27 patient evaluations for Testosterone

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Feb 1, 2016 (Started Nov 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for increased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypogonadism)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Nov 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hypogonadism)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.62 other Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Nov 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hypogonadism)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.62 other Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 28, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for low testosterone)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Application is problematic because either the patient has to do self application or a second person has to put on gloves to prevent hormone exposure that causes male secondary sex characteristics regardless of the person's gender. This is also a problem if you have skin to skin contact with a second person and any moisture allows the gel to transfer to them. Libido has improved, but not fully returned.

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Aug 15, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Klinefelter syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hypogonadism)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg/5 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 27, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for night sweats)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated hematocrit, testicular atrophy, elevated hematocrit)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The impact of taking testosterone is mostly very positive. I feel better overall and have a more positive mood. Better erections. Feel fitter and physically stronger. It has also helped with night sweats and insomnia that I experienced before. At too high a does there is also elevated estrogen which causes some 'man boob' symptoms. Unfortunately the benefits tend to taper off over time. I would really like to try using an estrogen blocker instead such as Clomid. But my GP doctor is unwilling to try prescribing that 'off-label.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 5, 2012 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 23, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2012 (Started Feb 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2012 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

May 15, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Mar 9, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for rub on arm to increase level)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 other Daily
Advice & Tips: my blood showed low T. It improved some with this.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 8, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lack of motivation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Kept falling off, used the self sticking medical tape over top... much easier to use shots every 2 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HRT)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Very worth while
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for HRT)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Injection in the butt is somewhat painful. But the pain goes away after a couple of days. This has helped with sex drive and motivation. Also in general it has helped to reduce depression. I assume it should help with general health but I am unsure of that as yet.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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