Testosterone and mood

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Avatar m tn The doctor will probably wean him off the testosterone which, BTW is causing some but not all of the emotional and mood symptoms. Pit tumors tend to cause a lot of those symptoms anyway. Adding testosterone - which can convert to estrogen - has that been tested - can really mess things up a lot. He may not have LH and FSH - any testing on that? Or cortisol can lower testosterone as well. As for changes, OMG - my husband is thrilled my tumor is under control.
502070 tn?1210204494 Although it’s normal for testosterone levels to drop as men age, low testosterone can cause loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, mood problems, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. If even after treating varicocele symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a urologist and get your testosterone levels estimated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Overall, I feel like the thyroid and testosterone issues are kind of like 2 strikes against me as far as mood/depression. I may have to pursue other docs to optimize the Thyroid and T to see if that helps w/o Lexapro or other meds.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 22 years old and fear I may be suffering from low testosterone. My mood is very up and down. When it's down i feel physically weak, tired, uncoordinated, lack of a sex drive, socially anxious, general sense of fear, physically bloated and a generally unhealthy look. The physical symptoms can be so severe that I can look a few years younger and heavier suddenly just from the facial bloating and bloating in my pectoral and lower stomach area.
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.
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 Having extra estrogens triggers your body to slow its production of testosterone. And the less testosterone you make, the more belly fat you accumulate and the more estrogens you have. Researchers have also targeted midriff weight as the strongest predictor of a condition called symptomatic androgen deficiency, or AD. It's marked by low libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, depressed mood, lethargy, and diminished physical performance.
919239 tn?1269394658 Low testosterone can create the same symptoms in a man (Andropause) as a woman going through menopause. Mood swings, hot flashes/sweats, etc. With low testosterone you are unable to build muscle, and bones weaken. It has worked extremly well for my husband.
Avatar f tn His testosterone level a little bit better,but it is always drop back and his testicles are continuously shrinking and he is in depressive mood very often. These doctors don`t know the causes. Where can we find the answere, is there any hope? or better treatment? in wich country?
Avatar f tn Why do men wake up erect and ready to go? When I wake up in the morning, sex is the last thing I am thinking about but my BF always wants a little action. I don't mind it but it takes me a while to get excited and he doesn't seem to need anything to get in the mood. Just wake up and ready to go. He is very considerate and good at it so it's nice. He is 51 and I'm 48 but we both look younger than our age. Neither have children so no stress there. Anyone have any ideas?
Avatar m tn Do you guys have any explanation for the weight loss and reduction in testosterone levels? The loss in testosterone and weight is very large given the time span. What are some suggestions? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Avatar m tn t want to give me TRT to bring my test level up ever when i was told they were low. Had fatigue, mood swing and got into trouble because my mood was up and down. Almost got discharged until I stop listening to them, retired and treated myself. Don't wait on doctors, do your research and treat yourself. You know you better than a doctor!
Avatar m tn Just wondering if anyone around my age has ever used testosterone injections? i am 6.1 and 180 pounds. I was diagnosed with low t my level was only 135!! Im wondering if this is why me and my wife cant get pregnant. Will these injections help with infertility and mood swings. Im tired all the time and almost have no desire for sex. We still dont know what is causing this.
Avatar m tn My dad 89 year old dad has been battling depression for several years. It's finally gotten so bad we had to hospitalize him. Only now, with a multi-doctor team, do we find out that he's been giving himself testosterone injections for well over 10 years, under the care of his urologist. His new doctors were shocked to find this out, incredulous that at his age he should have any need for testosterone therapy, especially when he'd never had any hormonal problems his entire life.
Avatar m tn I am fairly lethargic and have mood swings. I was considering supplementing with pregnenolone and/or DHEA. Would this be a good strategy? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Testosterone comes from your testes as well as from the adrenal glands so they should check out the adrenals as well. Both estrogen and testosterone are redundant systems. Estrogen and testosterone are very related (you know how when a baby is formed, the same parts go to form the ovaries and testes, so it just a matter of how much of each hormone which gives us characteristics).
Avatar n tn Testosterone replacement therapy can improve sexual interest, erectile function, mood and energy, body hair growth, bone density, and muscle mass. There are several methods of testosterone replacement: Injections Patches Gel Tablets (stick to the gums) ...The best method will depend on the cause of the problem." At this point, it is best to discuss your concerns with your physician so that the right management may be given.
Avatar n tn testosterone cyprionate and mood. Anger , Aggression, and mood swings are NOT listed as a common side effect.
Avatar n tn Getting on the Testosterone therapy has many cautions and seems a bit intimidating...both from a side effects standpoint, and from a long term, life long need perspective. Any experiences out there with this issue post-tx? Hey Jim, are you still around eyeballing this place from time to time? Copyman?? any others that have had direct experience with the low T???
Avatar f tn I'm 8 weeks pregnant, and my mood swings are absolute craziness! I know my husband has to be ready to kill me by now, because it's not so much of the crying thing (although that does happen), I'm just so irritable and mean! Does anyone know when or if this fades away? In my 1st pregnancy I didn't have this so much at all.
950277 tn?1247274551 Testosterone can be a possible cause - but you would likely be experiencing other symptoms of low testosterone (decreased energy, depressed mood, erectile problems, etc). You can always talk to your doctor about this and have him/her check your testosterone to make sure it is within normal range.
Avatar m tn He might die from a bar-fight rather than starving to death)....
Avatar f tn I have complete erectyle dysfunction,non existential libido since last 2 and half years. I have done two tests of testosterone and estradol. The levels were as follows- testosterone 644 pg/ml (biological reference level 210-1100) and estradol e2 levels were 44pg/ml(biological reference level <25) I have grade 3 gynecomastia since last 2 years. Please help me ou doctor or ill die like this.
Avatar n tn May be once your hormone levels are more balanced, these symptoms will begin to lessen and disappear, your energy levels will increase and your mood will improve. Testosterone hormones can create interrupted sleep patterns, causing drowsiness and sleepiness during the day. In case these symptoms persist or increase you need to discuss it with your local health care provider. That will definitely help. Do keep us posted. Take care and good luck!
Avatar n tn I am wondering why I am loosing so much hair after my complete (my ovaries are out too)hysterectomy? I was on 1 mg of Estrace which was very helpful the first month or two.I felt so incredibly good. My hot flashes were gone completely, and my moods swings were stable.Then after about one and a half months my hot flashes and mood swings came back with a vengeance.Because I couldn't get in to see the Dr. for another 2 months I started taking 1 and 1/2 mg of Estrace for another month.
Avatar m tn I was taking testosterone compound cream (10mg) a day and my pharmacist told me to make sure I get my estrogen levels checked because too much testosterone can turn into estrogen. He also recommended an anti-estrogen like Chrysin. It was working great but it still took a few days to "build back up" and so my roommate gave me something called Tamoxifen (also called nolvadex). I took it for about a week and it literally annihilated my sex drive.
Avatar n tn This could also be a matter of several contributing factors, too much T, repressed anger, feelings of inadequacy/insecurity. The black and white switch is worrisome in terms of a personality disorder that may not have been apparent before he felt "good enough" on testosterone I.e. more masculine energy, improved mood and sense of self, however;what you've described also points at a narcissistic or schizoid adaptation of a borderline personality.