Testim/Androgel and Acne
- 04-16-2007, 07:27 AM
Testim/Androgel and Acne
I am on 10g Testim a day, not enough I am still to low, but I am getting real bad Acne on back and shoulders where I apply it. Anyone else have this problem? Anything I can take to fix it?
Also will taking supplements effect TRT? I am going to start taking a multivitamin, and a recovery drink, becuase I am about ready to get back into the gym. I thought about taking some Gensing but still unsure about that.
- 04-16-2007, 10:02 AM
My last labs had me at 528. Unknown free T. My prolactin is high at 15.9. I am awaiting Endo appt on May 8th.
04-16-2007, 02:49 PM
04-16-2007, 03:15 PM
04-16-2007, 04:19 PM
JanSz-I agree my first priority is the Prolactin levels. I do not think I have an Adenoma because I heard your prolactin levels would be in the hundreds for that. I think getting my prolactin levels down will cure my performance anxiety; low libido and ED, but will it help with with just regular anxiety attacks (better than before no T, just mild now) depression, energy ect?
Hardasnails- I faxed the Endo's office last Thursday requesting a lab order before I meet them on the 8th. I asked to have the following checked-Free T, TSh, Fsh, GH, LG, and SHBG. I did see on my old labs my 3rd generation thyroid were normal at 1.605. I of course have not heard back from Endo office and I probably won't until I meet them. Hopeing for the best being prepaired for the worst.
04-18-2007, 05:08 PM
04-18-2007, 05:17 PM
It is different for averyone. Some people absorb it really well others do not. I am going to ask Endo to swith me to Andorgel and see what happens with acne.
04-18-2007, 06:40 PM
Multivitamins are useless and possibly dangerous. They are poorly absorbed and compete with eachother.
You are much better off taking a Fish Oil and Vitamin E(Carlsons) combo, and eating lots of fruits/veggies
Last edited by Dr. John; 04-22-2007 at 02:59 PM.
04-18-2007, 07:50 PM
At first I was spilling lots of it without realising. Low T levels.
When I changed my way of applying Androgel, I divided each 5gram packet to 4-5 portions and spread it everywhere except genitals. I had my test up to 1039. I changed then to 7.5 grams. Now I am on 1gram of 100mg/1gram T cream, 10x less volume, last Friday did blood test, waiting for results. So far my pines is agreable.
Since you are getting ready for a blood test, you may as well do my (long) list. If you want I can repost it.
04-19-2007, 07:40 AM
"Multivitamins are useless and possibly dangerous. They are poorly absorbed and compete with eachother"
I never heard this about multivitamins. I also though it was stuff like Ginseng and over the counter sex products that was bad for you. Why do they recommend Multis? A personal trainer recommended multis to my wife at the gym.
04-21-2007, 04:59 PM
04-21-2007, 05:01 PM
04-21-2007, 06:27 PM
How much feeling and wellbeing are you getting down there while flaccid on these gels and shots? I have found some herbs to stimulate LH and FSH I would assume for sperm production and better orgasms but still ED persists with the shrinkage etc and no MW or spontaneous erections
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