How Long Does Testim Take To Work

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Natural Options: Low Testosterone

Hi.I am a 38 year old HIV poz man who started testosterone therapy after diagnosis about 5 years ago when my test looked low. I take testim 100mg. MY levels are still in the low range 17.0 free test for a normal range in my age group of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Your testosterone will definitely go down and may stay down for a long time after you stop Testim (1% testerone gel.) If you had low testosterone at baseline, you may never return to "normal". Why do you want to get off testosterone? Read more »

how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

Haart Interactions with Cymbalta

Hi.I am on a nice once a day regimen of Viramune/Truvada and I also take diovan for high blood pressure and Testim for low testosterone.I was recently prescibed Cymbalta by my doc after it seems as if Lexapro isn't working as well long term.Is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Cymbalta and Viramune probably are OK to use together though I am unaware of published drug interaction data. I have a number of patients on either NNRTIs (like Viramune) or protease inhibitors who are now taking Cymglata without obviousproblems... Read more »

Androgel and strength

Dear Nelson, I have worked out with weights for years. My testosterine levels have slowly gone done to quite low. My doctor has put me on Androgel one pack a day. Retesting showed not that much improvement so he sad I could try 2 packs every other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...will cause facial lipoatrophy.If you are tired of adding so much Androgel on your body, you may want to ask your doctor about Testim. It is a newer gel that has shown to have 30 % better absorption.Take care and keep on pumping!Nelson Read more »
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