Anybody on testosterone ?

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I think my testerosterone was at a good level but trying to figure out why I cannot get out of bed .... estrogen patch not fixing the problem. . Constantly low mood depressed and tired. 

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    i feel the same.I got my patch upped to 75 thinking id feel alot better but it isnt working at all.

    I feel tierd breathless im bloated and now i thing i have an infection as my glands are up behind my ear. dosnt help when the patches fall off after a day. id feel much better if i just didnt feel tierd all the time. Do you fall asleep at odd moments?

    i can get up after sleeping all night and feel so tierdthat im out for the count at 9:30 in morning for three hours. id take my youngets to school i had twins at 39 nearly 40 , they ten now, id take them school and get home tierd from it and breathless then do a clean and be out till two sometimes. i can do. jothing and still be tierd. i can go out to try to stay awake then im a zombie wile out. im also still sweating but heat nisnt helping much.

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    My testosterone was at 1 and the obgyn at the time told me there’s no medical evidence showing that a lack of testosterone is linked with fatigue.  Yeah, right!  Tell that to a man.  Not sure where you are.  I’m in the US,  I would have to go to a naturopath to get testosterone cream or whatever.  

    If your testosterone is at a good level, I think it’s actually dangerous to supplement with more...be careful! 

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    It probably needs to be counter- balanced with progesterone. Buy a cream and see if that works. I've had success with it so I know it can help.

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    I just got done posting about how hrt does not help me, but i will say that the testosterone DOES help.

    I give it to men all the time at work, and like Lou said, OFCOURSE it helps with fatigue, and focus and energy.

    Just an update: I started the estrogen AGAIN last week only to discontinue it 5 days later. I just dont have the patience to feel even crazier or worse than i already do,,(i call it 'weird on top of weird'.

    so i stopped it, BUT i am still taking the testosteron, and its good. 

    I have been thinking a bit about the other lady's comment on (moody's comment)on how her provider introduced her slowly to the hormones and began with progesterone, then estrogen, over a few months stime. It kind of makes sense to me.

    I might (as another experiment ofcourse) give my body about a week break or more, then try a low dose of progesterone (bioidentical-ive saved) and do it for a month, and then INTRODUCE estrogen slowly and do it for a month.

    (im just thinkin about it) because it might be best to get your progesterone level up a bit FIRST then add estrogen..not just slop it all on in one felt dose...

    she really had a good experience with this particular regimen and way of dosing, and her symptoms were similar to ours, soo you never know.

    cheers

    xoxo

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      Let me know if you try this method . I took the patch off yesterday (estrogen only ) as yes making me depressed on top of depression and also a little wired and uneasy . It did make my skin look great but not worth it . 

      Just want to feel like myself .

      It’s all so confusing and VERY stressful especially when you hear so many success stories.   

      Going to ask my dr is a low dose testeosterone would help me . 

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      I think I may try this too. I ripped my estradiol patch off last night ( only 2mg) and today I feel more human . I’m going to keep it off for a week and see how I do . I’ll keep doing my progesterone over the counter cream by Emeritas  as that seems to work and then maybe introduce estradiol 1.5 mg . Also calling dr today to see if I can get a low dose testosterone. 

      How has it helped you Mauiblue ? What mg are you on ? And did it bloat you ? 

      Cheers! 

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