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Male hormones and GWI, Cancer

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Jarod, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Jarod

    Jarod Senior Member

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    Sorry not a "pub med" article for the medical gurus here.

    Low testosterone here. I contribute that to CFIDS. Really reduces energy and affects mood. Tried supplementing with the testosterone creme/gel before and felt good for a few days before crashing. o_O




     
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    there could be a few reason why u crash after a few days on testosterone, one that is common is that testosterone could be aromatising to estrogen, usually arimidex is used for this and can happen in us guys with extra body fat as that is where the enzymes are that convert T to E. ALso need to put cream/gels on lean body areas like shoulders or forearms not fatter areas like stomach etc.Some guys just cant absorb T through skin so need injections. I also think T levels drop in us due to chronic stress of cfs/me sort of like how cortisol and dhea do, a part of the hpa axis which is shot in us cfsers.
     
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    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Thanks Heaps. I was pretty lean at the time.

    I don't recall using arimidex. I did use some kind of compounded cream though. It's been awhile. I definitely was absorbing it though.

    Are you able to get some sustained wellness from supplementing hormones?
     
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    Im still a work in progress. I have been on a compounded pregnenolone cream for a while and oral dhea, now on a low dose T cream and depending on some up and coming tests will depend on if i increase dosage. I have used arimidex in the past when my e2 was very high, i think lowering my e2 helped me to lose weight and losing weight also lowered my e2 further so i was able to stop arimidex but have it on hand in case i need it now while on T cream but its all dependent on testing. Dhea and pregnenolone has helped, not noticing much from the T cream yet but i think i need to up the dose as im only on a 1/4 ml of a 10% cream which is only 2.5mg of testosterone a day. men usually make between 5-10mg a day, so im following docs orders until we see what the low dose does then i may jack it up to the full ml.

    sustain wellness, i think it helps but im just treating all the abnormalities i have found which have been my hormones as well as infections and immune system. im functioning ok.

    cheers!!!
     
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