I am so sorry for you guys, especially Joe Dickerson. This is just wrong. I used to have migraines for 20 years. You know the kind…completely debilitating 3 day migraines. I was prescribed about 100 Darvocet a month and phenergan suppositories. It wasn’t perfect but it helped. At least I had days without pain, unlike some here n this site. Now I am 65 and I have a form of fibromyalgia (which I thought was a made up disease-jokes on me.) that feels like the myelin sheaths on my nerves have been stripped off. Throbbing all the time, you want to jump out of your skin. I don’t go anywhere anymore except maybe once a week for food shopping, whatever day I am doing the best. Been to a regular doc and a Rheumatologist, they have helped exactly zero. Give me Lyrica (joke) and gabapentin another joke. Drs. used to help people, what happened?
There are several relatively simple lifestyle changes a woman can make that might elevate T levels. Most obviously, if a woman believes her birth control pills are causing a problem and she feels she can adjust to a different type of birth control, she might stop using them (if indeed she's using them exclusively to prevent conception). She might also reevaluate her need for any of the various medications I mentioned, and perhaps seek alternatives that might not affect testosterone levels. For instance, there's some evidence that the antidepressant wellbutrin actually increases libido, but whether it helps the sex mojo through raising T levels or by some other mechanism isn't well understood.
If a young man's low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin injections may be an option in some cases. These are hormones that signal the body to produce more testosterone. This may increase the sperm count. Hedges also describes implantable testosterone pellets, a relatively new form of treatment in which several pellets are placed under the skin of the buttocks, where they release testosterone over the course of about three to four months. Injections and nasal gels may be other options for some men.