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Symptomatic improvement by normalising testosterone levels

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:04 pm
by stucumber
Read some good evidence about the relatively high prevalence of persistently low testosterone levels in male MSers recently, so thought I'd get mine checked - and they were low.

There's also some evidence for more veganish diets lowering testosterone, especially if soy products are used to replace dairy products.

And there's yet further evidence for the neuroprotective/neurofunctional effects of testosterone, amongst other hormones.

So I thought I'd try some androgen replacement therapy ...

... and in my non-randomised, non-controlled anecdotal clinical trial of one participant, albeit one who did not change any other variable during the 'normalisation of serum [testosterone]' phase, I have to say that I feel some symptomatic improvement: better mood and libido, but also - interestingly - improved walking distance with quicker recovery, and fewer sensory symptoms in my feet. I'll see shortly if symptoms recur if I tail off the ART.

Does anyone else have experience of testosterone replacement and its effects on MS symptoms?

Might be worth getting your levels checked ...

Re: Symptomatic improvement by normalising testosterone leve

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:34 pm
by Geoff Allix
How did you go about getting your levels checked? Is it something that a normal doctor can arrange?

Re: Symptomatic improvement by normalising testosterone leve

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:58 am
by bannrikae
HI Geoff,
If you can't get checked by your Dr, you can get it checked here,

Hope this helps