User Reviews for AndroGel
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Reviews for AndroGel to treat Hypogonadism, Male
"Just so you guys know its NOT total testosterone that you need to be worried about so much as its your FREE testosterone that really matters. You need to see if your free test is in normal range. You could have a total testosterone of 1200 but if your free test is lower than normal you'll feel like crap. Low energy low libito can't gain muscle etc. On other hand if you had a total testosterone say only 400 but your FREE testosterone is good normal range you'll feel great all around. Everyone posts about TOTAL Testosterone but its the FREE unbound testosterone you need to really worry about. Total testosterone is bound meaningless in the energy libito muscle department were as FREE testosterone takes care of the energy libido muscle departme"
jgunz June 26, 2015
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"Terrible. You feel a bump in energy and libido the first 1-2 weeks and then it drops. They up the dose and it happens again. I started at 230 test and went on this drug. It dropped to 198! It does not absorb. That is the problem. And when it does it supposedly becomes DHT which is like a female hormone. The only reason this drug sells is because people are deperate for help."
David37 June 25, 2015
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"Been using for 2 years. Overall, it does what it's supposed to. At 52 I was just feeling out of it. Tired all the time, loss of energy, spare tyre weight gain, and some erectile dysfunction. Tested at 278. Started with shots, and AndroGel combined, then just AndroGel for the last year. The shots were far more effective, and cheaper, but my T levels would go way up then way down before the next shot. The gel keeps it steady. I have lost a lot of waist line, don't need naps anymore, and sex life is back to what it was in my 30s."
M man January 1, 2015
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"Within a week I noticed I had more energy to just get stuff done. Tasks at work, hobbies, errands - I just have more energy to get out of bed and do stuff. Then my shriveled up penis went back to it's normal soft 4 inches. After another week or so, I was able to get my normal 8 inch erection again. I don't know what guys did before this medicine was invented. I would have had to get out a magnifying glass. All of a sudden I now feel like I need to do something about the beer belly, and working out feels like it is worth the effort again. Androgel is like the fountain of youth."
Philip9 December 30, 2014
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"For 9 months I struggled with anxiety, depression, foggy brain, fatigue, low sex drive, loss of morning erections, and general feeling of malaise. Doctor tested my T and came back at 251. I was referred to an endocrinologist and he retested and came back at 189. Prescribed Androgel 1.62% on a 2 month trail and it has been amazing. Within 4-5 days I noticed that the "crashes" that I used to experience daily for 4-5 hours now only lasted 30-60 minutes. After 4 weeks of treatment, the Daily crashes have disappeared. My sex drive is coming back, still not where it should be but I'm optimistic that I'll get there. I have a follow up appointment in a month and I'm looking forward to finding out my levels!"
Sb9780 December 9, 2014
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"I am a 75 Years old male, 5 years at the Gym, fairly muscular. I had a 330 ng/ml total testosterone and I decided to check with the Urologist if I could use this medicine. After few test, he decided to give me the patches that gave rash and not improvement at all. The Doctor started me with the 1% gel - 2 pumps in the morning and the next reading was 207 ng/ml. I went back to his office and he told me, You need more medicine, and put me un Androgel 1.62 % - 4 pumps in the morning for about 3 month. At me surprice the next reading was 440 ng/ml and 3 more month 754 ng/ml. At some point, I ran out of the insurance coverage for this year and I had to reduce to 2 pumps - 1.62 %. Then my testosterone level fell to 220 ng/ml again."
Strong Angel November 22, 2014
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"I had my test level and it was 13 yeah 13 I felt like getting out of bed and going to work almost impossible. I am doing 2 packages a day my level is up to 320 no A rod but feeling better and no problem getting out of bed and working."
Bavafavagucci October 27, 2014
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"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."
JOe1812 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2014
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"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."
toolbox44 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 26, 2013
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"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???"
MrPick (taken for less than 1 month) November 13, 2013
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"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."
So So Results (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 12, 2013
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"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."
Jim340 September 3, 2013
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"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."
pogojon July 11, 2013
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"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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 29, 2013
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"The first thing I noticed was that my shirts were fitting better, they weren't so tightly fitting anymore. So I weighed myself and I was surprised to see that I had lost 15-17 pounds in the 2-3 months I had been on the Androgel. It took about 2-3 months to find my actual dose. I have noticed way better muscle tone, specially in my chest, shoulders & arms. I am also wearing jeans and shorts more comfortably, they don't fit so tight anymore and don't hurt around my waistline from being so tight. I'm back down to a size 32, much more solid & defined looking and feeling. Lost weight in my neck & face, lost that round looking face, now I have a square jawline and thinner, manlier face. I am able to think more clearly. More solid and longer lasting erections."
Dr.Feelgood43160 April 19, 2013
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"I got this after having some trouble performing and just not feeling as good as I used to. As a 91 year old, I don't get around like I used to, but the Androgel brought me back to life in many ways. I feel so much better after taking the 1% gel. I feel like I was back in the 40s again!"
PappyJim April 17, 2013
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"The first day I was on this medicine I didn't think about it until a few people at work said I seemed more energetic than usual. When I got home my wife said that not once that evening did I say how tired I was. I then realized that I wasn't tired as usual and felt like doing something other than sit on the couch. I have been on the medicine for 3 weeks and this 50 year old feels 30 again. The best way to describe how I felt before it was like I was in a fog and walking through corn syrup. That is gone and I feel great."
George USA December 22, 2012
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"I've been using Androgel about a Year now. I'm 42, have had zero drive since early 30's Started me on 8-pumps, now to 9-pumps. I saw someone mention potential effects of Depression, it's not helped mine. I also use Cytomel. (Adjunct Depression Treatment--however also HYPOthyroid. Me no Muscle Mass/Depression/Weight Loss The most pronounced effects, *MUCH* firmer erections. (like 16 again). That alone is worth it (no need for Cialis). Definitely recommend that alone."
TheDude2012 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 17, 2012
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"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."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2012
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"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."
Slavbotta (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 10, 2012
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"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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"I recently turned 51 yrs old and have been on Androgen for 2.5 months. Started at two pumps/day and T level went from 280 to 190. Increased dosage to 3 pumps for one month and level went up to 201. I am now applying 4 pumps/day and other than a slight increase in mood, see no results yet. I shower at night and have recently started to shower in the morning before applying the gel. Not sure if this will help. After reading so many positive results, I have to admit I am disappointed. "
Anonymous May 3, 2012
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