3 patient evaluations for Testosterone with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Oct 27, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for night sweats)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone)
  • 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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Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for low testosterone levels)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), bladder inflammation, decrease in fat padding, spider veins on legs)
  • 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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Aug 2, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for low testosterone)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg/24 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: acne, headaches stronger and facial hair..
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for low testosterone)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg/24 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: It's been an impact I have NO kind of desire.....Due to the fatigue
Cost: < $25 monthly

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