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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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E has been taking testosterone shots for a long time now and he was still very fatigued and is still losing muscle mass, arms, legs and overall muscle strength. His Dr placed him on patches to see if his energy level would return. Question, has any one been placed on Androderm patches and had a reaction to them? E became so dizzy that he felt lightheaded even when laying down. He asked and received permission to stop them and it seems his symptoms are lessening. Any else had these symptoms? Nurse thought he had a stroke?

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I've been doing the shots for about 3 months and was considering the patch. Guess I'll wait and watch your post for feedback. What's his dose on the shots? They've got me on 300 MCG every 3 wks. Haven't noticed any improvement, tho.

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I am using fentanyl patches for pain. They are crummy and don't really work. They are supposed to last three days. They last about 24 hours.

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I've been doing the shots for about 3 months and was considering the patch. Guess I'll wait and watch your post for feedback. What's his dose on the shots? They've got me on 300 MCG every 3 wks. Haven't noticed any improvement, tho.

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Philip, E has been on 200MCG every two weeks for about 2 1/2 years and every time he gets a shot he feels really bad the next day. About the third day he starts to feel better but his levels are not constant. They thought the patch would keep it level. When he first started the shots they helped is energy level and he could tell when they were running out. We don't know what happened but over the last year he has become more fatigued. It's hard to tell which is making him tired, DMII, Sleep Apnea, HBP, LVH, or simply the pain from his neuropathies. His dizziness seems a little better but I don't think he's going to tolerate the patches. Who knows they may not bother you. Will keep you informed. If I don't just give us a hollar!

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Well it's been almost a week without the patches and E is no longer dizzy, but he has no energy at all! Don't know which way to go with this. Shots were making him yo-yo as far as energy wise. Do a call to the PCP I guess. Seems like E is messed up if he does the patches and messed up if he does the shots. He acts like a slow moving turtle. Wonder what the next route is!

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