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Bad Accidents Result in Low Testosterone Levels

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Ljiljan, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. After gixxer surprised me with the fact that males have their highest levels of testosterone around the age of 40, I did a bit of research and found this thread

    Of particular interest/worry were these three replies...

    I know what your going thru. I'm a 44 yr old male. My libdo had gone to nothing and my wife was feeling un loved and i thought i was going crazy. Because i always enjoyed sex. So i got blood tested and my level was 125. So i ask to beput on test. We started with andro gel 10mg for about 3 months and i was tested again . I had not noctice any change and my level was 150. So i ask for the injections and we started at 1cc of 200 mg depo test a month. I did it for two months and just went back this monday for blood work and my testosterone level had dropped to 135! So nw he pu me on 1cc every two weeks. I will make sure i ask them to check my glands out! I know he felt around and looked up my nose and throat,bu no MRI was done. But Ed i know what your going thru, Low test cause alot more problems than just sexual.It seems im tired , with no entergy all the time. But to look at me you'd think im a very healthy guy. Not over weight at all. He thinks my problem may stem from a terrible Motorcycle accident i was in 9-1-04 that has caused me to have over 50 operations . The last being 10-08. So if you've had any serious broken bones or head injuries it could be a thought. Hope this helps.

    Hey Rafe. Please tell me more about this connection between the trauma/accident and the low testosterone levels. I'm 47 and very athletic. In May 2008, while I was hiking, a freak gust of wind blew me off a 60-foot cliff. I almost died. I broke 11 ribs in multiple places, pierced both lungs and both lungs collapsed, I shattered my left shoulderblade, crushed my L1 vertebrae, all my transverse processes on the left side of my thoracic spine were sheared off, and had blunt trauma and a laceration to the head. It's a miracle I survived. I'm mostly recovered and am primarily just dealing with the chronic pain from all that my body went through. Was doing a lot better until about three months ago (May 2009) when I started having a set of symptoms that just debilitated me. I spent half of June in bed with extreme fatigue/exhaustion; difficulty concentrating, focusing and thinking; terrible headaches; nausea and dizziness; and a general feeling of being "unwell." My primary care physician didn't know what was going on, so I switched PCPs. The new guy ordered an MRI of my head to rule out a brain tumor (the results only showed "cerebral atrophy consistent with a 47-year-old male" ... jeez) but he noticed that my thyroid/pituitary readings were out of whack and he couldn't figure out why, so he sent me to an endocrinologist, who I saw yesterday and who re-tested my TSH and T4 and found my thyroid/pituitary readings back to normal. But he also tested my testosterone and my total testosterone was 169 (normal is 175-781, and as one of the guys in this thread pointed out, guys our age should have testosterone readings around 600). We're waiting for my "free" vs. "bound" testosterone reading to come back (it won't be in for another week), but I'm wondering why my testosterone is so low. You and I are both around the same age, with similar test. readings, and we both have the tired/no energy thing going on (even though we look healthy). My interest is in this connection between trauma (your motorcycle accident/operations and my fall off the cliff) and our bodies' low testosterone production. Please keep me informed of anything more you find out about that connection between trauma and low testosterone.

    Also, have you been taking a narcotic to treat your pain from the accident and operations? I've been taking oxycodone for over a year now, and I'm wondering if there's a connection between narcotic usage for chronic pain and suppressed testosterone production.

    To Rafe44 & Christompher47. I know for a FACT that anyone taking opioid narcotic pain medicin for an extended period of time will have an extremely HIGH chance of having Low Test. I have been seeing a pain specialist for over 4 years now. My monthly pain meds include 15x100mg fentanyl + 60 Opana ER 40mg pills(these ar a little over twice the strength of "2" 80mg Oxycotin), 120 Percocets & mucsle relaxer. My Pain doc recently tested my test and it was 164. I am 32 years ol 6ft 3in tall, weigh 220 lbs, played college football, ^& am in decent shape considering I have just started excericising again after 10 years(VERY light exercise). My pain doc told me that ANYONE who has been on pain killers for an extended period of time will more than likely have low T when tested. He has just put me on this med called andro gel. Have not picked up from pharmacy yet and tried though. I had depression (did not know it until i started taking webutrin to stop smoking and just kind of woke up one morning with a little brighter outlook on life), not as strong erections, tired ll of the time, not alot of enjoyment out of life,etc. Still have a decent sexdrive, but not as strong as once before. will keep posted on how gel works.

    Be careful people...

    60 feet, bloody oath, that guy must be one son-of-a-biatch to still be standing after that.
  2. One of those guys takes a statin, another complaint of mine :LOL:

    But theoretically that could interfere with testosterone production, cholesterol is inevitably involved in testosterone production.

    Oh and your testosterone should reach a normal level in your 20's to 30's but comes down from that peak beyond 40
  3. Looking for volunteers to give his wife some luvinnn
  4. Depends, can he send pictures of the bike?