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Deha
Nov 15, 2004
I am hoping someone might have knowledge of dhea. I have posted on thyroid board with no replies. Any ideas?


My dhea is low 28 (26-200)
NP said to supplement with DHEA. I did some research. Since the dhea converts to testost and estro I am thinking the 7keto dhea would be a better choice for me, as I have a type of brain tumor that 'can most probably' be fed by estrogen. I say most probably because the only way to know for sure is to take a piece out, and I am not going to do that. As long as it stays put, it can stay there!

Anyway, I posted a while back to get feedback on dhea. At that time I didn't see the likely problem with it. I have been looking on line for definitive info on the difference between the two. Have a call into the NP, but it could be days on that one.

Anyone have good insight on the difference. My main question is : Will I get the same results with the 7-keto as the dhea?
I am hoping this low dhea is another key to my seriously debilitating fatigue.
Re: Deha
Nov 15, 2004
In my experience with DHEA the 7keto did not raise my levels. May have been the brand, but don't recall which it was. DHEA did not convert to testosterone for me as I have had a complete hysterectomy. GNC brand DHEA did not raise my level at all. After experimenting I took only 17.5mg daily to keep it withing range. 50mg & 25mg was too much. I am using a bit of testosterone now so not using the DHEA only because of the added hair growth, especially when combinding the two.

In your case you may be right about trying the 7keto first.

Wanda



[QUOTE=lillypad]I am hoping someone might have knowledge of dhea. I have posted on thyroid board with no replies. Any ideas?


My dhea is low 28 (26-200)
NP said to supplement with DHEA. I did some research. Since the dhea converts to testost and estro I am thinking the 7keto dhea would be a better choice for me, as I have a type of brain tumor that 'can most probably' be fed by estrogen. I say most probably because the only way to know for sure is to take a piece out, and I am not going to do that. As long as it stays put, it can stay there!

Anyway, I posted a while back to get feedback on dhea. At that time I didn't see the likely problem with it. I have been looking on line for definitive info on the difference between the two. Have a call into the NP, but it could be days on that one.

Anyone have good insight on the difference. My main question is : Will I get the same results with the 7-keto as the dhea?
I am hoping this low dhea is another key to my seriously debilitating fatigue.[/QUOTE]
Re: Deha
Nov 16, 2004
Thanks to both of you. I have a call into the docs. Wanda, in your case, could you please tell me how low your dhea was, how long you took it before you knew it wasn't raising the levels, was fatigue a factor in your diagnosis, and what is the testosterone accomplishing for you.

Thanks very much, I appreciate it.
Re: Deha
Nov 16, 2004
Lillypad, My DHEA was nearly undetectable. Don't recall exact number. I had it tested after 2 months on 7keto. My endo actually recommended I try DHEA as I complained about fatigue. I never did experience great things from DHEA as others have. Testosterone has improved my stamina, but I am very careful with it as too much is not good.

I agree with Chris that you should discuss this with your doctor. Either DHEA or testosterone would probably be bad for you.

Wanda





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