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« on: April 12, 2011, 12:24:06 PM »
hi/  just posting a hypothetical question;  if a person had been working out /20 yrs before hiv and then 8 yrs into got onto androgel/ even tho test level was ok... .......now when i go off of it/ person is lethargic/ cant gt out of bed/ no energy.>?         any suggestoins?  ....>       androgel supply wont last forever/ worried about long term effects/ since nelson vergl injectables/ u go up ramp up and ramp down/ androgel/ is 2 pumps a day then go off./.................>  any help /..hypotheically would help.

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Re: androgel....
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 07:30:25 PM »
When you start using Testosterone (Androgel) your body will stop, or cut back on producing it's own testosterone. So when you stop the Androgel you will get the fatiques and no energy symptoms you are describing. In some cases, maybe most, your body will start producing Testo again, but not sure how long that takes.

You say your test levels were Ok, but you still started on Androgel so I'm assuming a doctor did not prescribe this and you are doing it "on your own". If this is the case, you really need to seek out a doctor and help him wean you off of it so that you dont crash like this and so he can monitor you to make sure your body starts producing Testo again.

You really need to get your doctors help in this.

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Re: androgel....
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 03:12:43 AM »
If you've been using testosterone replacement for a while and suddenly stop, the T levels will drop. I've read that it's best to wean yourself off of it slowly rather than stopping cold turkey.


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