High Testosterone Premenstrual Symptoms
Excessive androgen production (too much testosterone and other androgens such as DHEA) has also been implicated as contributory to PMS and PMDD [1, 2]. The higher levels of free testosterone in women with PMS is most often observed in the luteal phase only, while the excessive levels of DHEA are seen in both the follicular phase and the luteal phase . The following list shows premenstrual symptom that often occur with excessive androgens:
Signs of Premenstrual Excess of Testosterone and Other Androgens
Anger / Irritability / Increased interpersonal conflicts
Mastalgia (breast pain and tenderness)
Acne or oily skin
Swelling face, hands or ankles
Keep in mind that progesterone & allopregnanolone levels are typically low in premenstrual conditions as discussed in the previous article about progesterone and premenstrual symptoms. However, some women also have excessive testosterone levels which result in premenstrual feelings of irritability, anxiety and agitation.  Theses feelings may be relieved by taking TestoQuench™ for Women. Other transient symptoms may include premenstrual episodes of acne and/or oily skin and weight gain due to fluid retention. Long term symptoms associated with androgen excess in women may include continuous acne and oily skin, increased hair growth and weight gain. Both short term and long term consequences of high testosterone may be relieved by taking TestoQuench™ for Women.
In some women, the monthly acne and oily skin start before the menses (premenstrual), which reflects increased testosterone and other androgens during the luteal phase, but could also mean inadequate progesterone during the luteal phase. In other women the monthly acne and oil skin occur with or right after the menses, which may be due to increased testosterone and other androgens during the follicular phase, but it may also be a sign that follicular phase progesterone levels may be inadequate. In both cases, it is a good idea to start by taking TestoQuench™ for Women first to control the effects of too much testosterone and other androgens.
Since about 10% of women have excessive testosterone and other androgen excess disorders, women who have premenstrual symptoms caused by excessive may feel much better if they use TestoQuench™ for Women. Some women with premenstrual symptoms due to excessive testosterone may also want to use ProgestoMend™ with the TestoQuench™ for Women.
Even though about 10% of women have excessive testosterone and other high androgens, low testosterone could actually be a problem in other women, and may cause premenstrual symptoms due to the low testosterone levels. If low testosterone and androgen deficiency are causing premenstrual symptoms, it may be best to take appropriate steps to treat the low testosterone premenstrual symptoms.
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 Eriksson E, Sundblad C, Lisjo P, Modigh K, Andersch B. Serum levels of androgens are higher in women with premenstrual irritability and dysphoria than in controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 1992 May-Jul;17(2-3):195-204. PMID: 1438645