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Looking for the best solution for a lack of testosterone

By Anonymous August 30, 2016 - 1:50pm
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All my life my levels of testosterone have been low. Now, at 55 years of age, menopause kicks in and my testosteron level is even lower than the least measurable count, resulting in fatigue, a real low depressed mood and a non existent libido. Over a year now my gynecologist and I have been searching for the right dose of supplement testosterone, as all the testosterone available medically is used for men and therefore much too high in dose. The one reliable research done on women shows that testosteron patches 300 mcg are effective, no more and no less than this quantity. Those patches are not available in the Netherlands and I believe it is the same for the rest of Europe.

In two weeks I'll be flying out to the US and I would like to find those patches (formerly) known by the name of Intrinsa there.
Can you help me with my search? I have called a pharmacist in Portland (where I'll be first) but she said she doesn't know it and couldn't help me any further.
Are testosterone supplements for women available in the US? Can you tell me more about it and about which approach I would need to take? I have my physicians approval and he said to let him know what information he should provide to move things along.
Thank you so much in advance. Warm regards from the Netherlands, Ellen den Boer

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Hi Ellen

Thank you for your post!

Intrinsa is not approved here in the US and there are currently no FDA approved testosterone patches or medications available for women here in the US. So it seems to be the same here as it is in the Netherlands.

Seeing a new here in the US with a foreign prescription for something not approved for use in women will likely not be successful.

I'm sorry that you will not be able to find what you need here either. Have a good visit nonetheless and I hope you can sort something out with your doctor.


August 31, 2016 - 6:43am
(reply to Susan Cody)

Thanks Susan! That is useful information and helps me to not spend any more time in trying to find a solution in the US. I'm very much looking forward to the trip and am going to concentrate on all the beautiful nature the US has to offer. I will find a solution to my question here in Europe.
Thanks again for your reply! Groeten, Ellen

August 31, 2016 - 2:05pm
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