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Thread: Testosterone levels post SCI

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    What is the reason why testosterone levels drop after 25 and why does it drop faster in sci?

  2. #12
    hello, at my age I am not interested in my sperm count. I am wondering if a low testosterone level can contribute to the feeling of sexual well-being and be a factor in my esteem.
    Thank you for your reply.

  3. #13
    We found mine hormone levels to be extremely low when I was really overweight. We got them back to somewhat normal and I lost 100 pounds since then. I also feel much better and am much more quickwitted. I would recommend everyone gets their hormone level checked. It can have a lot to do with your weight and bad feelings you're having
    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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    I have been taking Test E injections 1.5ml every 3 weeks for about 6 months now....i definitely know when it is time to have my shot....and when the shots peak....my wife can;t walk in the room without me mauling her. I am a T-12 incomplete 7 years post. It may be coincidence , but the past 3 months when I am peaking and we have sex there is sperm involved for the first time since i got hurt. If i even look at a piece of chocolate or fried foods i get zits and i never had acne before in my life, definitely have to change diet, but considering that a year ago at this time i couldn't keep any muscle tone and felt like i just got hit by a bus...missing transfers,tired all the time, zero sex drive.....I am definitely a fan of hormone replacement. I can not even imagine taking these shots if i was able bodied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_nc View Post
    Is the urologist the correct specialist to see? Not an endocrinologist? I have extremely low energy levels, easily fatigued, yet have trouble sleeping, and have gained an unhealthy amount of weight since my injury.
    i held my weight at 230 for 5 years after my injury....sounds heavy,but i come from a long line of "big guys" out of no where i couldn't get by without 12 hours sleep and gained about 65 pounds in 6 months....muscle tone in my arms and shoulders all but gone...just felt like crap all the time. one of the guys here asked me what my T level was and i scheduled my own blood test with my doctor a month before i saw him next....he giggled "well after i decided to have your testosterone level checked i see we have a problem here" i schedule my own blood tests once a year, a simple cbc test for someone in a wheelchair is not unreasonable.....you can't feel 50% of your body how else are you supposed to know something is wrong in there.

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