Androgel and heart problems

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Avatar n tn For several months I have had a lot of mood problems really bordering on being depressed a lot. I also have been on Androgel 1.62% for low T, 2 pumps/day for several years. I'm trying to figure out if my mood issues could be related to my Thyroid and or the androgel. My TSH seems decent but in the past I've felt my best when my TSH was in the 1 - 2 range. I just don't want to start down a path of anti-depressants if I don't have to.
Avatar n tn High Im a 31 year old male who has been having skipped or fluttering beats while getting a dizzy or freakout type feeling exactly as it happens in my chest for a few years now, i went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with having low testosterone and pvc's after some blood tests and a checkup, since i have been on the androgel testosterone supplement and greatly reduced my caffeine intake my fluttering of skipped beats( FEELS LIKE A PAUSE THEN A HARD THUMP) ive noticed that it has been way
Avatar m tn My question is, shortly after I began Testosterone Replacement Therapy and am using Androgel daily. Is this an issue that I should be concerned with in regards to the CSCR? Or is it really corticosteriods that are a problem? This a concern to me since I have noticed a significant improvment in my overall general well being since using Androgel.
Avatar f tn You don't say how old your husband is, but for his testosterone to rise so high, so quickly makes one wonder if it was really low to begin with. I should mention that anxiety can cause erection problems and these problems can add to the anxiety. But you're adamant that he had no anxiety issues prior to this, so I feel something is not right here and the Endo will clear this up for you both.
Avatar m tn The Androgel bottle says it's supposed to be kept at 77 degree's. The room I keep my Androgel in a roo thats about50 degree's . Could this be affecting the Androgel? It doesny seem to be working for me. Started on 4 pumps and worked at first then it didnt. Now on 6 pumps and I felt a difference but now that has declined. Jusy wondering if the room temp could be harming this drug and maybe why it doesnt seem to be working for me. Thanks in advance, Sutallee.
694895 tn?1263662430 The only thing I can recommend is contacting the company that makes the Androgel and ask if they can give it to you at a reduced rate since you have no insurance. Your Dr may have to fill out a little bit of paper work for the company. Take care.
689860 tn?1238718032 after a throrough physical to disount any physical problems causing your hypogandism, the first thing to try is cardiovascular exercise. Get your heart rate up and keep it there for at least 30 minutes a day. Better to go for an hour long walk every day. Try this for a month and see what happens. Also, you might try a glass or two of red wine each day (but no more than that). If overweight, try losing 10-15% of your body weight and see if things improve.
Avatar m tn After brachytherapy for my cancer, I am in remission, and after 2+ years resumed taking androgel. I am on androgel again, and have high Testosterone levels (about 1000), but my libido has never recovered. I also have had hypothyroidism, but have been taking synthroid for it for many years with no adverse impact on my libido. Does anyone have a suggestion for what to do?
1139187 tn?1355706647 Hello, Androgel contains testosterone gel can be used for testosterone replacement but should be sued with caution because it has plenty of side effects. It may cause skin irritation, blisters on skin, problems with urination, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice and swelling of ankles. Hence use it only under a medical supervision. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn You need a test early in the morning, and the gell takes a week or two to work. It does not help erection problems due to diabetic and neuropathy. It does increase libido a bit. It also causes an increase in red blood cell production in the marrow, increasing the viscosity of the blood and making one more likely to have a stroke. How much more likely is open to question. It is also very expensive.
978469 tn?1433547946 conditions known to cause elevated blood pressure include anemia, fever, heart-valve problems, hyper- or hypothyroidism, elevated iron levels, and atherosclerosis. In each of these conditions, the body is trying to preserve perfusion. Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency also can cause hypertension. A patient should be routinely checked who develops elevated blood pressure for thiamine levels. Medications are known to cause high blood pressure.
Avatar m tn So I was pretty excited about something that sounded like it could solve some problems. He prescribed AndroGel, a topical gel that is rubbed into the chest and upper arms, 5 mg per day. I did tell him about my past sexual behavior problems. Two weeks into it, I start getting really horny.
Avatar f tn I started using Androgel because of depression, hair loss, shaving every 3 days (which is good!), atrophying of all muscles and my bone density dropped. I started Androgel 1.62% and everything improved greatly Good luck and do this only with doctors approval.
Avatar m tn t notice as long as i keep exercising ---if your doses of androgel are high you may notice a bit of fatigue and and in the sexual dept but nothing severe .
Avatar n tn I was tested again about 4-6 wks later after taking 5 g 1/x day Androgel and they said it was in the normal range, they didn't give me the number. I am not scheduled to do another test at this time. In hindsight I really don't think I ever should have started androgel because of the sleep apnea. I think that lifestyle changes, mainly exercise, would have been the thing to do at the time and that is my plan now, esp once the back pain subsides. I think this will help the test.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 yr old male and for the last 2 years have been feeling really strange. I have been tested for heart problems and this proved that everything is fine with my heart. Sometimes I get a chest pain at the upper left corner and when I burp it leaves for a little while. Sometimes when I stand or sit for long periods my left foot tingles and when I change position, it leaves sometimes leaves. A week ago I went to do a prostate exam and the doctor and lab results all point to the same thing...
Avatar n tn I just turned 30 y/0, and wanted to have a baby, we've been married for 7 yrs. For 5 years we've been away, now it's been more than 2 yrs that we are living together and trying to have a baby, since my husband lab test shows that he got a low testosterone level, is there any chance of having get pregnant in a natural way rather than an in-vitro which the doctor tell us that, thats the only option we have?
Avatar m tn ve been using the product for about three weeks now and my lower back and neck are very painful. Similar to you. Would like further information also by other users.
Avatar m tn I personally think the whole testosterone treatment is a scam. Nobody tested me for free and albumin bound testosterone, the biologically active forms. Total testosterone is useless. This is like measuring total cholesterol without the HDL and LDL fractions. The primary practice docs are totally clueless. I would recommend talking to a good endocrinologist only.
Avatar m tn I had a civilian doctor who started treating my condition, now I'm back in the Army and they don't seem to care or have a clue as how to treat me. I'm 46 yrs old and I have done two tours of Iraq, if that is any help to finding my problem. I don't know if anyone has noticed or seen a rise of this problem of soldiers in the Middle East. Started seeing my civilian doctor because my blood test revealed that my testosterone was too low.
Avatar m tn This can be easily checked by your doctor with a simple blood test and corrected with, for instance, androgel which is absorbed through your skin and there are a number of other methods. You should get it checked right away as low testosterone at your age can be indicative of more serious problems such as pituitary adenoma.
798579 tn?1237506930 using bed rest, stretching and use of a whirlpool/hottub. I am also under a prescription of Andogel 1.62%. My question is...I put my Androgel onat night before I go to bed. Right no, I have to get up every 6 hours to stretch and get in the whirlpool. My children get in this whirlpool aft I do? Will the Andogel be washed off of me after the 6 ours and will it affect my children? Ive read allthe side effects that can happen if they even touch the stuff!
Avatar n tn came across a low thyroid problem one year ago and now facing testosterone problems im at total of 304 and I am having sex problems too.I told my regular dr. About sayd it was all in my head tht everything was okay. I went to another place were they do hormone test and took my own list of test I wanted done im not gona lie there were like 20 test I wanted done amr they were just missing 2 tht ran me around $600... I still havent gone to get my results.... by the way im on armour thyroid 30mg.
Avatar n tn Hi, im a 30 yr old male and ive been diagnosed with low testosterone, i can tell u what my symptoms were and hopefully this will help u, i was tired and fatigued all the time i had no sex drive or no man type thinking, i developed flutters in my chest, and i always felt like i was out of it sorta, not to mention i was having emotional sensitivety problems almost like a woman's emotions and last but not least a weak ejaculation,but ive been on androgel for three months and i am feeling bette