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Old 02-08-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

hi i have been told i have very low levels of testosterone due to steroid use i've had bloods done
at an endocrine clinic. heres what the letter says the tests do show that the testosterone levels are very low with undetectable LH and FSH hormones coming from the brain, thyroid levels normals and the hormone cortisol from the adrenal gland is also normal. You have a raised prolactin which is a hormone which comes from the brain. i have had a mri scan for them to see if i have a tumor, i will be getting these results soon. I have a lot of symptoms
such as no energy, night sweats not wanting to do anything at all deppression
the worst is not being able to concentrate on things plus i feel weak in my legs
and figiety plus my knees are hurting me can anyone tell me whats going on with my legs thank you any help would be great

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Old 02-09-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

hi, my husbund just found out he has low testosterone,he has pain in all of his joints,hes been taking pain killers for a long time,dont know if its the low testosterone doing this,shirley

 
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

Welcome to the club. I've the same symptoms just started on Testosterone patch pending FSH, LH Levels test etc Thyroid came back okay. Dr. is checking it again though.

What age are you guys and what was the Result of your Testosterone.

Mine is Serum Testosterone 5.8 (about 160 in US terms).

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Old 02-09-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
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Welcome to the club. I've the same symptoms just started on Testosterone patch pending FSH, LH Levels test etc Thyroid came back okay. Dr. is checking it again though.

What age are you guys and what was the Result of your Testosterone.

Mine is Serum Testosterone 5.8 (about 160 in US terms).
my testosterone is 3.0, i am 43

 
Old 02-09-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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Re: Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

hi again,my husbund is 52, level 5.9,hes very tired all the time,no up and go,this has been going on for a long time doctor diddnt think to test his hormons,we had to ask,thank goodness we did,

 
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Re: Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

my husbund asks ,do you work, how do you cope through the day,he feels very tired ,and hard to do his job hes a plumber,and in constant pain

 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:24 AM   #7
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Roughly 50 I've all the same symptoms as you. At only 34 with a result of 5.8 I'm so surprised however relieved that they've found a root cause which is treatable.

 
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my husbund asks ,do you work, how do you cope through the day,he feels very tired ,and hard to do his job hes a plumber,and in constant pain
Hi from home which is testing still, at least the bed is handy. Every minute of effort for me can be a real struggle unless I'm doped with strong painkillers or diazepam.

If I was a plumber in this situation I'd be taking some time off to recover, although everyones outlook is different and some feel better ploughing on. I'd want to clear my head and give my body some time on the treatment.

Waiting now on my 5mg Transdermal Andropatch to kick in to feel better and hopefully get my libido back and the ability to ejaculate & orgasm which I've all but forgot about.

What treatments are you all on??

glenzo (34)

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:01 AM   #9
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my husbund asks ,do you work, how do you cope through the day,he feels very tired ,and hard to do his job hes a plumber,and in constant pain
hi im lucky that i do not work at the moment, ive been to a private doctor because the nhs was taking so long. he gave me some pills for my legs and they seem to be working at the moment they are called ropinirole. these pills hopefully will help me till i start on replacement testosterone you can buy these pills online as well they are not cheap but its worth every penny to me just to not feel weak and pain in my legs. Also ive stared taking some motifene tablets these are for inflammation and joint pain your husband should have a word with his gp about them
i hope i have been some help

 
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Roughly 50 I've all the same symptoms as you. At only 34 with a result of 5.8 I'm so surprised however relieved that they've found a root cause which is treatable.
i am hoping that when i start on treatment on monday 15 feb things will start working again, have you any idea how long it is before the testosterone starts to work? also im relieved to know that i am not the only person with the pains and aches it gives me hope that it will go once treatment starts. im taking ropinirole which is a tablet for restless leg syndrome these help me becausce i feel unable to stop fidgeting and motifene which are for inflammation and pain. any info on your pain relief meds would be helpfull.

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:37 AM   #11
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i must add that whilst all the symptons of my low testosterone are not nice ie no energy or no motavation no sex drive, feeling cold . I can cope with these, it is the legs there is no rest from it
apart from when im asleep. it really got me down i started having anxiety attacks and was worrying all day about them, it got so bad my gp put me on beta blockers and anti-deppressents these have help greatly. plus being able to look on the internet is fantastic i hope you all find the right treatment asap and it works for you, i never want to go though this again.

 
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i must add that whilst all the symptons of my low testosterone are not nice ie no energy or no motavation no sex drive, feeling cold . I can cope with these, it is the legs there is no rest from it
apart from when im asleep. it really got me down i started having anxiety attacks and was worrying all day about them, it got so bad my gp put me on beta blockers and anti-deppressents these have help greatly. plus being able to look on the internet is fantastic i hope you all find the right treatment asap and it works for you, i never want to go though this again.

Pain meds I take are Co-Codomol 30/500 2-4 Daily and Amitriptyline 25mg at night, now knocked down to 10mg as GP reckons they're bad for Testosterone

Can I ask to what extent the Low Testosterone has affected Arousal/Erection/Libido/Ejaculation in you guys as I blamed SSRIs and now wonder if the problems have been a result of T going way down

 
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thyroid function is t4: 15.1 tsh: 1.63 within normal reference ranges

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:33 AM   #14
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as far as my erections are concerned i do not get them often, i do not get them in a morning at al in fact ive been to see a specialst who gave me caviject. This is because
viagra did not work i have to inject the stuff into my penis and it makes it hard for up to 4 hours. i never get horny so i find it very hard to get in the mood. also when i do manage to come its waterery and not much comes out. the thing is the longer i go without feeling horny the less i want sex, i can not remember the last time i was horny
Also if you are on anti-deppressants like prozac these can stop you from feeling horny and also from Ejaculating but the main reason for me is low testostrone and im sure it the same for you

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:47 AM   #15
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Re: Low testosterone weak legs and pain in knees

hi guys,mu husbund takes dicloflex 3xaday been on these for a couple of years ,he also takes bendroflumethiazide and irbesatan for high bp,he was taking a statin for high colestral (spelling) but was taken off that becouse it was effecting his muscles in his leg ,(very bad pain he couldnt walk)needed blood test to conferm this,so colestral is now on the rise.he has to work becouse he dont get paid on the sick,i work but we couldnt manage on my money alone,no activity in the bedroom this has been dwindaling for a few years hes got no interestany way what i was going to ask hes been having bad night sweats where hes soaking,do any of you have this?what makes it worst is that i had hysterectomy 7 months ago i also have night sweats all night we both in menoporse together,i have to sleep in the spair room lol,i try to show him out to type so he can speak to you his self,shirley

 
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