4 patient evaluations for Testosterone with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 2 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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