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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I haven't really noticed any energy, mood or body changes. I just now that when I see my lab results the stuff works. Also, I have women ask me quite often what cologne I am wearing. They say it smells sooooo good!
Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: You are not going to get immediate results with Testopel. It took me 17 days last time before I felt like a champ. You just have to give Testopel some time and you will throw rocks at gels and shots. I have insurance that pays for most all of mine but I would definitely not be on Testopel if I didn't just because it cost so much.
AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 20 years old, 6 months ago I did two testosterone tests and it was below 20mg yeah 20 mg. My doctor put me on Androgel 1.62% 2 pumps a day, after 6 months I feel a lot better, I have erections now. I gained muscles and hair all over my body, I started to grow a little beard and I feel that I have better energy, I don't have depression anymore, my libido became very high, I went to my doctor last week to check my testosterone that I did, my testosterone levels now are 1090 mg. He was surprised and he told me to reduce to 1 pump a day. And yes my voice became very deep.
Depo-Testosterone (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 43 year old that works out 5 times a week for 1-1.5 hours each time. Woke up one morning about 3 months ago and felt like somebody turned off a switch in my body, no real desire for sex but after a lot of foreplay able to somewhat achieve an erection but not really hard. Went to Dr and testosterone of 188. Started on Depo Testosterone by IM injection in gluteus and 4 hours after first dose was able to achieve an erection that I would describe at times as almost a little painful due to how hard I was and able to perform 4 times that day with wife. Not sure of effects at gym yet due to only being the 3rd day since beginning shot- 200mg every other week. Didn't have any of the other issues ie depression, anxiety, lethargy prior.
Review by Shawn1997 (taken for less than 1 month):
Androderm (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I just picked up my prescription and am looking forward to positive results. I've been on anti-depressants for about 5 years. I recently read an article that many older (I'm 48) men suffering from depression actually have low testosterone instead. So I had my bloodwork done and all my levels are normal, except testosterone, which is only 143... extremely low. Like many of you, cost is an issue. Without insurance it's $440 month. With insurance it's $97 month which is still too much for me. BUT I went to the Androderm website and got one of their savings cards. All you do is print it out and give it to the pharmacy. Now my cost is half price... only $42.
Delatestryl (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I've been taking this medicine for almost a year now and have had little to no side effects. I take 200mg every two weeks by injection. The way that this medicine has improved my life is almost unbelievable. I feel like a teenager again! The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is the injections, but it's still worth a little pain to feel so much better!
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: In 6 weeks from first using Axiron, my levels went from 236 to 375. No bad. To the people talking about testicular shrinkage - ask your doctor about HCG shots. I start them on Monday and they are supposed to totally alleviate that issue. I will report back after a month and let you know the results. Supposedly 30 days (once a day) is all it takes for most people to get them back to normal. You give them to yourself in the stomach. It isn't hard, I tested it with my doctor using some vitamin B.
Review by bencozzy (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
testosterone for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm male 27 6' 255lbs. Went into doctor with anxiety, clinical depression, sexual issues, and body composition changes. Original testosterone level 50. 200mg every two weeks bumped me up to 500 total testosterone. Mentally felt better and body looking better but still had bedroom troubles so I'm now on 300mg weekly and feel the best I have in a really long time. Total testosterone 800.
Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 31 year old male diabetic and was having problems with erectile dysfunction. I started on a Cialis regimen and it only slightly helped. My urologist then tested me for Testosterone and found I was in the low 200 range. He gave me a month supply and a prescription for Testim. The first month there didn't seem too much impact, but by the second month I had both more energy and sex drive. The erectile dysfunction problem was greatly reduced and in some cases the Cialis isn't needed.
As a side note, some people complain about the smell. I think it just smells like cheap aftershave, but doesn't really bother me. My girlfriend and two of my close friends that are also female think it smells wonderful. I'm not sure if it a pheromone response or just pleasing to them.
Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: My boyfriend is only 32, but he still needed some help and the Testosterone supplement seems to turn back the clock. Never had a problem with libido or such, but there is a definite increase there. I've noticed some weight loss and muscle gain on him which is sexy.
Review by not working yet (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 56 yo male and have been on shots and Axiron for 11 months and my testosterone levels are still around 150. Before I started any testosterone, I was at about 230, then after starting shots every 4 weeks my T-levels dropped and kept dropping to about 95 and recently went up to 150. The 200 mg shots are every three weeks now and Axiron daily 60 mg but still no major results except gaining weight and some muscle mass. All hormones were normal except FSH that was elevated. Don't know what the problem is because most people do well with shots and axiron.
Review by Skrewloose (taken for less than 1 month):
testosterone for Hypogonadism, Male: Doc looked at my testosterone levels. I was feeling lethargic, moody, rapid weight loss due to lack of appetite and no libido. Dr prescribed testosterone cypionate injection. 200mg a week intramuscular injection. 1st week not too noticeable of a change. 2nd week appetite increased, sense of well being, increased libido and most importantly, gained 12 pounds. Checked with doctor and it wasn't edema or water weight (sodium retention) just solid weight gain. Used to have a gaunt face now I'm filled out. Yeah the injection is uncomfortable but for the benefit its well worth it. I'm 44 and was 150lbs. 3 weeks later with a clean diet high protein, moderate carbs and no fried foods I'm at 172lbs. My goal is 185 at 5ft 10inches. I don't want to be Arnold, just a life.
Review by Cheerokeecheif (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I felt drained went to doc and they tested me for testosterone. Was at 132. Been taking Fortesta 75 days now. Had lab results show today at 90. Dropped 42 for whatever reason. Still feel like crap. Have an appointment next Monday to see what doc thinks. I am doing 4 pumps of Fortesta a day since start, feel worse now than ever.
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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I've been using Axiron for a year now and have mostly enjoyed the results. My T level was 293 before starting Axiron & now is roughly 570 at quarterly
blood tests. I've experienced the good results, alertness, happiness and
an overall feeling of well being. I also take 125 mcg of Thyroid med every
morning for hypothyroidism, my Cholestorol is 118, down from 400. I have no complaints about Axiron except what has happened to my testicles. They were big, and hung down nicely. I noticed after about 5 months on Axiron that they weren't hanging down as normal, but I chalked that up to age, more than using Axiron for my TRT..... after paying closer attention, I now have testicles that are about 60% of their pre-Axiron size.
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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: 45 year old male. Healthy but fat. Falling Libido, no energy, no joy of life, cranky, lack of focus and gaining weight. Fatigue so high it was hard to get out of bed.
T levels 170. I have been on Axiron for 60 days.
Wow what a difference. First few days I had some nausea and cramping, mood improvement was next followed by increased energy and screaming boost in libido. Wife now dreads the new me, she thought she was done running away and keeping me off her. Back in the Gym after 30 days. Still going 3 days a week doing 45 min of Cardio and 15 min weight lifting. Not a lot but for me its huge improvement. Insurace wants to talk to my Doctor about my need. This product is awesome and I will fight to keep it.
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AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: From my research, the absorption rate depends on the person quite a bit. I'm on Androgel 3 pumps right now (orig. T-level 218 on 338 - 1000 scale). I'm feeling better but not as good as the trial pack of Testim. Just to be sure I was remembering correctly, I used the 3 remaining tubes of Testim recently, and my energy was much better (did not need any naps during the day.)
After going back to 3 pumps Androgel, I felt energy level drop. Since my insurance covers only Androgel and Foresta, I'm going to ask Dr. about switching to Foresta next visit since I do not seem to be absorbing the Androgel very well.
If Testim smelled better, I'd be on the phone with the insurance to see if we could work out a deal.
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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 44 and recently asked my doctor to test for testosterone levels. It turned out that I was 218 on a 338 to 1000 scale. My urologist started me on Testim trial pack, but insurance only covered for Androgel and Foresta. Switched to Androgel 1/2 way through the trial pack. I could tell a dip in energy when I switched to Androgel. At 2 pumps per day for a month T-level 238 - feel better but not as good as Testim. From what I can tell, it depends on the persons absorption level. Some people are better with one medicine over another. I'm going to try Foresta at next Dr. visit since I'm not seeing a difference with 3 pumps.
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: 46 year old male - count 238. I pump under each arm.
I've only been on this for 4 days now so I can't say how effective it is yet - I am having side effect after side effect however with each day being different. To sum it all up though:
Nausea - day 1 and 2
Rapid heartbeat - Day 1 only
Induced asthma attacks ( haven't had one in years) Days 1 and 2
Odd/sour taste in mouth - days 3 and 4
RAGE - day 4 (I wanted to drive over everyone on the highway!)
and the worst: Day 4 - upper abdominal bloating. So bad it feels like someone added 50 pounds to my upper abs. Now it wasn't all bad - Day 3 I felt GREAT with the exception of the odd taste in my mouth. I told my doctor yesterday of the symptoms up to that point and he said they should pass
Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: 45 year old, Healthcare Professional, Low Testosterone for about 3 years and have tried injections and Androgel with limited success. Started Testim in May and my numbers have actually been so high that I had to cut down dose or dose every other day. Huge muscle mass gain and weight loss, > 35lbs in 3 months with diet and exercise, (I'm sure the Testim helped), no after work naps anymore. Be sure to check T and E2 levels regularly but this is the THE best topical testosterone you can get as far as absorption. Smell is a complete non-issue and most who even smell it, love it. A bit sticky but easily, easily manageable. First T levels were 1100 with a free T of 250, (both too high).
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AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I been on the 1% packets. I'm only taking 4 days per week...tue, thu, sat, sun. My level was 200 and I'm 53. I've only been on it 2 weeks and I still see mild increase in energy level. My doctor prescribed once a day, but the price is very high without insurance so I'm trying to get more time for $$$. Do any of you know how this usage pattern could affect the overall performance???
11 users found this comment helpful.
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I started 60 mg of Axiron on 30 Oct it is now 12 Nov. I feel like a gladiator, a warrior. I'm 48 this month, Blk Man, I weigh in at 264 lbs, 5-10, yes that's big but I have lots of muscle mass on me as well as fat. I checked my blood level before I started it was at 175. I never would had thought my Tlevel was low because I've always been a beast in the sack, but I did have the other symptoms. I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week now and lift moderately. My body swells up like I was 20 again. My mind is a lot sharper than without Axiron and the sex life? Let just say I have to chase the wife down and still have mega energy. Only about 14 days in and I can see outlines of what's about to happen in my body. WOW! I am satisfied totally.
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Review by Happy wife (taken for less than 1 month):
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I just want to see if anyone has had this experience. My husband started axiron 4 weeks ago and the day he started it, miraculously his personality changed. He has got an extremely low
sex drive, with a T level on the lowest side of normal levels but the main reason
he started axiron woz due to his irritable, moody, crabby personality. Thing is , he bought a new car around the same time so it is possibly a combination of things as to why his mood is not so crappy. I actually like spending time with him now and I guess I shouldn't worry as to why his persona has improved greatly but I'm just curious. He is 46.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Stay Active Man! (taken for 1 to 2 years):
Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Started taking Fortesta at 59 yrs. Low energy levels and the tests revealed a problem with T levels. Do have more energy. Do sometimes experience a shaky feeling during the day. Have reduced the amount to try to reduce the shaky part. Still a positive experience. I think you have to decide what levels to take based on your experience and not necessarily by the lab results. Glad to have this as an option. Some seem to think the higher the better, but I think the side effects of that mentality could be dangerous. I'm going to take the least amount that gives the desired results. And... increased libido is nice, but that wasn't the reason for the medication!
14 users found this comment helpful.
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Yoo, this stuff works! Been on it three days, and I really feel like my old Self. So far so good... I know my mood has improved, I'm confident the Ed will get better I'm sick of popping the magic blue pills.... Fortunately my insurance paid for the pump. Gl gents.
Review by 60mg/day: Easy to use, no sides, GREAT results:
Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: My wife is happy! I feel better; more energy, less brain fog, positive attitude, and I wake up on a kickstand again. No skin irritation. Deduct 1 star due to high expense. Testosterone cypionate is MUCH cheaper. This is a great delivery system, however, and excellent design. Total Test went from 383 to 901. Free T went from below range to 1/3 inside range. The conversion factors and different assays make it impossible to post here. May switch to cypionate and do IM injections myself to save money.
15 users found this comment helpful.
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