Help Please, Anybody!
- 01-19-2008, 03:38 PM
Help Please, Anybody!
Just started HRT about 12 weeks ago. Am currently on 140mg/week of Test Cyp. and 250iu of HCG twice per week.Since I've been on the therapy my blood pressure has skyrocked from about 120/80 to 150/98. Can this be from the protocol and if so does this mean I can't be on TRT?
Also latest bllod test I received in mail today shows Hemoglobin at 17.4 range 13.2-17.1
Hemacrit 51.2 range 38.5-50.0
absolute eosinophils 515 range 15-500
What does this mean, doesn't seem good to me? Any comments appreciated.
- 01-19-2008, 04:42 PM
You may want to repeat Hematocrit test, drink 16oz plain water two hours before the blood draw.
You most likely have other problems.
I suggest more frequent (daily) injections, T & hcg on alternate days,
and more complete testing.
Start with Genova Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostic, list on my post #44
Jan's BloodTest April13/2007
01-20-2008, 08:06 AM
01-20-2008, 08:56 AM
01-20-2008, 02:27 PM
I came off of TRT because of its effect on my blood pressure. At it's highest, mine topped out at 160/90. After I stopped the TRT it was back down to 110's/70's in a couple of weeks. I didn't have increased Hgb and/or Hgb like you do, though. I also had a sharp increase in laboratory markers of inflammation like c-reactive protein and homocysteine and allergic-type symptoms.
A mild elevation in eosinophil count like yours can be a result of hay fever or other allergies, or it could result from a drug reaction.
01-20-2008, 07:07 PM
01-20-2008, 08:47 PM
Inflammation (Chronic) - Print Version : Online Reference For Health Concerns
PTX is prescribed to improve blood flow properties by decreasing its viscosity. It works by improving red blood cell flexibility, decreasing platelet aggregation, and reducing fibrinogen levels
Do you think PTX may be apropriate in his case of elevated
I am using it, I have elevated fibrinogen.
pentoxifylline (PTX); the brand name is Trental
01-20-2008, 10:59 PM
If he has an elevated fibrinogen level -- and he could have, given that he has one elevated inflammatory marker, so he could have others, like an elevated fibrinogen level--Trental might be a good option.
Without elevated fibrinogen, I would think aspirin would do the trick. It does not affect blood viscosity, but because of its anti-platelet effect, it decreases the likelihood of blood clots.
I am astonished at how effective aspirin is for discouraging clotting. I already take a prescription blood thinner for another condition. I was taking one baby aspirin/day without ill effect. When I read about all the benefits from taking a whole aspirin/day I decided to see if I could handle it.
I had to stop - I started getting bruises and petecchiae (red blood cells leaking from the capillaries) all over, so I was forced to go back to my one baby aspirin/day.
But it was a good demonstration of how potent aspirin is.
01-21-2008, 01:01 PM
01-21-2008, 01:03 PM
[I came off of TRT because of its effect on my blood pressure. At it's highest, mine topped out at 160/90. After I stopped the TRT it was back down to 110's/70's in a couple of weeks.
How do you now handle the effects of not receiving TRT. I assume you started treatment becuase of symptoms most of us suffer from?
01-21-2008, 01:03 PM
I hate to be Capt. Obvious, but have you considered discussing this with your doctor and if so what has his response been?
01-21-2008, 01:05 PM
01-21-2008, 01:07 PM
01-21-2008, 01:09 PM
How much DHEA are you taking?[/QUOTE
Was using about 48mgs topical per day and about 15 mgs preg per day-topical.
01-21-2008, 01:11 PM
Good. I completely understand.
Often times (mis)information or information overload can further intensify already unpleasant symptoms, especially things like BP. Then randomly trying to remedy symptoms with various things may only further hinder discovering the initial cause for the symptom.
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