Wounded Vet needs help!! any company reps???
- 05-04-2011, 11:35 AM
Wounded Vet needs help!! any company reps???
I am 36 6'5 now 250 lbs and was wounded in Afghanistan last year. Previous I was 220 and in the gym every chance I could, Cardio was up and ran 7-10 miles everyother day. I now have a moderate brain injury and other physical limitations now. I am currently suffering extreme muscle fatigue after just a short walk etc. My doctor had my bloodwork done and my Testosterone level came back at only 113 and my Thyroid is at .62 (which I am told .60 is the bottom of the scale)they said it is common for the Pituitary, Thyroid gland to shut down after something like this. I am trying to get fit again but cannot get past this muscle failure that lasts for days after any exertion. Basically I am looking for a company rep who may suggest some program to me to up my testosterone, energy, and drop some weight I have put on since because of the injury. (and for those wondering yes I have been through physical Rehab with no improvements) I have spoken to my doctor about trying this and she said ok as long as I discuss the products i will be using with her before hand.
- 05-04-2011, 12:33 PM
I'm sorry to hear about this, man. And thank you for your service.
To be honest, those number sound like they'll need to be addressed with RX strength means; not OTC. When you say thyroid at .62 what level are you referring to? I have hypothyroidism and the higher the TSH number, the lower the activity (e.g. being fat), whereas a lower TSH = higher activity thyroid (e.g. being rail thin). The numbers I had for that were 0.4 - 4.5 being normal TSH (though my endo said he feels 0.3 - 3.0 is a better description of normal).
As far as the test levels, I would think TRT or HRT with some testosterone cyp would be the route to go.
I'm sure some guys with more experience on that side could offer more advice, too.
I'm happy to help however I can, though admittedly I'm not as knowledgeable in the TRT/HRT areas yet.
05-04-2011, 01:28 PM
05-04-2011, 01:45 PM
I've been having a heck of a time dealing with this lately. Just for example: I found out I have hypothyroidism, so they put me on 50mcg Synthroid/day. It takes 6 weeks for levels to stabilize, so that's when blood work is done. The blood work showed a drop into "normal" range, but I didn't lose a single pound in those 6 weeks and I had reduced calories even more from where they'd been (which was still lower than it should've had to be for what my BMR should have been)...They wanted me to stay on for another 3 months and then come back in for more blood work. That doesn't work for me; so I sought an endocrinologist in a bigger city and he bumped my dosage from 50 to 112. Still haven't noticed any benefit, yet, but he's actively trying to help me.
You definitely need a doctor who will work with you, who trusts you and who you trust and feel comfortable with.
05-04-2011, 03:29 PM
The VA can really help with this. Get with you OIE/OEF cordinator and ask for an appointment with primary for consul to endo. If this does not work get with a patient advocate or DAV they get things moving.
That you for your service.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!"-me
05-04-2011, 04:16 PM
05-04-2011, 07:04 PM
Take a look over in this part of the forum, these guys really are very knowledgeable and can probably help you alot.
07-06-2011, 12:39 AM
Ok, I am back now and my TEST levels are in the mid 600's now and I am still giving myself a weekly injection of TEST Euthnante 1ML. My question is now I am going to start working out and am still waiting for the V.A to pick me up so i can get back to an Endocrinologist and get more extensive care, but I am concerned about developing GYNO with the weekly TEST injections. I have a few bottles of FORMODROL (PCT) left from before my injury, would something like this function like clomid and help block excess estrogen production? if not does anyone know of anything I can get OTC until I get back into the ENDO Dr? I appreciate all the help (and BTW for all those who assisted me in getting my last Dr on board with proper TEST dosing I appreciate it I have never felt better). Also I am going to start high intensity cardio training about 40 min a day will these injections help me or hamper my ability to regain much of the fitness I have lost? any recommendations is appreciated.
07-06-2011, 08:38 AM
If you're stuck going OTC, I'd look into research chems, first, and look into some aromisin or arimidex. If that's not an option for whatever reason, you could look at Erase or Formastanzol. I don't know for sure, but I would think that Formadrol would have to be pretty high dosed.
07-06-2011, 02:46 PM
If his estrogen is not high then he should not touch an AI, like others said go see an Endo to get these hormones of yours straightened out.
07-06-2011, 04:26 PM
07-06-2011, 04:41 PM
I wouldn't worry about estrogen levels unless you are showing signs then you could add in a low dose of Erase by PES, it won't put them way down but keep it from getting high. What Andrew said is right though, an Endo can prescribe you with medication that is best and can do testing to make sure you are on the right dose as well. Work with the VA, you deserve to be treated properly being a veteran!!!
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