Testosterone Use

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   Posted 10/19/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience using testosterone and what kind of results they had. Wondering about the side effects and possible benifits.  I've read  the instructions that come with it but nothing compares to hearing it from someone who has actually used it. Any imfo would greatly be appreciated.  Thanks for reading my post.

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   Posted 10/19/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stingray!

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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   Posted 10/19/2010 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for replying Chutz. I didn't really give out much imformation in my post . I seem to have run into low T posters everywhere I went and when I started to read one I could believe what I was reading. I thought I could be the poster boy for this problem. The one thing that caught my eye was osteopororsis. I'm 47 and male and have osteoporosis. Along with many of the other symtoms. So I had my doc check it out and sure enough it was low. I just started using a gel rather than get a shot because I feel like I have more control if I have any bad side effects. At least a couple of the side of effects just make me cringe. Baldness and male breasts...not a pretty picture. An image I'd perfer to keep outta my head...lol Thanks again for your reply. I hoping in the long run it may also help in some way for the chronic pain. I forgot to mention that I do take a large amount of pain meds which is probably the cause of the low T.
Thanks again Stingray
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