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2) Excercise...you don't feel like doing anything but you have to and it releases the old feel good endorphins

4) Avoid being on your own for long spells, surround yourself with loving family members and friends  when you can.

Bingo and Bingo for me. esp #2 - Mind/Body connection body feels good due to endorphin release, but mentally there is the obvious sense of accomplishment and the idea of "I took care of myself today". Your brain (and every cell in your body, for that matter) is benefiting from extra oxygen in your blood. For me (I like cycling), working out is like meditation. About two miles into a ride and any thoughts of the ex, the banks whatever are gone... mind  is clear and I'm in the moment.

I'm also lucky enough to have a friend who likes company and I can't tell you how many times I've left thinking  was sure better off going there for a while rather than stewing in my own pity.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Popcorn
« on: July 08, 2012, 01:13:55 pm »
Just sprinkle one or two bottles on the popped kernels, I like the flavor.

1.  Do you think that low testosterone caused your depression or the other way around?
Jury is out - just started treatment for testosterone
2.  Do you think that any meds you were taking for depression created any kind of sexual dysfunctions?
Yes. esp. Lexapro
3.  Any tips for guys going through the same thing?  Did anything make a big difference?  (For some of you it may be testosterone!)
Watch weight gain... Docs will say meds are "weight neutral" - right, 100 million people just by random gained significant weight when they started taking an anti-depressant and wrote about it on the internet. After 1.5 years of taking Lex and gaining about 2 lb/mo I switched meds and with no change in diet/exercise lost 20 lb in just a couple months. I'm not Lexapro bashing, just saying different meds have different effects on each person. If you get weight gain, ask to try something different.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Popcorn
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:31:23 pm »
Buy a Presto Powerpop... if they even make them any more. Then dump the popped corn into a lunch bag, give it about 20 drops of Tabasco, worcestershire, or my favorite teriyaki, shake it up and enjoy. I also read you can simply put popcorn in a brown lunch bag and pop it in a microwave and it works just fine. I never tried this. I have a Powerpop. I bet it would be good with ginseng, too.

Well, I read p. 9 of 12 noted above. Guess that answers my two questions.

This seems like the best place for me to make my first post - badrad asked my main question for me. There are warnings everywhere about keeping areas you've applied the get to and even unwashed clothes away from women and kids. That suggests testosterone that is not absorbed stays on your skin or gets wiped off by clothing, right? So why wouldn't getting it wet again and maybe massaging it in result in more absorption?
Q2 - Why are you supposed to keep 1.62% of your gut? That's one place the instructions for 1% say you might want to apply the gel.

I like your board! I've looked at hundreds and this is the only one I was even tempted to register with. I've got it bookmarked. Thanks everyone for what I've already learned from reading several posts.

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