My Current TRT State of Affairs

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  1. My Current TRT State of Affairs


    Hi!

    So I have been doing 50mg E3D of 100mg/ml test cyp.

    here is my blood test situation and the results:
    I did a 50mg injection on Friday May 11th about 3pm. (Before that on Tuesday May 8th, and so on...)Then on Saturday May 12th at around 8am I took a blood test.

    I got my blood tests back today. Now had this been weekly injections I would have been concerned that the levels I got back were my "peak" levels. But since I am doing this every three days is it safe to assume that my level that I got back would only waver 100+ or 100- or so?

    My concern is that my Testosterone came back at 682.

    (As a side note I know that when I was doing weekly injections that the peak felt really good and noticabley better. )

    Does this Testosterone level sound right for my dosage of 50mg e3d?

    Also I have been worried that my libido problems (ie. NO sex drive, NO urge to have sex or want women, EXTREMELY weak erections and rarely) were caused by estrogen. I have been taking 100mg zinc everday and my estradiol levels came back at 8.

    So what should I do about my estradiol? What about my testosterone levels?

    If my levels would still be on the rise after that Friday injection when I got my blood test on Saturday, then I guess 672 isnt that bad. But if thats my peak or where Ill be at, Id like to push that up a bit.


    Im 22 and i want to get back the amazing confidence, sex drive, poweful unending erections of my earlier 20's (sounds funny saying that).

    Should i just administer more T myself for a week or two and see if that even helps, then if it does push for it, if not then look to other factors?

    Also a question about injections. I always have trouble knowing where to align the plunger against the dosage amount "ticks" on the side of the syringe. Like do i match the pointy top of the concave stopper end at the line that i want or do i push it up more so that the black rubber edge near the bottom of the concave stopper is aligned at the line? hope that made some sorta sense...

    Thanks! and please answer each of these questions in an interjecting quote style if possible. makes it very organized.[/quote]

    also i take levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism. should i ask if i can try a different t4 med, or switch to something like armour which is t3/t4?

    do i have a dopamine deficiency possibly? i want my sex life back!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    Hi!

    So I have been doing 50mg E3D of 100mg/ml test cyp.

    here is my blood test situation and the results:
    I did a 50mg injection on Friday May 11th about 3pm. (Before that on Tuesday May 8th, and so on...)Then on Saturday May 12th at around 8am I took a blood test.

    I got my blood tests back today. Now had this been weekly injections I would have been concerned that the levels I got back were my "peak" levels. But since I am doing this every three days is it safe to assume that my level that I got back would only waver 100+ or 100- or so?

    My concern is that my Testosterone came back at 682.

    (As a side note I know that when I was doing weekly injections that the peak felt really good and noticabley better. )

    Does this Testosterone level sound right for my dosage of 50mg e3d?

    Also I have been worried that my libido problems (ie. NO sex drive, NO urge to have sex or want women, EXTREMELY weak erections and rarely) were caused by estrogen. I have been taking 100mg zinc everday and my estradiol levels came back at 8.

    So what should I do about my estradiol? What about my testosterone levels?

    If my levels would still be on the rise after that Friday injection when I got my blood test on Saturday, then I guess 672 isnt that bad. But if thats my peak or where Ill be at, Id like to push that up a bit.


    Im 22 and i want to get back the amazing confidence, sex drive, poweful unending erections of my earlier 20's (sounds funny saying that).

    Should i just administer more T myself for a week or two and see if that even helps, then if it does push for it, if not then look to other factors?

    Also a question about injections. I always have trouble knowing where to align the plunger against the dosage amount "ticks" on the side of the syringe. Like do i match the pointy top of the concave stopper end at the line that i want or do i push it up more so that the black rubber edge near the bottom of the concave stopper is aligned at the line? hope that made some sorta sense...

    Thanks! and please answer each of these questions in an interjecting quote style if possible. makes it very organized.
    also i take levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism. should i ask if i can try a different t4 med, or switch to something like armour which is t3/t4?

    do i have a dopamine deficiency possibly? i want my sex life back![/QUOTE]


    addin some hcg 100 ius and day and it should bring mr wanky to life .. your e2 is too damn low !!
    Where is your dhea and shbg? that needs to be looked at.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    Hi!

    So I have been doing 50mg E3D of 100mg/ml test cyp.

    here is my blood test situation and the results:
    I did a 50mg injection on Friday May 11th about 3pm. (Before that on Tuesday May 8th, and so on...)Then on Saturday May 12th at around 8am I took a blood test.

    I got my blood tests back today. Now had this been weekly injections I would have been concerned that the levels I got back were my "peak" levels. But since I am doing this every three days is it safe to assume that my level that I got back would only waver 100+ or 100- or so?

    My concern is that my Testosterone came back at 682.

    (As a side note I know that when I was doing weekly injections that the peak felt really good and noticabley better. )

    Does this Testosterone level sound right for my dosage of 50mg e3d?

    Also I have been worried that my libido problems (ie. NO sex drive, NO urge to have sex or want women, EXTREMELY weak erections and rarely) were caused by estrogen. I have been taking 100mg zinc everday and my estradiol levels came back at 8.

    So what should I do about my estradiol? What about my testosterone levels?

    If my levels would still be on the rise after that Friday injection when I got my blood test on Saturday, then I guess 672 isnt that bad. But if thats my peak or where Ill be at, Id like to push that up a bit.


    Im 22 and i want to get back the amazing confidence, sex drive, poweful unending erections of my earlier 20's (sounds funny saying that).

    Should i just administer more T myself for a week or two and see if that even helps, then if it does push for it, if not then look to other factors?

    Also a question about injections. I always have trouble knowing where to align the plunger against the dosage amount "ticks" on the side of the syringe. Like do i match the pointy top of the concave stopper end at the line that i want or do i push it up more so that the black rubber edge near the bottom of the concave stopper is aligned at the line? hope that made some sorta sense...

    Thanks! and please answer each of these questions in an interjecting quote style if possible. makes it very organized.
    also i take levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism. should i ask if i can try a different t4 med, or switch to something like armour which is t3/t4?

    do i have a dopamine deficiency possibly? i want my sex life back![/QUOTE]

    E2 is crazy low. No AI use? Low E2 could cause as much libido problems as low T. You night want to ask your DR if you can switch over to a TD as this will raise E2.

    50mg E3D equals out to a 120mg shot per week. Your T level is fine.

    What exactly happened in the last 2 years that caused your symptoms? Tramatic events, car accident, drug/alcohol use etc,?

    What kind of Zinc you taking? 100mg of even potent aspartate shouldn't do that much to E if at all.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by plymouth city View Post
    also i take levothyroxine for my hypothyroidism. should i ask if i can try a different t4 med, or switch to something like armour which is t3/t4?

    do i have a dopamine deficiency possibly? i want my sex life back!
    E2 is crazy low. No AI use? Low E2 could cause as much libido problems as low T. You night want to ask your DR if you can switch over to a TD as this will raise E2.

    50mg E3D equals out to a 120mg shot per week. Your T level is fine.

    What exactly happened in the last 2 years that caused your symptoms? Tramatic events, car accident, drug/alcohol use etc,?

    What kind of Zinc you taking? 100mg of even potent aspartate shouldn't do that much to E if at all.[/QUOTE]

    No but lack of dhea will drop e in toilet too..might be why mr smiley is not too happy. Low estrogen is why no chubb.
    You might be better off with injections every week to get e2 up and see where it is after 4 weeks ...plymouth you agree.Low e2 leads to fatty liver and if your shbg is high then you need more estrogen

  5. Doing his shots every 3 days I test on the day of my next shot do the test in the morning and shoot when I get home. Doing this has lowered my E2 but I take Arimidex just less of it. Don't do Zinc this high for more then 4 weeks also add in 2mgs of Copper when taking Zinc Zinc lowers Copper in your body. I would add in HCG 250 IU's the 2 days each in between your T shots. I do this and my libido is fine doing this will bring up your E2. And your sex life.
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  6. thanks to all who replied, especially pmgamer. your information is topnotch.

    so to summarize:

    1.) Start HCG
    2.) Check T4 levels? and T3?
    3.) Check prolactin
    4.) Discontinue Zinc

    sound right?

    And I will get comprehensive bloodwork later this month. I was in the hospital a few days ago so I just asked to know my total test and estradiol levels.


    UPDATE: today for my regular E3D T-cyp shot i increased the dosage to 70mg from 50mg to see if i notice positive differences. I figure if I do this and talk to my doc and explain that my levels were low before at 50 e3d and even worse at 100mg ew that I figured a small jump up couldnt hurt that much. im only doing this because i havent been able to get a call back from here in 2 weeks. im tired of waiitng. should i explain this all to my doctor or just shut my mouth, get her to order a blood test, and just drop back down to the original 100mg a week so that she can see how low my results are firsthand?

    How would you guys handle this? suffer and continue at 50mg e3d or even worse try 100mg ew like she originally ordered so that my levels come back even poopier meaning she may increase my dosage even more? Im thinking if I do once weekly she will see the low trough, increase the dosage nicely and then i can on my own do e3d distributions....

    FYI: when doing the 100mg weekly, the two days after the shot felt great. if i were to be able to do 200mg a week, split e3d i think i would be in heaven.

    help! so many ways of handling this rightnow

  7. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    thanks to all who replied, especially pmgamer. your information is topnotch.

    so to summarize:

    1.) Start HCG
    2.) Check T4 levels? and T3?
    3.) Check prolactin
    4.) Discontinue Zinc

    sound right?

    And I will get comprehensive bloodwork later this month. I was in the hospital a few days ago so I just asked to know my total test and estradiol levels.


    UPDATE: today for my regular E3D T-cyp shot i increased the dosage to 70mg from 50mg to see if i notice positive differences. I figure if I do this and talk to my doc and explain that my levels were low before at 50 e3d and even worse at 100mg ew that I figured a small jump up couldnt hurt that much. im only doing this because i havent been able to get a call back from here in 2 weeks. im tired of waiitng. should i explain this all to my doctor or just shut my mouth, get her to order a blood test, and just drop back down to the original 100mg a week so that she can see how low my results are firsthand?

    How would you guys handle this? suffer and continue at 50mg e3d or even worse try 100mg ew like she originally ordered so that my levels come back even poopier meaning she may increase my dosage even more? Im thinking if I do once weekly she will see the low trough, increase the dosage nicely and then i can on my own do e3d distributions....

    FYI: when doing the 100mg weekly, the two days after the shot felt great. if i were to be able to do 200mg a week, split e3d i think i would be in heaven.

    help! so many ways of handling this rightnow
    50-55mg/every 3 days should be enough.
    The only way to know is to go to Quest and do
    (Free BioAvailable and Total testosterone).
    Draw blood at Quest. If you already are taking shots do blood draw at Quest on the day of the test before t shot.
    Do also E2 sensitive, TotaE and Estrone.
    You want to be at the top of either Free or BAT, let the other fall where it wants. Adjust the dose according to test results.

    You want to be at (10-30) with E2, to get lower use really small amounts of LiquiDex, equal to 1/8 of Arimidex pill.

    Use DIM compounds and TMG to deal with high TotalE and or Estrone.

    There are many other factors to watch for.
    If you can, do extensive blood test that I post from time to time.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    50-55mg/every 3 days should be enough.
    The only way to know is to go to Quest and do
    (Free BioAvailable and Total testosterone).
    Draw blood at Quest. If you already are taking shots do blood draw at Quest on the day of the test before t shot.
    Do also E2 sensitive, TotaE and Estrone.
    You want to be at the top of either Free or BAT, let the other fall where it wants. Adjust the dose according to test results.

    You want to be at (10-30) with E2, to get lower use really small amounts of LiquiDex, equal to 1/8 of Arimidex pill.

    Use DIM compounds and TMG to deal with high TotalE and or Estrone.
    There are many other factors to watch for.
    If you can, do extensive blood test that I post from time to time.


    He needs to check esterone alot of guys I know have normal e2 but e1 is really high. So in this case armidex would not be needed but 150 mgs DIM and 500 TMG, 500 mgs calcium d glucurate, 1 tsp carlsons fish oils. Despite conflicting reports dim changes estrogen of e1 and e2 though as prgmmer pointed out you must have something in order to get something. SO it may be possible that DIm does lower e2 in some cases. Jury is still out !! but in janzs case it did not but also he was doing pregnenone creame to so it may have kept it from rising..

  9. Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    He needs to check esterone alot of guys I know have normal e2 but e1 is really high. So in this case armidex would not be needed but 150 mgs DIM and 500 TMG, 500 mgs calcium d glucurate, 1 tsp carlsons fish oils. Despite conflicting reports dim changes estrogen of e1 and e2 though as prgmmer pointed out you must have something in order to get something. SO it may be possible that DIm does lower e2 in some cases. Jury is still out !! but in janzs case it did not but also he was doing pregnenone creame to so it may have kept it from rising..
    Yes;
    Trust but verify.
    Bottom line, take best action that is logical at the time,
    verfy results using blood test.

  10. ok so check out this great news!

    today i called my doctor

    1.) told her im not satisified with my synthroid (levothyroxine) and that my temp is consistently low. she said i can start armour!

    2.) told her my testosterone total levels peaked at 682 so she said i can start doing 150mg a week instead of 100. even better she said i can do 75mg e3d. didnt even have to worry about getting actualy blood results to her or anything.


    when i informed her about my high prolactin and low e2 she said she doesnt "get into that". whatever ill self medicate for now i guess...

    so will my increase of 100mg a week to 150mg a week raise my e2? or should i begin taking some dhea to get e2 up. (im hyoppituitary or whatver so i dont think my body makes dhea as well as it should anyway) i dont know my dhea levels right now...but its much more likely there lower given my background information and other blood results, then higher right?

    and for prolactin i was gonna get some b6? 200mg a day sound right if im 14 on a scale of 4-17?

  11. FOXDIE one change at a time go up on the T shots and give it 4 weeks. When you switch to Armour go on 60mgs do 30mgs 2 times a day say morning and dinner I just put it undre my tongue. Keep track of your temps doing them 3 x's a day after your up 3 hrs. then do an avg. When you first go in it you temp avg. may go up when in about 2 weeks it goes back down if you feel hypo then up the dose 15mgs I did this every 2 weeks until I got to 2.5 grains then my temps stayed up for about 5 weeks then I went up 15mgs now I am holding at 3 grains my temps are steady and 98.6 to 98.8 the best I have seen them in a long time.
    Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    ok so check out this great news!

    today i called my doctor

    1.) told her im not satisified with my synthroid (levothyroxine) and that my temp is consistently low. she said i can start armour!

    2.) told her my testosterone total levels peaked at 682 so she said i can start doing 150mg a week instead of 100. even better she said i can do 75mg e3d. didnt even have to worry about getting actualy blood results to her or anything.


    when i informed her about my high prolactin and low e2 she said she doesnt "get into that". whatever ill self medicate for now i guess...

    so will my increase of 100mg a week to 150mg a week raise my e2? or should i begin taking some dhea to get e2 up. (im hyoppituitary or whatver so i dont think my body makes dhea as well as it should anyway) i dont know my dhea levels right now...but its much more likely there lower given my background information and other blood results, then higher right?

    and for prolactin i was gonna get some b6? 200mg a day sound right if im 14 on a scale of 4-17?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    ok so check out this great news!

    today i called my doctor

    1.) told her im not satisified with my synthroid (levothyroxine) and that my temp is consistently low. she said i can start armour!

    2.) told her my testosterone total levels peaked at 682 so she said i can start doing 150mg a week instead of 100. even better she said i can do 75mg e3d. didnt even have to worry about getting actualy blood results to her or anything.


    when i informed her about my high prolactin and low e2 she said she doesnt "get into that". whatever ill self medicate for now i guess...

    so will my increase of 100mg a week to 150mg a week raise my e2? or should i begin taking some dhea to get e2 up. (im hyoppituitary or whatver so i dont think my body makes dhea as well as it should anyway) i dont know my dhea levels right now...but its much more likely there lower given my background information and other blood results, then higher right?

    and for prolactin i was gonna get some b6? 200mg a day sound right if im 14 on a scale of 4-17?

    i think it would be better to add hcg in here 250 ius 2 days inbetween shots it should take you up to the 900 -1000 level as well as feed other pathways which you are in despereate need of and will also raise e2 and dhea at the same time. upping test could put extra stress on your adrenals. 120 mgs for a person in the 300 range takes them to 800-900..

  13. Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    i think it would be better to add hcg in here 250 ius 2 days inbetween shots it should take you up to the 900 -1000 level as well as feed other pathways which you are in despereate need of and will also raise e2 and dhea at the same time. upping test could put extra stress on your adrenals. 120 mgs for a person in the 300 range takes them to 800-900..
    Yes this is much better but I thought his Dr.would not give it to him HCG that is.

  14. ha yeah im just doing what i can for now until i can find another doctor. its hard im at college and there is no endo close by to see. Ill have to find a new one eventually. Plus i already spoke to her on the phone today and got new thyroid meds and increasead test inject levels just by talking to her, so i didnt want to push it. 20 minutes of her time on the phone and 2 advances forward in my treatment were enough for now i figured.

    she doesnt even really get this stuff that well i dont think; i would be more surprised if she even knew why i would want to try hcg then if she was against it.

    about the hcg though. what exactly does it affect differently then just taking additional T? is it measurables (levels) that it affects or morseo changes that the user can feel? is taking dhea each day to raise e2 and dhea a good alternative for now though?

    and is it possible to have successful TRT and restore libido without using AI or HCG?

  15. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    ha yeah im just doing what i can for now until i can find another doctor. its hard im at college and there is no endo close by to see. Ill have to find a new one eventually. Plus i already spoke to her on the phone today and got new thyroid meds and increasead test inject levels just by talking to her, so i didnt want to push it. 20 minutes of her time on the phone and 2 advances forward in my treatment were enough for now i figured.

    she doesnt even really get this stuff that well i dont think; i would be more surprised if she even knew why i would want to try hcg then if she was against it.

    about the hcg though. what exactly does it affect differently then just taking additional T? is it measurables (levels) that it affects or morseo changes that the user can feel? is taking dhea each day to raise e2 and dhea a good alternative for now though?

    and is it possible to have successful TRT and restore libido without using AI or HCG?
    full benefits are not recieved by 90% of the people until hcg is added after stable levels have been reached for a while.
    With out HCG kiss your nuts good bye

  16. i was gonna ask my doc for hcg after i get my bloodwork back and my T levels are ok and my thyroid levels are ok...

    does this make sense to handle these matters first then get hcg?

    i guess i need to see a new doctor if she wont let me do hcg...

    About prolactin:
    also ive been reading...b6 in high dosages is apperntly bad for you longterm. should b6 use for prolactin reduction be used long term as long as the dose is safe? what do u guys recommend? or am i barking up the wrong tree? my prolactin is 14 so its gotta benefit me to lower it right? is b6 the cheapest safest way?

    About dhea:
    and about dhea...if im hypothyroid, and hypogonad, AND my e2 is low and i have low libido i would very much believe increasing dhea is a good idea. even more important is that it is said to help ulcerative colitis, of which i suffer horribly....is 100mg a solid dose to use daily? is it common for someone with my problems to have low levels or are they high in youngins like me? (22)...seems people here: dehydroepiandrosterone Community Ratings - Revolution Health
    mostly are using 100mg 150mg and 200mg....should i be afraid to use that much? or is it just a matter of wasting my money and elevating dhea too high? thinkin bout starting at 100mg each day and then after a bit, adjusting it to see the differences

  17. Quote Originally Posted by FOXDIE View Post
    i was gonna ask my doc for hcg after i get my bloodwork back and my T levels are ok and my thyroid levels are ok...

    does this make sense to handle these matters first then get hcg?

    i guess i need to see a new doctor if she wont let me do hcg...

    About prolactin:
    also ive been reading...b6 in high dosages is apperntly bad for you longterm. should b6 use for prolactin reduction be used long term as long as the dose is safe? what do u guys recommend? or am i barking up the wrong tree? my prolactin is 14 so its gotta benefit me to lower it right? is b6 the cheapest safest way?

    About dhea:
    and about dhea...if im hypothyroid, and hypogonad, AND my e2 is low and i have low libido i would very much believe increasing dhea is a good idea. even more important is that it is said to help ulcerative colitis, of which i suffer horribly....is 100mg a solid dose to use daily? is it common for someone with my problems to have low levels or are they high in youngins like me? (22)...seems people here: dehydroepiandrosterone Community Ratings - Revolution Health
    mostly are using 100mg 150mg and 200mg....should i be afraid to use that much? or is it just a matter of wasting my money and elevating dhea too high? thinkin bout starting at 100mg each day and then after a bit, adjusting it to see the differences

    You need to take DHEA 2 times a day, with food, I would suggest starting at 50mg split up 2 times a day. It will increase T and E as well. If you could get your hands on pregnenolone that would be great as well. Frontload the body with T cream, DHEA and Pregnenolone and whatch that T and E go up

    You need hcG soon, probably after 4-6 weeks in. Your young right? In college? If you want kids someday this is necessary, if not kiss your nutts goodby

    I sent you a link to get Dhea. Chech your PM.

    My old way of thinking was to fix thyroid/adrenals first then T. I do not think this way anymore. T should be fixed first. More often than not, thyroid problems, unless they are really bad, often fix themselves with T. Same goes with E as well.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by plymouth city View Post
    You need to take DHEA 2 times a day, with food, I would suggest starting at 50mg split up 2 times a day. It will increase T and E as well. If you could get your hands on pregnenolone that would be great as well. Frontload the body with T cream, DHEA and Pregnenolone and whatch that T and E go up

    You need hcG soon, probably after 4-6 weeks in. Your young right? In college? If you want kids someday this is necessary, if not kiss your nutts goodby

    I sent you a link to get Dhea. Chech your PM.

    My old way of thinking was to fix thyroid/adrenals first then T. I do not think this way anymore. T should be fixed first. More often than not, thyroid problems, unless they are really bad, often fix themselves with T. Same goes with E as well.
    After my experience with DHEA and pregnenolone pills I am firm believer in creams.
    You can get creams at compounding pharmacy that contain
    Testosterone
    pregnenolone
    DHEA
    chrysin
    probably more

    In my case pregnenolone cream rised my DHEA to 3x max levels, something that megadoses of pills (DHEA and pregnenolone) taken for 3 years were not able to do.

  19. HCG will also increase E2 as there is aromatase in the testes, which will be fueled by T levels that are 100 time higher than serum levels.

    DHEA will lead to more E2 if there is enough E2. You can get 75 grams of bulk DHEA powder from bulk nutrition.

    There is one of the bulk amino acids that is very restorative to the guts and might help with your condition.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by plymouth city View Post
    My old way of thinking was to fix thyroid/adrenals first then T. I do not think this way anymore. T should be fixed first. More often than not, thyroid problems, unless they are really bad, often fix themselves with T. Same goes with E as well.
    I wish this were so but in a lot of the cases I have come accross men with low cortisol levels and low thyroid that went to T first stressed there Adrenals even more they just did not get past the fatigue. Most that get there adrenals stable on Cortef then treat there Thyroid when they test there Testosterone levels later find there levels come up. But we did find checking E2 first and if high getting it down it was very easy to treat the Adrenals and Thyroid E2 mess's up both and testosterone.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18 View Post
    I wish this were so but in a lot of the cases I have come across men with low cortisol levels and low thyroid that went to T first stressed their Adrenals even more they just did not get past the fatigue. Most that get there adrenals stable on Cortef then treat there Thyroid when they test there Testosterone levels later find there levels come up. But we did find checking E2 first and if high getting it down it was very easy to treat the Adrenals and Thyroid E2 mess's up both and testosterone.
    I suspect that there are two situations and one 'rule' will not fit both. There will be some who will balance the other systems when T is restored and there will be those where there are fundamental causes other than low T. In many cases, if the 'patient' has low T and minor issues with the other systems, perhaps doing TRT then re-checking the other systems at the first blood work might be workable. - judgement and experience -

  22. We are finding a lot of young men get tested show Total and Free T levels are low. There Dr. does not do more testing like Dr. John does and just puts them on TRT now this is for life and once you start on TRT and do it for a time. Your not going to find out if he is Secondary or Primary taking him off TRT and checking LH and FSH. A lot of them have low testosterone because they have Adrenal Fatigue or a bad Thyroid. And fixing this brings there levels back up. So they now don't need TRT.

    I have come accorss young men trying to get there % of body fat down in diet and over working out. They start to feel bad fatigue with loss of libido. Then see a Dr. he test there Testosterone finds them low and just puts them on TRT. When all they needed to do was eat better and stop workingout to rest there body. I am sorry but the last thing one needs to do is go on TRT with out doing a mess of testing to find out why they are low and when they see why just fixing the problem there levels go up. I have talked to men with low T levels that were under a lot of stress. Take care of the stress and there T levels go back up. I have yet to see cortisol and thyroid levels get better on TRT.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18 View Post
    We are finding a lot of young men get tested show Total and Free T levels are low. There Dr. does not do more testing like Dr. John does and just puts them on TRT now this is for life and once you start on TRT and do it for a time. Your not going to find out if he is Secondary or Primary taking him off TRT and checking LH and FSH. A lot of them have low testosterone because they have Adrenal Fatigue or a bad Thyroid. And fixing this brings there levels back up. So they now don't need TRT.

    I have come accorss young men trying to get there % of body fat down in diet and over working out. They start to feel bad fatigue with loss of libido. Then see a Dr. he test there Testosterone finds them low and just puts them on TRT. When all they needed to do was eat better and stop workingout to rest there body. I am sorry but the last thing one needs to do is go on TRT with out doing a mess of testing to find out why they are low and when they see why just fixing the problem there levels go up. I have talked to men with low T levels that were under a lot of stress. Take care of the stress and there T levels go back up. I have yet to see cortisol and thyroid levels get better on TRT.
    How is Adrenal Insufficiency checked/detected and then what
    are the options for correcting that situation? Wondering about myself.

    (My thyroid levels, TSH, T3, FT3, FT4 are all very close to dead center of reference ranges.)

  24. Quote Originally Posted by KSman View Post
    How is Adrenal Insufficiency checked/detected and then what
    are the options for correcting that situation? Wondering about myself.

    (My thyroid levels, TSH, T3, FT3, FT4 are all very close to dead center of reference ranges.)
    By how you feel and your cortisol levels. First I did a morning fasting test about 8am for cortisol. My test come back low normal 8 my Dr. told me it was ok it's in the normal range. I did not say anything I ordered a Saliva test from the Canary Club.
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com...ended-labwork/
    This showed me to be in stage 5 of AI.
    http://www.chronicfatigue.org/ASI%201%20.html
    I then showed this to my Dr. and we went around a little and I got him to order a acth stimulation my levels after 30 and 60 mins went up 3 x's so this told my Dr. I was Secondary. We all ready knew I has Hypopituitary so this made sence. He put me on Isocort this helped for a time this is sold OTC but not all the great so he put me on Cortef I do 10mgs in the morning and 5mgs at lunch and dinner time. Then because my Thyroid was mid range I got him to let me try armour and wow I started feeling better. Still had a lot of fatigue so we tested my Aldosterone and Renin levels I was low on Aldosterone and on the high side of Renin this tells us I am secondary makes sence. So 4 weeks ago I started on Florinef and take 1/2 tsp full of Sea Salt with it 2x's a day. Now I feel great.
    Here is a good link on this and the Alsosterone and sodium wasting is near the bottom.
    http://www.tuberose.com/Adrenal_Glands.html
    I most say if it were not for the net I would be in bad shape.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by KSman View Post
    How is Adrenal Insufficiency checked/detected and then what
    are the options for correcting that situation? Wondering about myself.

    (My thyroid levels, TSH, T3, FT3, FT4 are all very close to dead center of reference ranges.)
    Speaking of FT3 it means that you are 50% from the top.
    You should be 20% from the top.
    Right here you could use 2-3 grains of Armour.

    Free (T3)3.25pg/mL(2.3-4.2)

    3.820 <--FT3 start of upper 20%
    3.725 <--FT3 start of upper 25%
    3.567 <--FT3 start of upper 33%
    3.250 <--FT3 start of upper 50%

  26. Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    Speaking of FT3 it means that you are 50% from the top.
    You should be 20% from the top.
    Right here you could use 2-3 grains of Armour.

    Free (T3)3.25pg/mL(2.3-4.2)

    3.820 <--FT3 start of upper 20%
    3.725 <--FT3 start of upper 25%
    3.567 <--FT3 start of upper 33%
    3.250 <--FT3 start of upper 50%
    My FT3 was 3.2 in a ref range of 2.3 - 4.2 which is in the middle of the range, but at .75% of the 4.2

    That is ok? You think that I should go from 3.2 -->3.8?

    I used to be a non-stop always had to be doing something kind of guy until around 40 years. Lacking that get-up-and-go.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by KSman View Post
    My FT3 was 3.2 in a ref range of 2.3 - 4.2 which is in the middle of the range, but at .75% of the 4.2

    That is ok? You think that I should go from 3.2 -->3.8?

    I used to be a non-stop always had to be doing something kind of guy until around 40 years. Lacking that get-up-and-go.
    Can you post your test with the units and ranges looks like you might do good on some Armour. You can try it and stop your Thyroid will just go back to where it was.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by KSman View Post
    My FT3 was 3.2 in a ref range of 2.3 - 4.2 which is in the middle of the range, but at .75% of the 4.2

    That is ok? You think that I should go from 3.2 -->3.8?

    I used to be a non-stop always had to be doing something kind of guy until around 40 years. Lacking that get-up-and-go.
    3.2 is in lower 50%, you want to be in top 20%.
    Try and see what happen.
    What is your pulse and body temperature (mine was low)?
    I had FreeT3=2.9
    on 4grains of Armour
    FreeT3=4.86 (over the range)
    I now take 3grains, my temperature is about what is was in my younger days.
    I use dr's script but also this:
    Buy Armour (Armor), Titre, Eutirox Thyroid Online
    I just ordered new batch, they told me it will take up to a month to get it.
    I will have to call my dr. to call my pharmacy with a script, cannot wait a month, my supply is to short.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18 View Post
    Can you post your test with the units and ranges looks like you might do good on some Armour. You can try it and stop your Thyroid will just go back to where it was.
    I just got my LEF lab work. -labcorp

    98mg test cyp per week as 28mg IM EOD, (#29 .5" .5ml)
    250iu HCG SQ EOD, (#29 .5" .5ml)
    1mg/wk of anastrozole in EOD doses

    TT 1025
    FT 36.1 (3.5%)
    DHT 69
    E2 22

    DHEA-s 668 (70-310)

    Thyroid: -looks good
    TSH 1.303 (.35-5.500)
    T4 5.4 (4.5-12.0)
    T3 3.2 (2.3-12.0) would report as 320 at some labs
    Free T4 1.32 (0.61-1.76)

    Iron is high 239 (40-155), was low 3.5 years ago

    hematocrit is 46%, was 44% before TRT, so no significant change

  30. That high Iron can mess up your thyroid do you take supplements with Iron in them. Men don't need Iron.
    Quote Originally Posted by KSman View Post
    I just got my LEF lab work. -labcorp

    98mg test cyp per week as 28mg IM EOD, (#29 .5" .5ml)
    250iu HCG SQ EOD, (#29 .5" .5ml)
    1mg/wk of anastrozole in EOD doses

    TT 1025
    FT 36.1 (3.5%)
    DHT 69
    E2 22

    DHEA-s 668 (70-310)

    Thyroid: -looks good
    TSH 1.303 (.35-5.500)
    T4 5.4 (4.5-12.0)
    T3 3.2 (2.3-12.0) would report as 320 at some labs
    Free T4 1.32 (0.61-1.76)

    Iron is high 239 (40-155), was low 3.5 years ago

    hematocrit is 46%, was 44% before TRT, so no significant change
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