6 patient evaluations for Testosterone with a cost of $25-49

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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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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: 10 other Daily
Advice & Tips: my blood showed low T. It improved some with this.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mar 8, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for no strength to lift self from floor)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg/2.5 g Daily
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Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (spider veins on legs, decrease in fat padding, bladder inflammation, lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NOTE: this is PLANT based (not synthetic), therefore doesn't have the side effect of cancer with prolonged usage evidentally. High Impact: has risen my quality of life tremendously (I'm not strong, but I am able to do basic activities now without effort or injury now. Benefits-unexpected: increased energy and libido Disadvantages-unexpected: 1) has effected my body fat padding - I'm very bony because the fat tissue has deflated. It can be uncomfortable, as my body is more vulnerable to injury/discomfort due to such. 2) had alot of bladder inflamation 6 months after starting the initial dosage of 1mg. 3) must exercise to see the effectiveness; without exercise, body changes the testosterone and become more estrogen dominate it seems. 4) spider veins have appeared on legs (noticed about a year after taking) NOTE: the benefits have been greater than the disadvantages!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: bladder inflammation, decrease in fat padding, spider veins on legs

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Feb 15, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for low testosterone levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cardiac health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for poor libido)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started May 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 6, 2009 (Started May 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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