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Old 10-08-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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does testosterone shots for males have any side effects

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Old 10-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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Re: does testosterone shots for males have any side effects

If the shots are given in proper dose they should not have any sgnificant side effects. You will have some minor soreness at the injection site for a couple days. You must monitor total T level and estradiol when taking any T replacement to be sure they don't get too high and to make sure T is high enough to do any good. If either of them get too high you can have side effects from that.

Also, you are obviously posting for some man in your life. You should be aware that T shots will shut down the testicles, causing them to shrink, stop making T on their own, and make him more or less infertile ( although he will have some sperm count). Depending on how long you are on T shots the effects may or may not be reversable.

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Old 10-09-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: does testosterone shots for males have any side effects

If he is low in testosteron before the injections start, he may gain muscle, lose fat, grow more body hair, have more sex desire, not be depressed as some examples of effects.

If too high testosterone it can convert into Estradiol E2. This can cause boob growth, fat gain, muscle loss, depression as some effects.

HRT is a balancing act to get the correct Testosterone:Estrogen ratio.

My ratio is best when it is over 30:1

Good luck, it is worth the effort if the balance/ratio is correct.

Old 10-14-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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My Testosterone was very very low. It was 54 ( norm- 241- 827 ). I was very depressed loss of body hair, slept 15 hours a say. I was tested for everything because it was so low. They gave me 200mg/ml injestion 2x amonth . Now have no depression lot of energy feeling great! Now at 44 I got boobs. Feeling great, good sex life with boob or depressed, fatter, little body hair and no sex life. How do you win?
DO THE BOOBS GO AWAY? Im not taking it for awhile and hope to find a happy middle ground. And yes your testicles become the size of 2 LIMA BEANS! And I don't think they come back. BUT DO THE BOOBS GO AWAY IN TIME? Before you take any TEST. make sure you have a PSA tesy!!

Old 10-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #5
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Re: does testosterone shots for males have any side effects

The boobs probably won't go a way but may shrink some if you get proper treatment. 200 mg every 2 weeks is way too much T and not often enough. You are on a T rollercoaster. The spikes in T every 2 weeks cause a big spike in estradiol and estrogen. This is because some of the T is converted into estrogen by an enzyme called aromatase. You need more frequent shots of lower doses and also some way to reduce converstion to estrogen by aromatase. For example you can take zinc supplements, DIM, Resveratrol amoung other supplents or Rx's to reduce estrogens. The estrogen is also bad for your prostate. It can also ruin libido if too high which may explain why yours was so good but now is not. I think you need to find a better doctor for this. Also read the book "Testoserone Syndrome" by Eugene SHippen. FInally, you can stiumlate your testicles so they don't shrink by using HCG. Please read my many posts on this subject.

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