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    H2xor reacted to Teraana68 in TRT Replacement Levels   
    Thanks for the reply H2xor. Just an update. The Finger pr**k test appears to have been out by quite a margin. 
    Test 17.18 Free Test - 0.33 Prolactin 149 Albumin - 45 Attached the figures in more detail. Reviewing these numbers it appears stress is quite a factor too.
    Being 29 I think I'm going to rock on for a few more months and re-test once the lockdown has ended (if it does).
    My Bf % is still just above 20%. So in theory I could improve further dropping a few more % I believe? Which is the goal.
    At that stage I could push to 18/19. Which seems to be a figure that people on TRT sometimes end up so at that point it appears I am taking it more as a steroid rather than treatment... At that stage I probably should just do a cycle. Ha. 
     

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    H2xor reacted to Pez189 in Honourable mention from TMHC   
    I don’t think any TRT clinic is against AAS usage, as it accounts for a huge amount of their clientele at the end of the day. I’m sure he’s actively browsing forums and communities as it’s obviously in his interest to do so. Their private Facebook group doesn’t allow discussion of AAS though so “no judgement zone”.. yeah right. 
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    H2xor got a reaction from Teraana68 in TRT Replacement Levels   
    Hey mate. So my levels were pretty similar to yours pre TRT. I had serum testosterone of 13-15 nmol on two tests and free test of 0.226
    Symptom wise you name it. Low energy, lack of motivation, trouble sleeping, libido issues, lack of interest, gaining fat etc. 
    In my opinion and something I was told at the time with those levels is that they are acceptable for an 80 year old not a 29/30 year old.
    With that being said, TRT is not a magic solution. You need to ensure other factors are good such as diet, sleep and managing stress. With this resolved, if your symptoms persist I think you should speak to a TRT specialist such as Leger clinic and see what solution works best for you.
    Other blood work such as SHBG / LH/ FSH is important to get a full picture. 
    After a consultation with a private doctor I started on 125mg weekly of sustanon. After 6 weeks this was bumped to 180mg after blood work. At 180mg weekly I inject Monday / Wednesday/ Fridays 60mg a time. My testosterone sits around 28/29nmol and free test around 0.7
    I have very low shbg. Which is why I need quite regular doses. Depending on yours you may get away with once or twice a week. You may prefer a gel to injections even though I think injections are far superior in UK at least. 
    Of all my initial symptoms. All are resolved. That's not to say I don't have good and bad days. I still get tired and have trouble sleeping from time to time..but I do feel back in my late teens / 20s energy wise (currently 33)
    Diets good, gyms good and brain fog is gone. Overall it was a smart decision for me. Hope this helps. 
     
     
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    H2xor got a reaction from Pez189 in What to do when you are told your low testosterone level is 'normal'   
    Leger clinic alot cheaper. I can only guess who quoted you £500!! The gold standard cult . Approach leger
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    H2xor got a reaction from Pez189 in What to do when you are told your low testosterone level is 'normal'   
    Leger clinic alot cheaper. I can only guess who quoted you £500!! The gold standard cult . Approach leger
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    H2xor got a reaction from Pez189 in TRT - moving from self-managed to presribed?   
    I can't recommend Stevens personally as I think he's overpriced and full of himself. "the gold standard" cult it's known as. 
    However avoiding any bias. I have friends who use him and are happy with the service..daily sub q injections of test Cyp is standard..but it's not cheap and in my personal opinion better options avail for the money. 
    The ledger clinic is another viable option. Quarter of the price of Dr Stevens and will get you on a decent protocol. You'll be using pharma grade testosterone and he will work with your GP on blood work if you ask.
    Other options like Optimale and Balance exist. Pay monthly but are decent guys and don't mind working with body builders who've abused. 
    I heard Stevens has a bit of a personal vendetta against people who've abused. Make of that what you will. 
    Peace 
     
     
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    H2xor got a reaction from jonnyfenn03 in Tingling ball sack   
    I am mate yes. Like a dog with two tails. Gym at 6:30 then jiu-jitsu afterwards..can't wait. Enjoy!!
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    H2xor got a reaction from sean m in Tingling ball sack   
    My gyms open from today. Top session too . Shop around someone will let you in
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    H2xor got a reaction from swole troll in Low T - GP no help - attaching bloods   
    I'll try make this as to the point as possible as I've been in this exact situation. 
    Your levels are basically on the cusp of requiring treatment on NHS. Sadly the UK is years behind our American friends and really takes the treat rather than optimise approach. As a result you literally need to be "dying" to get help.
    NHS guidelines vary based on where you live. Basically each area has its own CCG and THEY decide what the threshold is. Some areas will treat at 8nmol as a trial basis without question..others will refer and waste time debating further testing eventually giving you a trial basis..others may outright refuse you as you've experienced.
    I can say through experience... No man should have Testosterone at 8nmol with free test at 0.178. I've been there. Almost identical figures for free Testosterone. I lost my drive in life, my interest in sex, my interest in everything almost and was offered anti depressants. 
    You have genuine grounds for TRT on NHS. My best advice is find another GP first. Get more blood work. If they are consistent at this level, you should fight this battle for TRT on NHS. It may be easy. It may not be. It really depends on the GP and how clued in you are. 
    Most of us sit around 8 to 11 nmol, fail with our GPs and end up with private clinics to supply us. It works..it's expensive..and it's not ideal but it's better than the treatment at NHS.
    If I was you mate. I'd fight this one. Your levels warrant a trial. Educate yourself on CCG TRT guidelines in your area, go to your and another GP armed with their own processes and argue your case!
    I'll help you where I can , either here or feel free to PM me if you prefer. Good luck!
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    H2xor reacted to jonnyfenn03 in TRT with no bloods taken   
    Brilliant thanks for the in-depth reply mate ?
    Yeah been s**t with no gyms, I'm on a low dose of mirtizipan myself as of three weeks ago but looking to ditch this when gyms open Monday tbh and can get back to my self.
    Thanks again bud
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    H2xor reacted to PSevens2017 in New to the forum   
    Oss! Welcome to the forum 
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    H2xor got a reaction from PSevens2017 in New to the forum   
    Hellooo
    Been reading alot on the forum lately mainly trying to decipher the good from the bad UK based labs. Trial and error has been my friend. 
    Been on TRT for around two years. Through failed NHS endos for a short period to private "fleece you" monthly providers.
    Active competitor in BJJ and hormone enthusiast all round. Peace 
     
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    H2xor reacted to stuey99 in Trt blood results   
    Bloody good post mate
    Struggling to think of anything that needs adding to that 
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    H2xor reacted to TURBS in New to the forum   
    Welcome 
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    H2xor got a reaction from Bertie_swole in HCG 1000iu a week with AI or Nolva   
    Running HCG at the doses suggested may stop your testicles shrinking to raisins during the cycle and help your PCT as complete shutdown shouldn't happen.
    It's not really required otherwise and usually used either as PCT or alongside TRT for downstream hormone support / minimise atrophy. 
    HCG can cause gyno for some people. It can over convert estrogen and cause it to spike in some people. The question of whether you need an AI at 500mg of test a week is individual.
    My advice would be have some on hand. Arimidex but at that dose you may not need. I've run 500mg previously and didn't require any AI. Estrogen will rise in line with testosterone such is the bodies attempt of homeostasis.
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    H2xor got a reaction from Bertie_swole in HCG 1000iu a week with AI or Nolva   
    Running HCG at the doses suggested may stop your testicles shrinking to raisins during the cycle and help your PCT as complete shutdown shouldn't happen.
    It's not really required otherwise and usually used either as PCT or alongside TRT for downstream hormone support / minimise atrophy. 
    HCG can cause gyno for some people. It can over convert estrogen and cause it to spike in some people. The question of whether you need an AI at 500mg of test a week is individual.
    My advice would be have some on hand. Arimidex but at that dose you may not need. I've run 500mg previously and didn't require any AI. Estrogen will rise in line with testosterone such is the bodies attempt of homeostasis.
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    H2xor got a reaction from HarrySplitter in Best Test E recommendation   
    Sadly pharma in UK particularly Test E is ridiculously overpriced and difficult to obtain even on prescription. The alternative is sustanon which doesn't suit everyone or paying way over the odds for clinics with access to Test Cyp. 
    This leaves the majority, including myself pretty much faced with little choice but to use UGL labs if we want Test E. 
    I can personally vouch for Balken and Pharmacom as two consistent labs confirmed regularly with bloodwork that I've used for around 2 years now. 
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