Patient Comments: Low Testosterone (Low T) - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your low testosterone levels?

Comment from: bionic man, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 10

I believe that men with chronic pain who take opiate meds will have low testosterone levels and could benefit from testosterone replacement therapy. I am a pain patient and the T cream gave me my life back. Check with your doctor if you take opiates for chronic pain.

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Comment from: Sk, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 16

I was just diagnosed with low testosterone. It's nice to finally have an answer as to why I have been tired all of the time. I could literally lay in bed all day and still be just as tired as being on my feet all day. I also have had no libido which is really tough because I feel horrible for my husband. I just started a topical cream so hopefully in 1-2 weeks things might start to look up.

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Comment from: Struggling, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

My symptoms included total loss of libido, as well as loss of interest in just about everything. Weight gain, to the tune of about 100 lbs over the past 15 years. Depression, anxiety, extreme sensitivity to stress, hot flashes and sweating, insomnia, low self esteem, body hair loss, muscle atrophy, erectile dysfunction, body aches, headaches, social anxiety, and very low energy levels.

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Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

When I was 14, I was diagnosed with being bi-polar, sudden mood swings and deep depression. I've been on tons of different medications, but none of them ever seemed to help. When I was 32, I went to a new doctor, who discovered I had low T, well below 200. After a series of tests, it was determined that I may have had the condition since I was young. After starting injections three years ago, I (with my doctor's approval) was able to go off all the other medications. And I feel great!

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Comment from: linebacker44, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

My testosterone dropped from 170 to 140 to 118 in five months. My energy and mental acuity dropped quickly. I knew something was wrong with me. I had a low white blood cell count, and my platelets were down to 135k. I had to take a nap before I went to bed at night. I came home from work and slept two hours, went to bed two hours later, and then slept all night. My exercise and strength dropped dramatically. My recent lab tests after two weeks of 1% Androgel showed markedly improved white blood cell and platelet counts. I am no longer irritable and can run farther now without stopping. I have no previous history of heart or lung disease. I previously took no meds except aspirin. Androgel 1% topically has made a big difference in my life. I don't know how long it will last, but for now, I'm pleased with the results. I was miserable before the therapy.

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Comment from: Thumps, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

My wife of 52 years died and at my age of 72. I lost all sex drive and I had no interest in sex. What a blessing that is! I do have 1/2 dose of testosterone shots every month to maintain other body functions requiring testosterone , but it's not enough to restore my sex-drive, thank goodness.

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Comment from: AndyLowT, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 20

Most of our patients are first noticing a sluggish feeling and a decreased interest in sexual activity, though we've also had cases of decreased muscle mass, loss of concentration, and heightened irritability.

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