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What Are The Effects Of Testosterone On Gays
What are the effects of testosterone pills on men? to be more specific, i am 28 y/o and skinny, with slim shoulders.
Testosterone: It is very important that ANY hormone replacement therapy be done under doctor's care. You need lab values for your T and other hormones. If you take hormones w/out guidance your testes can shrink and you can become irritable. W/medical guidance you can benefit from better mood, more energy, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends . . .: Testosterone supplementation may or may not affect one's behavior depending upon baseline T level & behavior. For instance, in someone w/laboratory demonstrated hypogonadism who is also depressed, T replacement therapy may improve mood. However, in someone who is not hypogonadal but rather using TRT for performance enhancement w/o MD supervision, excess T level may lead to "'roid rage", irritabili ...Read more
1 week -- 6 weeks: Depending on the route (cream, injections, or testosterone pellets), some men can experience an increase in their energy, improvements in their sleep, and changes in their mood, concentration, and focus as early as one week. For others, it may take as much as 6 weeks to reach peak hormone levels and peak response rates. ...Read more
How long does it take to feel the effects of testosterone replacement therapy for a teenager with hypogonadism?
Depends on levels: I usually see improvement by the second or third injection and that tends to correlate largely on serum levels. Depot injection tend to have peak/trough effect versus gels which provide a more "physiological" absorption rate, however my experience with gels in teen age boys have disappointing to say the least ! (added the risk of skin transmission to other children). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjust your dose: By testosterone side effects, i assume you're getting a prescription from your doctor. In that case, tell him/her exactly what your side effects are and when you notice them. S/he can make adjustments to your regimen to maximize benefit while minimizing harm. Rarely, s/he may need to prescribe a 2nd agent and/or recommend therapeutic phlebotomy. Regardless, go see your doc! ...Read more
Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it. ...Read more
Yes: Blood clots, acne, fluid retention, priapism, exacerbation of prostate cancer, exacerbation of male breast cancer, local itching, worsening of an enlarged prostate, headache, enlargement of the breasts, allergy, depression, male pattern baldness. Just like all medications, use it if it's necessary in the lowest effective dose, if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your doctor can help you decide. ...Read more
Benefits vs Risks: Benefits: more muscle, less fat, stronger bones, brighter mood, clearer thinking, harder erection, greater sex drive, etc. Risks: change in mood for worse ('roid rage), oily skin/acne, hair loss, difficulty voiding (enlarged prostate), nipple pain, male breast (gynecomastia), too much blood (polycythemia), drop in HDL (good) cholesterol, increase blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, infertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Studies have not shown any increase in testosterone when taking T.T. As it is often used in body building after taking Anabolic steroids to try to increase the decreased testosterone levels steroids cause, i'm concerned whether you are using anabolic steroids? Both they & testosterone supplements can have really nasty effects! better to eat well & train smart. Might check out a 40:30:30 zone diet. ...Read more
My spouse is 45 and taking testosterone. Are there side effects for long term use? How long can he take this?
Low Testosterone: This treatment should be considered for life...Or for as long as it is effective. Low testosterone can cause malaise, fatigue, weakness, weight gain, and depression. Normalizing testosterone cane improve one's sense of well being, strength, energy and mood. Under a good provider's care there should be very little risk to long term use. ...Read more
I have just started my very first cycle of testosterone and am taking danabol ds, are there any side effects?
Many side effects: Yes, indeed. Why are you doing this? If you take t plus other androgenes, your testicles will shrink, since your natural hormone production is not needed. Your blood count will go up, and this can cause thrombosis (heart attack, stroke, etc). Blood cholesterol/lipids gets worse (heart attack). Acne, sleep apnea. Even if you are a body builder, the potential side effects are not worth it. ...Read more
I have CML Im prescribed trt but add 250mg testosterone every 2wks, could this have negitive effects on my meds?
Need more info: We/I don't normally recommend 250mg Testosterone very 2wks, assuming you're referring to injectable T cypionate/enanthate. This regimen leads to high peaks (when side effects occur) & low troughs (when you don't feel good). Given T cypionate/enanthate's half-life of 7-10d, you might do better w/smaller dose taken more frequently. Regardless, you haven't listed your meds so I can't really answer. ...Read more
Why?: Why would you possibly want to use a testosterone cream. It cannot benefit you can cause some major problems in females. There is no known medical condition for which it is ethically and appropriately prescribed to an 18 yo female. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Anytime: Usually irritation to skin under patch. Ask your doctor about the gel if you're having problems. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
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