HRT Men

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Why is HRT for women only, where is the forums for HRT Male men.                                    

​   It takes months over a year to see the hormone specialist ( not local  doctor) in this town so thought this would be ideal but dont want to post it in the wrong forum

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    You can post here, too! It is nice to hear that women are not the only ones who are being ignored and not cared for properly by medical "providers."   I just got my pellet implants, and the doctor does "men's health" now also.  But I am in Texas.  I don't notice any difference yet, but they said it takes a couple weeks and it will be two weeks tomorrow, so I guess I may feel better soon.  It really is terrible to feel so bad and it seems to not be a priority with anyone but yourself, right?  Hope you get some relief soon.

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    Dylan's right though, I have searched since my post and there does not seem anything referring directly to male HRT - not even testosterone, impotence, etc.

    There is a some reference to it in Haemochromatosis because this disorder does affect the male hormones too.

    Dylan, has your gp tested all your pituitary gland hormones, or any of your hormones?  Where I come from, a gp can prescribe helpful hormones based on blood tests.  Get him to do an Iron Studies, while he is at it.

     

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      I looked also and didn't find any male ones.  Maybe other men are not as bold or confident to post on here.  Good for Dylan!!!!

       

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      Ask for Vit B12 and Vit D too - low levels of these cause a lot of problems.  I have experienced my husband going through hormone problems and other including the neurological problems of low Vit B12 for years as his body could not absorb vit B12 from tablets and obviously not from meat either (and he is a real meat eater).  After being given antidepressants (the common answer) to which he reacted badly, his dr finally thought of testing him for vit B12, and prescribed injections (every week for a start), it made a huge difference to his wellbeing and outlook on life.  Plus his testosterone was very low giving him all the usual symptoms, including weakness, fatigue, memory loss, crankiness, etc.; his oestrogen had increased too, and after trying daily gels (tedious and messy), he is now on 3 monthly injections.  Dr may want you to try the gels first to see how it works for you.

      If your vit D is low (google it, there are many problems caused by low vit D), buy a practitioners brand of Vit D3 forte drops.  I found tablets do not work for me, but my levels shot up after taking the vit D3 drops.

       

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    Good point!

    Ask the web person to start a section for male hrt.  It's going to get very confusing otherwise - female and male hrt are used differently, even if the types of hormones are roughly the same.

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