Posted by Bob P on November 08, 2001 at 09:16:35:
In Reply to: nancy..great info..could that explain heightened or lowered sexual drive during a cycle? -nt posted by hedferst on November 07, 2001 at 21:38:34:
Levels fall during a cluster. Here is an article from the OUCH Research Library (you guys really should read the articles there):
1: Eur Neurol 1985;24(1):53-6
Use of testosterone in the treatment of cluster headache.
The study was carried out on 15 men suffering from the episodic form (12
patients) and the chronic one (3 patients) of cluster headache. Before treatment
the patients did not receive any drugs, and after determining the index of
attacks the treatment was commenced. For 7-10 days patients were given
testosteronum propionicum (25 mg) once a day intramuscularly, and then for the
same period of time testosterone (10 mg). Before treatment the index of attacks
was 3.66 (total number of attacks 308). In the 1st week of treatment the index
decreased to 1.11 (total number of attacks 94) and to 0.16 in the 2nd week. In 3
patients with the chronic form of cluster headache testosterone was ineffective.
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