Patient Comments: Low Testosterone (Low T) - Causes


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Comment from: Brian, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 20

My testosterone level was in the double digits the last time I was tested about 2 years ago. I believe I'm extremely depressed because of that. There are times I cannot force myself to get out of bed, even when I have important things to do. I see myself making excuses but cannot stop doing it. I don't even answer my phone. I don't know what to do. I'm exhausted all the time. I wake up feeling decent, except for being stiff. But an hour later I'm falling asleep at work, and driving down the road, it's awful.

Comment from: LOW T, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 16

Excessive masturbation caused my testosterone levels to decrease I think!

Comment from: mike, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 29

At age 58, after lack of any feeling of 'get up and go', I took a blood test. I had a level of testosterone 58 (300 being low) and found out my pituitary gland didn't make luteinizing hormone! Hence, testicles didn't do their job. I'm now 72 and have been self-injecting 2ea ginseng (200 mg) per month since then! Nothing I ever did in my life ever made such a dramatic change for the better in all aspects including sex.

Comment from: lynx, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 09

I've realized that my problem of decreased testosterone levels is due to the lack of sleep (an impaired sleep). Since my young age I had this problem of sleeping badly, now at the age of 48 years the problem has intensified further. I only rest for 4 to 5 hours per 24 hours.

Comment from: jason2, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I had orchiotomy due to stage 2 seminoma. Afterward testosterone was actually higher for a couple years, and then dropped off rather quickly. It's been falling ever since. The procedure was performed in 2005.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 29

Five year ago I was in an accident and have loss of sleep, problems with erectile dysfunction do not seem to be apparent though testosterone levels decreased. Although blood pressure medications have made some changes; weight gain, depression, insomnia and other debatable issues. I look for a way to eat better, and exercise has help in all these areas.

Comment from: BANSMOKINGNOW, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 10

I discovered that my problem was related to being exposed to toxic tobacco smoke. I believe that all smoking, everywhere, must be banned.

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 10

I'm 20: am usually tired, anxious, noticed some hair thinning, and sometimes get depressed. My libido is always high and I am able to maintain an erection. My T levels were 245 or so; I'm going to have an MRI to check out my gland. The strangest thing about my body though is the size of my legs, they are at least 15 cm longer than they should be in proportion to my torso. I don't know if that is somewhat connected, but it has always bothered me.

Comment from: Existential, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I believe the cause of my low T was years of narcotic pain control.

Comment from: keithr, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 10

I am 52 years old. Many years ago I was found to have a low sperm count nothing was done only when I had a serious car crash and went under a pain specialist he did a testosterone test due to the morphine I was on. It was found to be low. I was on one injection Sustanon and my levels 4. I have been put on Nebido and I sleep a lot. I can stay in bed all day and still have hot sweats, bad acne. I don't seem to be getting any better. I can have a few good days then have many bad days. I can be awake sometime all night, wake up early then am tired with no energy. Nobody knows what is actually causing it, as I had a undescended testicle when young then low sperm count 22 years ago. I also have problems getting an erection even though when willing as fluid there but no erection. I had a bad car crash ended up with 22 fracture r/h ribs broken shoulder. I also now found lower spine collapsing a dexa scan showed first signs of osteoarthritis. Why am I not getting any better? I have been told I have to wait a year to find out, to raise or alter medication. I am getting fed up tired no energy all the time.


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