Testosterone for bipolar

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone for bipolar


Avatar f tn I would like to go to a naturalpath dr for my bipolar. Are they expert enough like medical dr.? Do they have the knowledge? Also, can I wean off my bipolar meds at the same time as taking what the naturalpath suggests? Are they just as knowledgable as psychrists?
Avatar f tn I have been taking medication over the years for bipolar disorder and I have recently been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. I have taken thyroid tests and all of them have been normal with a heightened testosterone level. What is the link between testosterone, metabolism, and insulin? Does metrofomin have a lot to do with weight loss and metabolism and thyroid issues?
Avatar m tn I just wanted to see if low testosterone was still common. I failed to mention I am bipolar and been on many meds and also overweight. Just wanted to see if there were any males that deal with low testosterone. I already had planned on getting the test.
Avatar m tn ve completely changed my life 6 months ago, eating healthy, cutting the booze and smoke out and really havent touched testosterone boosting supplements in years. My doctor put me on Lexapro for my depression and xanax to help me sleep at night or when I'm having real bad anxiety. Lexapro didn't work and xanax is a short term fix. I don't like taking anything synthetic now but realize I may have to.
Avatar m tn Heart Failure and Strokes can be caused by Low Level Testosterone. It has made a world of difference for me since starting replacement therapy. Most people associate Low Libido and Erectile Dysfunction with Low Testosterone but the symptoms and consequences are far more serious. Replacement therapy is controversial but for some, there is no option. If you haven’t already, get it checked. What do you have to lose? Good Luck, R. Glass. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn they were looking for the source of the high testosterone. After removing both my adrenals (2002,2004) and ovaries (2003) the conclusion is that it's source was ectopic. After several more years, it pooped out....thankfully. MyLH, fsh, and probably GH and tsh had pooped out in the early 1990s for no discernible reason . At that time I was postmenopausal and on estrogen and thyroid since 1988. I've never been diagnosed with Cushing's. I assumed the weight gain was from hypothyroid.
Avatar f tn Is anyone else feeling bipolar while pregnant I'm 11 and a half I feel like I'm loosing my mind I can't hold in my emotional issues or my anger in I feel like a monster sometimes HELP!
Avatar f tn i have just gave blood samples for SHBG but i dont know if the testosterone test is for bio-available or not, my doc not up to scratch on this hormone thing and my endo is all for keeping ;me in the dark, i wish i knew more about the whole system. I am on 50mg of DHEA DAILY which makes no difference at all and on fluoextine 30 mg and the testosterone patch but nothing seems to make any difference. moods are all over the place and depression can set in occassionally as nothing seems to change.
Avatar m tn I participated in a clinical study at John's Hopkins for Hep c intrferon and beta, pre FDA approved. Since 2001 my life has change dramatically. I owned and operated successful businesses for years prior to treatment and now presently am unable to keep a job because I spend 2/3 of the month sleeping for days and feeling flat. I've finally been accepted for medical program in Maryland after being hospitalized in a pshyc ward for 2 wks, but the Doctors really don't care.
Avatar m tn free testosterone is the most important test for testosterone...ask doc for that. if youre curious my ;ast numbers for the 3 were total test(stupid endo didnt do free)....535 http://www.medhelp.
4067477 tn?1450124336 I am in a big quandry--- I am very hypersexual---all the time--even on antidepressants and 3 mood stabilizers. I have never strayed from my marriage-- but my husband has a lower sex drive than other men I've been with before getting married- and he's not very accommodating alot of the time....This hurts my feelings an makes me feel bad about myself even more. (low self esteem) and I did try masturbating -- but it's not the same as sex with my husband.
Avatar f tn He says in a study, this led to significant decreases in testosterone and insulin in women with PCOS. IT said that testorone levels dropped by more than half and insulin levels declined by about one-third in four weeks. I then googled it, and found many websites stating the same thing. Here is one site for example: http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/nac.html Has anyone tried this and if so, did you have any results?
Avatar n tn This forum is for addressing emotional and psychological concerns related to erections, and your concern is way too complex for a site such as this. I'm so sorry that you feel badly and so out of control. I'm wondering if you are taking any medication for your bipolar illness. There are many helpful new medications that you might investigate. Also realize that, although there are many "belief systems" when it comes to human behavior, there is also science.
Avatar n tn To Hensley258 To get tested for low testosterone is very simple, just a blood screen. Although I was told to fast for 8 hours and get the test in the morning when your natural testosterone level is typically at the highest level.
401095 tn?1351391770 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 m tn His TSH has dropped considerably since even a year ago and we have no idea what his testosterone levels are. He started having erectile dysfunction for the first time, so I am sure they are low. He has plenty more symptoms and if anyone would like to chime in with any advice I would be very happy. Mostly though I need advice on doctors. I know everyone has their own story of getting diagnosed or even just getting a doctor to check them out. We want an MRI and a full pituitary function test.
Avatar m tn As a child I was victimized by my mother, I believe she has Münchausen syndrome (but she will never admit to it). As a Child 5-13 I was taken to hundreds of different doctors and put on countless medications because she thought something was wrong with me. Every time it was out of my control because I was not of legal age to disagree with the doctors. My most recent misdiagnosis was Klinfelters syndrome. This was in 2005 when she wondered why I was not starting puberty.
703238 tn?1297098358 There are some pretty vulnerable people that come to this forum for answers about medications and so forth. Vicoden is not a treatment for Bipolar. Ya, maybe it numbs you so you can't feel anything but it's going to come back and bite you in the arss. I know that your doctor has not prescribed this drug to you as a treatment plan. It's just plain irresponsible. I asked you earlier where you were getting your medication from and you didn't answer.
Avatar m tn She has had behavior problems since before they got her. She has been diagnosed as bipolar and kleptomaniac. Recently her behaviors have been getting worse. She has tired to burn their home down, she tried to climb out of the second floor window to run away, she has been writing notes about how she ate certain family members and would like to hurt them. They can't take places because of her stealing. They have found knives and razors in her room.
Avatar f tn ot and friends and family who says i am, i guess for me it will probably take another manic episode to proove to myselfi am but that is a risk.
Avatar f tn Where can I find the latest medical advice on using Testosterone gel 13 years after prostate removal? Removed because of cancer. Doctor keeps saying that Testosterone Therapy is not proper for patients who have had prostate cancer. I feel like my energy battery is just about depleated and seem to have all of the symptoms for need of T Therapy. Is there any good medical research that I can use to further discuss with Primary Care MD?
Avatar f tn Sorry I should have been clear: I'm going in for a psychological evaluation specifically for bipolar disorder.
Avatar n tn When doing muscle-building, do not work the same muscle group two days in a row. As for diet try eating small meals, every 3-5 hours, It helps keep your blood sugar levels more steady. Long periods without eating can cause your body to store fat because your metabolism slows down and your body enters the starvation state. Eat at least 5 times per day. Keep you carbohydrate to protein ratio at 2:1, which will be one serving of carbohydrates for every small serving of protein.