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Old 05-04-2022, 05:34 AM
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Anyone taking testosterone supplements and seen an increase in energy from it? I'm tired a lot and lethargic even with a good nights sleep. Been losing some weight and trying to eat better but still feel like I could use a "boost". Couple of ones on the internet/Youtube with good marketing but not sure if it's worth trying.
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I had cancer in 2014 and let's just say that lefty died and was removed. I was 34

My body decided to quit producing testosterone naturally around the time I turned 40. I now give myself shots every two weeks to get my numbers where they belong. I highly encourage you speak to your doctor and have your levels checked. It made a huge difference when my numbers got back in line to where they should be for a 40 yr old male, vs where I was.

Side effects, on injection days I get a knot at the injection site that stings for about 2-3 days. There are other options if you don't think you can poke your own legs. The gel you rub on your shoulders was not pleasant and a bad idea if there are any ladies in your household. (Last thing you want is to give your wife and daughters is testosterone unless you want to have bearded ladies in your home)
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Anyone taking testosterone supplements and seen an increase in energy from it? I'm tired a lot and lethargic even with a good nights sleep. Been losing some weight and trying to eat better but still feel like I could use a "boost". Couple of ones on the internet/Youtube with good marketing but not sure if it's worth trying.

I donít take any supplements yet. Have you considered the testosterone shot? I didnít get one yet. My testosterone dropped as well about two years ago. I lost 25 lbs and with my next blood test it nearly doubled. Doc says my weight loss and intense workouts raised my testosterone.
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Anyone taking testosterone supplements and seen an increase in energy from it? I'm tired a lot and lethargic even with a good nights sleep. Been losing some weight and trying to eat better but still feel like I could use a "boost". Couple of ones on the internet/Youtube with good marketing but not sure if it's worth trying.
do you eat a lot of carbs? They are well known to screw with your hormones and manifest themselves negatively. If you havenít tried a low carb diet yet, Iíd start there.
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I donít take any supplements yet. Have you considered the testosterone shot? I didnít get one yet. My testosterone dropped as well about two years ago. I lost 25 lbs and with my next blood test it nearly doubled. Doc says my weight loss and intense workouts raised my testosterone.
I'll ask my doc about the shot. hopefully insurance covers it.
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do you eat a lot of carbs? They are well known to screw with your hormones and manifest themselves negatively. If you havenít tried a low carb diet yet, Iíd start there.
I eat way too many carbs. Sandwiches, popcorn, and I have a sweet tooth for some chocolate and cheesecake. I know, not good.

But I eat good meat and chicken and vegetables too and am trying to eat less. Maybe it's my diet that causes me to feel this way.
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Originally Posted by Fat Old Tired View Post
I eat way too many carbs. Sandwiches, popcorn, and I have a sweet tooth for some chocolate and cheesecake. I know, not good.

But I eat good meat and chicken and vegetables too and am trying to eat less. Maybe it's my diet that causes me to feel this way.
Itís again. We start to naturally lose it in our 30ís so whatís happening to you is totally normal even if it does suck.

Iíve been using supplement capsules for a few years now but donít really know if they help. Sorry I canít be more informative.
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Originally Posted by Fat Old Tired View Post
Anyone taking testosterone supplements and seen an increase in energy from it? I'm tired a lot and lethargic even with a good nights sleep. Been losing some weight and trying to eat better but still feel like I could use a "boost". Couple of ones on the internet/Youtube with good marketing but not sure if it's worth trying.
Get the cream. Keeps a steady level of T. But until you cut the junk from your diet you'll still feel like crap. Cut the carbs man.
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