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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 02:52 PM

Mental health tied to low testosterone levels

So I got back from the doctor today. Turns out that I have very low vitamin D right now and not just that but I also have very low testosterone and high estrogen levels.

Mean how can anyone feel good knowing this? How I can feel so much less of a man than I already did? And being able to now afford medications for this?

I'm on edge today. I keep feeling like just end this already. Just through the battle. I can't keep fighting it.

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Reply Mental health tied to low testosterone levels (Original post)
vercetti2021 Feb 25 OP
LakeArenal Feb 25 #1
irisblue Feb 25 #2
Newest Reality Feb 25 #3
CaptYossarian Feb 25 #4
peoli Feb 25 #5
BigmanPigman Feb 25 #6
hunter Mar 15 #7

Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 02:54 PM

1. You need to talk this out with someone

Good Luck. Travel well.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. Brother, hugs.

Did your doc recommend supplements? Low Vit D can also impact mood/depression alot.


Testerone gel has been around at least a decade, my doc was generous with samples.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 03:00 PM

3. Hang in there...

You can supplement the D3 with at least 1000 iu a day, (I would assume your doctor has already gone over the best, daily dose). It takes time for you to get a blood serum level that is adequate, but it can help improve your mood and you an look that up, there is also an immunity connection, so isn't it good that you caught that and can rectify it?

I started having low testosterone a while back, but I have no medical care. Your body can adapt to it over time, but you would benefit from looking it up and becoming more aware about the causes, symptoms and even nutritional aspects of what you can do to deal with it, even if you resort to HRT.

I know, sometimes you feel like that. It comes persists and goes. Remind yourself of that and carry on. Notice when you DON'T feel like that and you will see it is intermittent and the difficulties and frustrations can contribute to it. I have.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 04:00 PM

4. I agree--start with your doctor.

All large clinics also have nutritionists. Your primary can set that up.

You can also go to a GNC or your pharmacy to recommend supplements.

A MUST is to check the interaction with your current prescriptions and when to take the supplements, if they need to be taken w/food, stay out of sunlight, avoid grapefruit, etc.

Good luck. DUers are always here for you.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:24 PM

5. You have to research the foods you are eating

 

There are many that lower testosterone and many that block estrogen like brussel sprouts and broccoli. Also there is an herb called Macuna which increases L-Dopa levels. Vitamins d and e are important..... I went through months of internet searching and trying new things and adjusting my diet. You can totally tweak it through diet.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:20 PM

6. I was told this and so was my sister and

her husband a few years ago. Apparently there has been a Vit D panic in the medical profession for about 5 years. I was also told my estrogen and testosterone (females have both too) were not at the "correct levels".

I would relax if I were you since you are not alone (and I am a woman). We all chose to ignore the mass Vit D freak out and took supplements for the rest. They help with joint pain apparently.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:17 PM

7. My own mental health issues seem independent of testosterone levels.

Middle and high school were hell because I was called "queerbait" and considered "less of a man," beaten bloody sometimes, but I fooled them all and saved my own life when I quit playing.

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