User Reviews for Testosterone

Also known as: Andro LA 200, Andro-Cyp 100, Andro-Cyp 200, Androderm, AndroGel, AndroGel 1.25 g Packets, AndroGel 2.5 g Packets, Aveed, Axiron, Bio-T-Gel, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depandro 100, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, ...show all 35 brand names

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Review by MCSE:

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2.0

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Smells terrible and wife complains even 8-10 hours afterward

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September 16, 2013 11:58 AM

Review by So So Results (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I have been on Androgel for approximately 5 months. I was tested for low Testosterone after going around 10 years with low to no libido. I tested at 156 even though I get regular exercise. I am around 20 to 30 lbs over weight. My doctor initially put me on 2 packets of the stronger dosage and I noticed I was feeling stronger but still no libido. After 2 months got Testosterone tested again and it was a little over 200. Doctor put me on 3 pumps of the stronger gel and I have mixed results....erections almost to the point of annoyance (very rare before taking gel) when I am sleeping, but libido still not really there. I haven't seen any weight loss but I may have gained some muscle. My doc is going to test me again after 3 months on 3 pumps and will see what my level is.

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September 12, 2013 10:05 AM

Review by Just call me dad.:

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: Testosterone levels must have started dropping off 4 to 5 years ago at 42. Over time, lost interest in sex as the plumbing was not working as well as it should. Weight gain around abdominal area and slow loss of muscle mass I thought was natural aging process. Started to lose hair on legs and was always tired. Started Depotest 6 months ago at 200 every three weeks. Roller coaster effect after 3 months but felt great. Switched to 200 every two and had no ill effects. Oily skin on face and forehead was all. Dialed in at 100 per week and life is awesome. Caught it in time and doctor feels there is no permanent tissue damage. Nocturnal erections are back to above normal, sex drive is great and erections are fully functional. Testosterone levels from 187 to 700 range.

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September 9, 2013 10:51 PM

Review by bhb:

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10

Andro-Cyp 200 (testosterone) for : I am a 65 year old male who was diagnosed with Low Testosterone. The reading was 146 when it was supposed to be between 400 to 600 for normal range. After 2 months of weekly injections my reading is now 450. I feel better than I have felt since I was in my 30's and my doctor says I may have had this problem for years. One side effect I have noticed is I am beginning to grow a nice stand of hair on my chest and belly which looks rather manly.

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September 5, 2013 9:06 AM

Review by Jim340:

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10

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I've been on Androgel for 6 weeks now and have experienced a remarkable turn around in my energy, stamina, body strength, muscle definition, clear mindedness, and mega-intensified libido. Now, I can't see myself getting along without it and don't plan to. Now I know what it feels like to get my life back again and would consider this medicine nothing less than a miracle.

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September 3, 2013 7:16 PM

Review by superyun (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: Excellent! My total testosterone went from 295 to 856 in four months. I now workout and run regularly. I am 55 years old and feel like I did at 22 years old. My sex drive has gone through the roof and my wife says I am a "new "man.

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September 3, 2013 3:36 AM

Review by Raybo1945 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 67 year old male who has suffered from low testosterone for many years. I have been using Fortesta for 2 months, and have seen a remarkable increase in my sex drive, and sense of well being. My penis has increased in size when soft to double it's previous size. Fortesta is great.

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September 2, 2013 5:28 PM

Review by California Dreamin:

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10

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Following a radical prostatectomy in 2006, I started using Axiron in April 2013. Within 3 days, immediate improvement in sexual performance to like prior to surgery condition. Sex went from once every 1-2 months to 2-3 times a week. My wife said "what's gotten into you"? Even on some occasions Erectile Dysfunction pills where not even needed. Lately it seems the effects have diminished for unknown reasons. I'm healthy, eat a good diet, I do a power walk 5 days a week (4 miles) and lift weights 3 days a week. I use 30 mg under each arm once a day. No irritation issues. I'm just hoping the feelings of when I first started the medication returns.

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August 15, 2013 7:11 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 48 year old male my T-level was 188. I started on Axiron with one pump for two weeks. Then went to two pumps for three months. I had my T-level checked and now I'm at 398. I feel a lot better now. No more muscle fatigue and my libido is up. I have noticed some hair growing back in my bald spot. I will stay on Axiron for three more months and have my T-level checked again.

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August 13, 2013 10:02 PM

Review by yutyut03 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I am 25 years old married and since my daughter was born 2 years ago I've slowly been feeling less like myself. Most recently I've been irritable, low sex drive with Erectile Dysfunction and more emotional about things that used to not bother me. So I went to my doctor and low and behold was diagnosed with low testosterone. He prescribed me Fortesta. To be honest I was pretty skeptical. I figured it would take a week or 2 to feel anything. But I was really surprised at how quick I felt a difference. Granted I'm only on day two but I can definitely feel a difference in my mood and my gym time was more fulfilling than usual. I haven't tested it out in the bedroom yet but my sex drive has also been better than usual. I'm really looking forward to the weeks to come.

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August 7, 2013 11:12 PM

Review by woodworker52:

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I m a 52 yo male. Have had bouts with ED for a while. 2 years ago my Dr put me on Androgel as my T Cell was around 130. This year my health plan stopped paying for Androgel and switched me to Fortesta. Initially I had very bad mood swings, but calmer now. I am on 6 pumps. My strength is up, so is my cardio. Fortesta does take longer to absorb than Androgel. So far my T Cells are up to 238.

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August 7, 2013 12:25 PM

Review by caglels (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 56 y/o male & I have been on Testosterone Cypionate 200 mg/week IM since 09/05 (~8yrs). I had the flu in 01/05 & it took over 2 weeks to recover. It usually took 3 days. Weeks after returning to work I still felt fatigued and weak. I had people on the phone thinking I was a woman, my wife noticed how my voice in the morning was not as deep & I stopped having morning erections. I went to an Internist in 07/05 because of the problems. He did blood work & my testosterone was 84ng/dl. My Luteinizing hormone was also severely depressed. He started me on 200mg Testosterone Cypionate every 7 days. Within 2 days I was starting to feel normal. It was amazing the difference the Testosterone made. I & my wife are both extremely happy with the result.

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July 18, 2013 6:57 PM

Review by Tubesnake (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Testim was my first product for low testosterone, I found it quick to work, and it brought my very low levels to mid 400s. I found that my sexual desire was sometimes uncontrollable on this product as compared to Axiron which seems more steady. Also, the smell is musky and bothersome to me as I don't wear cologne. One side effect I had was quick hair loss. This leveled off after a while and it is a known side effect. I liked using the tubes, because I knew how much was going on my body and how much I had left. This is a positive.

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July 16, 2013 10:57 PM

Review by Tubesnake:

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8.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I used Axiron for about a year and found it to be better than Testim, which I was on for two years prior. My testosterone levels reached 600 on Axiron and I had not been that close before. The product is easy to use and absorbs quickly into the skin. Moreover, it is without odor. The only problem I had with application was that at times spilled out of the applicator cup if I wasn't extra careful. I think if it was a little more like a gel, it would be easier to apply. I didn't like that I was unable to tell when I was running low. Also, the applicator and bottle are large and take up much more space than a few tubes of Testim when traveling. My overall sex drive was good and consistent. My insurance stopped covering and I'm newly on Androderm.

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July 16, 2013 10:50 PM

Review by pogojon:

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8.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: After one year of average 25mg a day, at 72years old, I have decent energy, great erections, and weight has stayed at 155lbs. Still a good plan to keep Viagra, Levitra, etc. on hand. I find that it causes pain in arm muscles, so must stay on one pump, on abdomen. Don't overuse, age is age.

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July 11, 2013 10:57 AM

Review by UKFAN:

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8.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 31 year old male who has been on Axiron for a month. I noticed I was feeling tired and moody, but had no sexual side effects. I had my doc check my T levels and it came back at 179. He sent me to a urologist who checked my T levels again and it had dropped 10 points in 2 weeks to 169. He started me on Axiron with 2 pumps under each arm. This made me feel like I was going to come out of my skin, much like how ephedrine makes you feel. I called my doc and he said to go to 1 pump under each arm. That seemed to work fine with no side effects. After 2 or 3 days my energy levels and mood had improved. I went back to the doc after 2 weeks on Axiron to get my T level checked and it was at 1300! I go back in 3 months to get checked again.

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July 9, 2013 8:43 PM

Review by Anchorage213:

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9.0

Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Fortesta was my 1st try with a hormonal treatment. My Doc rocks and had a discount card. Was following the directions as my Testosterone levels were not in the normal range of 400-900 mg/dcl. Anyway, after the same depression, insomnia, overall and weakness symptoms some described here, my mega blood work revealed that I was at 109 on the Tes-scale. Only warning I would put forth is to watch the dosage. I experienced some "fits of irritability" and then slight back pimples, etc. So I adjusted the dosage to half and lasted twice as long. Worked out well as I am of smaller stature at 5'-6" and 142lbs. Too much testosterone. Works well and dries quickly.

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July 8, 2013 11:01 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm back with Androgel packet (1 in morning) after stopping the medication 2 years ago due to elevated liver count and negative side effects. I'm now 50 and was diagnosed at 200 count a few months ago and decided to try it once again. I am no longer dealing with hot flashes, depression and mood swings - this cured me. However, I have enlarged breast, slight weight gain, swollen ankles and not sleeping as well. Back to the Dr. next week to discuss options. Overall satisfied but may need to adjust script somehow.

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June 29, 2013 12:33 PM

Review by AnonymousNJ (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 30 yrs old and just started Axiron 3 days ago. Already seeing positive results. Mood has gotten much much better, increase in libido and better erections. Hope all stays this way and its not just my mind playing tricks on me. T levels prior to use were 267. Hope it goes up from here!! Will post again when I get my levels checked again.

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June 27, 2013 10:47 PM

Review by Yoyoyo425 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Now I am 3 months into it. And I'm still feeling great! A blood analysis revealed a level of 440 ng/dL (I was at 200 ng/dL before the treatment). My T level is right in the middle of the normal range. I don't have problems with skin irritation at the application sites. So it's working for me ! Sex life and marriage back on track. Fitness, good mood and mental acuity are also great. In Australia Axiron costs me about $1 per day, which is negligible considering how it changed my life. I am 36 and I am on 2 pumps a day (60mg / day).

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June 26, 2013 8:55 PM

Review by Dutchballs (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Only positive experiences to report. Testim has changed my life! If you need it, do not hesitate.

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June 23, 2013 2:35 PM

Review by dallasjohn (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 38 year old married guy in the Dallas area and noticed that over the past few years I had been growing stagnant. I had been sleeping a lot, not being able to concentrate at work, feeling tired and lethargic and worst of all my sex drive had just about disappeared. I'm on my second month and have to say WOW. My doctor started me on 120mg of Testosterone Cypionate and upped my dosage to 140mg about 2 shots ago. My first few weeks were okay, I had more energy, was able to sleep better at night and improved libido. Now into my 2nd month I'm as horny as I was at 19 and will probably go back to 120mg since my wife can't keep up with me.

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June 20, 2013 1:23 AM

Review by Robbbb:

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8.0

Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Generally had all the typical problems, but I'm 30 and my T-levels were >220. Axiron, like the gels (which are just a mess), is expensive. My expensive insurance has a high prescription deductible so the coupon from Lilly didn't work. I'm seeing about injections (they're much cheaper, I think only once a week, and have zero contamination risk with my child). Results? Mostly just positive attitude and better thinking, but that is probably the placebo. My libido did noticeably improve the first week but it went back down. Also under my arms turned red from irritation but that went away after awhile. I'm giving it 60 more days to see what happens.

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June 14, 2013 12:26 AM

Review by Safety Professor:

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7.0

For : 44yr old man, with low T (T- score 80), noticed changes in normal vitality and depression for past few years. Had T-levels tested and found out my levels were subpar. Began testosterone cypionate Injections 8 months ago. Injections have provided strength, increased mood & mental acuity, normal sex drive, and overall physical health improvement. No one single factor related to these injections has been astoundingly increased as some of the previous postings suggest. Be smart about testosterone replacement. Research your health issues, identify your primary reason for decline, decide on method of treatment; eat, sleep, and exercise appropriately, and stick to the program on a regular basis. Have T-levels checked every 6 months & adjust.

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June 10, 2013 6:52 PM

Review by Leatherstrap63:

AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: Used once, I say fatigue gone. I'm looking forward to the other results, in a timely manner, of course.

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