Patient Comments: Low Testosterone (Low T) - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your low testosterone levels?

Comment from: curious, 65-74 Male Published: July 25

My testosterone level at this time is 448, and I am 73. My desire and ability is not enough. I am afraid to take the pills even though I am healthy enough even with a stent in my heart. I am not overweight, but my sex life has drastically changed.

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Comment from: partha, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 31

Have been recently diagnosed with low testosterone levels. I was feeling tired all the time, depressed, and things were really getting to me emotionally. I would start crying over nothing.

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Comment from: LowTFEMALE, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I am a middle aged FEMALE with a testosterone level of 10 (my doc says it should be 80). It is crippling. I work and rest because I have NO ENERGY to do anything else. I could lay in bed all day, dozing off and on. I do NOTHING on the weekends so that I can work during the week. I use to run marathons. Now I can barely run 3 miles once or twice a week (if I'm lucky). The "big O" is now barely a little "o". My hubby had Low testosterone levels and got shots; now he uses daily cream and he's a new man. But not me....because I'm FEMALE. I wish that I could enroll in a study or SOMETHING to address this. It is HORRIBLE!!!!!!

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Comment from: mini-me, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 13

At age 42 I have been irritable with my low testosterone levels, depressed at times, tired most of the time. Very little sexual desire, sometimes none. Maintaining an erection is difficult. Abnormal and excessive weight gain.

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Comment from: ar, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 25

I am 40. Few weeks back I had to take fluorescence dye to check eye irregularity. Since then I felt that it was taking time to my penis erect. I went to Doctor and told him about it. He took some blood sample and called me back in two weeks. He found my T level is 170, which, according to him should be between 250 and 850. But during these two weeks I had 9 days off from work. And I found I did not have any problem with erection any more. But the Doctor advised me to take T shots every month. I just took my first shot yesterday. Let's see!!

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Comment from: Ed, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 31

My low testosterone symptoms are mainly my legs in walking [weak knees, and ankles, unsteady, my wife tells me I walk like a duck! Now I can feel it in my arms [weak] and I've had a lot of inflammation over the last few years in my lower legs.

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Comment from: 55, 55-64 Male Published: September 14

I lost all interest in my friends and hobbies. I was constantly fatigued to the point that I did not want to leave the house. I became very depressed and struggled at work on a daily basis before I was diagnosed with Low-T. Since I started, nearly a year ago, injecting myself with testosterone every two weeks my life has been turned around. I have a sex life again, I go play golf, and I enjoy going places with friends and family. The injections literally saved my life.

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Comment from: John M, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 07

I went to my doctor for cramping and GI issues as well as headaches and mild chest pain. When my history of head trauma was mentioned he wanted me to have my testosterone checked with the usual blood work. I was at 245 ng/dl, with my age group averaging 668. So I start injections in a few days, along with Clomid to block estrogen. I have fathered four kids, but they were all before I was 23, but I have noticed the quality of my erections were lacking, even though my libido was doing fine.

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Comment from: PowerPC, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 26

Age 47, extremely low sex drive, bone loss, joint pain and heart attack. Finally my new doctor did the test and discovered my testosterone was low. Due to liver problems I will not start therapy until it is okayed by my GI doctor who is treating my liver disease. This hormone is metabolized by the liver. No Dr. okay no treatment. It is ruining my life and has been doing so for years. I am hoping I can start the treatment as soon as possible. It sounds like it has helped a lot of men.

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