! New space New day!
Avatar_n_tn This form of testicular atrophy occurs as there is adequate amount of testosterone being provided to the body and the testes are no longer required to produce essential <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>. Withdrawal from any steroid will cause weakness and fatigue. Weaning off the testosterone will have to be carried out in a graduated manner in consultation with your prescribing doctor.
352804_tn?1300367154 Hi, The withdrawal symptoms of tramadol depend upon the duration of use and the dose. If the drug was taken in high dosages over prolonged period of time then the withdrawal symptoms are usually severe. There is a medication known as Buprenorphine which is often used in Tramadol withdrawal to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. Also it is important to keep in the mind that withdrawal should always be done gradually and under supervision of the prescribing doctor.
Avatar_n_tn From my perspective as a male I know opiate abuse has a horrible effect on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> levels, it sends them to pretty crazy lows and its one of the reasons we tend to gain belly weight, lose libido, etc. What I am curious about is how it effects depression once you stop opiates and your test stay at low levels.
Avatar_n_tn Everything kept getting worse. 05/21/08 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> total 210ng/dl tsh, 3rd generation 0.95mIU/ 6/23/08 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> total- 255 testosterone free- 75.7 testosterone free% 2.97% range should be 1.5-2.2% Estradiol 42pg/mL PTH, intact and calcium Parathyroid hormone 23 Calcium 9.7 doctor sends me to an endocrinologist HEA Sulfate 203 FSH 1.6 LH 3.6 Prolactin 6.5 t-4, free 1.1 tsh, 3rd generation 1.86 testosterone total 359 testosterone free 96.2 testosterone free 2.
Avatar_m_tn The heat intolerance is a problem with all opioids, and poor sex drive might be from opioids causing a lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>; buprenorphine does that as well, but to a lesser extent than opioid agonists like oxycodone or methadone. In my experience, the effects of withdrawal from buprenorphine are gone by the end of two months... but again, I'll let others share THEIR experiences.
Avatar_n_tn He had been taking a daily dose that increased over a period of approximately two years - with the highest dose reaching 3mg spread through-out the day. (Morning - noon - evening - bedtime, etc. With the bedtime dose being 1 to 1-1/2 mg.) His withdrawal symptoms were so awful! To include severe depression, anxiety, depersonalization, cognitive deficits such as short and long term memory loss, overwhelming fear, and he was also emotionally flat.
Avatar_f_tn In men, the primary treatment for opioid-induced endocrine deficiency resulting in hypogonadism is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> supplementation. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> is available in gel, cream, buccal, transdermal patch, and intramuscular injectable formulations.
Avatar_m_tn He validates everything about the profound personality and mood changes that result over time with suboxone use. In addition, it depletes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>, which has tremendous ramifications. To supplement with testosterone also has long term effects, and the individual runs the risk of never being able to produce his own testosterone again, post addiction.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, Propecia or finasteride prevents the conversion of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. It is used as a treatment in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in low doses, and prostate cancer in higher doses. It is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area. It is for use by men only and should not be used by women or children Propecia may be administered with or without meals once a day.