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Hypogonadism, Male 72 reviews 62 medications
   
6.9
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For Hypogonadism, Male "Started using this less than a week ago. I've done test inj in the past and worked out and got dramatic results. Now that I'm older (48), my test is low, 208, my Dr prescribed Androgel, but insurance only covers Testim. Personally, I think it smells like Lysol. I am feeling better but hate the application process and the stickiness off my skin afterward. If my levels don't bump up on my next round of blood tests, I'm going to go to a urologist and see about getting the pellets put in."

   
5.0

jbrown9999 April 10, 2016

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For Hypogonadism, Male "The stinking smell! Ugh. After I apply this gel (which for me dries quickly), I smell like I have women's perfume on all day. The smell does not diminish. I mean what are they thinking? You make a product for men with low T and then some genius in the lab decides to add a feminine scent to it? I am sure they are having a good laugh over that one. That said, beside the Chanel No. 5 scent, I do feel better after taking it now for two weeks. I have not had labs done yet, but I have noticed a change. I am going to try and change to something else, however, my insurance company made me jump through hoops to get it, but I just can't stand the smell."

   
6.0

WillnFLA April 5, 2016

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Was reluctant to use Testim after all the negative reviews. Worst part is trying to get all out of the tube. Bought a tube key and this helps. No smell, drys before I finish shaving and brushing my teeth. Energy level is up along with sex drive. Will see next month after blood test if need to up amount."

gravity003 October 25, 2015

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"Insurance made me switch from Androgel to Testim. This stuff smells, requires the application of a huge quantity and takes something close to an hour to dry. Oh and that weird, sickly smell, doesn't come off in the shower. I have no idea how effective it is yet, but it's definitely the worst. I loathe the idea of putting this on everyday. It's making me miserable"

   
1.0

IhateUnitedHealthcare (taken for less than 1 month) October 19, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Was good for me but not good enough. I switched to Nebido which is great. "

   
7.0

Anonymous August 16, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "First day using Testim. Insurance made me change from andrgel pump bottle. The smell in testim is so strong and noxious i had an allergic asthmatic reaction. I'm wheezy and have a massive headache from it. Why does anything medical need to be made with a scent? Lots of people have scent allergies."

   
1.0

Allergic to scents July 25, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "after 2 weeks of 2 tubes per day, application my blood serum levels did not change one bit. my normal non medicated levels would range from 208ng/dl to 305. after 2 weeks of application of testim gel my blood results came back with 248ng/dl. The constant tack and odor of this product, plus its ineffectiveness makes me wonder why it is still on the market."

   
1.0

PabloW July 7, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Testim never really got my level up. It was a pain to put on and took forever to dry. I was asked over and over by people what cologne I had on. It became awkward trying to think up something other than having to explain it was testosterone gel... After years of messing with this the doctor recently switched me to Aveed... Too early to determine if this works as hoped but so far it seems less hassle that a gel"

   
4.0

Andrew12345 June 29, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Insurance forced me to switch from Androgel. Testim STINKS. It takes 15 minutes for it dry and then it's still sticky - and I am in a dry climate. It permeates your clothes and won't even wash out with hot water. I have used 8 tubes and I don't know what I am going to do with the rest. My wife won't stand for this stuff any more!"

   
1.0

sdflyer (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Testim must have the worst delivery system devised for any medical product. And the gel takes forever to dry.....longer than I can wait. So I go to work unsticking my undershirt from my skin for an hour. It comes in 30 mini-toothpaste tubes. The end must be punctured by the cap that has a point for that purpose. Then you are to squeeze "half" from that little tube and spread it. THEN you put the little tube in your NOW sticky, slimey other hand and squeeze out as much of the rest as possible. There is no way this is cost effective. I was forced to use Testim by my insurance company after 10 years of Androgel gel packs and then the pump........which was perfect. I don't like Testim at all and see no difference medically from Androgel"

   
3.0

MWayMor April 30, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Tried them all. Few years ago started testim, bad odor and sticky. Then androjel, better. Self-injections, almost too much and I'm 'afraid' of needles self-afflicted. Then back to Testim March 2015 due to insurance. This new Testim absorbs quickly, smell is 100% better than 2 years ago. (Women like, esp older, I'm 52, Some guys notice it but just don't ask). I asked pharmacist about smell. Thought it was added, but he said smell is actually the testosterone. Prob why women take notice. First few days didn't feel right. Headache, stiff neck, etc but all went away. Highly recommend. Good luck."

   
9.0

BobSDCA April 13, 2015

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For Hypogonadism, Male "I have used Testim for more than 5 years and at first hated that it was sticky. The doctor told me to let it dry and then sprinkle powder on it and it solved the issue. Even when I sweat it will not get sticky. It has boosted my levels and I have so much more energy."

   
9.0

WCS1231 April 1, 2015

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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."

   
4.0

BR-549 (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2014

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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."

   
8.0

Northern_Guy (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2014

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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!"

   
8.0

Philbert68 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 5, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

Andy L. January 15, 2014

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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. "

   
10

TiaGreene January 13, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

toolbox44 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 26, 2013

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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)."

   
9.0

cen1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 20, 2013

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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!"

   
8.0

J123 October 12, 2013

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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."

   
7.0

was tired September 20, 2013

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Smells terrible and wife complains even 8-10 hours afterward"

   
2.0

MCSE September 16, 2013

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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."

   
7.0

Tubesnake (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 16, 2013

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For Hypogonadism, Male "Only positive experiences to report. Testim has changed my life! If you need it, do not hesitate."

   
10

Dutchballs (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 23, 2013

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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."

   
9.0

Jmanmuscles May 23, 2013

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