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Raising the steak?
Mar 15, 2005

I must give you props on the way you handle um life. You are a blesing. Finally my question- I am currently on Reyataz, Videx EC and Viread , t-cell 620 an undetectable viral load,positve 20yrs, 35 yrs old. My testosterone for months now has been in the 100 range , I use androgel currently. Tried Oxandrin a few yrs ago but stopped cuz liver also tried injections but since the level is inconsistent this way stopped. What options do I have to raise this, the 'OTHER' and my energy level with out risk of prostate cancer????? Thanks to the mighty Dr.BOB. signed shrinking in the Midwest

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Shrinking,

That's a hard well, maybe not so hard question. First off, your one-eyed monster isn't shrinking. He's just sleeping, and I'm confident he'll soon rise to his former glory.

Here's what I suggest you do:

1. Check your "free testosterone" level while on your current dose of AndroGel. Free testosterone is the "active" component of the total testosterone circulating in your body. If free testosterone is in the normal range, then your testosterone supplementation is not your underlying problem and you should see a urologist to check out other potential reasons your home entertainment center isn't responding appropriately when some hottie pushes the correct "on" (as in turn-on) buttons!

2. If your "free testosterone" level is low, as I suspect it will be, you should increase the dose of your AndroGel in a stepwise fashion to push your level into the normal range. If that works, as I suspect it will, we should then use the amber alert system throughout the Midwest to issue a warning that a horned up 35-year-old hottie is on the loose and ready for action.

Good luck! Let me know if this doesn't work.

Dr. Bob

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