Originally Posted by Sea Ray
So what's the gameplan? Do you take T for the rest of your life? Doesn't taking it cause your body o produce even less of it? Seems like a counterproductive treatment to me if that's the case
Unfortunately no one has an answer to that question yet. There is a lot of studies out there where men have been taking test therapy for the remainder of their lives and they have been happy, and healthy....now that men are taking this therapy in unheard of numbers I am sure we will get more data and more research and money can now be used to help determine just how dangerous it truly is.
I have heard of some men in their late 70's who have been slowly given testosterone treatment and they have been opened up to an entire new life to live....I asked my dr about it and my levels are on the low side but still normal for my age so we are not going to do anything yet until it drops below the 250 mark which might not be long considering my age and history of surgeries and taking opiates for months at a time after surgery.....but he was telling me of the 77 year old man I mentioned above who was his patient and this man is now seen walking through town and sometimes you see him riding his bike on our towns bike trail...the old fart puts in 5-7 miles a day riding a bike or 2 miles a day walking, whichever he feels like doing. Doc said he see's the guy at the YMCA swimming laps and at times doing using the exercise machines to stretch. The old man truly has the feeling of being young again and he's only been on test for 2 years. Will he live to be 100? No one knows but my doc said the old man was confined to his house because he just didn't have the energy to do anything more than his weekly trip to the grocery store and doctor appointments. I would say his life has been turned around for the better.
You also have the case that my relative told me about where a 50 year old man was given test treatment and ended up with prostate cancer and is now looking at a life of chemo and fighting for his life....did the test cause the cancer? No one will ever know except for God, but he might have gotten cancer regardless but it sure is a crazy coincidence....
You truly have to go into it with an open mind and a brain full of your own research...not some doctors research, remember the doc is probably getting a kickback if he prescribes enough of a certain companies drug. I am not saying the dr is going to lie to you but if it were me I would feel better knowing I did my own research and called people that were not affiliated with me or the drug in any such way at all.
Will you have to take it the rest of your life? Maybe, maybe not....but if its helping you and the side effects are not that bad, what's the problem with taking it your whole life and possibly being 80 years old and still getting out and about and living like you did 30 years prior.