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  1. Hello Wondering if anyone can help with looking at my bloodwork (from December), I have since been self-administrating trt since, 140 mg test e a week and having great results, having blood work done this week to monitor changes to see if upping or lowering needs to take place as I suspect its a little high. This test was actually the highest reading I got for testosterone levels being 11 nmol/L, with the lowest and being 9 nmol/L on two other tests done by the doctors with free testosterone being in the range for trt talks always. I have had all the symptoms of low t and have used steroids in my younger days. Even though I am in the bottom range for t levels, I am on most tests always verging the line between very low average and below average. I have suffered libido issues and many other symptoms associated with low t, can anyone help with why DHEA and SHBG are so low and possible advice to change that, I've asked for help at my local GP but get nowhere with it. cheers thanks in advance
  2. Hi all, First post here. A bit of my story first; I've had symptoms of low test for a while now more specifically low libido and energy/motivation. So I ended up getting checked out with the NHS, my thyroid function and everything came back normal, with my total test at 14nmol which Isn't ideal but didn't warrant enough for them to take action. That was a year ago, since then I've made positive changes, mainly eating more, sleeping more, and switching my training to a more strength orientated direction. However, my libido and energy hasn't improved so I just decided to accept it. After starting to watch content like More plates more dates, I decided to start finasteride as I've been receding since I was 18 (now 25), along with minoxidil, micro needling, and oral castor oil. I'm pretty happy with my results so far after 2 months. After some more MPMD content I decided to look into TRT since learning 14nmol total test isn't normal for a 24 year old, so I ordered my medi checks blood test which was about £75 and done through a finger pr**k. I got the results back and my total T was 22.1 nmol with everything else in supposedly normal range. I know taking finasteride will result in a slight testosterone increase but even then my testosterone has still drastically increased, so technically I don't need TRT with these levels. So my main question is, Would taking any sort of exogenous testosterone to elevate my T levels to a high-normal range improve my low sex drive and energy? I don't really care about staying natural i'd rather be optimised. I've also seen a few posts talking about Mesterolone to increase your free-T levels is that something worth looking into? or what other gear is good at increasing your sex drive? I'm gonna try to boost it first with boron, horny goat weed, fenugreek and tribulus but im not very hopeful with that, worth a shot though. If that all sounds stupid then what should I do instead? bear in I had low libido before taking finasteride so stopping to take that isn't a viable solution id just be bald with no libido. Thank you test results SHBG - 41.90 nmol/L Free T - 0.412 nmol/L Oestradiol - 114 pmol/L Prolactin - 160.0 mU/L DHEA sulphate - 11.700 umol/L
  3. Hey guys hope you're doing good. Just a quick conversation starter on the latest research and personal experience on injection frequency for Testosterone Enanthate.... In terms of personal experience, I have injected once a week, E5D and E3D. And have felt much the same at all frequencies with no noticeable difference in results. This has lead me to favour a once weekly injection, primarily due to the least amount of waste (both in terms of product and injection equipment) - but all i seem to hear at the moment is the benefits of frequent, even every-other-day injections for giving the best results and minimizing side effects; Is this a big deal, or just the latest fad? All info and shared knowledge appreciated. Cheers.
  4. Hi all, I just want to log in my current experience with my journey to the trt. Consider it as a log / journal. Long story short, I be got few cycles under my belt (test, deca, Diana, SD, clen etc..) following a pct. But stopped 2 years ago while going on anti depressants. After 2 years on various antidepressants and beta blockers, I be decided to run a blood check before running a new cycle to know my base line. To do so I went to the steroid clinic near by. After couple a questions regarding my roids history. Got my blood check and got the results a week later. Well very surprised by the results as I wasn't expecting that kind of results. Never thought my hormones will be f**k up as I followed pct protocols. Though was more psychological problems (diagnosed with depression and social anxiety)... Due to the results, I be had another blood sample taken to confirm the diagnosis with the T checks again with the thyroid and pituitary gland as well (results due on Monday). The Doc at the clinic recommend to agree to get a referral to an endocrinologist due to the blood results and symptoms. So waiting endocrinologist appointment and the next blood test results.
  5. Does anyone know of any doctors/ sports doctors who would prescribe a 250mg dose of sustanon etc. All clinics for TRT I have tried understandably say that this isn't possible. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
  6. Hey guys, 45 this summer, cycled on and off through my late 20's and 30's , n a bit of powerlifting, then since turning 40 only really did a cycle per year but recovery been tough. Last course ended December 2019. 3 medichecks tests had my test levels at 7, 8 and 9 through 2020. So I assume that my levels seem stuck around that now. So in a quandary about going forward. Try another cycle and attempt recovery, consider trt, try a pct again to try boost my natty levels ? Any advice from guys who found themselves in similar situation at this age ?? Cheers in advance.
  7. Hi guys ive been on trt nearly 3 months. I need to get blood work done, im getting prescribed privately. GP doesn't want anything to do with it so need to get blood work private also. Where can you recommend Cost is a concern for me. Thanks
  8. Hey fellas hope you're doing well. I recently made two changes to my test protocol. 1) First time using rohm test-e 300 2) First time using 'slin-pins' 29G 0.5" needle. Now one of these things (potentially both) is giving me grief. I am experiencing lumping/knots/nodules almost every time I inject. I believe I am injecting 'shallow IM, making sure the full half inch needle is as deep into the medial delt/ventroglute with each injection and performing a little z-track each time to pull a little fat away from the injection site. 0.3ml every other day. So, what do you think? I hear of a lot of guys doing just fine with insulin syringes, and I switched to rohm gear due to it's strong reputation on this forum? But one of these two things is giving me some serious aggro right now. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi guys, I got my blood test results, and need some info. Ofc I will discuss it with my gp, but I want to get a grip on him when we meet. My main concerns are the low hdl, and testosterone. Do you think gp will put me on trt with that number? I am 39 years old, been lifting 3 times a week. I am 183cm and 93kg. I also eat quite healthy, with occasional alcohol consumption, but no smoking and no any other drugs, and no previous ped use. Thanks
  10. looking for any feedback on TRT from older guys on it, first query enanthate or Sus mix. cheers Dmac
  11. HI guys, I have been receiving TRT through a private medical clinic but unfortunately, owing primarily to finances, I am no longer able to continue accessing treatment from them. I was on Testosterone Enanthate and HCG. My GP has now put me on Nebido and has said she is willing to work with me to fine tune the injection frequency, so rather than following the retarded manufacturing guidelines of one injection every three months, she is open to adjusting my injection frequency to as little as six weeks should bloods and symptoms indicate this is what I need. Fortunate to have an NHS GP as patient-centred and open-minded about TRT! Unfortunately however she is UNABLE she claims to prescribe me HCG? I explained that HCG is ESSENTIAL for hormonal balance and she acknolwdlrged this was so, but it would seem her hands are metaphorically tied. I may therefore have to obtain HCG from another source. I was wondering if any guys on here might have had similar experiences, having to go from care in the private sector back to the NHS, and if they did how they managed to get their HCG and where from and at what cost? I am reluctant to have to use UG sources for the HCG, but given the benefits it brought to my mood, my libido and my testicle size and function, I do think it important to continue on it if at all possible. Any credible suggestions would be much appreciated!
  12. Ok so Im a newbie and thinking of trying a cycle for the first time ever and have my eye on Winstrol in tablet form. I have seen Pharmacom brand mentioned and doing a quick google search brings up the company link on the top of the list so pretty easy to find. My question is, do they ship from the UK as importing is illegal and I dont want to get busted for buying from the wrong source. And has anyone had any experience doing a cycle while on TRT? Cheers guys / girls
  13. I’ve been on Nebido T mono in total of 5 injections since 12/2019 (10-12 weeks apart) as a part on prescribed TRT, last injection was on 08/2020. At the start of this week my doc prescribed me Clomid 25mg MWF (3 times a week) as a PCT and then a mono therapy. Would this dose be sufficient protocol to resume my natural testosterone production?
  14. Hi all, Recently did a medichecks test and I've got the results back. My testosterone is borderline and free test is low. However my prolactin is coming back high. I'm going to do another test in 2 weeks then I'm considering speaking to the Leger Clinic if I'm still low. I would appreciate any advice or guidance from anyone... especially if anyone has any opinions on how my results look all round. Thanks
  15. Hi all, I'm currently reviewing my options to beginning treatment for secondary hypogonadism privately in the UK, near London. My two front-runners are well known clinic Balance My Hormones, and the less prevalent Nebula Health. Some background on me: early 20's and classic symptoms of hypogonadism. My lifestyle is entirely conducive to a healthily functioning endocrine system (other than a stimulant medication used for ADHD since adolescence). I had a bout of mumps around 13 months ago. I want to avoid Testosterone Replacement as much as I can and focus on a therapy combining hCG and Clomid use to increase T and maintain/increase fertility. I am reassured by Balance My Hormones' testimonials and their large presence. However, I have been absolutely blown away by the service and expertise I've experienced with Nebula Health. I'm convinced these guys are on the cutting edge of these treatments and know an incredible amount, more than any youtube or internet guru I've come across in the last few years of passive research and the last two months of active research. I'm really interested in your guys' experience and recommendations and am happy to answer any questions you might have about my situation. Thanks in advance
  16. Hi all, I'm currently reviewing my options to beginning treatment for secondary hypogonadism privately in the UK, near London. My two front-runners are well known clinic Balance My Hormones, and the less prevalent Nebula Health. Some background on me: early 20's and classic symptoms of hypogonadism. My lifestyle is entirely conducive to a healthily functioning endocrine system (other than a stimulant medication used for ADHD since adolescence). I had a bout of mumps around 13 months ago. I want to avoid Testosterone Replacement as much as I can and focus on a therapy combining hCG and Clomid use to increase T and maintain/increase fertility. I am reassured by Balance My Hormones' testimonials and their large presence. However, I have been absolutely blown away by the service and expertise I've experienced with Nebula Health. I'm convinced these guys are on the cutting edge of these treatments and know an incredible amount, more than any youtube or internet guru I've come across in the last few years of passive research and the last two months of active research. I'm really interested in your guys' experience and recommendations and am happy to answer any questions you might have about my situation. Thanks in advance
  17. Hi, I'm 33 years old and I've been thinking about doing TRT for a couple of years. I've been taking the hairloss drug finasteride for about 7 years and it has served me very well. Over the last few years I have suffered with low energy levels which in turn has been affecting my mood. My libido is overall fine but it is lower than before however this is not an issue. The major issue is being lethargic. I have done 3 cycles of testosterone 500mg-750mg and anavar for between 12 to 20 weeks about 4/5 years ago. I did experience feeling tired pre gear but it wasn't as bad then and has got worse over the last couple of years. I was assuming that my side effects are a combination of steroid use and finasteride because my testicles are smaller than before. Anyway, last year i decided to get my bloodwork done and I was quite surprised that my test levels were good. My SHGB levels though were through the roof which therefore affects my free testosterone. Finasateride is known the raise SHBG due to blocking DHT. Below are the results. As you can see my free testosterone is 22.9 nmol/l but my SHGB is 83.3 Nmol/l Ostradiol is 130 pmol/l and free testosterone is 0.255 nmol/l. SHBG seems to be the massive issue here. After this I had my liver and thyroid checked and they came back fine. I've been taking a supplement called boron to lower levels of SHBG. I got my bloodwork done recently and the supplement has helped a little. (Results below) My SHBG is down to 63.6 nmol/l but it’s still too high. My free testosterone slightly increased to 0.296 nmol/l which is the normal range but its the lower end and I still feel tired all of the time. Boron has done all it can and I can’t get it down any lower as I’m taking the recommended dose. I feel probably slightly better than last year but overall i'm still very tried throughout the day regardless of how many hours sleep I get. I really need to do something for a better quality of life. I feel I can’t go on like this anymore. I have messaged TRT clinics online but they said i'm not suitable under guidelines. I really don't want to stop finasteride. Even lowering the dose on finasteride doesn’t work for me I still feel tired and I’ll lose hair. So I was thinking of doing low doses of testosterone to get my free testosterone higher. I’ll aim for the high normal range. I’ll also take 500iu of hcg per week to keep the balls going. (I'll take hair loss topicals to prevent any hair loss if i get any) It really would be nice to have my energy levels back also if i could add a bit more muscle it would be a bonus. I'm unsure if this is the right way to go though. Does anyone have any experience in this or does anyone have any other recommendations based on my blood work? Cheers!!
  18. Hi! Sometimes, 3 out of ever 5 times, when I inject, and physically insert the needle in my thigh, I feel a large throbbing/pulsing and i get pins and needles down my leg. I often ignore it and everything returns to normal after the shot. Today, when I experienced this, but when I removed the needle a fair bit of blood followed (darker in color so feeling its not arterial). It clotted after a few mins so I am not so worried. But it did get me thinking of the pins and needles (almost 'dead leg' sensation) and throbbing were maybe bad - perhaps a sign that I should pull the needle out and go into a different spot (Something I am always anxious about doing). ? I am pretty lean injecting 1ml med with a 1inch 23g needle. Cheers!
  19. Hi guys, I've been on TRT now for several months. 200 mg / week of Test C with 1 mg / week of Anastrozole (Arimidex). I inject and ingest together twice a week; I cut the weekly dosage in half for each dosing. I'm under the supervision of an MD and get my blood work done every 10 weeks. Everything is fine. My estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, lipids, etc. are all normal. Some are at the high end of normal, but normal nonetheless. The only exception is my free testosterone which is twice the high end of normal. Within the past few days, I've begun experiencing numbness in my extremities. Specifically, I've experienced numbness in my fingers and lower lip. My left pinkie is practically useless. Have any of you experienced the same sort of thing on gear in general or TRT specifically? Is this a common side effect of testosterone use? Or is this the beginning of Lou Gehrig's disease? Am I going to end up like Stephen Hawking minus the 200 IQ?!?
  20. Hi everybody, I hope all you guys are doing great. Can anyone tell me how my dad can get prescribed TRT from a doctor? He is around 50 years old and gained alot of weight recently. I am pretty sure he has low test and would benefit from taking replacement therapy dose. He injured his back(herniated disc) in his 30s so he can't lift weights or run. I am trying to get him to do some cycling so he can loose weight but I think TRT would most definitely help since he has low energy levels and sleepy all the time. Since, I am a steroid user I can easily get him to use one of my vials of test and he knows about my steroid use. But he does not want me to give him test, he is scared because he could get enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. I also think its better that he goes to the doctor, what do you guys think ?
  21. Hi All, Just a quick guide for anyone who’s wanting to draw amps up into vials - I do this because my TRT is 0.6 Sus 250 E7D and wastage is just wastage... 1. Grab yourself 10 amps of whatever you’re using, an empty sterile 10ml vial, a syringe, some alcohol wipes, green drawing needle and another Needle to use as a vent (I use an orange). 2. Set your syringe and green needle up ( I only had 2ml’s laying around, if you’ve got a 5ml you can do it in a couple of passes) 3. Crack open your 10 amps either by hand or use an amp snapper ( whatever suits you) 4. Swab the rubber top of your open clear vial and add another needle (I used an orange) in at a 45 degree angle as ‘vent’. This makes it much easier passing all the fluid in. 5. Draw all the fluid up from the individual amps into the clear empty vial, finally re swabbing the top with another alcohol wipe. Jobs a goodun!
  22. What do you do and why? I’ve Been looking at some studies (which are included in the link below), which basically put forward a case that subq = better, aswell as microdosing. The text Below is an extract from a blog by Dr Robert Stevens at The mens health clinic (private TRT clinic). It’s a good and worthwhile read if you’re interested in these kinda things, as are the other studies in the blog. ————— “Testosterone preparations needs to enter the venous system to be transferred to the liver in order to have the attached ester cleaved. Testosterone has traditionally been administered via the intramuscular route as it is highly vascular. If the ester is cleaved too quickly, there can be a spike of oestradiol which can cause negative side effects such as anxiety, water retention, bloating and potentially gynaecomastia (breast tissue). The subcutaneous route is a suitable alternative as the absorption is delayed. Oil injected into this area encounters adipose (fat cells), collagen and fibrous tissue before entering capillaries, which then form veins and the lymphatic system, eventually joining the venous system. This essentially dilutes the rate of absorption, which not only leads to stable levels, but also less aromatisation of testosterone to oestradiol. Injecting into the subcutaneous space is also less painful and better tolerated than injecting into the muscle” - Source The mens health clinic (Link)
  23. Hi there, I am about to start TRT Treatment with Sustanon 250. My starting dose is 1ml every 2 and a half weeks. I assume this is a normal dose? Would you say its fine injecting with a 27G needle (0.4mm) Or would you suggest going larger? I was planning on injecting in my thigh. I am pretty lean so I assume it would go in Sub Q? I have 5'8 needles too which i could use. As for getting blood work done to check blood /t levels, how often would you say getting them completed? My Red blood is Border-line high. Thanks!
  24. Hi there, I have been on TRT for the last 9 months or so. I am a 27 year old with secondary hypogonadism . I am not a science guy and do what the doc tends to tell me. I started out taking Testosterone Cyp, injecting 0.5 ml once a week from a 200gm/ml vile....not even sure what the dose is! I combined it with HCG 2,500ui twice a week (if that sounds right.) Switched doctors, moved to the UK; everything is different here. The doc took me off the Test. as my RBC has tended to fluctuate; the Heamoglobin 174/176 g/L. They switched me to Androgels for a month...totally ineffectual for me and my Test levels went from 31 on injections to 10 (prior treatment i was 1.2-2). How high are these bloods? Are they likely to be a worry if i stay on T? If I did stay on Test. would switching to a different ester impact the RBC? The doctor wants me to be on HCG mono-therapy. I am open to the idea. I am however, curious as to why some doctors totally reject the idea of HCG mono-therapy and favor it only when combined with Test. when fertility is a concern. For me, fertility is not an issue. I just want to feel well, and after 4 weeks of renewed low T symptoms that were only getting worse, I dont really want to play the game of waiting another month here and there. Thanks!
  25. Hi chaps, Been on TRT for approx 4 years which has been fantastic in every way. Currently on 96.25mg TestC p/w and 700iu HCG p/w. Finally been able to book a holiday (in 7 weeks) and am now ready to do a cut. Ideally want to keep as much of my hard earned gains over the last 6 months as I can (lucky enough to have a decent home gym) so was looking at getting a little help with Anavar. I did a holiday cut last year with Ostarine which was pretty good although I'm carrying quite a bit more muscle this year. Am currently at 198lbs, 17.5% BF and my target is 14%. I was planning to take 20-30mg Pharmacom Anavar ED (ordered direct - I think I can say that as its the lab?) for 6 weeks, keep the same TestC protocol and increase my HCG to just over 1000iu. I also have pharma Anastrozole which I was planning to run alongside the cycle, perhaps 0.5mg EOD or ETD to keep E2 in check. I'm healthy, clean-diet, non-smoker and teetotal (boring sod) and my bloodwork always comes back clean ( baseline T approx 33-35, Free T 0.7-1, Prolactin and Oestradiol upper normal) and I'm 48.. I've done my research (all praise to SwoleTroll and you other fine experts) and I'm planning to do a T cycle in the near future, but don't want to waste my first proper cycle on a cut and I also know there are more effective orals for cutting; such as Clen but the sides are off-putting, and I think Anavar + low Test could be a good first mini cycle for me to break my cherry :-) Does the above sound sensible or am I a boring moron?
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