Androgel for low testosterone

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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 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?
694895 tn?1263662430 Yes, low testosterone can cause a depressed mood. There are other treatments which may be cheaper, so you should call your doctor and ask him about this. If not do as remar suggests. I don't know your age, but there are many conditions that cause this, I hope they have ruled these out. Low testosterone needs to be treated, you are losing bone mass, and muscle due to this. My husband takes the shot 2 x a month, and I give the injections to him.
Avatar m tn I took it for several months as my blood work showed low testosterone. There was no effect whatsoever on my fatigue, sex life or oven follow up test values. 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.
Avatar n tn I have been on Androgel for about one year. My testosterone tested low after i complaining of fatigue with my primary dr and he prescribed this. i felt much better for a few weeks but then i began to feel terrible. It appears to have exacerbated my sleep apnea terribly, and moods are up and down. I have been slowly trying to wean from it but I wonder if i will ever get back to producing T normally.
Avatar m tn Temperature storage of Androgel.... Yikes, I have left the dispensor bottle of Androgel in the car for a period of 2-3 hrs under colder temperatures and on several occassions by accident. Does this affect the useful\effectiveness of the Testosterone substance ? ?
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 m tn Started seeing my civilian doctor because my blood test revealed that my testosterone was too low. My current test show that my testosterone level is 305, I take 7.5g of Androgel daily. My TSH level is 2.71, normal but sometimes it comes back on the low end. FT4 level is 0.61, it's always on the low end. Though I take the Androgel, I'm still always tired. This is tough because I'm a soldier. The Army feels that since my testosterone stays around normal with the Androgel.
Avatar n tn But he can still perform coitus, still get hard and his urge still there as normal . They prescribe testosterone replacement like the androgel patch, he used that for one month but there are side effects on him like N/V, nosebleeds, stomach pain, we went to our doctor to report it.. is there any testosterone replacement other than androgel patch?
689860 tn?1238718032 I've been using Androgel for 3 years and have done well with it. My guess is that the doctor who ordered your hormone tests would also write the prescription. I got my test and prescription from my regular family doctor. Androgel is expensive ($120 a month here in Canada), but my private health plan covers it, which is great. The province where I live will only pay for the injections, not the gel. The gel will be generic within a few years, so the price will go down.
Avatar f tn My husband is 36 and has very low testosterone (<150). He was on Androgel for about 9 months, and stoped taking it because he noticed no difference in how tired he was or his libido. He wants to go on injections, because we have heard from a lot of other people that those work the best due to immediate relief. We are aware that there will be a few days when he'll be feeling sluggish again due to the wear-off.
Avatar m tn I explained to my Doctor that I had very low energy, low self esteem and low sexual drive with bouts of depression! She decided to test my blood for Testosterone levels! She found my levels very low at levels of 32 and 28 with average at my age of 49 at levels of 260-880! She started me on a medication called Androgel at 2.5 grams per day! This made my levels drop further and and currently has me on 10-15 grams per day which has brought me up to 800 range!
650419 tn?1281359937 I have low testosterone from being on a pain pump implant for almost 7 years and I'm currently on Androgel but the side effect is that it keeps me up all night long like insomnia. I have been living this way for 4 months. I can't go to sleep until 4 or 5 am every morning. If I were to switch to the shots or the pellets would that rid me of the current side effects that I'm suffering from?
Avatar n tn I agree with jayjay30. The testosterone "normal" range is so wide that you can have almost 10 times the amount and it is still considered normal. That just seems wrong.The average male will lose low levels of testosterone every yr. after about the age of 30-35. I can guarantee you if the loss of testosterone was not gradual,men would be rushing to their MD. In my case (55 yr. old-male) I started self injections of testosterone every week for my low "T" number.
Avatar f tn re not having any of those symptoms, then you might just be getting tested at a time of day when your levels tend to be low. But if you do indeed have some problem with chronically low testosterone and show the symptoms of it, a doc would have to treat it somehow. But again, generally, that product, or any testosterone prescription, can be a problem for women if it raises levels too high.
Avatar m tn What should an appointment with an endocrinoligist for low testosterone include.?
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 f tn Personally, I would discuss this w/ my Dr., whoever prescribed Androgel for you. Testosterone replacement can cause shrinkage of male genitals, incl. testes, after prolonged usage. I’m not sure if it’s reversible after ceasing treatment - ask the Dr about that. Best of luck to you & check back in to let us know what the Dr. says & how you’re doing...
Avatar n tn Please Help me i feel like i cannot take one more thing on type of my shoulders and i have not been able to sleep for the last 72 hrs thinking on what to do, My doc prescribed (Androgel 5 mg) is there side effects to that ..? Please Doctor tell me what to do..!?
Avatar m tn My testosterone level came back as 287 which is low for a man of any age. I have been experiencing high stress, anxiety and depression which I also have a history with. I realize that the low testosterone level could be caused by stress and could also be caused by my history of steroids. I paid almost $200 to see the Urologist the first time. Is it likely that somebody in my financial situation would be able to afford treatment?
Avatar m tn Sounds like low testosterone level. 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.
Avatar m tn I have read that this is low for someone my age and I am wondering if this could be the cause of the weak erections. I am in good shape and exercise regularly. Is a 300 testosterone level normal at 37 years old? Thank you.