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    Low DHEA

    Anyone have low DHEA levels and still unable to tolerate supplemental DHEA? I tried 25mg(cheap brand) and even 10mg of micronized Pure Encapsulations brand and had similar responses to it. I would compare it to elevated estrogen, but the 10mg dosage was so low I doubt that would be the case...
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    Using 7-Keto Dhea

    Does anyone use 7-keto dhea instead of DHEA? I’m not a huge fan of Dhea. If I could get the benefit of Dhea without impacting other hormones that would be ideal. Does anyone know what I’m missing out on if substitute 7-keto for DHEA?
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    DHEA and DHEA-S

    Thoughts on these from same blood draw? DHEA 1.192 ng/mL 0.630 - 4.700 ng/mL DHEA Sulfate 340 ug/dL 44 - 331 ug/dL Levels good or low?
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    More Hemoglobin Issues

    For quite a while I was using 50mg twice per week and that kept my trough about 500-600 with free T about 19-20. My blood pressure was elevated throughout the day but fine when I first woke up and my hemoglobin would be 17.5 and hematocrit around 51. I would also have sleep issues. I decided...
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    Thoughts on supplementing Pregnenolone and DHEA?

    Ive been using Testosterone and Testosterone derivatives for 8 years now, but only recently came to learn of the important of "downstream hormones," Im pretty uneducated on the matter, but have read anecdotes and testimonies of many seeing DHEA and Pregnenolone suffering after long-term TRT use...
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    Pregnenolone & DHEA, any of you guys taking them and seeing benefits?

    I have a bottle of 100mg pregnenolone tablets at home and took the first one this morning. Other than that I've no experience with it myself.
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    High DHEA naturally but doctor prescribed DHEA mixed with Test Cyp

    Hello guys, Below are my Pre TRT results. I am 4 days into my TRT. The protocol is 200mg a week of test cyp with 50iu X 2 times a week of gonadorelin but I am doing daily dosing 200mg/7days= 28mg a week. but I am a bit worried about my PRE T results that show HIGH DHEA. The main thing I am...
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    Benefit of taking DHEA

    is there any benefit of taking DHEA while on TRT? If yes when and what dose should be taken?
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    DHEA, is it needed on TRT?

    I have heard much conflicting info on if we need to take DHEA on TRT. I tried 25 mg DHEA every day and it did increase my FT quite a bit. but my doctor said no need to take DHEA cause we get all the T from the testosterone injections. is there any benefit to DHEA? seems like all it does is...
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    DHEA Supplementation Effect SHBG?

    Hey guys, I recently began supplementing with a low dosage of micronized DHEA(10mg daily) to see if I can boost my lower levels. I ran 25mg a day at one point in the past with a cheap version and it caused some estrogen related side effects which I was trying to avoid with a better quality...
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    Thyroid, Adrenal Fatigue, DHEA? Advice Please!

    The short story is that meet Total test is about 600 on 100mg IM every 5 days. I still have alot of anxiety, mood issues, tremors, fatigue, Ed, sleep issues, blood pressure high, etc. I am even having some hoarseness in my throat near my thyroid. I'm trying to look at other hormones that could...
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    New User, Looking for advice, Questions about HCG, Thyroid, DHEA, etc.

    At age 33, After years of depression, anxiety, fatigue, weight gain, sleep problems, ed, etc. I convinced my doctor to test my hormones. I was specifically interested in my Cortisol levels due to prolonged profound amounts of physical anxiety. The results of what he tested were; Total...
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    New bloods

    VA didn't have a Dr for me at local clinic, result I got a bunch of test done! I was really struggling with a T dose of 200mg split daily and in anticipation of new bloods I lowered dose to 150mg a week for one week and then to 140mg a week, a game I have to play so VA wont cut my dose. However...
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    Anyone take dhea before bed for better sleep?

    Wondering if this sleep benefit is only beneficial for those deficient/low on it. Anyone with normal dhea levels still see better sleep from taking dhea?
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    How long to flush Preg and dhea out of system

    Hello, does anyone know how long ~about to get dhea and pregnenolone supplements out of system, that my dhea and pregnenolone crushes back on my pre stage levels? Im going to test my ”natural” saliva 24h cortisol and saliva dhea-s and rT3 levels. I dont want That dhea and pregnenolone...
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    Best way to take supplements with thyroid medication

    So i have thyroid combination treatment for hypothyroid with TRT 125mcg T4 + 40mcg T3 day. What is the best and proper way to take supplements that they dont interferce each others absortion and my thyroid medication. I know magnesium, calcium iron etc have to take about 6h away from thyroid...
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    Does Pregnenolone and/or DHEA raise testosterone or estrogen levels?

    I’m curious as I have just begun taking 25mgs Pregnenolone from Empower pharmacy daily. I might be crazy but when I started DHEA I think my testosterone levels went up slightly. I’m wondering if I’ll have to lower my daily testosterone injection dose. Any thoughts or personal experience would be...
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    HPTA Recovery Log to Re Start Testosterone Production

    Hello everyone. Following my failed attempt at restarting my natural testosterone production, I'm back on HRT in the form of 500iu HCG 3x p/w. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current issues: Always cold, especially extremities Absent Libido...
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    Oxandrolone with 10mg DHEA at the end: blood tests and my experience

    I am a 46 yo male, skinny-flabby, HIV positive (undetectable but with immune system that is still not recovered). I go to gym 4-5 days a week but often don't have the energy to finish the workout, muscles remain lame, strength does not increase, have no energy during the day and some fat in face...
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    Hcg , Test-c , low SHBG

    Hi guys, I have been lurking here for quite a long time , I tried the many protocols : Clomid , Androgel , Test-c , Hcg and I settled on a Hcg+Test-c protocol that I think really works for me , I am very low SHBG : Test-c 25 mg eod Hcg 350 iu eod 0.1 mg mg Arimidex once a week. I am trying 25mg...
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    DHEA dangerous with TRT?

    I'm on testosterone replacement therapy and DHEA. My doctor recommended the DHEA. I saw here DHEA "Don't use DHEA with testosterone. Combining DHEA and testosterone might cause symptoms such as low sperm count (oligospermia), enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) and the development of...
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    DHEA dose, blood levels, half life, estrogen

    Currently I am taking 25 mg of dhea a day, this has resulted in my dhea-s levels increasing from 103 to 598 ug/dl (30.9 - 295.6 range). I measured dhea-s after about 8 weeks. The half-life of dhea-s is ~22 hours. Some questions? Is the level of DHEA-s in serum likely to stay about the same...
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    3mg Ostarine - only cycle with 50mg DHEA added at the end: blood tests and results

    I am a 46 yo male, skinny-flabby, HIV positive (undetectable but with immune system that is still not recovered). I go to gym 4-5 days a week but often don't have the energy to finish the workout, muscles remain lame, strength does not increase, have no energy during the day and some fat in face...
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    Should I bother with Thyroid and DHEA Supplementation?

    Hello everyone. I have been looking to get back on the TRT train after falling off the past few months. I am going to start doing my injections regularly and everything. However I want to know if its really worth it to try and tackle Thyroid and DHEA too? According to my results collected last...
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    Adding DHEA on cycle to increase dropped estrogen and improve cholesterol ???

    For men that are not on TRT, doing a cycle with anabolic steroids/SARMS that do not aromatize (ANAVAR, PROVIRON, most SARMS) will lead to a substantial decrease of testosterone and correspondingly to estrogen. The drop in estrogen might be causing the drop in the good cholesterol HDL. I wonder...
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    Starting Over on TRT, A Few Questions about Free T, DHT, DHEA...

    Hi everyone, I would appreciate some input on a few questions: 1) The Tru T Calculator is something new to me that I've only seen since joining this site. What is the range used for free t here? I was on a protocol where I was taking 40mg every third day. This put my total T at 680. My...
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    low DHEA-S via labs, supplement?>

    value was 220, range was 196-440 some people say 500-600 is optimal, i bought 25mg caps of DHEA, wondering worth it to start? [ dont have photo of labs on me] next how does TRT effect DHEA levles? my DHEA_S Level was checked prior to starting TRT FYI on 3/16/19 as far as symptoms looking...
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    Feeling depressed the day following DHEA supplementation

    My doc suggested 25 mg DHEA at night for sleep. Last night I gave it a shot and slept pretty good. This morning I felt pretty groggy and all day long I have felt drowsy/down/flat/depressed. Is this due to the cortisol suppression from DHEA? I’m thinking maybe I’ll cut the dose down to 10 mg...
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    DHEA and Pregnenolone- One of the best videos ive seen

    Just gonna leave this here . Answered so many questions that I’ve had as a man on HRT and how , if all, it affected pregnenolone and DHEA levels .
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    Supplement with DHEA and Pregnenolone during HPTA restart

    I am attempting a restart after a long and thoughtful discussion with my doc. I was advised to take pregnenolone and DHEA during the restart but I was under the impression that this would be suppressive to my HPTA? I always assumed supplementing those two were fine if on TRT, but suppressive if...
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    75 mg DHEA too much?

    Guys question about DHEA. I'm currently taking 25 mg a day for the last 3 months, and it's only brought up my DHEA from 173 to 247. Not much at all. So the doc has decided I should try 75 mg a day. Do you think this dosage will be too high? As in high conversion to estrogen too? I've read around...
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