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Has anyone tested their testosterone levels while on Antipsychotics

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Hi all,

Looking to compete in strongman for the first time this year, April 12th I will be training hardcore.

However, concerned as my prolactin (blood test results) are showing as high norm for a bloke is c. 325 and Im at 583.

I am also worried this means my test levels may be low and naturally, I want to keep them high.

Was thinking of asking for another blood test.
 
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It's funny you should mention this as I was just looking through some studies last night and trying to ascertain such things. Your suspicions, it seems, are right: Prolactin increases and Testosterone decreases with antipsychotics (and this seems to be the case for all psychotropics too):

"Antipsychotic medications increase PRL, decrease testosterone, and increase sexual side effects, including ejaculatory dysfunction. The greatest evidence is for chlorpromazine, haloperidol, reserpine, risperidone, and thioridazine, with less effects seen with aripiprazole and clozapine."

However, don't be tempted to come off the meds in the lead up to this event as you could end up messing it up entirely for totally different, much more serious, reasons. Could you supplement a little more than you usually would, safely, instead?
 
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It's funny you should mention this as I was just looking through some studies last night and trying to ascertain such things. Your suspicions, it seems, are right: Prolactin increases and Testosterone decreases with antipsychotics (and this seems to be the case for all psychotropics too):

"Antipsychotic medications increase PRL, decrease testosterone, and increase sexual side effects, including ejaculatory dysfunction. The greatest evidence is for chlorpromazine, haloperidol, reserpine, risperidone, and thioridazine, with less effects seen with aripiprazole and clozapine."

However, don't be tempted to come off the meds in the lead up to this event as you could end up messing it up entirely for totally different, much more serious, reasons. Could you supplement a little more than you usually would, safely, instead?

Bugger, I was hoping test wouldn't lower. Prolactin levels already up an extra 200 out of the normal range ¬.¬ Can't even climax anymore, it just doesn't work.

I might have to supplement testosterone boosters, I know these dont work if your test is normal but if your low apparently they do work.
 
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I like having low testosterone, I don't have sexual desire, I can concentrate on other things besides sex. I'm also quite calm no aggressive feelings. I'm over 50 so these effects could be because of my age dunno.
 
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