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Author Topic: Low testosterone and testogel  (Read 1094 times)

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Offline paintedroom

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Low testosterone and testogel
« on: April 12, 2017, 01:11:07 PM »
Approx 2 years before my diagnosis,i noticed a distinct lack of sexual desire - a conspicuous absence of morning wood and a general tumbleweedy effect drifting across my desert eros...forgive me ! I wondered whether i was run down,working too hard or just then dealing with the realities of being 50.Then the diagnosis(july 2016,nadir 50) and an understanding that low testosterone is sometimes indicated in Hiv cases.I had mentioned this a few times with Doc visits and was told that my test(low end of normal) might come back with improved health.But this is a divil of a complaint insofar as without any sexual interest(no register at all),life has few vices that offer compensation for those without steely constitutions..ehem.So i made mention of it again and again and finally a lovely,lovely Nurse where i`m being treated, worked behind the scenes and now i`ve been okayed for rewooding.Next time i`m in(end of May) i begin Testogel 50mg.
Which is a long winded way of coming to a simple question - anyone in a similar boat and how did it work out for you ? Awkward straphanging in rush hour public transport ? Confused faces at family celebrations ? Or crazed Volpina like partners simply refusing to let go ?

Many thanks,P.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.

Genvoya and Bactrim

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Low testosterone and testogel
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 11:50:00 AM »
Hi paintedroom,

So how has that worked out for you assuming you started the gel?

Shortly after my dx I was given a prescription for the t-gel bc I was very low in t's but my wife convinced me not to use it and give it time. Well she was right bc after losing so much weight I began to eat like a pig, I became a regular at the Outback steakhouse and the gym, lol.. my erection came back in the form of a wet dream one night, felt like I was 20 yrs old again (I'm 56) and t's were up big-time.. and this all happened without the gel. So just wondering how's it going for you with your situation. Hope it went well.
"Hang on to your hopes my friend..
thats an easy thing to say,
but if your hope should pass away,
simply pretend that you could build them again"...

Offline paintedroom

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Re: Low testosterone and testogel
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 01:48:29 PM »
Thanks Almost2late for your reply.
Yes,i go in for bloods on the 29th of this month so Monday next..and i can`t help but be excited.Without any sexual desire or drive,life tastes like brass and one tends to feel a bit unmanly to say the least.Its no secret that a huge part of our identities are wrapped up in sexual desire and without it life begins to lose its meaning.I was beginning to wonder what possible consolations life had to offer other than booze and shadenfreude..not good,the joke would be on me.

Had planned to tell the gang how it goes so will be posting again.
Thanks again.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.

Genvoya and Bactrim

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Low testosterone and testogel
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 05:41:09 PM »
Without any sexual desire or drive,life tastes like brass and one tends to feel a bit unmanly to say the least.Its no secret that a huge part of our identities are wrapped up in sexual desire and without it life begins to lose its meaning.I was beginning to wonder what possible consolations life had to offer other than booze and shadenfreude.

Not true, there's more to life then sex if you can put it out of your mind..but  I do understand your frustration.. I know a couple of "A" sexual  people who are quite happy.. not saying you should become one, just saying maybe you shouldn't dwell on the sex and  just enjoy everything else life has to offer... Foodies, art, music, dance, weed, nature, ect.,..

« Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 05:44:19 PM by Almost2late »
"Hang on to your hopes my friend..
thats an easy thing to say,
but if your hope should pass away,
simply pretend that you could build them again"...

Offline paintedroom

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Re: Low testosterone and testogel
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 06:09:39 PM »
i disagree fundamentally..but that`s not a problem :)
of course there`s more to life than sex but usually those things are supplements to that one particular fundamental.We are to a significant degree biologically determined so eating,drinking,sleeping and rogering make up the necessaries to keep us alive and happy.Without sex or the potential for sex/congress/union with another,one feels a little lost and cheated.

There`s also other related problems associate with low test - no energy,brain fog,no zip or zest,no desire to join in,loss of confidence and concentration,ya know,old before your time.

No worries,i will make additions to this post and relate the progress of the raising of the Titanic and any other changes in form and function.

Cheers.
Dx`d mid July 2016
8/8/2016 - CD4 50     VL 50,000
5/9/2016 -  CD4 150
13/9/2016  VL  undetectable.
March `17 - CD4 193   VL undetectable.

Genvoya and Bactrim

 


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