Testosterone Gel Rhymes With Testosterone Hell
Think about this the next time you see a testosterone gel commercial. Is it me or is the medical industry trying to string people out on drugs like junkies with an insurance card? When I learned that the United States and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow medical drug ads on television…I got sort of offended.
I have seen so many ads that I thought this was normal. Just like a McDonald’s in France (can someone say Le McPoop?) But the question is why wouldn’t all of these other countries run these ads? The answer is that doing Direct-to-Consumer advertising does what it is intended to do…raise demand for the product.
Self Diagnosis On Demand
This leads to people going to their doctor with a self diagnosis and almost demanding the magical testosterone gel they saw during the Super Bowl half time show. Since many doctors have been trained with the “drug them first” mentality, they are not going to hold back from whipping out the prescription pad.
Now here are the problems with the medical industry before they began turning us into self drug pushers…
No Refund For Life Policy
Have you ever tried to get a refund for a bottle of pills that never worked? The pharmacy company will say it is your doctor’s fault. The doctor will say it is your fault or even worse say you need to take another drug that is stronger.
Now you have this stronger drug that partially works but causes some random side effect. So you went to the doctor for a left big toe problem and now your hand goes numb. Well the doctor will now give you another pill to take care of that. But then you have a headache from light sensitivity that you never had before and…
You guessed it, there is a drug for that.
How To Turn Your Grandmother Into A Junkie In Three Months or Less
True story. My grandmother did a slip and fall down the steps and broke her hip. She went into the hospital on 2 drugs and came out 3 months later on 22 drugs. Her doctor told her that she could eat whatever she wanted because she wasn’t eating regular food. If your body had to digest 22 different chemical packets a day you wouldn’t be hungry either.
After collecting all the information from all of her pill bottles and looking them up on the interweb machine, we found out that 14 of the drugs were doing the same thing to handle the negative reaction from another drug. Armed with this information, my grandmother found a doctor who agreed that the other drugs were never necessary.
Well that was nice to know and she was able to recover but of course there was no refund for the $558 a month she had been paying for these drugs.
Its OK To Kill You If I Say I Am Going To Kill You
While doing research on Testosterone Gels, I realized how incredibly freaking dangerous these drugs are. The funny thing is that I already knew it…but never saw it written down. I had heard it several times on TV commercials but that was always with smiling couples dancing through Lilly fields while some voice in the background droned on about the side effects.
When I saw it written down the first thing that popped out of my mouth was “Holy shit”! Read the warning label for testosterone gel Axiron and let me know whats the first thing that comes out of your mouth…
- persistent nausea/vomiting
- severe stomach/abdominal pain
- dark urine
- yellowing eyes/skin
- swelling hands/ankles/feet
- breast pain/enlargement
- very slow/shallow/difficult breathing (possibly while sleeping)
- difficulty urinating
- increased urination (especially at night)
- change in the amount of urine
- pain/swelling/redness in the legs
- mental/mood changes (such as depression, agitation, hostility)
- testicle pain/tenderness
I don’t know about you but difficulty breathing while sleeping is not a side effect…that’s a deal breaker!
According to the FDA, which controls approving the advertisements, it is OK to run these testosterone gel ads as long as you list all of the risk information. Of course, this is the short list of risk information. As you would imagine your doctor would always read the pages of small print that is required to know how dangerous these drugs could be.
So as long as they tell you up front that you can have severe abdominal pain, man boobs and tender nuts with the possibility of not waking up because you stopped breathing… it is OK to take this testosterone gel so you can have sex.