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Seizures and Low Testosterone

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Created June 05, 2012 at 6:53 PM

A week or so ago I had bloodwork which showed very low testosterone (less than 0.5), the odd thing was that all my other hormone levels (ok, not ALL, but my FSH, LH, TSH etc) were normal.

This morning I had a seizure. I have done some research, and low test is common in people with seizures. I also have menstrual periods which last 1 day for the past 3 months, general fatigue and muscle wasting, issues concentrating, weight gain in bum and hips.

I am going to see my doctor today and hopefully an endo soon, but was wondering what some of you higher ups have to say, or if anyone else has encountered similar problems.

I fight the urge to take matters into my own hands here (via Arimidex or Clomid etc). I know this sucks, but slow movement of medical intervention is hard to deal with.

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1186 · August 15, 2012 at 7:04 AM

DOctor didn't do much of anything. I have just been dealing with symptoms using a mix of diet, training and have actually found some help with 2000UI Vitamin D.

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4413 · August 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Sorry Ashley, I just saw your comment/question. There are reference ranges for testosterone, even for women. If you have to convince your doctor that you should have some Free Testosterone in your body, then you need a new doctor. I have come to figure out that hormone balancing is quite a specialty. Most docs don't know how to best test or how to provide HRT. You not only have a low blood level, you have symptoms of low testosterone. I hope you find a good doctor.

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1186 · June 06, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Thanks Crowlover. How did you convince the doc to get you the testosterone HRT? Mine hesitates because I am only 25.

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4413 · June 06, 2012 at 4:41 AM

@ Primallykosher, no it doesn't. That would happen at much higher doses. Free Testosterone of < 0.5 is not optimal (its too low) closer to 1.0 is often best but definitely should be >0.5. I am on testosterone Hrt since mine was <0.01 and even on Hrt mine is now only 0.5 at last test and before that was 0.7.

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4111 · June 06, 2012 at 2:32 AM

I didn't know women were supposed to have higher levels of testosterone. Wouldn't that cause you to bulk up a bit and get a deeper voice?

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1186 · June 06, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I am low-carb, usually between 25-50 per day. Are you getting at Diabetes? If so, I have been continually tested (my sister is type 1) and am consistently negative.

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6087 · June 05, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Are you low-carb?

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4413 · August 15, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Ashley do you have an update regarding the testosterone? Did your doctor help you?

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1186 · August 15, 2012 at 7:04 AM

DOctor didn't do much of anything. I have just been dealing with symptoms using a mix of diet, training and have actually found some help with 2000UI Vitamin D.

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4413 · June 05, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Ashely thanks for this info. I had no idea there was a link. Many women are low (and men)...kinda an epidemic.
I hope you have a good doctor for bio-identical hormone replacement. Although now that I think of it, not sure there is a "bio-identical" for testosterone Hrt. I am on a generic compounded Testosterone as well as Bio-Id hrt for progesterone and estrogen. I do know that coconut oil is meant to help reduce seizures as well as making sure your Lithium level is good. I learned this info from Integrative MD, Jonathan Wright.
Good luck

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4413 · June 05, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Ashely thanks for this info. I had no idea there was a link. Many women are low (and men)...kinda an epidemic.
I hope you have a good doctor for bio-identical hormone replacement. Although now that I think of it, not sure there is a "bio-identical" for testosterone Hrt. I am on a generic compounded Testosterone as well as Bio-Id hrt for progesterone and estrogen. I do know that coconut oil is meant to help reduce seizures as well as making sure your Lithium level is good. I learned this info from Integrative MD, Jonathan Wright.
Good luck

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