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Hypogonadism and High IOP

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  • Posted By: Sidneytaylor
  • June 9, 2008
  • 10:40 PM

I was recently diagnosed with the early stages of osteopenia. After much blood work it was determined that I had low serum testosterone and I was put on Androgel. Two things happened. The interocular pressure in my eyes increased by 50% and the subsequent retesting of my serum testosterone indicated that it had dropped rather than increased after one month on Androgel. The Androgel has been increased and I am having my eyes retested to determine if this is an anomaly.

I am 53. I have suffered from depression for seven years and have been on 20 mg of Lexpro daily for five years. Additionally, I take 0.5 mg of alprazolam. Also, I take 10 mg. of Zocor for elevated blood pressure. Otherwise, I do not smoke. I eat well, exercise and seldom drink. Any thoughts on why the serum testosterone has dropped despite the medication? What about the change in vision? Help!

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