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Has any one used testosterone gel to help with the bedroom bit ive just been prescribed by my gp

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    Hi bev   I was prescribed Tibolone which is HRT with testosterone but haven't taken it as yet.  I wanted the gel but was told it's not available.  Where abouts are you roughly? Let us know how it goes x
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    Hi Bev I've been taking tibolone for 3 months this produces a small amount of testosterone which does help with libido although unfortunately other symptoms of meno can make you feel unwell therefore not much in the mood for intimacy

    Everyone's different so it's trial and error I'm afraid, yesterday I was coping ok, today my balance and dizziness feels worse and a bit nauseous, that then makes thd anxiety worse it makes you feel your just going round in circles with all of this

    Here's to better days, all the best

    Brenda x

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      Usually your given tibolone if you have problems tolerating other HRTs, taking estrogen & progesterone. Tibolone is a steroid which the body breaks down and makes into estrogen progestin & testosterone, apparently the side effects are milder

      I think your not supposed to be prescribed this unless you've not had a normal bleed for at least 12 months, however, depending on your blood results your doctor can prescribe this for you

      To answer your question I've never taken testosterone directly so not sure about side effects but I'd imagine all of the sex hormones would need to be balanced out so I personally wouldn't take just one hormone on its own

      All the best

      Brenda X

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      Hi Brendababy    I read your post about Tibolone.  If you don't mind me asking could you tell me if you had balance issues or dizziness prior to the tibolone or since taking it?  I have periods of vertigo and the last thing I need is more of it.  I am hoping to start Tibolone soon.  Thanks x
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      Hi daisylady, I had off balance/ dizziness before the tibolone, it may be peri related or I have a history of ME might be a relapse, just try and see how it affects you but it might help with the dizziness


      Brenda xx

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    Hiya I've been perscribed Estrogel and its s gel you rub on your arm for the same issues as you. I haven't used it yet though as I read it had to be a year without a normal period before use and although sporadic it's not been a year yet for me.

    Intimacy is tricky when u feel so crappy with Meno issues but I'm hoping desire will come back soon. I feel like a "neutral" person as I am obviously not a man but I don't feel much like a woman either.

    Hope it goes well for u when u try the gel cx

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