Is HRT worth it?
- 06-09-2011, 04:03 PM
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06-10-2011, 01:05 AM
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06-10-2011, 10:45 AM
06-11-2011, 12:54 PM
06-11-2011, 03:52 PM
06-11-2011, 04:55 PM
06-12-2011, 12:09 AM
im on trt and i feel better than ever.31yrs old..on 200mg of test depot..going to try a bio identical hormone replacement therapy..did some test they think they can re-jump start my natural production
06-12-2011, 12:58 AM
This is kind of off topic. I am in kentucky and looking for HRT here.
How do I find a clinic and about how much is it?
06-20-2011, 01:59 AM
06-20-2011, 02:00 AM
trt is usually expensive- like- really expensive
06-20-2011, 02:11 AM
06-20-2011, 06:56 AM
I have been wondering this same question. I hear al the positive experiences while ON but I also see men trying to PEEL themselves OFF once they get tired of pinning themselves for the rest of their lives. They a real bad situation on their hands. What happens to your nuts once they have been out of use for 5 years?
Are they done for good? Are you worse off once you come off? Ie: total erectile dysfunction?
Do you have to PIN till the day you die!?
06-20-2011, 10:48 AM
06-26-2011, 12:11 PM
06-26-2011, 10:37 PM
Over 40 here and started HRT. Ins doesnt cover the test. but covers bloodwork which isnt cheap.
Heck yeah you do it the rest of your life, not a big deal. If you want to feel good have energy and good presence of mind by all means do it.
It will improve your quality of life and sense of well being.
If you dont have ins pony up roughly $350 go to your local urgent care and ask for a blood test for your test levels AND estrogen.
Go from there.
06-27-2011, 03:45 PM
06-27-2011, 04:35 PM
06-28-2011, 05:21 AM
I should add, that I believe in and plan on continuing to lift as best I can as long as I can. So far at 70 it is still a ton of fun and the results have been nothing short of sensational for my health, strength and fitness.
06-28-2011, 08:45 AM
06-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Yes (pin till you die), unless you use the gels. Well worth it if you WANT to continue having sex. Personally, I found out how wonderful sex was when I was 19 and I can't imagine life without it.
06-28-2011, 11:41 PM
yes it is worth it!
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06-29-2011, 10:13 PM
06-30-2011, 06:48 AM
Not telling you what to do (just discussing) but how about using DAA instead? At least you'd encouraging your own body to produce it's own hormones and Testosterone.I have been using DAA for about 10 days now and just noticed I a could lift my all in one toolbox effortlessly. This normally was a two handed struggle for me. Results are subtle so far.
06-30-2011, 02:48 PM
06-30-2011, 03:50 PM
Dutchman, I would really appreciate your input here, as an older guy, been around here awhile. Im on the fence with this, how would a guy know he would benefit from some minor T replacement, in the form of Androgel? Thanks
06-30-2011, 06:15 PM
I reccomend whos on the fence about TRT to try DAA plus an AI at least one before they decide they need TRT. DAA alone made my balls swell, despite the fact that 1) I was already a guy who probably had high test levels, and 2) I didnt even take it with an AI, and my body fat wasnt very low either. A guy whos test is in the gutter would probably respond even better. Just lower the AI dose if your joints get sore.
Remember, LH is really important for sex. When your producing lots of test, LH is generally high. A test injection wont increase your LH though, but it can possibly decrease it.
06-30-2011, 07:35 PM
The current recommendations for DAA, say not to use it for more than 8 weeks. There are no long term studies to show what it will do if used longer than that time frame and there is already an article suggesting the possibility of kidney damage from long term use.
If LH is so important for sexual function, it begs the question, how can men who have been castrated resume sexual function with TRT therapy?
The post below comes from a castrated male on this site: http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic234.html Emphasis mine.
Yes, im a castrate male on TRT, so I know these issues 1st hand. All desire and drive is lost if i stop hormone replacement therapy, but i function still, just cant reach oragasam very well, and it dosnt seem important. When im on TRT i am normal.
Men who NEED TRT, need it for the rest of their lives.
06-30-2011, 07:37 PM
06-30-2011, 08:21 PM
Im 57, done several OTC cycles, low dose pulses, not really up for blood work and all, but recovery from wo's is def diminished after decades of continuous exercise. However, I dont want to shut-down, using a patch or gel will do that. Thinking maybe that, without labs I wont know where Im at.
06-30-2011, 09:44 PM
06-30-2011, 11:32 PM
07-01-2011, 01:15 AM
07-01-2011, 02:26 AM
DAA works. It also increases LH, which is also important for sex. Test injections wont increse LH. Adding an AI to make the DAA work better, should give you a test boost that you should at least experience once, to say you tried one last thing before a life of pharmacology. Plus, your at the age where DHEA is recomended to boost both health and test. I highly reccomend you try the DAA/AI stack with year round DHEA, and then well see if you cant ut off TRT for just a few more years.
07-01-2011, 05:49 AM
If t levels are low and someone wanted to do the HRT on the cheap with injectables what else is needed
07-01-2011, 08:34 AM
07-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Agreed, forgot about DHEA, it is a viable option and way affordable. DAA didnt work for me, Im sticking with Creatine, whey and glutamine. I think you understand where Im coming from, OTC is bad enough. What do think is a good AI? What do you think about pulsing a test patch or gel? Would that minimize endogenous shut-down? If Im not already shut-down that is.
07-01-2011, 09:06 PM
Ive heard they are loer than the levels prior to pinning, but thats if you dont use HCG or anything.
07-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Fair enough, but I was actually thinkin of 4 to 6 weeks on DAA inside of 8 weeks on and a long torm commitment to DHEA. Hes only forty eight. That might be enought to jump start hi testicles for a good while,considering that his body might not strive for equilibrium that much because it doesnt neccesarily whant low test. It would be worth a try IMO.
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