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Review your symptoms

Review your symptoms using the Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) scale. The AMS scale is a short questionnaire that can assess the severity of your symptoms caused by testosterone deficiency.1 Your doctor or nurse may have asked you to fill out one of these in the clinic.

Over time, on testosterone therapy, you should expect your symptoms to improve. Questionnaires are helpful because lots of little, positive changes might not be noticeable at first, until you see all of them together.

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Question one

Decline in your feeling of general well-being

(General state of health, subjective feeling)

This could be a feeling that your general state of health has changed.

Question two

Joint pain and muscular ache

(Lower back pain, joint pain, pain in a limb, general back ache)

This could be regular or intermittent lower back pain, joint pain, pain in a limb, general back or muscular ache.

Question three

Excessive sweating

(Unexpected/sudden episodes of sweating, hot flushes independent of strain)

This could be sweating without doing anything strenuous, i.e. not during sex or exercise. Also, if you find your deodorant is not working and you are sweating more than normal.

Question four

Sleep problems

(Difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through the night, waking up early and feeling tired, poor sleep, sleeplessness)

This could be a change to your previous sleep patterns such as taking longer to fall asleep, waking up regularly throughout the night, waking up early unable to go back to sleep or just tossing and turning during your sleep.

Question five

Increased need for sleep, often feeling tired

This could be feeling like you need to go to bed earlier, or that the same number of hours sleep are no longer enough.

Question six

Irritability

(Feeling aggressive, easily upset about little things, moody)

This could be snapping at a loved one, getting agitated about things that before would not have annoyed you.

Question seven

Nervousness

(Inner tension, restlessness, feeling fidgety)

This could be feeling on edge, anxious or not being able to sit still.

Question eight

Anxiety

(Feeling panicky)

This could be feeling worried, not in control or uneasy about something with an uncertain outcome.

Question nine

Physical exhaustion / lacking vitality

(General decrease in performance, reduced activity, lacking interest in leisure activities, feeling of getting less done, of achieving less, of having to force yourself to undertake activities)

This could be stopping exercise you enjoyed before or finding it more difficult. Not being able to do jobs around the house you that had been routine, or finding you get less done than before.

Question ten

Decrease in muscular strength

(Feeling of weakness)

This could be in any muscle in your body; from a less strong grip to feeling less steady when standing.

Question eleven

Depressive mood

(Feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings, feeling
nothing is of any use)

This could be in any muscle in your body; from a less strong grip to feeling less steady when standing.

Question twelve

Feeling like you have passed your peak

This feeling could make you think your best years are behind you and that the future is not as exciting.

Question thirteen

Feeling burnt out, having hit rock-bottom

This could include physical and mental exhaustion, and feeling like you could not feel more unhappy.

Question fourteen

Decrease in beard growth

Your beard might appear thinner or not grow as quickly, or you find you have to shave less regularly than before.

Question fifteen

Decreased in ability/frequency to perform sexually

This could be a change to your performance during sex, or an increase in the number of times you are unable to perform.

Question sixteen

Decrease in the number of morning erections

This is a decrease in the number of days you get a morning erection. If you work nights, this is the number of days you get an erection after you wake from your long sleep.

Question seventeen

Decrease in libido/sex drive

(Lacking pleasure in sex, lacking desire for sexual intercourse)

This is when your desire or want to have sex or how much you enjoy it is lower compared with before.

Understanding your AMS scale result

Your Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) score is

Understanding your results

The overall severity of your symptoms does not suggest testosterone deficiency. However, if you are concerned with your health don’t hesitate to contact a doctor.

Understanding your AMS scale result

Your Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) score is

Understanding your results

You have mild symptoms that may be associated with testosterone deficiency. If you are concerned about these results, contact a doctor for further tests and health advice.

Understanding your AMS scale result

Your Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) score is

Understanding your results

You have moderate symptoms that may be associated with testosterone deficiency. If you are concerned about these results, contact a doctor for further tests and health advice.

Understanding your AMS scale result

Your Ageing Males’ Symptoms (AMS) score is

Understanding your results

You have severe symptoms that are often associated with testosterone deficiency. If you are concerned about these results, contact a doctor for further tests and health advice.

Total score  
<26 No/little complaints
27-36 Mild
37-49 Moderate
50+ Severe

Save your results

You may want to save or print your questionnaire and take it to your next appointment and discuss your results with your doctor.

Track your progress using the T Track app

Reveiw your symptoms using the Ageing Males’ Symptom (AMS) scale in the T Track app. Monitor your progress over time and find out everything you need to know about Testogel® 16.2mg/g gel.

Download the app on iOS or Android.

Find out about the T Track app

T-track app

References

  1. Heinemann L, Saad F, Zimmermann T, et al. The Aging Males’ Symptoms (AMS) Scale: Update and compilation of international versions. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003;1:15.
  2. Moore C, Huebler D, Zimmermann T, et al. The Aging Males’ Symptoms scale (AMS) as outcome measure for treatment of androgen deficiency. Eur Urol. 2004;46(1):80–87.


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Adverse event reporting

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this packaged leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.