Testosterone and cognition

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Avatar f tn These hormones protect us from a number of health problems such as heart disease, mood disorders, memory and cognition problems to name a few. I also had a hysterectomy (not for endo) and it turned my life upside down. I personally cannot imagine trying to stop taking estrogen. I wonder if I should also use testosterone since post-menopausal ovaries produce mostly testosterone, some of which can be converted into estrogen. I hope this helps.
Avatar f tn The hormone loss (especially estrogen and possibly testosterone) after ovary removal can cause all kinds of health issues and make us feel like we are 90. These include depression, anxiety, loss of interest in life, blunted emotions, joint pain, loss of muscle mass, blurry vision, fragmented sleep, memory and cognition loss, aging skin and hair, the list goes on and on. The ovaries produce hormones into a woman's 80's.
Avatar f tn How long has it taken you to improve regarding the mental part? Been on treatment for 3 weeks so far and I still feel very hazy and foggy headed. I'm worried it will be permanent!
Avatar f tn Ever since the incident, I had troubles feeling emotions, then thinking and then expressing myself and being able to study or perform in tests at the university as before. I still have this problem and I can't concentrate enough to read anything, no matter how much I try and would like to. This applies to any kind of text. I just scan it through. With the new semester beginning, I'm already facing problems and it's my final year - research project and lotsa writing.
Avatar m tn I dont have good memory and cognition when I am taking both antidepressant and antipsychotic. SO I chose only antidepressant. Can you explain all of this?
Avatar f tn Sorry for all your troubles! I sure can relate to the problems caused by hysterectomy! Mine was 8 years ago and I still mourn the losses. Are you saying you have tried all HRT's? My gynecologist (my ex-gyn since my surgery) prescribed the highest dose Vivelle-Dot patch and it was a dismal failure. The only benefit was a well lubricated vagina yet I still had absolutely no desire for sex (still don't though).
Avatar m tn But long term use of testosterone and other steroids have transient effects and there is no scientific evidence that performance is enhanced. There is abuse liability so I would suggest you to follow up with a physician or endocrinologist for case to case prescriptions. Take care!
Avatar f tn Suboxone not only effects sex drive it effects Testosterone levels. There is a lot of misunderstanding of this out there. Viagra and Cialis without sex drive equals an erection that allows for sex but no satisfaction to the male if there is no drive. Low testosterone causes low sex drive and erectile dysfunction.
Avatar f tn At times while sleeping she wakes in the middle and does the same and giggles . Also , at times she talks about certain things which has no relevance in her or our lives .She was taking treatment for depression 7 years ago , but now she is not on any pills . She is having some or the other issue health issue for last 10 years .
518001 tn?1212419235 I currently am taking a multivitamin, B complex, Co-Q10 and L-Carnitine. Nothing is making a difference. The exhaustion and cognition continue to worsen. Can anyone suggest anything else I might try? I am housebound and can barely do anything. I can't use caffeine, because it worsens my hot flashes (I'm perimenopausal too). Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn The doctor checked my testosterone level due to and adverse affect of opiates, and I didnot have any. He put me on supplemental testosterone, but I have read it would come back naturally and taking supplements will stop the natural production of my testosterone. Anyone had this issue.
919239 tn?1269394658 im in the same boat battled for years and years with anxiety and depression i finally found out last year my testosterone levels are at that of a 70 yr old im 32 not good...
Avatar f tn I have also a hard time remembering everyday things. The other night before I fell asleep I had trouble remembering names and where I was, it only lasted a few moments. I am only 21 years old and I do not consume alcohol or caffeine. I am wondering if I should be very concerned.
484508 tn?1290010544 In depression and hypomanic state there is a depressed mood, disinterest in activities and also low testosterone can occur. Depression can occur due to reduced level of testosterone in the body. So, supplementation with testosterone might help you. Side effects of testosterone therapy if done in excess can lead to neoplasm’s in the genital organs, gonads. Kindly consult an endocrinologist in this regard. Take care.
Avatar n tn s disease causes neuropsychiatric disturbances, which include mainly cognition, mood and behavior problems and can be as disabling as motor symptoms. I don't see any connection with PD and hypertension. Its a neurological disorder. Hypertension and high cholesterol is a cardiovascular disorder and are correlated. Thanks for your question...I don't know if I completely understand your concerns, but if you have further question you are welcome to post. Take care.
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.
382218 tn?1341181487 The survey was simple and quick, perhaps a dozen multiple-choice questions, and I provided my first name and my e-mail address at the end so they would send me the results. One question threw me a little: "How long have you been living with MS?" I've been diagnosed nine years, and I answered to reflect that, but I had symptoms before that, so perhaps I should have answered with that in mind.
Avatar m tn It became progressively more debilitating u til he suffered a fall, fracture and, well you know the rest. I am worried my cognition and memory might have an organic cause besides my psych issues. My brain MRI report says "mild bright FLAIR signal in the peri ventricular and subcortical is present. Not a pattern classic for demyelination but this is non specific. Most likely representing mild microangiopathy changes." Should I get a second opinion or reading?
Avatar m tn I am 55 years old and was originally diagnosed 33 years ago.. since menopause around the age of 43 the frequency of my outbreaks have increased exponentially.. and spread to other parts of my body. Last year they increased to basically being back to back, as soon as one instance cleared up another started and in January I started getting headaches that just 'felt' like Herpes.... attacking my brain.
Avatar n tn The size is determined by the testosterone receptors which don’t change in number after puberty and thus taking any testosterone boosters is not going to affect the size of the penis. I sincerely hope I am able to address your query & hope that helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn I made an appointment with a Urologist a couple weeks ago because I have been having issues with maintaining an erection and one of the things that the doctor did was take some blood to check my testosterone levels. I am involved in a committed relationship and it has taken a tole on both of us for months. Back in 2007 I took testosterone (Steroids) for about 6-8 weeks. My testosterone level came back as 287 which is low for a man of any age.
Avatar n tn I am extremely depressed and am suffering with hypothyroidism, low testosterone, too much estrogen, high cholesterol and low Vitamin D what is wrong with me? I originally thought that everything here is linked to depression from stress and anxiety so I started taking Lexapro for the depression. But my wife thinks that maybe all of these things are linked to a health issue. About 11 months ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and low thyroid, so I am taking red rice yeast and .
Avatar m tn t faint. The baseline feels like I am lightheaded. Cognition is intact and vision is normal except during the presyncope attacks. Those can last minutes or sometimes hours. This has been going on for about a year. MRI, blood work and neurologist consultation all were normal. I also experience a fullness feeling in my forehead, like an icecream headache. Sometimes yawning or laughter can trigger the forehead pain.
Avatar m tn Has anyone else had a rise in BP with testosterone? Im 36 and in decent shape, BMI is 33 and am taking BP meds. Looking for feedback or personal experiences. Thank you.