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Condition: Other
2/3/2014 12:58:30 PM

Reviewer: JRnFLA, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Chemo attacked my glands so I've been on testosterone therapy for 7 years. I've used Testim gel, weekly self-injections, Axiron, and finally on a testosterone lotion prepared by local pharmacist. The self-injections were okay for a couple of days and then it dissipates so not much is in my system the last couple of days of the week. Testim was okay but it was inconvenient because I had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/18/2013 10:51:41 PM

Reviewer: AB, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Other
9/11/2013 4:10:15 PM

Reviewer: tjohio007, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 50 year male very active sexually and physically. I was getting more and more exhausted and gaining weight while fatigue was growing. I met with a doctor who did not want to prescribe Testosterone. I talked with another and he gave me 3 mill every 7 days. That gave me energy and some improvement but no big change. I upped the dosage to 2.5 every 4 days and everything changed! Super energy, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/18/2013 1:55:59 PM

Reviewer: G2, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Wife had concerns, led to discussions with health care provider. I had flat affect, low sex drive, day long fatique, but the final straw was when I would work out and take 4-7 days to recover. Blood work showed T level extremely low. I self-inject once a week, I don't like giving myself shots, but it does put me in better control of dosage. The main "problem" I have now is that I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/6/2011 1:24:01 AM

Reviewer: pwm4225@aol.com, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been receiving 1ml injections of testosterone every 7- 10 days for 20years the side effects including polycythemia aquried have been tough losing a pint of blood every month has been difficult now after seven years of being phelbotomized and still injecting 1ml.My primary has decided to cut my injections by 50% after I was given a chemo drug hydroxy urea to reduce by rbc count and was not a ... Show Full Comment

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