Charlie Sheen Claims 'Post-Two and a Half Meltdown' May Have Been Caused by Testosterone Cream

updated 02/23/2016 AT 08:05 PM EST

originally published 02/23/2016 AT 04:25 PM EST

Charlie Sheen claims in a new episode of The Dr. Oz Show that his public outbursts following his 2011 firing from Two and a Half Men may have been caused by his use of testosterone cream.

"It was really that whole post-Two and a Half meltdown. That was a very specific period of time that did feel very out of body and very, just detached from all things real," Sheen says in the episode, according to an advance transcript provided to PEOPLE. "I felt superhuman during some of that. It was a lot of highs and lows."

Sheen, who on a previous episode of Dr. Oz said he might suffer from bipolar disorder, adds that he looks back with regret on that period.

"I was taking a lot of testosterone cream and I think I went too far with it," Sheen says. "It was, kind of, like, a borderline, not a 'roid rage, but a 'roid disengage. That's the stuff that I do look at [and] cringe a little bit behind. There were things about that person that were empowering, that were vibrant, that I felt alive, whether or not I was in some suspended state or not, but I didn't like the anger. I tend to be victimized by my anger at times."



Dr. Mehmet Oz's medical interpretation of Sheen's claims about the testosterone cream wasn't immediately known.

In Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer's 2015 memoir So That Happened, the actor recalled Sheen discussing his use of testosterone cream.

"Three times a day you rub the cream on your thighs, and it's deceptive, because you feel the same, but suddenly you're flying into a rage," Cryer recalled Sheen saying in 2014.

Dr. Oz recently spoke with PEOPLE about Sheen's claim that he may have bipolar disorder, with Oz acknowledging Sheen is "not diagnosed" with it, "but he has manic episodes." Oz, 55, said he has connected Sheen, 50, with a psychiatrist to work through issues related to bipolar disorder.

"He's actually making inroads," Oz said. "He was very resistant to this possibility. The fact of the matter is, if he doesn't banish this, he's going to keep making the same mistakes he's been making."

Sheen previously opened up to Oz about his struggles with substance abuse and his HIV diagnosis.

The Dr. Oz Show airs weekdays (check local listings).
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