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  1. TRT LIBIDO RESTART

    i take 100mg test a week. My LH and FSH levels are 0. You wont restart anything doing that.
  2. Training with Degenerative disc disease in Thoracic spine

    Considering after the car crushed my leg against the corner of the garage wall and pushed the wall back 2 inches, with my leg between, i pushed the car off and walked to the ambulance I am not sure I would know what hurts enough to stop. When I tore the acl in my shoulder i was still benching...
  3. Training with Degenerative disc disease in Thoracic spine

    I'm a bad judge of pain. No pain meds when a crushed my left calf and fractured the tibia, then 18 months later I fractured it again and hiked 22+ miles in the mountains on it with a 70lb pack, no pain meds for kidney stones. I definitely have an achey feeling that is NOT muscular that is...
  4. Endo put me on clomid not Test shots...

    You need to follow the doctor's plan. Clomid can work REALLY well. In fact my brother was on it for years to keep his test levels up and assist with increasing sperm count while having a kid. Take your meds, don't lie to your doctors, and see if their plan works. Your doctor is actually dong...
  5. TRT

    "Normal" range includes the entire population, NOT the healthy population. this page cites studies that look at healthy male testosterone levels http://www.menshormonalhealth.com/normal-testosterone-levels.html as you can see your levels are worse than a 100 year old healthy male. It might...
  6. Training with Degenerative disc disease in Thoracic spine

    Good information to have. Thanks for the leads I am going to look into some reading then rather than browsing the web. I do have a slightly achy spot mid back that has occurred from time to time, though i never associated it with anything in particular, but it corresponds to the t4 to t7...
  7. Sudden testicle shrinkage. No libido, fatigue. Varicocele?

    Lyme disease, STDs and some other stuff can cause testicular shrinkage. Testosterone levels fluctuate during the day being highest first thing in the morning (when you wake). Thyroid hormones, cortisol, estrogen (especially e2) and prolactin all can alter test levels.
  8. Sudden testicle shrinkage. No libido, fatigue. Varicocele?

    HCG cannot regrow cells that have died over many years. It would for sure raise test levels, but it costs a LOT more than plain old test cypionate. did your blood labs include any efforts to check for any diseases processes causes by virus or bacteria or even cancer?
  9. Sudden testicle shrinkage. No libido, fatigue. Varicocele?

    Varicocele from congenital conditions tends to cause long term testicular damage. Things are pretty normal until your mid 30s when testosterone levels start dropping faster than normal. At age 32 total test was mid 400s. Low but not unusual, and I had no other symptoms. 5 years later I was...
  10. Sudden testicle shrinkage. No libido, fatigue. Varicocele?

    I wish I could offer more, but I think the possibility of hernia or related damage might be more a cause, though I am not knowledgeable enough to match that up with the hormone balance required to maintain libido. I suspect that stress over this situation does not help it at all. I had a grade...
  11. Training with Degenerative disc disease in Thoracic spine

    I recently had an X ray for my lungs and it was noted I had moderate degeneration of my discs in the mid thoracic region of my spine. Lots of information about lumbar spine discs and weight training...but not much I can find about thoracic. Anyone had any experience with this? I am 41, 6'2"...
  12. Sudden testicle shrinkage. No libido, fatigue. Varicocele?

    If it is varicocele related it is due to an injury rather than the normal process of varicocele which takes typically 20 ish years to really make changes, and typically at that point you have clinically low testosterone. I think focusing on the varicocele aspect as a cause is probably not...
  13. Which TRT Provider

    I have been on about 3 or 4 years. I wish i didn't need it. My PCP handles my TRT 2 visits a year 2 blood draws a year and just over 2multi use vials of test a year at 22 to 67 a vial. I spent 2 years trying to improve natural function because i HATE being dependant on a medication to be...
  14. Not gaining much size

    doesnt matter...if you are not getting bigger you are not eating enough.
  15. Not gaining much size

    got to eat for size. i was eating 2800-3200 kcal a day and stalled in weight, though my strength was going up. went ahead and went nuts and jumped up to 5k a day and started making size gains fast. Apparently 500+ rep workouts and 3k calories was a bad combo (I was 232 and 6'2" at the time)...
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