depression and testosterone for women?

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   Posted 9/14/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been recently diagnosed with poor adrenal function and very low DHEA which is a precursor for testosterone.
I've read low T in women can contribute to depression. Has anyone been prescribed T and noticed an improvement in mood?
I just got my prescription, but am a little scared to use it.

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   Posted 9/14/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   

I do know that I use to take dhea and it made me feel better. I don't know much about the testosterone. I hope that somebody comes along that can help you. I do know that certain hormones can effect the mood.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/15/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   

hi korissa, some women need small amounts of testosterone. yes i am male, albeit i am testosterone deficient-i do not naturally produce it, and let me tell you that without it i am not a happy chappy. good luck, no reward without risk! with compassion.


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   Posted 9/23/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Korissa
I have suffered with depression for about 6 or 7 years and I have just purchased a very interesting and informative book called
Help for Depresion and Anxiety by Dr Sandra Cabot. 
Very interesting chapters on depression and hormones and brain chemistry.  Well worth a read for anyone considering using some natural therapies to compliment their anti depressant medications. ( Dr Cabot does not tell you to go off your medication.)  116 pages of easy reading and available on the net.  Page 102 is about adrenal gland exhaustion.
I would sincerely recommend you read this book even if you wouldn't consider using natural therapies as it has so much helpful information.  I beleive knowledge helps us to make the right decisions with confidence. (something we depressed people often are lacking)
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