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Testosterone for women with confusing symptoms

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 Posted 1/31/2014 2:48:04 PM
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Hello, 
I just recently had blood tests done for hormone levels. The practitioner said I was low in progesterone and testosterone and gave me bio identical hormone prescriptions for both. I do not know my specific levels as I haven't yet been back for a follow up. My reason for this latest research and why I am asking you kind people for any informed advice or suggestions of further reading is that I present with symptoms that are typically seen as contradictory for a woman with low testosterone. For example, I can relate to the moderate brain fog, irritation, and swings in mood and energy level but I have a remarkably high libido and a definite increase in the facial peach fuzz which is bothersome to me. I also have noticed a recent and definite increase in the fine lines of my face..Are there any females who have experience with bio identical (cream) testosterone in dealing with mild hirsutism(facial hair)? I don't want it to grow thicker Wink Does anyone have experience with anything that made the peach fuzz go away?
I am wondering if there is a link to my insulin levels and possible resistance? 
Anyone have any ideas?
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 Posted 1/31/2014 6:05:48 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, Kixi.

Have not heard of testosterone increasing fine lines but it can increase facial and body hair.  If the hair is dark, it can be treated with laser, otherwise, electrolysis is the only way to permanently rid oneself of it. Please inform your physician regarding your concerns. You may need to use a lower dose.

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 Posted 1/31/2014 6:14:38 PM
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Thank you for your reply. The thing is, I have not yet started the testosterone supplementation. My blood test showed that I was low in testosterone just recently. The hair is just light colored peach fuzz. I would rather bring balance before choosing electrolysis or the like. 
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