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I've been taking DHEA capsules two 5 mg capsules a day (in the morning usually but sometimes at bedtime). I have recently been taken off synthetic testosterone. I am really having a hard time as it's been 5 weeks off the synthetic hormone, and I'm still really tired and often cannot focus very well throughout the day. I have a lot of depression (especially towards the evening), and I've found DHEA to be helpful.

Are there any risks/long-term issues I need to be watching for? I am only taking 10 mg a day and don't intend to go up any higher unless my doctor(s) and pharmacist think it's okay.

I was taken off Androgel packets after 5 years of testicular atrophy, low FSH and LH, low sperm counts, high prolactin, high cholesterol, and elevated growth hormone levels.

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replied July 14th, 2018
Mens Conditions Answer A64173
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
DHEA is very safe hormonal supplement.You should watched for diabetes,hypertension and prostate cancer as some studies have reported these as long term side effects.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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