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Old 09-17-2019, 07:47 AM   #1
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The prostrate thread was going so well, I thought I would throw this one out there. Any Ifishers been diagnosed with Low T? Anyone have experience with it?

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What Libido?
Can vaguely remember.
But sometimes surprises me.
Haven't been diagnosed with low T. But imagine my age might have something to do with it.
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I'm within range, but barely. I've lost 45 lbs since March, and I haven't had any bloodwork done yet. Guess I should check it out.
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It sucks! Sometimes it even makes you feel “meh” about going fishing, if ya can believe that. I started on a weekly shot a decade ago when we were trying to have a baby and stayed on it for a couple a years after. Little did I know how harmful testosterone can be. Make sure your Dr.monitors monthly until the dosage is correct. Mine didn’t and set me up for a possible heart attack. A friend was on a quarter the dose I was on and they had to revive him three times on the way to the hospital. I just went back on the injectable a month ago but had to stop, the sudden spike turned me into Hulk. I’m now starting a wipe on pad this week and I’m optimistic it might do the trick to get me excited about going outdoors without wanting to smash anything.
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Think part of my lack of libido, and general drive might be due to BP meds I'm on too.
I checked them for side effects, and yup.
Not zacally a eunuch, but feel that way at times.
And yes, the drive to do some of my old favorite hobbies, like fishing has diminished also.
I want it back!
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:28 PM   #6
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There is a fare amount of studies out there that say Vitamin D and Zinc Sulfate actually increase testosterone levels. Seems better than injectable testosterone not knowing what the spikes in your level will be after the injections. If your T levels are on the low side then maybe the injections would be better. Guess it all depends on your major objective, young and want to be younger or old and want things to be the way they were when you were younger.
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Sunlight ( produces vitamin D) a good diet and exercise do the trick for me.The problem is exercise is difficult when you have lots of old injuries from...exercise.
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What Libido?
Can vaguely remember.
But sometimes surprises me.
Haven't been diagnosed with low T. But imagine my age might have something to do with it.


I hear ya. Actually thankful for the low libido part anymore. The wife has a lot of health issues, so there isn't much need anymore.
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I got diagnosed with it last year. Figured I'd embrace it and just listen to Sheryl Crow all day.

Went back and the numbers were fine.
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My numbers are low, but not bad enough to to go on treatment yet. Sleep will also play with your testosterone numbers. If I have a test done late in the afternoon they significantly lower then when tested in the morning.

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I've been diagnosed with low "T". My PCP told me a side effect can be depression. A gel type medication was prescribed and it boosted my "T" numbers. A low "T" can effect your feelings of well being and general attitude. "Grumpy old man syndrome"?

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Even though my numbers are what they're supposed to be for my age, I'm considering TRT anyway. Sounds like you can get your numbers to where they were a decade ago with minimal side effects as long as you have a physician who knows what they are doing and have your levels periodically checked.

Having more energy and libido certainly sounds like a nice way to live.
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You should look into clomiphene, which is the generic version of Clomid. It's a fertility treatment pill that has the effect of raising T levels in men. The generic version is very inexpensive compared to gel treatments and much less invasive than an injection. In addition, it has the advantage of causing your body to produce more T on its own rather than applying a synthetic version.

This seems to be a good description of how it works: http://www.maledoc.com/blog/2010/04/...-works-in-men/
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You should look into clomiphene, which is the generic version of Clomid. It's a fertility treatment pill that has the effect of raising T levels in men. The generic version is very inexpensive compared to gel treatments and much less invasive than an injection. In addition, it has the advantage of causing your body to produce more T on its own rather than applying a synthetic version.

This seems to be a good description of how it works: http://www.maledoc.com/blog/2010/04/...-works-in-men/
Have you tried it?

Seems like it's pretty easy these days to monitor your own T levels with online test kits.
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Have you tried it?

Seems like it's pretty easy these days to monitor your own T levels with online test kits.
Yes. I've tried gels and injectables in the past. I've been taking the clomiphene at a low dose for the past year and a half and my T levels have more than doubled. In my experience this is by far the best way of doing it for several reasons.
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Come on over some Saturday and watch the lady next door do yard work. It”ll boost your testosterone levels thru the roof!
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Come on over some Saturday and watch the lady next door do yard work. It”ll boost your testosterone levels thru the roof!
Gonna be raining on Saturday.
Not zacally bikini weather izzit?
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Gonna be raining on Saturday.
Not zacally bikini weather izzit?
Low t or not, a hot woman in the rain wearing Grundens and muck boots...hubba hubba!
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Hip boots better.
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What exactly was the OP about?

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I suppose I fall in to this low T thing with everything considered. Have done nothing about it. I am surprised nobody has mentioned the increased risk of testicular cancer when undergoing treatment.
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I am 49...was recently tested at 219 - should be around 300.

Started a monthly injection routine with the guidance of my PCP.

It has been 2 months now and I am due for my next in a week or so.

I am fairly amazed at how much more energy I have.

There is more lead in the pencil as well.

After my next dose, we will evaluate my levels and go forward with any modifications to the dosage.

We are also closely monitoring my boys for any cancer concerns.

My monthly cost is just under 11 bucks out of pocket.
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You boys be very careful. Hubby took that stuff for ten years...might have played a part in his heart attack. Son, the doc, didn't recommend it. Maybe it's just nature's way...like menopause for women. Just be careful and hope you have a good PCP. My husband did not!
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You boys be very careful. Hubby took that stuff for ten years...might have played a part in his heart attack. Son, the doc, didn't recommend it. Maybe it's just nature's way...like menopause for women. Just be careful and hope you have a good PCP. My husband did not!
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If'n I was a boy, I wouldn't need to worry about the stuff.
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If'n I was a boy, I wouldn't need to worry about the stuff.
Haha..FF. I was just letting them know I was an ole gal here so they wouldn't be blushing cause I posted on this thread. I really felt it necessary to add some caution based on my hubby's experience. I care.
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Haha..FF. I was just letting them know I was an ole gal here so they wouldn't be blushing cause I posted on this thread. I really felt it necessary to add some caution based on my hubby's experience. I care.
I'm sure it is appreciated.
I was just joshin' ya.
I'm not foolin' around with any of that stuff, unless absolutely necessary.
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I love my current doc, she knows her stuff and keeps tabs on me. She told me the vast majority with low t don’t need drugs to compensate. I’m one of the lucky few that need it like oxygen. For me it’s a kicker to antidepressants, and keeps me from being grouchy. I could care less about pencil lead, I just like being able to appreciate being on the lake without sounding like ole Mr. Potter all the time.
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Not much experience, yet...
I was diagnosed with it after two blood tests showed it was about 50 Ng/Dl, when the range was about 177 to 1100 or so.... Muscle weakness, malaise, depression were the symptoms, and my Doctor mentioned Low T. She also advised an MRI to be sure there was no Adenoma on the Pituitary gland, and a DRE. On DEPO shots every two weeks, and only two doses into it so far. The whole process took about two months to get through, but finally treatment is happening.
The Nurse that walked me through the injection process cringed when I was able to stick myself with no issues. She said she can give shots all day long, but could not give herself one!
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I suppose I fall in to this low T thing with everything considered. Have done nothing about it. I am surprised nobody has mentioned the increased risk of testicular cancer when undergoing treatment.

When my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer the first thing they did was start injections to suppress testosterone levels to slow the tumor growth. Someone mentioned testicular cancer also. Testosterone supplements would be a last resort for me. There is a pill if you've just lost that lovin feelin.
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There is a pill if you've just lost that lovin feelin.

Go see Alice.
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The prostrate thread was going so well, I thought I would throw this one out there. Any Ifishers been diagnosed with Low T? Anyone have experience with it?
Hey folks. Word of caution. Had and have a MASSIVE blood clot that has totally shut down a vein in my leg-ankle all the way up. Docs are not sure what started this, but I can tell you that I was using the gel (not injections) for about 18 months ....and some very odd leg cramping started at the same time, did not make the connection. Docs are leaning towards the T gel doing this. Just an fyi for your PCP to consider.

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There is a reason those abundant TV ads for Androgel and other products sort of went away.
My numbers were low when last tested, and likely due to blood pressure and anti-depressant medication. Guess it doesn't matter now that I am divorced, old and irrelevant.
However, regarding low-T levels in general, women can be just as seriously affected as men in terms of low energy and loss of interest in life. This is a serious matter for all.

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Synthetic testosterone might cause complications. For sure it causes the testes to shut down and that's not good. The reason I recommended the clomiphene is because it causes your body to make its own T. That's a good thing. Testosterone is a necessary hormone and there has been a widespread, civilizationwide decline in T levels over the last several decades. Most men have half the T levels of their grandfathers, on average, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to bring them back up to where they're supposed to be.
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There is a reason those abundant TV ads for Androgel and other products sort of went away.
My numbers were low when last tested, and likely due to blood pressure and anti-depressant medication. Guess it doesn't matter now that I am divorced, old and irrelevant.
However, regarding low-T levels in general, women can be just as seriously affected as men in terms of low energy and loss of interest in life. This is a serious matter for all.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322663.php

IIRC there was an issue in the NFL years ago to about T.
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Now that right there is Funny
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What was your address again?
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Synthetic testosterone might cause complications. For sure it causes the testes to shut down and that's not good. The reason I recommended the clomiphene is because it causes your body to make its own T. That's a good thing. Testosterone is a necessary hormone and there has been a widespread, civilizationwide decline in T levels over the last several decades. Most men have half the T levels of their grandfathers, on average, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to bring them back up to where they're supposed to be.

From what I've seen, I'm surprised most men in today's world have half.
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It's natures way. Don't mess with Mutha nature.
Back in our grandparents day, they needed more kids to maintain their farms and way of life.
Today, we don't.
Thusly lower teste potency.
Nuttin' but bling once you hit the 65 y/o mark.
Get over it. Or go back in time.
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Life in your 40's is better on Test.




And don't go to a PCP for low testosterone treatment.
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Could just be small P.
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Just going to add this, I had low energy and just wasn’t feelin worth a crap. Doc said my vitamin d was low. Put me on d3 5000 and holy cow what a difference. It made me feel better I had more energy I was happier, more lead in a pencil etc. it is my anti depressant medication.

If you have low energy, kind of depressed and just not feeling like yourself go see if your vitamin D is right folks
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SHJunky: That’s my observation as well. Look at all those who’s hands are non-functioning appendages.
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