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Hypogonadism, Male 61 reviews 63 medications
   
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Review by BR-549 (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 44 year old diabetic and Dr perscribed Testim 1% gel to treat my Low T level. It was not his 1st choice but my Insurance wouldn't pay for anything else. It came in a box With 30 individual 5g small tubes. The first thing I noticed, right away, was the pungent smell that did not go away when the product evaporated. My wife noticed it and my drycleaner too, who all found it unpleasant. Also, product goes on slimey but drys after about 5 minutes but, If you sweat, it will get slimey & your clothes stick. After 2 weeks, I noticed an increase in energy levels and felt better in general. However, I (nor my family), could not get past the pungent smell. I stopped using this product after about 3 weeks and will ask my Dr to change.

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September 4, 2014 9:17 AM

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

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8.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I have been using this for about three weeks now. There was a big initial "boost" in my energy levels, mood, work performance and all across the board things seemed to get better, and depression seemed to lift quite a bit. It does not stick for me if I delay putting on my shirt for 10-15 minutes and letting it dry. If you're sweating it wily I noticed the smell at first, but now I don't smell it anymore. The only person who noticed was a woman who said she liked the smell. Hmmm. The initial "boost" phase seems to be wearing off now. I am a bit out of shape and am exercising hard - it could be that, or the common issue with the body lowering T in response to an external source increasing it.

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July 24, 2014 4:54 PM

Review by Philbert68 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

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!

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March 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Review by Andy L.:

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9.0

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.

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January 15, 2014 7:43 AM

Review by TiaGreene:

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10

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.

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January 13, 2014 5:33 PM

Review by toolbox44 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

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.

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November 26, 2013 9:37 AM

Review by cen1 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

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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November 20, 2013 12:46 PM

Review by J123:

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8.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I'm 51. My Testosterone level had dropped to about 150. I hadn't been to a doc in a few years and have been gaining weight and feeling more fatigued and less motivated. Doc offered Testim and others but said Testim seemed to absorb better than others. He mentioned the possible smell and stickiness, but I gave it a try. Today was my fourth day and it really seems to already be helping with fatigue and overall motivation. I'm going over to the gym and work out this morning and I'm going to get the house cleaned up too. Perhaps just psychological this early. Regardless, I feel MUCH better already. I really don't see the smell or sticky issues, seems about like hand sanitizer. Rub it in a minute or so, no smell or stickiness. Happy!

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October 12, 2013 11:22 AM

Review by was tired:

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7.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: Started using Testim but had ups and downs and stunk like bad perfume and was changed to Androgel. Like it's smell and dries really well but my level is going backwards again. Thinking about going back on Testim.

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September 20, 2013 7:42 PM

Review by MCSE:

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2.0

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 Tubesnake (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

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 Dutchballs (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

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 Jmanmuscles:

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9.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: Very effective. I had very low numbers and bad muscle aches that made it difficult to walk more than a few blocks. I considered this almost a miracle because it helped so much, so fast. I have found men hate the smell and women love it. Women say, "I don't know what you have on but you sure smell good." On the other hand in a group of men, I see them moving their chairs to get further away from me. No comments, they just move. No known side effects for me.

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May 23, 2013 12:28 PM

Review by Wolf R. - New Testim User:

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: I'm a 43 year old with T levels on the low end of the scale, compared to the average for my age. On my third day of Testim, I am already the feeling positive effects of the medicine: more mental alertness, less sluggishness. I have experienced a headache on the second day but it has gone away. The smell of the medicine on application doesn't bother me. To me, Testim smells like rubbing alcohol and the smell soon dissipates. I also use a spray of cologne on each shoulder to disguise any scent that I may not be smelling.

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May 16, 2013 2:28 PM

Review by Dude532013:

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: Male, 53, went on for low drive, apathy, loss of muscle, weight gain, inability to exercise due to joint pain and frequent injuries. Blood levels of about 250. First 8 days of use were the hardest - headaches, strong smell, so strong I thought I could taste it! This was on the 50 mg tube, 1 x per day. Was about to give up on it, and then all side effects vanished on day 9! After two weeks my blood pressure has dropped from 160/100 and on medication to 120/80 and I am exercising daily. Note - highly recommend using latex medical exam gloves to apply - no mess, no cross contamination, better drying, no waste. Also, use small needle nose pliers to get the last 5% - 10% out of the tube. Miracle.

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April 29, 2013 12:09 PM

Review by Tired ol' man (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

For Hypogonadism, Male: Testim is my fountain of youth! My total T went from 295 to 856 in four months. I now workout and run regularly. I am 51 years old and feel like I did at 21 years old. My sex drive has gone through the roof and my wife says I am a "new" man

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April 26, 2013 5:08 PM

Review by MiniatureBigK:

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10

For Hypogonadism, Male: I am 54 yrs old. I have been using Testim for over 6 weeks now because my Dr. prescribed it to me. The results that I've gotten are phenomenal. My Testoserone went up 3Xs as much and my Free Test went up 2xs as much. I feel more confident; a little more aggressive; more sure of myself; more alert; a little sharper; overall I feel GREAT! And sexually I don't tire as quick as before. I rub one tube on my shoulder and upper arm in the mornings, about the same time. I switch arms everyday. The smell is pleasant. I did have a side effect i.e. my foot/ankle swelled up, so I laid off it for about 2 weeks, till the swelling went down. Now I have no more side effects, this works GREAT!

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April 15, 2013 12:47 PM

Review by ds415:

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2.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I am a 59 year old male, HIV and have used Androgel successfully for years to help with energy, depression and libido. My insurance company forced me to switch to Testim in January, and I really dislike this. Its hard to wash off my hands after application to my chest and shoulders; it has a distinctive odor that clashes with colognes and causes Allergic reactions in scent sensitive friends; it only dries to a sticky tacky surface that sticks to my shirts, stains my clothes, and the tubes it comes in are harder to use than Androgel packets or the pump.

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April 7, 2013 6:32 PM

Review by Russsman:

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8.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: Have been using Tesopel implants for the last year but they are now not available. Asked the Uro for a temporary solution and he put me on Testim. My wife is very sensitive to smells and notices it but doesn't hate it. Seems to be working for me but not as effective as the implant. Works better when you squeeze out the WHOLE tube into your palm and then apply.

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January 26, 2013 4:31 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

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.

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November 14, 2012 11:43 AM

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

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.

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September 3, 2012 12:20 PM

Review by happycowboy:

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8.0

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?

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July 28, 2012 2:36 PM

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

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8.0

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!

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May 18, 2012 10:08 AM

Review by annonomous:

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6.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: I had been using Androgel 5G dose but, began using Testim 5G dose in January due to changes in insurance coverage. I have found that the Testim has maintained my testosterone levels at the same levels as the Androgel. However, the tubes versus foil packets, are much harder to use and get all of the gel out. Hard to squeeze the tube when your hands are slippery. The biggest objection I have with Testim is the smell. The unique strong musky scent is overpowering. I don't understand why this product would need to be scented. I will change to another, product for myself the smell is so objectionable.

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April 15, 2012 11:31 AM

Review by Phoenix II:

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9.0

For Hypogonadism, Male: 49 yo. Hypertension and diabetes. No sex drive for the past year or so. Primary care doctor said no to T treatment because her test results said normal. I went to urologist who started me on the 1% tubes. 15 days in and already noticed sex drive changes. Concerned about blood pressure though. Seems higher but cardio doctor just changed medicine. I want to stick with it and see what comes up next. Smell and stickiness no problem.

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March 23, 2012 11:43 PM

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