Androgel time to work

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Avatar f tn - which has not gotten any better during this time-it has gotten worse. In May- his Testosterone was checked it was up to the 350 level. (All the while he has stayed on the Androgel. ) He has even gone to a therapist for counseling for anxiety. I recently googled Androgel and anxiety and did come across quite a few people who have had cases of anxiety with Androgel. Could this be the cause? We think possibly.
650419 tn?1281359937 The energy boost I am getting from Androgel Has also made me loose my appetite. In fact, there are time when I have to remind myself to eat. Good luck to you and God Bless.
Avatar m tn I didn't know where to post this question since testosterone replacement therapy wasn't an option on the board. However this does relate to depression/anxiety. Does any males here take this therapy?
Avatar m tn I was on androgel for several years with good libido results before discontinuing due to prostate cancer. 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?
Avatar f tn I would NOT quit Androgel. 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 n tn for men is a much better alternative to Androgel. The symptoms you are having are also Androgel side affects. Please consider a different treatment for the low T. Since your TSH is higher it's most likely your mood problems are more related to low T. Also google raising testosterone levels naturally in addition to hormone replacement therapy.
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.
Avatar n tn html It would be better if you can start exercises (resistance exercises, weight training) as you try to wean from Androgel. Exercise has been known to increase testosterone levels naturally. The back pain could be due to decreased calcium levels or weight gain. You will need to increase intake of calcium-rich foods so as to have a daily intake of calcium between 500-1000 mg. Insulin has been reported to interact with T from androgel, so discuss this with your physician if you are diabetic.
Avatar m tn Men experience stress form work and due to others at work they are unable to react with their emotions and agression as they would like to to avoid getting fired. Due to this they take the agression home with them. When I lived near a city, I at times used to go swimming prior to going home. It helped me deal with stress and avoided me taking the day's frustration home with me. I have also gone out fishing before going home during the summer. I allways told my wife where I was at.
Avatar m tn The normal conditions are to store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). I would suggest that you get a check of serum testosterone to see the effect of treatment and depending upon that the dose adjustments and requirement can be assessed. Consult your doctor for further assistance.
689860 tn?1238718032 from my experience, they are more in tune with diabetic needs, and not age related hormone modulation). What seems to work best to raise your hormone levels to where they need to be are WEEKLY injections of between .5 and 1 cc of testosterone. Be sure your doctor monitors your levels monthly including your estradiol (estrogen) levels. When your proper testosterone levels are achieved, continue to monitor your estradiol levels monthly for up to 6 months.
Avatar m tn I have arthritus in my back and hips. I would like to know if the rise in hormone levels contributed to the increase in inflamation. I am scheduled for another MRI in a different location. Doctor believes that I may have a herniated disc. This of course would not be assiciated with the use of Androgel but I have stopped using it for seven days now. The less things my liver has to deal with right now the better.
694895 tn?1263662430 It is possible that low T is responsible for the severity and long duration of this episode. The Rx prescribed is Androgel...but at $250 an Rx I am unable to have it filled...I have no insurance and not enough money to start the treatment...anyone else have their Test level checked as part of a depression profile ? If so, what therapy were you prescribed.
978469 tn?1433547946 My total T was 180 and normal values are 240 to 800 according to my lab. So back in October I was started on 2.5 mg (2 pumps) of androgel. Level went up to 440 Total T. I pushed the doc to let me try 5g (4 pumps) so we can get into he high range. I have been on that now for 3.5 months Just got checked and my T was 785 and Ftrr T I believe 22.0 (very good). I fell GREAT! But about 2 weeks ago he checks my blood pressure and it was 145/90.
Avatar f tn Libido in both men and women is related closely to the level of testosterone in the blood (yes women have testosterone produced largely by the adrenal glands and men have so-called female hormones in their system). Testosterone level in the blood can be increased by a number of medications (androgel applied to the skin of the stomach, shots in the buttocks, etc.) all of which require a doctor's prescription.
Avatar f tn 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. My question is this: If he were to go on injections, will that automatically stop production of sperm? We want to have a baby in about a year and a half to two years.
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 The Army feels that since my testosterone stays around normal with the Androgel. That all must be ok. Need help or directions to some help.
798579 tn?1237506930 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! Please help me, I don't want either of my children to be affected by this.
Avatar m tn would there be similar cause and effect to CSCR? Even if CSCR was present prior to androgen therapy?
Avatar m tn I was at 250 total test when he put me on it. Started one pump which lowered me to 198 total. Then I went up to two pumps but never got levels tested these last two months because I lost my job and insurance. I finally got this obamacare garbage insurance for 300 a month but they will never cover it. I am done I do not want huge medical bills anymore, so I want to come off it. Will it be tough? I am pretty sure I'm still low anyways so I dont think it should be that bad an adjustment.
Avatar m tn Hi folks, I'm a 26-year-old otherwise healthy male that has never been on any sort of medication or had any major surgery. I get regular excercise and I'm not too overweight (5'11, 225). I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but for roughly the past two weeks I've seen the following symptoms appear: * Extreme fatigue, no energy - my testosterone levels were recently checked and they are LOW. Total Testosterone is at 161, which is critically low for a guy my age.
277836 tn?1359666174 Last I remember we were looking at micronutrient/ B12 deficiency as possible cause of the symptoms, which could have been responsible as well. Though I am not sure how well would androgel work symptomatically, it would still be recommended with compromised total level and further evaluation required for a possible secondary cause. Hope the information is helpful. Take care!
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