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Sam

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Testosterone and Vicodin
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:17:16 pm »
Here is a good one for ya.

My MD told me that Opiate drugs as a class inhibit the release of LH and FSH causing a decrease in hormone production.   From my recent surgery I took Norco 5/325 5-6x per day for 6 days.  How long do I need to wait to take blood tests to get accurate readings, and will this impact adrenal hormones as well?


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Re: Testosterone and Vicodin
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 06:33:32 pm »
That's true about the testosterone suppression:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Cocaine_Heroin_Erectile_Dysfunction

I'm not sure how long it takes to normalize however. 

Yes, it affects the HPA.  Just one example:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1982.tb01591.x/abstract
"OPIATES CONTROL ACTH THROUGH A NORADRENERGIC MECHANISM"
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Re: Testosterone and Vicodin
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 07:27:32 pm »
Any coorelation to short term use in youth with effects later in life?

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Re: Testosterone and Vicodin
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 09:56:18 pm »
Many studies have shown long term brain damage as you probably know.  My guess is that it's like the "pack-year" smoking studies, i.e. you could probably compute "mg-years" and figure out the damage.

So, if it's short term use, I doubt there was much damage done.

Anyone who knows someone using these drugs, here's some sobering results in a review summary:

http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/article?articleid=103089
"Is Opiate Addiction Associated With Longstanding Neurobiological Changes?"
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
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Re: Testosterone and Vicodin
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 09:56:18 pm »