Androgel - testosterone gel for low T.. And Armour Thyroid... Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by happycfs, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. happycfs

    happycfs Member

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with taking androgel. I have low testosterone, and low thyroid function, so I am on Armour Thyroid medication, and just starting Androgel, which is to be applied to my shoulder in a gel / cream form. I am a male in my thirties, housebound with ME/CFS and all the other invisible diseases. (ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, etc etc)

    Does anyone have any experience; good, bad, neutral, with anything similar? Wondering what others have gone through with their own hormone replacement therapy and supplements. Men are great to hear from, though if no man has experienced this on this forum, women would be appreciated as well.

    Thanks everybody!!! Happy holidays!
  2. kbak

    kbak Member

    Not that many guys here, hope someone can help you. Wish you luck, and hope you feel better. kbak
  3. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've been taking DHEA and Pregnenalone for many IM doc checks my levels annually. DHEA is a precursor to testosterone...we all need our hormones balanced including testosterone....PH even sells DHEA...since I don't see conventional MD's, my gut tells me they don't check these levels....

    Why not research DHEA testosterone connection. The drug you are talking about is a big pharma push. You'll never see a TV ad for DHEA and Preg....if you don't know me, I'll say again, I'm not a big fan of pharma drugs..

    We can do so much for ourselves and improved health and vitality....I'm still pretty vital at 75 and totally believe DHEA has helped me a lot... jam
  4. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

  5. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Well, the above link didn't seem to post correctly, why I'll never know..... › ... › Hormone ConditionsHormones
    Apr 2, 2011 - Because DHEA is a precursor to both male and female sex hormones, ... Available by prescription only, sublingual testosterone is made from ...

    Whatever you do, good to have hormones monitored by reliable MD.
  6. happycfs

    happycfs Member

    Thank you so much for your help, my friends. Lots to think about and lots to look into. Already on my way!

    I started taking the gel, along with the Armour Thyroid, and I have been in a crazy dip of my emotions. I feel so very depressed and just so depersonalized (out of reality, feel like I am dreaming though I am awake etc) ..This is TOUGH! ..Thank you once again.. Wish me luck!
  7. bct

    bct Member

    Hey Happy! I have CFS. I started on Androgel three years ago because my test. levels were so low. Has it helped me? I can't say it has. I am thinking of giving it a rest and see what happens.

    I am sorry for your problems. Please keep us informed of your progress, and may better health be just around the corner. And give the Andro a chance if you can tolerate it.

    Best Wishes my Friend,