It has long been documented that opioids (drugs like Vicodin, Oxy-Contin, morphine, and Dilaudid sometimes referred to as narcotics) lower testosterone levels. It appears that in addition to that, the resultant testosterone deficiency (Low T) can also reduce your pain tolerance.
The information from the linked article was presented at a meeting of The Endocrine Society; it shows that TRT can improve a patient’s pain perception. This is something to consider carefully if you are on pain medication chronically.
How Opioids Are Linked To TRT
Hydrocodone (i.e., Vicodin, Lortab, et al.) is the most prescribed drug. People on these medications are likely to develop Low T. The double-edged sword effect is that this therapy will also increase your sensation of your pain and lower your T-levels. TRT may be able to help. CONTACT US for a free consultation to learn more.