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Author Topic: Damn Androgel is for the Birds  (Read 919 times)

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Offline Basquo

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Damn Androgel is for the Birds
« on: June 11, 2009, 08:04:25 PM »
I was diagnosed with low testosterone in April. For the last 3 weeks, I had been using Androgel.  I say had, because I've stopped taking it.  In a couple of days, I noticed my voice deepening a bit. In a week, dry skin/acne on the backs of my arms, then on my scalp. Sunday, I started noticing some urinary problems.

After getting 2 negative side effects (acne and urinary/possibly prostate issues) I decided I can deal with the fatigue as I have done for years.  I mean, at this rate, the next thing will be tits. Plus the cost ($100 a month, until I can get my doc to write the prescription correctly so I can get it for $20 a month) but that doesn't matter now because I'm not going to do this anymore. Yesterday I only used 1.25 grams instead of 4, and today I didn't use it at all. I think my urinary symptoms are resolving.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Damn Androgel is for the Birds
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 09:21:31 PM »
Basquo, I use Testim 1% 50 mg daily and have for a couple years without any side effects and it has brought and maintained my testosterone to within normal levels.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Damn Androgel is for the Birds
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 01:00:28 PM »
The fatigue thing can be a bitch, can't it?

Funny thing, from the time we've spent cavorting around various cities together, I never thought you would be low on testosterone!  ;)

Seriously though, I hope you find a solution that works for you.


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