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  1. Can I find on the internet an endocrinologist that can help to give valuable advice to run a cycle that you have experience with not to be a scammer?
  2. First post, hoping someone can give a steer on what I need to change. I am a 49-year-old male and my main symptoms are fatigue, clumsiness, brain fog and severe cognitive issues. In 2017 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, causing hypothyroidism, and secondary hypogonadism (Testosterone 6.11 nmol/L (7.60 – 31.40), FSH 1.6 IU/L (1.50 – 12.40) and LH 2.82 IU/L (1.70 -8.60)). A review of my thyroid results confirmed I have been hypothyroid for over 15 years despite my GP always saying my results were fine. For my hypothyroidism I have tried Levothyroxine, Liothyronine and Levothyroxine, Natural Desiccated Thyroid (Erfa then Armour and then Erfa again) and now Levothyroxine with Natural Desiccated Thyroid. For SH I was initially given gels but after 5 months changed to Nebido on 11 week interval. All meds are via the NHS. Over the last 3 years I have had short periods ranging from 3 to 10 days when I felt I was getting better physically, but not cognitively, only for symptoms to return. At the beginning of last year I was diagnosed with Heterozygous Haemochromatosis and I am currently under the care of an NHS Haematologist. Ferritin levels were 700-800 ug/L at the time but have since come down and now are generally either below or at the bottom of range (currently19 ug/L) whereas Saturation levels have always been high (81.00% (<45%)). I also have secondary polycythaemia, generally controlled by venesection, although my low ferritin levels don’t allow the venesections to be as frequent as they probably should be. I also have non-alcoholic fatty liver. My belief is that the Nebido injections are adding to my problems due to causing complications with high hgb and hct, coupled with Haemochromatosis, and I would probably be better off on shorter intervals of a different injectable and maybe adding HCG. It also doesn’t help that ferritin level needs to be around 100-120 ug/L for thyroid meds to work effectively. Also, does any know who the go to NHS specialist is now that Dr. Hackett (who originally diagnosed me) has retired from the NHS? Thinking of trying Dr Savage, as I am in Birmingham and he’s not too far away, but can’t afford private meds (and I already get my meds via NHS). Any advice would be appreciated.
  3. Wondering In regards to ongoing blood work: * whats essential to be tested regularly? & How often? * what else is worth checking, but less frequently? & how often? NHS doing bloods: I’m on private TRT - NHS have agreed to do some bloodwork, which is great, but only total T, oestrogen and a full blood count. Is this enough? Essentials: (This is what I thought needed to be tested regularly???) Total Testosterone Free Testosterone * (see docs comments below) SHBG Estradiol ⁠LH FSH Prolactin Hermatocrit Other considerations: Thyroid, TSH, T3 Cholesterol Liver health Albumin Iron Haemoglobin Prostate (PSA) My TRT doctors comments: “You don’t need to measure calculated free once you are on treatment ,nor generally SHBG....” This is in regards to NHS doing bloodwork who will do “total T” but not “free T” or “SHBG”, but I was surprised by his above comments... he said it was a lab money issue —- thoughts? Ive only Used medichecks Previously for my bloodwork. Thanks!
  4. So I ran a Sarms cycle. I have been feeling all the symptoms of low T for several months after including a lot of fatigue and depression. So I spoke to my GP and she did my whole hormone profile. I wanted to make sure I had low T so I can get TRT so I stayed up all night the night before. Anyway I think I over did it because my testosterone came back at 4.4 nMol/L and my FSH and LH was really low. My thyroid levels were also really low. Do you think low thyroid levels can be caused by not sleeping? Also, How do I reduce my testosterone without crashing the FSH and LH because the doctor is suspicious of steroid use.
  5. Hi there, I am a 27 year old male and have been on TRT for the last 9 or so months over in the US. I recently relocated to the UK (London) and had run into some trouble with continuing my treatment. I had been on Testosterone Cypionate and was responding very well. However, the urologist i saw in the UK said that cypionate wasn't available in the UK and I could either use gels or long acting injections. The Docs in America always told me to forget Gels, and a lot of online reading has supported this claim (the the Dr is a fan). I know it is possible to get Cyp from third party providers (Optimale, Balance My Hormone) but I wonder how trustworthy they are, and how much extra money they are taking? So now I am on Testogel, and quite frankly I think I am facing a psychological barrier owing to my American indoctrination. Do you think the Gels to be significantly inferior to Cyp? Is it real so bad? My biggest fear is giving the gels a few weeks or a month to work only to return to some kind of injection, by which stage I will have to wait around 8 weeks for any symptoms to disappear. (I know it is possible to get propionate and other short acting shots in London but I haven't really considered this). Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  6. hi lads new member would really appreciate some feedback from someone who knows what there talking about 30 year old been training close to a decade never smoked can count drinks iv had in my life on one hand , nutrition always been good fitness always been big part of my life long story short , started getting really strange injuries every time I played football something would pull ended up out all season thought nothing of it , then noticed hair thinning more weeks went on mood changed , confidence almost non existent total different human being to what I was last year , started getting really dull ache in my shoulders all day every day for 12 weeks straight , never been to docs since I was 20 but I knew something wasnt right all bloods have come back fine , test level came back 13>30 which I'm well aware that's in the "normal" range but that range means nothing as every single human being is different , doc doesnt seem to want to link things to that but from what iv read online it seems like 2+2 just wondering if anyone on here has been through anything similar or any tips what I can do if doctor wont help pretty much rock bottom with how my body feels it's just not like me at all , thanks again lads appreciate any feedback
  7. Afternoon. I've been running a 'Trt dosage' myself of 100mg test e for the last 7 months then 4 months ago added hcg 500iu e3d. Previous to this is, I'd had 2 sets of bloods done at GP surgery due to explaining fatigue, brain fog, grumpiness lack of strength gains in gym, whilst having a very good diet, rest, good routine etc. I'd explained we'd been trying for another baby, we have an 8 year already, for best part of a year then, but with lack of libido I was often not interested or I wouldn't happen. Dr agreed to refer me to an NHS endo, but in mean time decided to cancel appointment and go it myself, knowing that me mentioning trying for a child would be pointless for treatment in their eyes. Got full medichecks bloods done just before I started hcg and I was high normal which I was happy with?! So since then, I'm fun to be around again, libido up, erections up. Can hold things in my head now and feel much younger. I'm leanest I've ever been and feel great, slowing reversing out of diet well. Strength pretty good until lockdown!! So forward 7 months, looking in to clomid and hmg, as sperm levels are obviously too low. I saw that Dave palumbo fertility protocol, but have since seen a few other, one of which is on here. I'm toying with the idea of reducing the test dose and upping the hcg and introducing clomid, with a view to adding in hmg when I can afford enough to start properly. That stuff is £££? Also about to book a private fertility test for me, but with covid that's going to be a while I think. Would it worth having a break from the hcg and start again with the higher dose after a while with clomid and hopefully hmg by then? Thinking 1000iu hmg m w f, 75ui hmg tu thur and 25mg Ed to see how I feel? What are peoples thoughts please?
  8. Hello all I am currently on 180 MG of test cypinate a week split over 2 doses I have just started 1000iu of HCG to to get my balls back to their original size and get my fertility back up and running. Had my blood work back recently and have high triglycerides and high cholesterol and high red cell blood count.Im going to clean up my diet and give blood to try and amend this any constructive advice on how to improve things would be appreciated.As far as “feel” I feel great would just like to improve the blood work for overall health and longevity.
  9. Hello, OK. So, those SARMs must have really been something because my Test levels are in the toilet. The doctor immediately wrote me a script for Test C at 200mg/ml, needles & barrels, HCG, and Arimidex. Insurance paid for everything, no problems. Picking my Test up in an hour, and going to administer my first shot. I have 20 gauge needles for pulling and 25 gauge needles for pushing. Both are an inch long. I plan on hitting my glute. I know to hit the outside upper quadrant near the hip and away from the sciatic nerve. My question is, though, how far should I push the needle in? All the way? Half way? I'm a thinner guy, not much fat on me. Though, my glutes are rather meaty (bubble butt). How deep is too deep? How shallow is too shallow? How can I tell if I'm too deep or not deep enough? Also, is it OK if some air gets pushed into the muscle, or should this be avoided? Thanks.
  10. Hey guys, Im on trt and was wondering if I could purchase cypionate or enanthate from a abroad pharmacy? I have a doctors note etc. Any help would be greatly appriciated
  11. Hi, So, I kinda screwed myself recently. I posted two days ago about quite possibly giving myself gyno through the use of various androgens without the necessary ancillaries. Anyway, I think that it's time I run a proper cycle: Test, HCG, SERM, AI, etc... I have the opportunity to visit a rejuvenation / sports medicine clinic in my area that offers full TRT prescriptions i.e. Test C 200 or 250, HCG, SERMs, AIs, etc. Of course, you have to qualify first through a blood test. That is, your Test levels have to be low enough. Now, I'm 42 this year, and I'm pretty sure I just knocked my natural Test levels in the dirt through my previously mentioned fuckery. Though, I want to be absolutely certain that I'll qualify for treatment (hopefully getting the 250 as opposed to the 200) Is there some way through diet and / or lifestyle that I can crash my natural Test levels for a day or two? I'd rather not use drugs to do this. Thanks.
  12. Hello! I hope you guys are staying healthy and safe in this crazy time. I have been on TRT for over 16 years now, I have done a total of 3 Test-E cycles @ 600mg/wk last one of them with Winstrol added. Lately, I was thinking if I am staying on TRT for life, can I add something else on my TRT with micro-dosing like Deca or Anavar? Is there a list of micro-dosing / curse-able AAS that could be added to TRT? No SARMS, please.
  13. TRT docs

    Has anyone used The mens health clinic, if so how much does it work out to a month for test and hcg? Im in two minds about changing from BMH to either The leger clinic (dr doug savage) or the Mens health clinic.
  14. Hybrid trt

    So I'm on test cyp 200mg deca 100mg split onto 2 shots x week, and proviron 25mg ed, not currently using arimidex as bloods not calling for it. Anyone else adding any extras on at all like t3 or hgh, primo , mast or low dose anavar?
  15. Hi to all, 43 years old. Was 280lbs now 240lbs Using gear off and on for over a decade. Last cycle was high dosages of test and dhb. But have used pretty much everything at some point. When coming to end of cycle I was rushed to hospital for surgery for a non related issue. My mind was on the surgery. The pct which was just about to start was put in the background. Was focusing on healing from the wound. Surgery was in mid September.... Stress and twice daily visits to hospital as outpatient for weeks. Then Mrs says wants a kid.... Realised I had no lebido, had Ed... Weight suddenly dropped 40 lbs as I realised my whole focus was on my post surgery and nothing else. Fsh, estro and test low. prolactin slight raised.. Maybe due to high stress levels last few Months. Started bloods... 3 months after should have started pct. LH 1.7 (1.7-8.6) FSH 1.24 (1.50 - 12.40) E2 5.9 (11.3 - 43.2) PROLACTIN 25.60 (4.04 - 15.20) TEST 1.63 (8.64 - 29.00) System was clear of all hormones. All other bloods glucose, lipids, liver etc were all good and healthy range. Started WK 1-2 HCG 1500iu week. 3 x wk Blood tested End of week 2 Blood Test Results LH <0.1 (1.7 - 8.6) FSH <0.10 (1.50 - 12.40) E2 19.0 (11.3 - 43.2) PROLACTIN 17.40 (4.04 - 15.20) TESTOSTERONE 7.39 (8.64 - 29.00) Test level went up from 1.63 to 7.39 but still just out of low end. Week 3/4 due to response increased to 2500iu hcg Mon, Wed, Fri. After 4 weeks hcg my test went up to 8.9nmol/l (8.64 - 29.00). So bottom of lower range. Lh and fsh had gone to zero due to the hcg. Felt much better than before. Actually could get wood and sperm. Psychologically much better etc. Moved to clomid/nolva.. Week 5-8 clomid 50mg/day Nolva 20mg/day WK 9 clomid 25mg/day Nolva 10mg/day Wewk 10 clomid 25mg/eod. Nolva 10mg/eod Now at start of week 7 (day 11 of clomid), did a blood test. My test had dropped back down to 1.7nmol/l. A minute fraction over what I was at start of pct! But I was told this was normal. LH had DROPPED TO 1 from 1.7 (1.7 - 8.6) prior and FSH to 0.85 from 1.3 (1.50 - 12.40) and SHBG had jumped to 70.5nmol/l from 52.2 at end of week 4. So while starting to feel better on hcg I switch to clomid and feel like crap.with numbers worse than at testing before hcg. Psychologically very low, low mood, no motivation, the usual for low T and e. Is this the end of the road? My numbers aren't moving with the clomid and realise the plan made for me doesn't probably fit as I'm very shutdown. I've bumped clomid up to 100mg/day with Nolva 20mg which is what I used to do) so don't know if numbers will start to rise. Feel terrible. But I'll ride the wave if there's a possibility I can recover at some point. Was thinking to stay on clomid at 100mg for total of 4 weeks with 20mg Nolva. To try and bring up lh/fsh numbers. Then taper down over couple weeks. And retest bloods 4 weeks post? I appreciate the protocol I was given but I think starting low dose has f**ked me. As I'm so shut down with coma cock. When being so suppressed should have starterd at 2500i.u. of the bat with hmg. Any suggestions on how long I can stay on clomid etc in attempt to try and do a strong pct now? Also should this fail after testing is that it and move on to trt or could you do pct again? If possible I really ant to stay off trt for life.. But I say this knowing how long I've used gear off and on and the risks incurred. My conundrum is 2 fold... My Mrs is old. 43... So her chance sof pregnancy are very low anyway. Im doing a reboot to recover normal hpta but how long if ever will it take and will I have any sperm even. Year plus if ever maybe.?? Or go on trt dose and smash hcg/hmg hope my dick starts working with the test and get some sperm and at least try to conceive after 3 or 4 months My fear is even on trt, no pregnancy and then most definetly no chance of recovery to normal hpta with test useage again. I apologise for such a long winded thread. Anyone who's still here... Thank you.
  16. Right. Get this... I’m being employed by an affluent couple to make a baby with her. The money is big. They aren’t into the clinics. They hit me up and I’m looking to travel to them once a month for a few days (while she’s in peek ovulation) until the job is done. So.... I’ve been on self administered TRT for the past 4 years. 200mg. Test Cyp. A bit of Arimidex to keep E2 in place. “TRT” has been very good for me but I’m concerned that this could make me much less fertile than I would ideally. Otherwise, I’m a pretty healthy 34yo, drink lots of water, eat well, sleep well. Hang between about 10-12% body fat year-round. Also worth mentioning I’m currently on a blast of 500mg test and 270mg nandrolone, which I’ve been running for about 2 months - a bit of caber to mitigate any weird prolactin issues. All good. I’ve got about a month of prep time before the first trip out there. My questions are: What sort of protocols can I look at to optimise my chances of getting the job done? Drop back to 200mg test? Cycle HCG? What sort of protocol? What have you guys done to father kids who have been on the hormones? Any tips or tricks? Thanks in advance!!! Rich
  17. Hi. Background: Male in mid 40's. Been on TRT (via Dr Savage). Was on Sustanon 250 (approx 125mg per week) for about 2 years. Decided to come off it (some issues with hemotocrat which has been sorted out via donating blood, and some aggression esp after injecting). Now week 8 off TRT, and feel like shite. Had my bloods done, and free T is low so thinking of hopping back on TRT. Your thoughts?
  18. I’ve been prescribed TRT for 8 months now. Currently on 150mg of test enanthate twice a week. Due to pre existing gyno issues when I was a teenager (had breast tissue lumps removed years ago) my doc thought it would be best to put me on a stronger AI, letrozole. I’ve been taking 1mg every other day along with my twice a week testosterone shot. At first my libido slightly increased, which was great but now it does not exist, worse then pre TRT. My theory is my estrogen is so low it’s affecting my libido, being on such a strong AI at a high dose. Does anybody have an suggestions on how to get my libido back? Would switching to a weaker AI or lowering my current dose allow my estrogen to rise and increase my sex drive? With all due respect to my doctor I don’t believe his knowledge is as up to date and comprehensive in this area. Does anybody have personal experience with an issue like this or ANY suggestions? HCG? I’m open to anything. Just want my libido back at this point. I understand medical advice may not be something that can not be shared in these forums, hence why I am asking for suggestions, not ‘medical advice’. Any one on TRT or take steroids recreationally that could help? Please?
  19. Decided to get blood work done after 14 weeks on a 1m test enanthate cycle evey 7 days. Last jab was 8 weeks ago. Had 4 weeks on nolverdex along with natural test boosters like daa, zinc and magnesium. Really healthy diet and still hitting the gym 5 days a week with extra cardio. Is my natural test reading misleading as when I was on cycle it was 80+ best to get a test again in a few weeks, any opinions feedback welcome.
  20. I know i'm not keeping my story to one thread, but this is really just to alert people to the possibility of their blood test results from various providers being, well, wrong. By a lot. Long story short - i've been tracking my testosterone through Medichecks since early 2018, so coming up for 2 years. Nine tests. Ignoring the first two (on clomid), the rest giving results around the 6 - 8 nmol//l. Last Medichecks test was Nov '19, just over 6nmol. Fairly consistant. In dec '19, bit the bullet, saw nhs doc who took bloods on 18th Dec. Went for my results last night - 11.9nmol/l. My LH was 2.9, roughly the same as my last Medichecks test. So, for 18 months i've had regular private bloods, taken by a nurse, paid for extra fast delivery, always coming back around 6 to 7nmol. Get blood test not long after a 6 result but on nhs - result is double. Props to the doc because after i said "looks like i need to get onto Medichecks about this, i've spent a lot of money with them" he replied he still wanted me to see an endo based on the Medichecks results. Something 'aint right though.... Anyone else had this?
  21. Hi guys, I'm 37-year-old from Belfast, new to the forum(my first post). I have been looking into TRT for a while now. I have all the textbook symptoms of low Testosterone. My Testosterone levels have been consistently low at 12.3 -13 nmol/L throughout last year(i had three tests done). My question is, which private Dr should I go for Dr. Stevens or Dr. Savage? I don't mind their initial consultation fees, but going forward how much I will be spending monthly on TRT medication per month is a deciding factor for me. If the members up here can share their experience on the following questions, I will be very grateful; What is the total cost of TRT per month with each doctor? Whose protocol is better for building and keeping muscle mass? is NHS GP are willing to help with prescription and blood tests? Sorry for all the questions, I have used the search feature in the forum, but haven't come across a post which has covered all the questions I have.
  22. Young lad, 13st 24% body fat. Never done steriods, average gym goer. Work long hours on the roads. Started to loose sex drive and putting on more fat than muscle. Feeling tired and lost motivation. Decided to go to the doctors for blood work. Test levels where at 10nmol which is like an 80 year old man. They said it's a little now and not to worry come back in a few week's an do another, so I did another a little later on in the morning and come back at 9.2nmol. I played on it saying am feeling depressed and all the rest hoping they would find the issue and prescribe me Trt. Doctor said am fine just need to cut back working and exercise more and eat well. fu**ing waste of mine and there time. So basically I decided to self diagnose myself and got the misses to help me with my injections of testostrone enanthate at 1m every 7 days. Brought it from trustworthy source along with arimidex and lots of advice. Few weeks went by... sex drive through the roof. Like a dog with two dicks. Feeling great, love working out getting stronger and putting on a little size. Look a little puffy in the face which am not keen on. Wanted to make sure my bloods were in check so ordered a blood test for hormones with medichecks (great service) wanted to keep it away from my useless doctors. Results came back and am pretty worried. New arimidex plays with your cholesterol so had plenty of fish oils and citrus bergamot and ate pretty clean with cardio. My test levels are just through the roof. I've decided to wait a couple of weeks now till my next injection.
  23. Stats: 30 years old, 92Kg, 6ft2. I recently opted to go on self prescribed TRT. I already have kids. The positives for me outweigh the negatives. The main issue with cycling is PCT affects my ability to improve my lifting and also affects my mentality negatively. I feel generally lacklustre. Previous cycles have been light. Dbol, Anavar, Sarms, Test E. All successful cycles. I hated PCTing. I have started a mild cycle of 250mg of Pharma grade Test E. The Pliva Testofort amps. I know this is over the absolute limit for a “TRT” dosage. I am considering dropping to 125mgs every 7-10 days (pinned frequently for stable levels). I currently pin with 25g 5/8 inch orange pin 125mg Mon & Thurs for stable levels. I choose to pin Sub-q because it is more convenient for me and I get less PIP. I do not take any other meds currently to manage Estrogen. I feel energetic and no sides. Question One If fertility is not an issue should I even consider HCG? Will not taking it impact my health or is the only benefit normal sized balls? I am thinking there are some additional benefits as it would mimic the bodies natural processes more closely... Question Two I would rather not take AI’s - what are my chances of estrogen based side effects at 250mg Test E only (dosed twice per week as above). I am generally not prone to gyno - although I have been relatively cautious in previous cycles to avoid this. Question Three I would like to try Tren @ 50mg EOD (I know this is considered a VERY low dose but Tren is purported to be 5 x stronger than test). This would be for my “blast period” sticking with 250mg Test. That would equate to around a 500mg equivalent of Test. Would the ratio for Test/Tren be wrong? Question Four Would I need an Ai for the 250mg & 50mg Tren? I have easy access to gear & ancillaries so if I truly need an AI - no probs, I will get it. I would rather take the most effective compounds and the least amount of drugs for desired affect. My goals are to make steady noticeable “enhanced” gains for life. Looking forward to hearing opinions. Cheers!
  24. 29 year old gym fanatic here. been on trt for the last two years since my labs came in exteremely low. felt lethargic, weak and lacked motivation, most likely ate too little and worked out too much. much better now with 200mg test a week. never done any cycles. experimented with SARMS, however. want to go a step further and add some lean muscle. the goal is to keep the low body fat percentage and add some pounds of muscle. I'm not a bodybuilder - but more after the fitness model look. after doing my research, I believe primo is ideal for me. now I consider two options: add low dose primo (200mg) and run in for somewhat like 16-20 weeks OR cycle primo for 12 weeks at around 400-600mg. which option does make more sense in your opinion and why? again. I'm not after huge gains, but I wouldn't mind adding a few pounds.
  25. Hi, On Test E 100 mg every five days - what is an appropriate dosing schedule for HCG please?
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