Can low testosterone cause anxiety?
Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:14 PM
I'm on Lyrica, Neurontin, Geodon and Remeron
I guess the next question to ask is whether I should treat the low testosterone? I am fatigued a day, have lost interest in most things, which are classic symptoms of of low testosterone, but they are probably just side effects of the Remeron and Geodon. Would the testosterone replacement help with those things?
Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:26 PM
As far as I know there is a link between anxiety/depression and low T.
What has your doc said about your T levels? Do they recommend replacement? Are you seeing a specialist? It might be worth talking to your endocrinologist and your p-doc.
I do know that T supplementation can affect your ability to produce sperm and you can become infertile. My understanding is this can persist even after the T supplementation is stopped. (My bf had testicular cancer and an orchiectomy a few years back, and he's now tested with low free T. He's going to discuss more with an endocrinologist next month but one of our concerns is whether we'd be able to have kids, assuming we want any, which we haven't decided yet.)
Current meds: Saphris 25mg, Loxapine 20mg, Lamotrigine 250mg, Pristiq 100mg, Ativan 1mg
Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:00 PM
T levels on bloodwork can be deceiving, you may or may not actually have low testosterone. Only an endo is really going to be able to work out whether or not you have low T, and prescribe T if its needed.
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