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    Old 02-14-2010, 07:26 AM   #1
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    steroids use and low testosterone

    after many years of using steroids i stopped using them in july since then i have been told by my gp that my testosterone levels are very low. i have all the symptoms of androporse. i am due to start on trt on monday 15 feb dus anybody have any idea which is the best treatment to start on thanks
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    Old 02-14-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    Hi, My thought is Androgel because it is the easiest and it is safer. The injections are more likely to increase your red blood count. Mine did and I had to quit testosterone treatment after one year. I have a question for you: Did you have any side effects from stopping the steroids? Since I quit my T injections my body has gone through some changes. No appetite, loss of weight and feeling generally yucky.

    Good luck and let me know!!!

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    Old 02-14-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    hi the thing was when i was using steroids i it made me feel better but when i stopped after afew weeks i would start to feel weak and no energe my doctors have told me i had to stop using them or my trt treatment would not work properly i had no side effects as such but they are the reasons my testosterone is not working i have prob had low testosterone for a couple of years but by using steroids it masked the symptoms

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    Old 02-14-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    I see.I hope the treatment will make you feel better. It helped me but my body just couldn't handle it. My side effects after stopping probably were caused from nerves and such. Good luck.

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    Old 02-24-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    hey im 21 years old...i took extensive amounts of steriods from 17-19...i stopped a year ago i have had virtually no sex drive...depression...hot flashes...anxiety...got my blood tested...my total test was 270...prolactin 18.2 and lh 5.5 and fsh 5.2...sound like a problem at my age? please helpp

     
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

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    hey im 21 years old...i took extensive amounts of steriods from 17-19...i stopped a year ago i have had virtually no sex drive...depression...hot flashes...anxiety...got my blood tested...my total test was 270...prolactin 18.2 and lh 5.5 and fsh 5.2...sound like a problem at my age? please helpp
    I just quit my T injections 6 weeksa ago. From what I understand your testes are supposed to start producing again in about a month so since it has been a year and your T is 270 I don't believe it is going to get much higher. I know that Cialis seems to help with the sexual part. The libido and the rest of the problems are something I have but try not to think about. You probably should see and Endo and he'll put you on Androgel and that should increase your T and should solve your problems. I'm just a little worried about the long term effects. It is a personal decision. Good luck!!

     
    Old 02-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #7
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    thanks man i appricate it...and yeah thats what freaked me out cause i know before they would start up after a month or so now its jus like nothing

     
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    Re: steroids use and low testosterone

    Anyone with hormones out of balance needs to see an endocrinologist. Most GPs do not have sufficiently detailed knowledge of the subject to advise you correctly.
    There is a lot of interaction between the various hormones. They switch each other's production processes on and off and it is a very delicate balancing act to get it right.
    T replacement therapy alone is usually not satisfactory, either with injections or gel. It is normally necessary to combine it with other hormone production stimulants to avoid nasty side-effects. That is where the endocrinologist is the expert.

     
    Old 02-27-2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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    yes i am seeing one the 8th..i honestly hope he prescribes me to andro gel ...i can't go on living like this its terrible...also too my brother was prescribed it at 21 his levels were 350...soo this problem is also genetic i just hope the endo doesn't jus say owell you ll be fine.

     
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