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Primary physician has ordered an AM Cortisol Blood Test. Could the medications Androgel or Guanfacine have any effect on the test results?
Not really: This is a screen. I'm glad your physician is beginning a well-informed workup. Adrenal disease gets overlooked too often. ...Read more
Medications: All medical conditions requiring therapy do not always turn out to be helpful. Any time your doctor prescribes an additional medications make sure he/she tells you what they are for and then ask whether any new medicine will interfere with androgel. Are you aware that testosterone by injection is way less expensive than Androgel? ...Read more
I been on testosterone replacement medications now for a couple of years I am 37 years old and I would like to get off of it because I think it increases my panic attacks however I've been told by numerous dr that if I quit taking the androgel my body wil
Truncated: I'm sorry ... Your actual question got cut off. Try to resubmit ... As there's not really enough info given to help you. ...Read more
199 ng/dl Total T in 2007.Took androgel,testim, andriol many times since.Sex drive lower on drugs than prior,never recovered. How could I go back?
Start over: Stop taking additives and allow your body to reset it's basal functioning for about a month. At that time go to an endocrinologist and ask for some advice on next steps. This will involve baseline levels of the appropriate male hormones, followed by the safe and more natural solutions on maintenance, ok ? ...Read more
How do you explain low libido,smaller testes&watery/clumpy semen,gynom. months after stoping Androgel?Did not experience any of that before that drug.
Androgel?: Why did you stop Androgel? That drug would take over from your own testosterone so the changes are not a surprise. Please see your doctor for for checking your medical history, examining you, and ordering labs. PS: Testosterone by injection is much less expensive than Androgel. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone levels, to include estrogen, to make sure your hormones are going the right direction. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women & Testosterone: I am not sure I am understanding what you are really asking. Taking testosterone masculinizes the female in rapid and significant ways. So, unless you are transgendered, then the treatment must be less than what men take or i need more information to clarify my response. ...Read more
No: Androgel is another method of administering testosterone, and is generally better than injections. It can return levels to normal but gives a normal level throughout the 24 hour day. Injections give an immediate spike to above normal levels, followed by several days of rapid decline to below normal levels before the next injection. Unless cost is a factor, gels are generally better than injections. ...Read more
Expensive: Cash price, without prescription coverage, is upwards of 500$. Check the manufacturer website for rebates or discount programs. ...Read more
What is "adg"?: I love to answer this question, but i don't understand what "adg" means. But known to us, taking AndroGel is for men with confirmed low testosterone leading to hormonal ed. It can be used as long as you clinically need it. However, nothing is free but comes with a price; so it carries its own adverse effects such as fluid retention, hypertension, increased risk to heart, etc. ...Read more
Androxal: has not been approved and , my opinion only, I would NOT switch even if approved unless your TREATING Health Care Provider suggests it! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
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See my comment: Androgel and Testosterone injections produce the sme effect !!! Both can enhance muscle strength when properly used.You don't gain weight,you lose fat tissue. As a specialist in hormonal management for yrs,I have not witnessed what you are describing ,nor have I heard of such an occurence. ...Read more
If im on androgel I have no sid effects senc 4 y es all my test there are fine do well I have aby kind of risk?
Suppression: Unusual that an individual was started on trt at the age of 44. There is no specific risk if your treatment was appropriately implemented, other than infertility (by way of "-" feedback inhibition, if you had normal spermatogenesis at age 44). Your follow-up test should include a hct and cholesterol: while trt should put you at your "usual" chol risk, erythrocytosis can make your blood "thicker". ...Read more