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User Reviews for Testosterone (Page 8)

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, Delatest, Delatestryl, Depandro 100, Depo-Testosterone, Depotest, Duratest, ...show all 35 brand names

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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I am a week into this. I shower in the morning and after completely drying, squirt half of the tube on each shoulder then rub in and around until it is spread with my first two fingers so not to waste it on my hands. I then wait as long as I can prior to putting on a shirt so it can completely dry. Just a little odor and not noticeably sticky. I feel less tired but it is still very early to say."

   
6.0

Anonymous November 14, 2012

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AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I don't see a whole lot of reviews from younger men. I am 24 with all the usual symptoms as everyone else, such as no sex drive at all or motivation or energy. T levels were 260. Got prescribed two pumps a day from the VA...I feel slightly better after about a week but nothing great yet. I feel that I need to go up to at least 6 pumps but I will find out in the beginning of Dec when my next blood work is scheduled, until then I will keep hope that it starts working better."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2012

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AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I am 56 years old. I started out with very low Testosterone levels around 150. Once on Androgel the level peaked at about 500 which was our goal. At the higher testosterone achieved with 4 pumps I encountered a large weight gain (not all muscle either). I also experienced an alarming amount of breast enlargement and breast pain behind the nipple. While on Androgel for only a few months I experienced an increase in libido and the return of night/morning erections. I also experienced a remarkable increase in muscle strength."

   
7.0

Slavbotta (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 10, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Lilly told me that my undershirt is still a risk to my family after 10 hours. How am I supposed to manage that? Many people do laundry in my house. Shirts are in baskets and the laundry shoot. I can't get everyone to wash their hands every time they touch something of mine."

   
1.0

enigmavariation October 3, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Well my experience isn't as positive as most. I've been on Axiron for about 4 months, 2 pumps a day. When I began my total Testosterone was 209. Today it is 130, so it dropped about 80 points in 4 months while on this. Early on it did seem to improve things. Application isn't the best as it tends to run and drip. I also burned quite a bit which I eventually got used to. I am switching to Androgel which I've used in the past, and will hopefully have better results with that one. Overall Axiron is worth a shot if you have low T because it does seem to help quite a few guys - just not me."

   
2.0

Anonymous October 2, 2012

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For Hypogonadism, Male: "My mom is bipolar and for the longest time I thought I had it too. Lack of energy, restlessness, cold sweats, pain in my back from osteoporosis from low testosterone. This went on for years. I went to my doctor a month ago and my T level was 90 out of 1,080 and I'm only 27 years old. The difference really is night and day once you build up a good amount of Testosterone in your system. I feel ten years younger and I want to be physically active again, been playing more sports in the last month and a half then several years combined, prior to the shots. I'm supposed to start taking Androgel soon, I hope that is pretty effective also."

   
8.0

sheiner September 23, 2012

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AndroGel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I am 35 and in the past year I could feel I was losing everything and fast. Had my doc run some test and low testosterone came up. I was at 52, almost nothing and was definitely feeling it. Been on Androgel now for 6 MONTHS, KNOW MOST RECENT TEST ARE 456,and feeling much better."

Anonymous September 16, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Gentlemen I am following up with my prior review of AXIRON. Now that I have been on it for two months there are a couple of well, downsides to this and depending upon how you view such things you may find them a negative. My "boys" have indeed gotten smaller (not to a huge degree) and the amount of "ejaculate" I put out is much, MUCH less. At 53 I don't give a care about those things but some do. I have lost a full inch of fat off my waste, sex is great again. I actually feel like doing things again to working out more, etc. etc. Whatever tradeoffs there are they are worth it."

   
9.0

bcwells11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2012

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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Been using Testim 1 Gel for 28 days. I'm a 54 y/o, otherwise healthy male who had been experiencing sub-zero sex drive, depression, fatigue and erectile dysfunction. After four weeks I've noticed I'm putting on some muscle (but I also spend four days a week at the gym) and I am fantasizing (a lot). Havent noticed any real improvement in the erectile dysfunction arena, but I maintain the erection I do have, quite a bit longer. I believe I'm making progress, but I'd like to see more! By the way women love this smell...at least the dozen or more who've commented on it to me, anyway. My original "T" score was 208 and I get tested again next month and will be interested in seeing the degree of change."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Went to my doctor to discuss issues with erectile dysfunction. All I got was a prescription for Viagra. Didn't like the side effects. Doctor ordered tests to rule out problems with plugged arteries. After that was ruled out, I pushed for a testosterone test, free and total . Results were below the normal range. He prescribed 60 mg of Axiron per day. After 8 weeks my total T went fro 300 to 1300 with free rising from 7 to 33. Feel great with lots of energy, positive attitude, and erectile problems are gone."

Waterwiz4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "For about 8 months or so I had started to feel completely different than I had ever felt in life. Now at 53 years old, I don't expect to feel like 20 but I sure didn't want to feel dead either. No interest in things, no libido at all, depressed, moody and didn't care. I had no energy...none! My first thought was it was thyroid related since I suffer from Hypothyroidism and just thought the meds needed to be changed. My doctor and I discussed it, took the various blood tests etc. The thyroid was fine but my testosterone levels had fallen almost 200 points since the previous test about a year ago. So, my doc put me on a one month trial of Axiron and what a difference. Numbers up 100 no more complaints!"

   
9.0

bcwells11 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2012

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For Hypogonadism, Male: "Truth. It's safe. Great. Works. Self injections are easy and painless. Doctors office will teach you. Simply put I feel incredible. 45 304 testosterone going up to 800. Changed my life. Go to a urologist. A good one. They know. Good luck."

   
9.0

Thetruth (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2012

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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I used Axiron at first and noticed an improvement but nothing explosive. I think the absorption was decreased as you put in your armpits and then have to put deodorant. T levels did not really go up. Switched to Testim and I have really noticed a huge difference. More energy, improved muscular definition (which was decreasing before treatment even though I am always active), sharper, much improved sex drive and mood swings are gone. Have not yet done a T level test with Testim, but I expect higher levels. I recommend that you really apply the gel on both shoulders (half tube on each) and rub it into the skin. This sure helps alleviate the stickiness to your shirts. The smell can be bothersome but what is the alternative? Low T?"

   
8.0

happycowboy July 28, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I had some weird side effects while on this medication. I experienced gout in one ankle then I had a tooth abscess then I had a sinus infection and then tooth pain. Not sure if these things were actually side effects of Axiron or just a coincidence. I felt incredible in between the side effects though and slept better and had more energy. Not sure if I will continue taking it."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 25, 2012

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Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I had to switch from Androgel to Fortesta because my body wasn't absorbing the Androgel. My insurance wouldn't pay for any of it but Fortesta has a special patient program so you can afford it. You get the 1st month free and rest 25.00 once you sign up. It took a while for the pharmacist to do the override but it was worth it. So far after 7 days I feel it working and it's easy to apply. I hate getting injections, how I know its working because before I was suffering from premature ejaculation and it was very discouraging now I'm able to last longer, so yes its worth it. "

   
9.0

lex54 (taken for less than 1 month) June 25, 2012

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For Hypogonadism, Male: "I am 58 years old and my T level was 78. I have enlarged breasts, no energy, increased belly fat, and low libido. After my first shot I feel like I was 25 again, and my libido is STRONG. I had to ask my doctor to check my T levels at first and he was shocked! I believe mine was caused by opioid use for nerve pain. Also, have your doctor check your estrogen levels at the same time."

   
8.0

Glad Man (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 21, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I am a 50 year old male and pre-Axiron, testosterone tested out at 323 in the morning. I was feeling tired, sluggish, no sex drive and falling asleep in the early evening. I started using 60 mg a day of Axiron. I noticed a huge increase in energy and increased libido during the first two days. Day three I could feel the effects of Axiron tapering off and I returned to feeling tired and sluggish. After one month of using Axiron, a morning test of my testosterone tested out at 257. Axiron dosage was just increased to 90 mg a day. I am not sure why Axiron would work initially and then stop working. I will give the 90 mg a day of Axiron a try for another month and have my testosterone re-tested."

   
2.0

AnonymousinTexas (taken for less than 1 month) June 11, 2012

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Testopel (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I am the wife of a husband who was put on testosterone therapy of various forms through the years. I can honestly say it is ruining our marriage. My husband is 50 years old and we have one young son. My husband's personality is different. His sex drive is abnormal and embarrassing at times. I have strong fears that my son was exposed to the gel that he was initially prescribed. The doctor who prescribed it did not do enough to warn my husband of the huge risk of my son being exposed. "

   
1.0

Clipper235 (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 8, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "This was my first testosterone supplement. My testosterone level was 249. My doctor prescribed Axiron - 1 pump under each arm (60mg) daily. In about six weeks, my testosterone level rose to 766. My method of application was to wash under each arm with a soapy washcloth to remove any anti-perspirant, dry well, apply at bedtime. Then I would shower and apply anti-perspirant as normal each morning. Although the supplied instructions stated differently, I was told by my doctor that the anti-perspirant would block the absorption of the Axiron, so I made sure that it was all removed prior to application."

   
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Anonymous May 24, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I have been on it for 5 days, 2 squirts each arm. On day 3 I started feeling nausea. Day 4 I only did 1 squirt each arm and still felt the same. Day 5 I did not take any. Will try again tomorrow. My levels were 167 and I am 38 years old. I was tired all the time, gained weight, bad mood, not very happy doing things I used to enjoy. I really want this to work because I want to feel normal again. Still trying to get used to the application, works better if you use a hair dryer, dries a lot faster."

   
6.0

Viper63 (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2012

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Testim (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "My husband had a really low sex drive..like headed for divorce court low.. He seemed here but not "here", sleeping after dinner, not interested in doing much.. so 6 days on the medicine and he is more alert and the sex, well let me just say, he seemed more fueled by the need, it was awesome. Now the smell.. I have no idea what people are complaining about, it must depend on your body, like some people can't eat garlic or smelling, it smells like he is wearing new deodorant, like when I sit close, I can't even smell him all the time. As far as me, we put his T-shirts in a tub with a lid do I don't touch and our animals won't come in contact. He uses disposable gloves and then washes his hands! This stuff may have saved our marriage!"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 18, 2012

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For Hypogonadism, Male: "I am 53 years old, started having depression issues and my wife told me I had the same symptoms she had before she went on hormone therapy. Had my testosterone checked and sure enough it was in the low range. I was about 280 which is the low end of normal but for someone my age too low. Doctor suggested injections to build it up in my system. First week I felt a difference within an hour after the shot. I felt like myself again and realized I hadn't felt this way IN YEARS. By the 4th day I started coming down, was told to get in the gym and work out which I suppose released more of the testosterone and felt better again. But by the 7th day started crashing. Just had my 2nd shot and feel great again."

   
8.0

fiboman (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2012

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Fortesta (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "I switched from Testim to Fortesta a year ago since Testim was causing high blood pressure. I am 43, my T levels were below 200, I had no libido and fatigue. I am now using 8 pumps per day, my PSA's have been great, my pressure is great, my muscle mass is growing, my T levels are above 700 and I am a sexual God according to my wife of 22 years. The sexual drive, performance, stamina and "size" have jumped by leaps and bounds. I'm VERY happy with Fortesta. I should note that the original dose of 4 pumps did nothing for me so my DR bumped it up and maintained it at 8."

   
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Harley Fatboy (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 14, 2012

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Axiron (testosterone) for Hypogonadism, Male: "Started out with mild gas, then went to intestinal pain, bloating and diarrhea."

   
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Anonymous May 14, 2012

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For Hypogonadism, Male: "48 year old obese male. I think I been suffering with low testosterone my whole life. I first tested last month with a Score of 78. I took my first shot 300mg and I felt great for about 9 days. It has reversed leg and foot pain and gave me energy like never before. I just took my second shot today and I am looking forward to a new life Thanks."

   
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Hopeful Chef (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 10, 2012

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