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Androgel Raising my Blood Pressure after 5 Months?

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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Androgel Raising my Blood Pressure after 5 Months?

OK bear with me on this. I am 46. I was diagnosed with low T about 7 years ago but ignored it. I just had it rechecked at it was worse. My total T was 180 and normal values are 240 to 800 according to my lab. So back in October I was started on 2.5 mg (2 pumps) of androgel. Level went up to 440 Total T. I pushed the doc to let me try 5g (4 pumps) so we can get into he high range. I have been on that now for 3.5 months Just got checked and my T was 785 and Ftrr T I believe 22.0 (very good). I fell GREAT!
But about 2 weeks ago he checks my blood pressure and it was 145/90. I also was experiencing some Tachardia (although I drink alot of espresso). SO I stopped the espresso and my heart rate is fine, but the BP is still hovering around 150/90. He did a BP test in his office yesterday as follows:
Standing 144/98
Laying down 142/76
M doc is a general intern. He said maybe we should stop the androgel and see if it lowers, or we could reduce the dose. I get the feeling he is not 100% sure either. I dont want to go on BP medicine, but I hate to go back to the way I was!
Yesterday and today I didnt take the androgel. I am already starting to feel foggy.
What should I do?
Try 2 pumps a day starting tomorrow?
Im confused

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Old 04-21-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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Re: Androgel Raising my Blood Pressure after 5 Months?

Anyone have any comments?

Old 06-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: Androgel Raising my Blood Pressure after 5 Months?

Get your kidney function checked; the high steroid dose probably has you retaining fluids. Add a diuretic and/or reduce dosage. More isn't always better.

Old 06-24-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Re: Androgel Raising my Blood Pressure after 5 Months?

can you please tell me (as you began using the Andrigel in the beginning) perhaps when your libido returned...if you ever lost your desire for sex - what was it like when it came back? Renewed and ready to roll....or just mild desire that if put side by side next to the idea of a nap or a good night's sleep - the sleep would win out every time??

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