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Hormonally Challenged

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Mr Rob

I have been on testosterone therapy for over 5 years now. The shots injections are better but you do have a tendency to peak and then crash. My problem is that recently my rcb was too high.The choice was a"bleed" once a month or risk a heart attack or stroke. Plus I have a double negitiave against me I have had a pitutary tumor removed 2 years ago so I don't produce any hormones. I do reccomend this form of treatment. The gels are a hassel but they are stable and keep a constant level.

July 18, 2008 West Palm, Florida

Tim Sanders

Go to Steroid Encyclopaedia.com for medications on how to avoid testosterone crash and associated side affects. Pretty easy but because of negative press on steroids thanks to our athletes and the tattle tails, steroids and associated meds need to be purchased in Europe. SE.com helps with quality products sources and lots of great info. Good Luck.

July 3, 2008 Reno, NV.

Lloyd Allan Thompson

Ulong, get a grip.. Your assertion that the folks at POZ are uncaring is unfair and totally without merit. POZ prints many articles about many issues concerning HIV/AIDS. Try posing a question about a subject of concern and I'm confident they will respond. Keep up the GREAT work POZ folks...

July 2, 2008 Toronto

John

How do i come off test therapy and return to normal? I have been on TT for 5 yrs.

June 26, 2008

Ulong

"For people living with HIV...." Is this opening intentionally ironic? It's MEN that are the sole subject of this story. We don't know *&% about hormone levels in women. For years I have watched HIV + men prop themselves up with testosterone while women have no option for loss of muscle mass, depression or fatigue. Not that anyone at POZ apparently cares. Nice. Thanks, guys!

June 26, 2008

Rob

Been using testosterone gel for the past couple of years and ill be the first to say that it has had a profound change in my life, sexually, work, socially. being involved with a negative person has made the effects of the gel even more important. strongly encourage anyone to get on it

June 26, 2008 San Diego

thumper

Have been on T-replacement therapy for a couple of years.. HIV+ T4-380 VL 54k and not on meds... have been using sub-cutaneous implants, 3x200mg every 6 months or so. GREAT results and less mess than gels, less arduous than injections... Why on earth is it so difficult to source this here in the USA? Easier to have it sent from home (Australia) than try to obtain here. Hardly a single practice - including endocrinologists - use them in the Dallas Metroplex!

June 25, 2008 Dallas

Erin Stevenson

I've been on bi-weekly testosterone shots for ten years now (I'm 60) and it has been able to keep my levels either at the middle of the normal range, or in the lower 1/3 of the normal range. I've seen no loss in energy, symptoms of fatique, or ED. I do have to deal with a loss of appetite, so am always vigilant about eating a really balanced meal, if only twice a day and using both the Immune Probiotic drink from DanActive and insuring that I consume at least 1300-1600 calories a day.

June 25, 2008 Eureka

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