Chutzie here and it's nice to meet you. Ummm, I haven't had my testosterone levels checked recently but... OK, yes, women do have testosterone and it is an important hormone for both sexes. Likewise, men also get osteoporosis. These topics are often met with giggles and snickers but they can be very serious for many people living with Chronic Pain.
I did some reading just now on Testosterone and CP. It is used as a replacement treatment for the testosterone that is reduced by the use of prescription narcotic pain relievers. For many the first concern is about sexual function in both men and women taking opioids. Proper levels of any hormone in both sexes is vitally important to many of the systems in our bodies. So it's more than worth it to have your testosterone, and other hormone, levels checked if you are taking pain med's long term.
Here is a short article if anyone is interested. Hope this helps and I hope you find some answers, Stingray! As for me...I drive a 4X4 diesel pickup...MY dream car! ;-)
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