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    I started on Androgel 5g last month. My blood pressure went from about 120/70 to about 140/90. I'm now having some chest tightness & pain. Anyone else have these symptoms with Androgel?
    I'm having my first blood test tomorrow since starting the gel. Other than the BP and chest pain, I'm feeling great - just like I'm 16 again! My performance at work has gone through the roof after being in a real slump. My temper is up a bit as well....given out a few terse answers to dumb questions.
    Left I/O Aug 06 2004 - Dr. Vitas / Rockledge FL
    RPLND Oct 14 2004 - Dr. Foster / Indianapolis IND
    Seminoma & Embryonal Cell Carcinoma mixed
    Stage IIa

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    The symptoms you describe may or may not be related to your hormone replacement; however, you definitely need to bring them to your doctor's attention ASAP, if you haven't done so. Elevated BP accompanied by chest pain is nothing to fool around with. It might be nothing, but you never know. You could also try to see an endocrinologist if you're not already, as he/she should have more experience with hormone replacement and side effects. That being said, 5g/day is not a whopping dose, and one would think side effects would be minimal.

    Best wishes.
    Right I/O 4/22/1988
    RPLND 6/20/1988
    Left I/O 9/17/2003

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.