testosterone patch?

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Registered: 11-16-2007
testosterone patch?
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Fri, 12-14-2007 - 9:36pm

I have heard that there is a testosterone patch that is only available for a prescription to men but Docs are getting them for female patients and it is helping their sex drive tremendously! Has anyone heard of this or have personal experience of this

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Registered: 09-30-2007
Sat, 12-15-2007 - 5:43am

Side effects


Facial hair


Lower voice


Increase muscle density


Loss of secondary sexual characteristics Increase of arm and leg hair, shrinking of the breast, etc


Vaginal dryness


Irregular or missed periods etc.


Boy, I would think long and hard before I under took hormone therapy. The dosing is just by educated guessing even with blood test. I would look at other things in your life before I went that route. Meds your taking now, young children in the house, and possible psych issues

 
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Registered: 11-16-2007
Sat, 12-15-2007 - 10:05am
GOOD LORD! Ummm... I think I will look into other alternatives. Although breast shrinkage would be nice I need a reduction anyway. But the other stuff just doesn't seem worth it

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Registered: 11-07-2007
Sat, 12-15-2007 - 11:05am

Congrats on your weight loss!

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Registered: 09-21-2007
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 7:02am
There is also a testosterone gel- you can rub it on your wrist or other areas..when you want it....

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 4:11pm

Test is the primary sex hormone for both men and women. I read an article once where doctors gave test to gay males to see if homosexuality could be "cured". What they got were a bunch of extremely horny gay males :)

Test will increase your sex drive to the freaking moon no doubt but as already mentioned it can have some nasty side effects. If you have ever watched a women's body builders competition you know what I mean. These girls take massive doses of synthetic test to bulk up and suffer all kinds of side effects. I dated a female body builder for a year once and she was constantly randy and just beat me into the dirt. She also had an inch long clitoris from taking all that test.

Having dutifully mentioned the down side the up side is that with medical supervision you can get milder forms of synthetic low dose testosterone made for women and if you are careful and watchful you can avoid most of the side effects. Finding a doctor who will proscribe these drugs for you can be difficult but if you look on the Interweb you might find someone in your area.
It would not hurt to talk to a specialist in this area and get all the facts.
Good Luck
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Registered: 11-16-2007
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 4:45pm

I want

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Registered: 02-21-2003
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 7:08pm

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My sentiments exactly!

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Registered: 08-10-2007
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 7:26pm

I've

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Tue, 12-18-2007 - 4:10pm
Shows you the difference between LL and HL.
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Registered: 12-03-2007
Wed, 12-19-2007 - 3:22pm

Well we had a lot of fun with it...
It made wearing a bikini or spandex exercise outfits interesting for her. Just walking around in tight shorts would get her dripping wet as well.