1. Welcome To LPSG
    Welcome to LPSG.com. If you are here because you are looking for the most amazing open-minded fun-spirited sexy adult community then you have found the right place. We also happen to have some of the sexiest members you'll ever meet. Signup below and come join us.


Androgel And My Attitude

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Bodybuilding' started by HungThickProf, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. HungThickProf

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Posts:
    1,053
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington (DC, US)
    I recently started using (prescribed) Androgel and have noticed some major differences with my body and muscle development. I have also noticed some differences in my personality. I'm more outgoing and confident, which says a lot because I thought I was always that guy. Now, I'm no longer the guy who sits on the sideline but is in the game. I've always been sweet and kind, and I have allowed people to get away with more than I believe most people; I have been accused of having more compassion for others than myself, that's for sure.

    Recently, I've noticed that my aggression is through the roof. I'm still nice and respectful, but I have no problem with one-upping assholes and jerks (some of you are guilty of being those assholes).

    Anyone else on Androgel or test notice the difference.
     
    Bryan Flynn and Gj816 like this.
  2. Gj816

    Gold Member Verified

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Posts:
    5,854
    Albums:
    6
    Likes Received:
    18,265
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Nashville (TN, US)
    Verified:
    Photo
    Yep testosterone will do that to you. I use it for my AI. It helps to give me more energy. Currently I'm using the generic brand instead of Androgel. Haven't noticed any difference between the two.
     
  3. HungThickProf

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Posts:
    1,053
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,281
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington (DC, US)
    It's all the same, I'm sure. You're right about the energy . I discovered that you can't take it later in the day or you won't sleep. I'm currently on my way to work and I slept 3 hours. I feel like I slept 7.
     
    Gj816 and Bryan Flynn like this.
  4. chicocklarge

    chicocklarge Well-Liked Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Posts:
    1,241
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,315
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago (IL, US)
    @HungThickProf...would you mind telling us why you are taking it? Were your T levels below the normal range?
     
    Gj816 likes this.
  5. blueranger

    Gold Member Platinum Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Buffalo (NY, US)
    I definitely experience this as well. So much so that I was (am still) worried that I will turn into an asshole!!
    I've always been extremely shy, anxious, and avoidant, but the gel along with starting to get some regular exercise for the first time in years is really helping me feel better overall. Good amounts of energy, feel good after working out (instead of sick to my stomach like in the past), and I definitely notice myself speaking up more than I would have in the past.

    It's pretty crazy how much hormones affect our behavior. Pretty sobering to really understand firsthand that we are really just a bunch of chemical reactions stuck together :)
     
    StillGrowing8, Bryan Flynn and Gj816 like this.
  6. ericbear

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Posts:
    1,590
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2,921
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Santa Ana (CA, US)
    I've been using Androgel or a generic equivalent for many years now, due to low testosterone. Although my doctor periodical checks the T level, in between I've found I sometimes have to adjust the dosage, and reduce or skip applications. After a while, I learned to recognize the signs of too high. There is, of course, the morning "dipstick," but that alone is not the most reliable indicator. However, when I notice that I am an old man, but starting to behave like an asshole frat boy, I know it is certainly time to skip a dose. With time, you will discover there are more subtle signs of the level being correct between lab checks. (By the way, your doctor should be monitoring the level by blood test, as well as checking you liver function, at least for the initial period.)

    However, you need to be careful, because there are some symptoms which occur in similar ways both when the level is too low or too high. For example, I am prone to feelings of depression (for which I seek professional guidance). When the T level is optimum, the depression pretty much goes away or is minimized, which is something that has been clinically observed in many cases of older male depression. However, both too high or too low a level of T can bring on symptoms of depression, although in somewhat different ways. It took me quite a while to tell one from the other.

    Also, there is often some degree of misunderstanding about testosterone replacement and individual reaction to dosage. The standard theory is that when you start taking external testosterone to force your level higher, the body's internal production shuts down, and you level is pretty much determined by the external application only, so once your correct dose is established, it can be kept constant. Your doctor may have even said this to you. This is a nice theory, with some rational basis behind it, but unfortunately it does not work quite this way for everyone. (One problem with theory is it assumes the body's regulating mechanism is working normally, but if it were, you probably would not be on testosterone therapy in the first place, unless you're an athlete on the juice... So the real story is not always quite so nice and simple.)

    I've found that extended periods of vigorous physical activity, a lot of sex, and certain other triggers sometimes cause a surge in my T level, both as evidenced by how I feel, as well as by lab test measurement. This is apparently due to my body's own production (or possibly due to lack of control in some other part of the testosterone cycle, but in any event the simple way to control it is to reduce T), despite the nice little theory that says it should be shut down. This does not happen to most, but I am also not alone in experiencing this. In the beginning, my labs and attitude fluctuated quite a bit. However, by learning to watch the signs, and moderate the dose, I now have consistent labs and feelings. This is the reason I continue to use the gel, rather than injection. With the gel, if I detect an attack of asshole-ism coming on, I can immediately reduce the daily dose. With the injection, once that shot is in there, it continues to release T at whatever rate for the next week or so, and there is no way to stop it. (Testosterone must be slowly and continuously introduced into your body. In the case of the gel, it is stored in your skin, and slowly diffuses into the bloodstream over the course of a day between applications. The injection is actually an insoluble oil with some testosterone in it. The oil stays in a little mass in your muscle tissue, but slowly breaks down and gradually releases T as it does, over a period of a few days to a couple of weeks, according to the formulation.)
     
    #6 ericbear, Nov 21, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
    ur_wifes_bull, CUBE, Gj816 and 3 others like this.
  7. DerrickRigg

    DerrickRigg Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2019
    Posts:
    50
    Likes Received:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Angeles (CA, US)
    No need for androgel. That is for amateurs.
     
    ryans138 likes this.
  8. hungwelsh

    hungwelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Posts:
    90
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    528
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire (GB)
    What generic brand do you recommend
     
  9. Gj816

    Gold Member Verified

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Posts:
    5,854
    Albums:
    6
    Likes Received:
    18,265
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Nashville (TN, US)
    Verified:
    Photo

    The one I currently use is Teva.
     
  10. blueranger

    Gold Member Platinum Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Buffalo (NY, US)
    Believe me, I wish I *didn't* have to use it! Unfortunately I can't make testosterone anymore.... it sucks for sure.
     
  11. Gj816

    Gold Member Verified

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Posts:
    5,854
    Albums:
    6
    Likes Received:
    18,265
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Nashville (TN, US)
    Verified:
    Photo
    How old are you? As I stated above I take it for my A.I. I've not used it regularly for the last month and can certainly tell a difference in my energy levels and how I feel overall.
     
  12. 849142

    849142 Guest

    I tried Androgel for 2 months a few years ago and it had 0 effect on my T levels.... and my PSA went up half a point. I have found that T “pellets” work for me. Also, I have a friend who has good results with weekly injections, but going EVERY week is an inconvenience.
     
    Gj816 likes this.
  13. chicocklarge

    chicocklarge Well-Liked Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Posts:
    1,241
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,315
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago (IL, US)
    What is AI?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice