Low testosterone side effects in women

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Avatar m tn When I first discovered MH, I was curious if other women had the testosterone deficiency as well, while estrogen was really low for me, testosterone was almost non existent, and believe me I was testosterone "queen" in my day. There few posts from men asking the correlation between hypothyroid and low T. Good luck in finding more answers. One thing is for sure, I miss my testosterone driven life.
Avatar n tn I know that thyroid problems are rare in men and the effects of the T4 and T3 are much different than they are in women due to hormonal differences. I have tried to do a lot of research and it's pretty scarce on the subject relating to men. I did find that men need a little different range in the T4/3 to feel good. Are you currently on any thyroid replacement? Thanks for your post and I will add to watch list and shoot you any further information I may find. Best of luck!
Avatar n tn Not only that, but it's right on pfizer's website, in the side effects for Depo®-Testosterone testosterone cypionate injection. Decrease libido is a possible side effect. Right now I'm off of everything, and am trying herbal supplements and an over the counter estrogen blocker. The drive is coming back, but it's slow. A friend recommended i try a different ester of testosterone. Enenthate instead of Cypionate. So those of you experiencing this problem, might consider that.
486867 tn?1307142611 Ask about Nolvadex it is stronger and might not have the same side effects. What was his testosterone level? Were you guys able to get pregnant ever? My level was 379 and I am worried. I saw an endocrinologist and am awaiting a more complete retest of my hormones. I actually got my wife pregnant last year but she miscarried. I don't mean to be nosy, but I might be in a similar situation soon.
1139187 tn?1355710247 progesterone is the building blocks for all the hormones made in every persons body. women use progesterone to balance out the effects of oestrogen. men turn progesterone into lots of testosterone. read up about it.
Avatar n tn Plus, there are so many women around here that now want to take it, I'm planning a seminar. So, the side effects will be helpful in discussion. My doctor has been injecting it for 2 years as a maintenance program and so has his wife. Plus, he says in some of his fibromyalgia patients, the hcg has really helped their pain lesson (not in all but in some). Everybody should investigate it for themselves and need to feel good about, wholly, before taking it.
Avatar n tn It has shown NO negative side effects in low dosages, and in higher dosages it actually INCREASES testicle size and natural testosterone production in a short amount of time for weight lifter who are comming off a cycle and need to get back to 'normal'. Men create small amounts of this hormone, and women create a lot more of it during pregnancy. There you go, MIKE.
Avatar n tn It is indeed low, but maybe this is just to begin with, until you adjust to the medicine...Both Metformin and Spironolactone can have some side effects...I tolerated them well, but I also started on a low dose for the first week or so. If you were to continue with only 25 of Spironolactone, I'm not sure you would get results - I know I don't...I have tried many times to lower the dose, but my hair starts falling again (the elevated androgens cause alopecia with me).
1281181 tn?1271691873 Thinning on top (a specific area common to male hairloss) is not normal hair loss pattern for women even with thyroid issues. Low thyroid can throw other hormones out of whack too. Thyroid hairloss is normally averaged all over the scalp.
Avatar m tn My Endo also ordered tests for LH. High LH signals the brain to make more testosterone. Mine is on the low side but in the normal range. It is 3.6 mIU/ml. Supposed normal range is 1.2 to 8.6 mIU/ml. He expected my LH to be much lower. He has classified my condition as "Idiopathic", unexplainable. He said that if my testicles were damaged then my pituitary glands would respond with more LH. I should have high LH if my testosterone is low but my Lh is pretty low too.
Avatar n tn A friend of my sent me to a Doc that raises tour testosterone using bio similar steroids . No side effects supposedly . He put six pellets in my hip .It's been 3 weeks and I feel terrific . I haven't had my blood test to check my testosterone but I suspect it will be in the six hundred range . I suggest to anyone to have your testosterone level raised with bio similar steroids. Oh by the way it lasts six months .
Avatar n tn Oh ya, after opiate abuse, he needs to have a full hormonal check up, 9/10th of the time he will have damage to his testosterone system and have LOW testosterone, resulting in low libido... That problem is easy to cure with a patch, gell, or shot....
Avatar m tn Any side effects? Benefits? 3) Any risks to the liver for Test treatment? What about prostate as I have BPH. 4) What about the heart as I have some cardiovascular issues. I would think that Test might help build more lean body mass and get rid of some of that abdominal fat associated with elevated triglicerides, etc. 5) Should I wait and re-test (don't know if test fluctuates up and down or if it just heads South) or should I make some sort of decision based on these numbers.
Avatar m tn I previously thought that testosterone therapy was just for sexual issues but I looked into testosterone gel, which they were using for the study, and it seems to treat or help depression, fatigue, stamina, immune system, all the guys in the study showed improved cognitive function and no progression of MS, and none of them had any side effects or went out of the normal ranges for testosterone levels. But I can only find one study done, has anybody ever heard of anything more on this?
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
299260 tn?1304219705 luvkayln: I almost forgot, No, I haven't had any side effects from the Lupron! I was afraid I'd get nauseous or something, which would be awful on a boat, but I've felt great =) My only problem was my shot Thurs hit a blood vessel or something 'cause I immediately got a welt & still have a big bruise. Other than that, it's been easy =) I uploaded a couple pics from our trip, showing my 1st yellowtail. Keep in mind, I slept on the boat, woke up & fished, so it's no beauty contest!
Avatar f tn Vitamin E and B complex will also aid in increasing testosterone levels naturally. The disparity in age could result in a gap in drives, but understanding your husband and letting him grow into a normal pattern of conjugal relations after all that both of you have been through would help with the situation.
Avatar n tn I've had my testosterone tested and it is normal. My SHBG is on the low side (usually 11-14), but I looked at old records and it has always been that way. I can masturbate to ejaculation, but I find everything much less stimulating. This is not psychological and I don't really want to entertain such theories. I know my body and something physiologically changed when I experimented with that stupid drug.
Avatar n tn I received a series of 2 testosterone shots from my hormone doctor in December. He said this was to help stimulate my body in to making its own since my own levels were very low. I had a very bad reaction including all the traditional overdose symptoms: Scalp Hair Loss, Extreme Facial Hair Growth, Severe Acne in Oil Production, Loss of Period, Enlarged Clitoris, Anger/Temper Change, and Change of Voice (Scratchy and unable to produce certain sounds any longer).
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, tubals can cause heavier and longer periods and most women are not told this beforehand. Most women are not told about the long-term effects of hysterectomy either which is why it is so common. Since only 2% are done for cancer in the U.S., most women would likely forego having a hysterectomy if they knew the truth beforehand. You are right to be concerned about an increased risk of pelvic organ prolapse as well as vaginal vault prolapse after hysterectomy.
401095 tn?1351395370 I am also very interested in how the testosterone shots go. I have thought about them for myself. it is not unusual for women to be low in testosterone. it occurs natuarlly in women too but is counter balanced by estrogen. maybe i need some of that? lol, i don't think so. i have noticed that adrenalin is great for fighting pain(as are other naturally occurring chemicals)and have often thought about getting my levels of all these chemicals checked. maybe i should. Nick.
Avatar f tn So I'm looking for anyone who had something closely related whether it be a sertoli leydig cell (a little more common than mine but still rare) or any other type of testosterone secreting sex cord tumor. The precipitous drop in testosterone after surgery (Oct. 2006) has been tough biochemically and I would love to be in touch with any one who experienced something similar.
Avatar n tn My reason for being on the shots was after having seen a urologist in regards to sexual dysfunction. It was found that my testosterone levels were low. After a few months my sexual problems in the form of ED did not improve and the urologist put me on Caverject. Another reason that testosterone replacement therapy was decided is the prevent problems with bone density and muscle tone. I give the shots myself after I had been given the OK by the urologist.
Avatar f tn I just looked up the side effects for the Androgel and it's side effects include anxiety and depression, along with many, many more! My husband's doctor said he preferred the shots because the Androgel has so many side effects, so I feel there is a correlation here. Below is the website for you to check out. His Endo will get to the bottom of this and quickly. I wish you both all the best! http://www.drugs.com/sfx/androgel-side-effects.
Avatar n tn (not this one) Okay, now, my concern is the effcts after STOPPING yasmin. I understand that all bc pills are different and so are we women as far as side effects go. I have read postings about women who stopped taking yasmin and have experienced the following: - anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and fluttering - depression - excessive weight gain - hair loss *I already have a prob. with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so I am currently on medication.
1160836 tn?1332333769 When I was reading for information on the internet, I don't think I read that much information as far as how long it would be in your system. I did read in a book, that states that the side effects would only last for as long as you take the medication. But today, I am feel horrible. I don’t know when to test, because I have been irregular, for the past 6 months. December , I had a cycle for 16 days. Then nothing until March 4th.
Avatar m tn yep....no side effects and i have been on it like 3 mths...women also have testosterone...just not as much as a guy.altho some women do! I do not possess lots as u can tell i am very "female" if i were borderline masculine then perhaps i woulda been afrad...so far the nrg has helped me tremendously..i love feeling like doing sumpin again..
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