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  1. J

    How will I know my regiment is enough? Am I just not made for TRT?

    I would even go to 3x per wk with that SHBG. Definitely not 1x/wk. 200mg/wk should be more than enough to feel good. I very much doubt you need more. The thyroid is a huge part of how you feel so some work there is needed.
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    Have T Prescription, Unsure if I should fill it

    Oh and you might want to try 5-10mg of cialis daily for the ED. It works wonders and can eliminate the mental block of worrying about getting it up. I also recommend l-cittruline. Genes NO stack has even more possibilities if those two don't do it for you.
  3. J

    Have T Prescription, Unsure if I should fill it

    I have been with Defy for 16 months on the exact same protocol as you were prescribed. My starting t and e levels were also very similar to yours. I chose not to use the Anstrozole for the first year but am using the same dose (.125/2-3x per wk) now for the last 4 months or so when my E...
  4. J

    Women HRT - Defy or Other Medical Provider

    I know there is another member whose wife is feeling more positive changes from her protocol at Defy. Hopefully he will chime in.
  5. J

    Women HRT - Defy or Other Medical Provider

    Saul, My wife is receiving care at Defy with Dr. Saya for about 6 months. She is on Testosterone cream, progesterone, dhea and natures thyroid. She is 51 and generally in good shape. First, she has been happy with Dr. Saya and Defy as far as knowledge, care, service, etc. What she hasn't had...
  6. J

    Are calories overlooked?

    Unfortunately, I am going to break the rule of if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it. This whole thing from the timing of blood tests to the infant diet is completely ridicules, but especially the timing of the blood tests. I have no problem with an experiment but you lost me...
  7. J

    First time using TRT and thinking about adjusting the dosage

    BTW, HCG should be taken more than 1x per week (2-3, or Dr Crislers daily) Total weekly dosage around 500-1000iu.
  8. J

    First time using TRT and thinking about adjusting the dosage

    I'm with userjoe mostly as far as thinking that 200mg/wk is not ridiculously high. If you can do it and keep your blood work looking good than so be it, a personal decision. I also agree with madman that it's not necessary and 100-150 is more common. I'm on 150mg/wk and feel fantastic with a...
  9. J

    New Protocol

    If there is one thing that I learned from this forum and the members experiences is that the most dangerous part of trt is the overuse of an AI. I went for a year on trt (with defy) without an AI and recently had a higher E2 (43) rating with minor symptoms (night sweats mostly). I decided to...
  10. J

    8 days without testosterone cream and I feel great some how.

    It takes much longer than 8 days for your natural testosterone to recover. It is possible your t level was too high for you to feel best and has now dropped into a better range. With that said, I would imagine as time goes on you can expect to feel as you did before starting with the cream.
  11. J

    Poll- HCG use while on TRT

    2 for me. When I go on vacation I don't use it and my libido actually goes up a bit. Always thought it was because my e2 came down some, but it could be just because i'm on vacation! Otherwise I notice nothing except for retaining testicular size.
  12. J

    Poll-What would you rate your TRT experience?

    Just hitting my 1 yr mark and its been a 4. Best thing that I did was skip the endo and go straight to Defy.
  13. J

    Injection site reaction

    I know this is going to sound like a "is there gas in it" question, but no one has asked. Are you cleaning the top of the cyp vial with alcohol as well as the injection site before inserting a syringe? The 2 week long incident for sure seems like it was an infection.
  14. J

    How fast does anastrozole /Arimidex make you feel better when your estradiol is high?

    10 day applies to both protocols but obviously your levels (of adex) will be much higher (e2 will be lower) if you take a dosage every day vs EOD.
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    How fast does anastrozole /Arimidex make you feel better when your estradiol is high?

    Adex takes about 10 days to get to full strength in the body (steady state). If you feel much better at three days, that is a sign you are on too high a dose which could eventually lead to too low of e2 levels. If you feel good in 24 hours, at 10 days your E2 will be way too low. The idea with...
  16. J

    SARMs Control Act of 2018

    The wording of the bill seems like it would eliminate any supplement that says it causes muscle growth....no? Don't these guys have anything better to do?
  17. J

    Low T Nation vs Defy Medical

    BTW, I am with Defy and very happy. Care is thorough and they discuss things with you, take your input as well as tell you theirs and then you come to decisions. I think they are sensible, open, and a well run organization.
  18. J

    Low T Nation vs Defy Medical

    Just curious, what is your protocol at LTN? How much t, hcg, adex, etc.?
  19. J

    218 Testosterone But Doc Says not Hypogonadism

    I live in NY and have had it go both ways. Labcorp accepted me twice then denied me after that at the same location. I now have to go to CT for labs. It seems to be at the discretion of the individual location.
  20. J

    Simple question from new TRT patient

    Well a week and a half with no injection (missed 3 doses) would definitely drop your levels significantly but I am not going to say all the way to baseline. My advice if you find yourself running out before your refill is either use a 27g 1/2 insulin syringe to lessen waste or inject a hair...
  21. J

    Simple question from new TRT patient

    .35ml 2x/wk of 200mg/ml test is a total of 140mg/wk. I have never heard of Defy putting someone on 70mg/wk, but heard lots of 140mg/wk. Of course wait to hear from Defy before proceeding, but the first thing that I would do is drop the AI. Are you sure that the syringe is totally penetrating...
  22. J

    Simple question from new TRT patient

    I would think it is completely impossible to have no increase in TT after 4 months of 140mg/wk. And how did SHBG go from 26.8 to 47? Basically unheard of. E2 sensitive went down a couple points??? Any AI? Something is not adding up here obviously.
  23. J

    SHBG Levels

    I was not diabetic but interestingly had a glucose that was a bit high at 105. Defy had me check my A1c and it was near the bottom of the range so they said not to worry about it. That was at the 3 month mark. 6 months later (3-4 weeks ago) my glucose dropped to 86 (normal in range).
  24. J

    SHBG Levels

    For reference in April of 2017 my pre TRT blood work had SHBG at 22. Defy had me start with a M/W/F schedule, total of 150mg/wk. In addition and I know this is a n=1 type thing and could have happened for other reasons but I started to supplement with NAC 2x daily in May/June of 17 as I started...
  25. J

    HCG dosage for fertility

    Galaxy, the Pregnyl is a name brand drug, while VC was relaying prices from a compounding pharmacy. I have heard that the pregnyl works better than the compounded stuff but have no proof or personal experience using both only the compounded HCG. As far as Clomid raising numbers but not helping...
  26. J

    9 month labs, E2 high

    Thanks CW, have learned a lot here over the last year or so thanks to you and the rest of the crew.
  27. J

    9 month labs, E2 high

    Hey everyone, I recently got back my 9 month trt labs. At 3 months (monday AM labs pre injection), my TT was 970, free T 25.2 and E2 sensitive was 25, SHBG 29.9. Protocol has been the same throughout 50mg of test M/W/F (recently changed to T/TH/Sat), 25-30mg DHEA/day, 300 HCG 3x/wk, no AI. I...
  28. J

    $10 Sale on Syringes

    Two is the limit for the sale. Had the same issue.
  29. J

    Starting dose for female TRT?

    Just want to add that my wife started at 1 click and was advised by Dr. Saya to be able to go up a click after 2 weeks if no response, not exceeding 3 clicks. She recently had her first 3 month follow up and had been on three clicks for 2 months. Total test was around 190, free 8, which I...
  30. J

    Starting dose for female TRT?

    Mopes, not sure if my calculations are right or if they transfer to injections. With that said, my wife is on compounded cream 30mg/4 clicks. She takes 3 clicks /day. Absorption is said to be 10%. 3/4 of 30 is 22.5, 10% is 2.25. Multiply by 7 is 15.75mg of test/wk.
  31. J

    $10 Sale on Syringes

    Just ordered some. Thanks Nelson!
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