Patient Comments: Low Testosterone (Low T) - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your low testosterone levels?

Comment from: taho, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I turned 55 and went to my doctor complaining of chest pain. The doctor noticed that my heart was beginning to harden and lower in size. We had to rule out low testosterone because of pain management. Noticed low sex drive, muscle tone loss, testes shrinking. After all the blood work, it was rules out because of the opiate usage, but I was placed on a replacement therapy, and my systems began changing to include my low self esteem and depression changing. Always cheerful now, great sex life, increase body mass, better heart function. Take low testosterone with great interest, and follow what your doctors say to you.

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Comment from: Maxi, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 15

I started noticing loss of leg and underarm hair, muscle mass and libido about the time I had a supra-pubic prostatectomy.

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Comment from: angry r, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

For low testosterone levels, my symptoms were severe chest pain of the left side and the development of a breast. I was given injections every two weeks, but these have now been stopped as I have developed deep vein thrombosis.

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Comment from: toorywearer, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 08

I don't really suffer from depression or have any particular problems with my body as I have a very physical job, but low sex drive almost lead to a separation in my marriage. A young doctor had my testosterone level checked and put me on Testogel. What a difference! I stay in Scotland where this medication is free, but wonder if I will be on it for life -- no one seems to know the answer.

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Comment from: kiwisurfer56, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I am a 55 year old male and was diagnosed five months ago via blood test with a low testosterone level of three. My doctor said I was probably going to end up at an OBGYN funny man. I had been through a nasty divorce so I didn't care about sex or females, I just worked day and night, spent a lot of time in court. It went to my doctor because I have developed atrial fibrillation in my heart and he sent me for blood tests. After five months I have noticed that there is a murmur in the camp but still feel tired, cranky, muscle mass is still way down and have lately noticed that the size off my testicles seem a lot smaller than they used to be. This worries me so anyone else that has this problem could post something I would appreciate it.

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Comment from: Kevin, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I am 32. I've been suffering from fatigue, weakness, depression, and even occasional fogginess and confusion for over a year now and getting progressively worse. I've had a couple of anxiety attacks and at one point I thought I was having a heart attack or something. Funny though, I still get full erections like I'm 18, but I'm "faster on the draw" than I ever used to be. About six months ago my doctor tested me, heart fine, thyroid fine, testosterone at 247. He put me on Androgel, which I didn't use consistently because I can't stand the gel and didn't want to admit I had that problem. When I went back because the problem persisted, the tests came back at 217. My doctor has given me shots that I will start taking this week. I'm hoping to see some results from this because life just sucks right now.

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Comment from: james b, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

Clomid 50mg every other day for 4 months is the way to go. Early research is promising. Been on it 2.5 months now and feel 300% better. Studies show levels remain the same 4 months after discontinuation of the drug. Hormone replacement shrinks the testicles and creates a lifetime dependency. If your doctor doesn't offer this treatment modality, find one that does. You will not regret it!

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