Depression is ruining my life.

Prozac wrote:

Well said Clock. My depression is a side effect of low testosterone which I get a needle to correct every 3 months, so Month 1 and 2 are sunshine and lollypops and by month 3 I'm sliding back down into the morass and things that would bounce off me the other two months drag me down.

If you don't mind my asking, is your testosterone below "normal" range, or just toward the low end of but within normal range? I ask because my numbers are toward the low end, but are still within what I imagine is some medical standard confidence interval for "normal". But I suffer depression and some attitudinal things that the internet tells me might be testosterone deficiency. Or a brain tumor.

It's pretty low going off old tests. On'y way to get a new accurate test would be to go cold turkey for 6 months and go back to an endocrine specialist, and there is NO way I'm doing that.

If you can convince your GP to give you a script I'd say it is well worth a try. It is complete night and day for me.

Prozac wrote:

It's pretty low going off old tests. On'y way to get a new accurate test would be to go cold turkey for 6 months and go back to an endocrine specialist, and there is NO way I'm doing that.

If you can convince your GP to give you a script I'd say it is well worth a try. It is complete night and day for me.

Hmm, thanks. The folks I've talked to have warned me off given the increased risk of some types of cancer with elevated testosterone. But trying it once or twice shouldn't do anything larger than statistical noise.

muraii wrote:
Prozac wrote:

It's pretty low going off old tests. On'y way to get a new accurate test would be to go cold turkey for 6 months and go back to an endocrine specialist, and there is NO way I'm doing that.

If you can convince your GP to give you a script I'd say it is well worth a try. It is complete night and day for me.

Hmm, thanks. The folks I've talked to have warned me off given the increased risk of some types of cancer with elevated testosterone. But trying it once or twice shouldn't do anything larger than statistical noise.

Yeah, Not sure of the risk factors of my situation. For me elevated testosterone means getting it up to 50th percentile instead of bottom 10.