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I was initially on TRT privately, but after I couldn't afford it anymore I asked my GP if he could switch me onto the NHS. He said no problem but wanted all the details from the private clinic including all blood tests etc. Problem is I stopped private treatment a while ago and was self medicating by then.

I did full bloods through Medichecks and found my prolactin levels were elevated, so asked my GP to refer me to a private endo as I have private healthcare. When I saw the endo, he didn't even ask to see any details of the private clinic, just looked through my old blood tests and wrote back to my GP with a treatment plan.

Went to see my GP yesterday to ask how to move forward, and he said since I'm on the system now, just phone in whenever I need a nebido injection to make sure they have stock, come in and get it done. I still have a vile of Sphinx test and sust left so will finish it before I go on nebido. I also asked how often they do bloods on the NHS and he said once a year, which will give me plenty of time to cycle inbetween if I felt it.

So I guess the trick was to go and see a private endo as seeing one on the NHS can take a while, plus from what I've seen they aren't always keen to put you on treatment without having all the tests redone.

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12 minutes ago, bigD29 said:

Excellent news mate. Private seems like the way to go! 

Are once a year blood tests the norm? 

I'm not sure as I've never been on the NHS. I think once they're happy your levels are stable once a year probably sounds correct.

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Just now, MFM said:

I'm not sure as I've never been on the NHS. I think once they're happy your levels are stable once a year probably sounds correct.

Thats good then mate, im glad your all sorted. You know what your doing anyway as your not exactly a newbie like me :lol:

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13 hours ago, MFM said:

I was initially on TRT privately, but after I couldn't afford it anymore I asked my GP if he could switch me onto the NHS. He said no problem but wanted all the details from the private clinic including all blood tests etc. Problem is I stopped private treatment a while ago and was self medicating by then.

I did full bloods through Medichecks and found my prolactin levels were elevated, so asked my GP to refer me to a private endo as I have private healthcare. When I saw the endo, he didn't even ask to see any details of the private clinic, just looked through my old blood tests and wrote back to my GP with a treatment plan.

Went to see my GP yesterday to ask how to move forward, and he said since I'm on the system now, just phone in whenever I need a nebido injection to make sure they have stock, come in and get it done. I still have a vile of Sphinx test and sust left so will finish it before I go on nebido. I also asked how often they do bloods on the NHS and he said once a year, which will give me plenty of time to cycle inbetween if I felt it.

So I guess the trick was to go and see a private endo as seeing one on the NHS can take a while, plus from what I've seen they aren't always keen to put you on treatment without having all the tests redone.

Awesome advice thank you! how did you go about finding the private consultant to get the process started? I have just got my referral letter (as per the other thread) so wondering if I could take that private, move quicker to treatment and then move back to NHS to reduce cost.. 

Thanks! 

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2 hours ago, biomechanicalBen said:

Awesome advice thank you! how did you go about finding the private consultant to get the process started? I have just got my referral letter (as per the other thread) so wondering if I could take that private, move quicker to treatment and then move back to NHS to reduce cost.. 

Thanks! 

The treatment is just on the NHS. I only had one consultation with a private endo. He then wrote a treatment plan to my NHS GP who put me straight on. I tthink even if you don't have private healthcare, it's worth paying for a consultation privately as you save yourself so much hassle. About finding a consultant, just google 'private endocrinologist' in your area and see who comes up. 

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16 hours ago, MFM said:

I was initially on TRT privately, but after I couldn't afford it anymore I asked my GP if he could switch me onto the NHS. He said no problem but wanted all the details from the private clinic including all blood tests etc. Problem is I stopped private treatment a while ago and was self medicating by then.

I did full bloods through Medichecks and found my prolactin levels were elevated, so asked my GP to refer me to a private endo as I have private healthcare. When I saw the endo, he didn't even ask to see any details of the private clinic, just looked through my old blood tests and wrote back to my GP with a treatment plan.

Went to see my GP yesterday to ask how to move forward, and he said since I'm on the system now, just phone in whenever I need a nebido injection to make sure they have stock, come in and get it done. I still have a vile of Sphinx test and sust left so will finish it before I go on nebido. I also asked how often they do bloods on the NHS and he said once a year, which will give me plenty of time to cycle inbetween if I felt it.

So I guess the trick was to go and see a private endo as seeing one on the NHS can take a while, plus from what I've seen they aren't always keen to put you on treatment without having all the tests redone.

Hi I'm on trt nhs about 11 months now  first testogel then sustanon  now I've had my first nebido injection ive had loads of blood tests an when i was given  the nebido  i was also given two blood tests one to have at 6 weeks an one at 10 weeks if i was you i wait an see what happens when you see th gp be for taking anything  as they might want you to have a blood test as i said I've had loads

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