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Does antihistamine benadryl (diphenhydramine) effect REM sleep when used to help fall asleep couple times a week? I like my testosterone levels high.

Does antihistamine benadryl (diphenhydramine) effect REM sleep when used to help fall asleep couple times a week? I like my testosterone levels high.

Likely: Nearly all sleep aids affect one's natural sleep cycle- some more than others. Having insomnia is the least of your worry if you are on high dose testosterone. It is time for you to stop trading the future of your health with short-term gratification on your muscle mass. At the least, you will end up with pimples and shrunken balls. ...Read more

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How do I lower my testosterone levels?

How do I lower my testosterone levels?

Go see your doctor!: Before lowering your t level, tell you doc why you want it lower. S/he can offer you several different options although neither lower t directly. Instead, birth control pills raise sex hormone binding globulin which lowers free t while spironolactone acts as an anti-androgen. So rather than focus on lowering t, focus on desired outcome. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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How to lower testosterone levels in women?

How to lower testosterone levels in women?

More Ways To Lower T: Here are some natural ways to lower testosterone: * do not eat candy * eat more tofu * keep bmi between 19-24 * go vegan medical solutions: in addition to the advice from the previous answer, birth control pills are known to lower testosterone level in wome. Beware, testosterone and libido track in the same direction. ...Read more

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) lower testosterone levels?

Does seroquel (quetiapine) lower testosterone levels?

Not according to pkg: While in 2% of patients in one study Seroquel (quetiapine) decreased libido (sexual desire) but it does not say if this is due to lower testosterone levels). I cannot find a good webpage reporting any effects of Seroquel (quetiapine) on testosterone levels. Here" a chart ...Read more

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Will aerobic exercises lower androgen and free testosterone levels?

Will aerobic exercises lower androgen and free testosterone levels?

In extreme.: It is well described that exercising on to high an intensity will lower sex hormones in both men and women. The reality of over training is diminished benefits from exercise, increased risk of injury, including stress fractures, and low sex hormones. ...Read more

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What foods or supplements can I take to decrease testosterone while ttc? My testosterone level is slightly higher then normal.

What foods or supplements can I take to decrease testosterone while ttc? My testosterone level is slightly higher then normal.

Common in PCOS: The elevation in androgen levels is a problem in patients with pcos. There are no drugs that can be used to decrease the testosterone level. The best way to force ovulation are medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) and an antidiabetic drug called metformin. ...Read more

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When taking cabergoline, will my testosterone levels return to normal as well? If high prolactin was the cause of lower testosterone.

Maybe: But only if the elevated prolactin was the cause of the low t. If you have a pituitary adenoma and the cells of the pituitary have been damaged and aren't telling the testis to produce t, lowering prolactin may not be fully effective. ...Read more

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Does masterbating affect muscle growth ? Does it decrease testosterone level ? In how time does the lowered testosterone level become normal ?

Does masterbating affect muscle growth ? Does it decrease testosterone level ? In how time does the lowered testosterone level become normal ?

Masturbation is: normal, healthy, and natural. It does not cause any negative effects on your muscles or testosterone levels. In fact, boys who masturbate a lot may have elevated testosterone levels. You are likely feeling guilty about this due to social pressures. Don't worry about what others tell you about this private matter. Chances are the people who are telling you to stop are doing it also. ...Read more

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What can lower a woman's testosterone levels?

Many options: Options to lower a woman's testosterone include, but are not limited to, oral contraceptives, spironolactone & eflornithine. Of course, correcting the cause is the ideal & preferred method given adrenal or ovarian tumors, etc. And of course, if your partner is taking topical/transdermal testosterone, be sure to give him enough time for it to dry before making contact to minimize transfer risk. ...Read more

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Does total abstinence increase or decrease testosterone levels?

Not likely to change: There is a use it or lose it issue that seems to happen, if you totally abstain from sexual activity, you may lose interest, but that is not necessarily the same as lowering your testosterone. Even if abstinence could raises low testosterone levels (which i don't think it can) it would surely seem counter productive! we have much better ways to fix low testosterone. ...Read more

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My testosterone levels are high. How can I lower them to get pregnant ?

My testosterone levels are high. How can I lower them to get pregnant ?

Doctor: Lowering testosterone is possible, but should be done under a physician's supervision. I'm assuming that you had a doctor diagnose your high levels of testesterone, that same doctor should be able to assist you in lowering your levels as well and helping you get pregnant. Sometimes excess weight can cause increased testosterone, thus being at a healthy BMI can lower testosterone as well. ...Read more

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My cycles have not returned 20 months post pardom, how can I naturally lower my testosterone levels because they are causing my face to break out?

Possibly PCOS: I would check with your doctor to see what is causing your high testosterone level. If it is caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), metformin would be very helpful to lower your testosterone level. If you have PCOS, weight loss and exercise also helps to lower the testosterone and regulate your menses. ...Read more

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I want to lower my testosterone level in my body.My menstrual cycle is irregular ?

I want to lower my testosterone level in my body.My menstrual cycle is irregular ?

Str Dr: Have you had all of your hormones tested?! you may have stein leventhal syndrome which can be managed by medication. You do not say what your symptoms are but from your question I have suspicions. See your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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