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    Some Fatigue 3 Weeks Into Dose Increase: Normal?

    I just increased my dose from 96mg split MWF to 120mg split MWF, 3 weeks ago. Last week (starting week 2) I had a few days of fatigue and brain fog. It seems to be lifting a bit now, but since I'm still new to this, I'm curious if this can happen and will level off. My levels at the op of...
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    Started TRT journey - five weeks in

    Good evening, everyone. I figured I'd make a thread documenting my progress. Hopefully the information and ensuing discussions contained herein could provide assistance for others down the line, as others' threads had provided for me. I also have some questions which will be added at the end, so...
  3. Pacman

    What are your experiences on modafinil?

    I have searched the forum for this topic, and I have seen modafinil being discussed in the past, but I have not found any recent discussions about modafinil specifically. My issue: I often have issues with getting fatigued fairly often. I get tired early and my focus very frequently goes out...
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    Odd results, high FSH, high LH but normal testosterone

    Hi I'm a 46 year old man and I've had a series of strange hormone results over the last few years, although I have been discharged from the endocrinolgist I still have unanswered questions, as does my doctor. In fact, I was told I was in the normal range even though i clearly haven't been. I...
  5. RP McMurphy

    First Lab Post! “Should I stay or should I go?”...would appreciate some guidance. Thank you!

    I’m a 45 yo male, 150 lbs. Prior to starting any testosterone therapy my labs in January 2018 were in range (Total T 601 280-1100ng/dl, Free T 10.43 1.9-27ng/dl), but I wanted to see if increasing testosterone levels would help to improve fatigue. I always had a high sex drive, with decent...
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    Telmisartan for high bp causes fatigue

    Hello guys, i started telmisartan 40mg day for high blood pressure couple weeks ago. But it makes me very tired, and my erections are little bit down. (Also my blood pressure is down only couple points so it is not too low blood pressure what causes these side effects for me, its the medication...
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    Fatigue, Anxiety, Irritability. Changing protocol, trying to stay on TRT, Help needed

    Hi, You can start to read after the **** if you don't want background not to lose time. A bit of background - Currently 32yo, M, I always felt really good and looked really well and young. Very manic about the food that I eat - mainly meat, animal fat, organs(brain,liver), small amount of...
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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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    I am stopping TRT

    After 6 years of trying to get TRT to work I decided to throw in the towel after TRT causing me bad fatigue. I need a nap everyday while on TRT. I have experimented with dozens of protocols and I never feel good on any of them. I will continue using a low dose clomiphene as my HRT for life.
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    Drinking too much water, IV infusion and chronic fatigue

    As a matter of fact I've been suffering from chronic fatigue for a few years. I also drink about 1.5 gallon of water everyday. It just feels good to drink water. What do these have to do with each other? A couple of months ago I visited ER for a "near syncope". (My blood pressure spikes when I...
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    New Vitamin/Supplement/Nootropic Suggestions

    I am looking for a couple of vitamins/supplements/nootropics to try. I am 44 male, 6'2", 215lbs, and in decent shape. I recently had a full battery of tests done and the the only significant finding was low ferritin (see test results in "Blood Test Discussion" section). Here is a list of what...
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    Chronic depression, fatigue, no libido all of my life

    Hello ! I'm 33 years old. I've chronic fatigue, depression and no libido (and no morning erections. Erections are good if I get horny.) all of my life. I often feel nervous too much and experience anxiety (including social. I'm an introvert). I have apathy which progresses with time. Also I...
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    New to the site. Current symptoms and findings. What should I expect?

    Realized this post was a bit long. I've summarized up top. Details further down. QUICK VERSION: Been feeling like crap for 3 months. Have had numerous expensive doc / specialist appointments, imaging scans, blood tests, and more tests, tests, testsssss etc with normal results. I saw doc on...
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    Euthyroid Sick Syndrome Advice

    Hey Guys, First time poster on the forums, glad to be apart of the crew! So here's the dilemma. I've had a past history of steroid use and had my last cycle wrapped up since the beginning of 2016; I haven't been right since. I started seeking help in 2017 and in 2018 i've seen dozens of...
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    Questions for men on anastrozole who have crashed their E2 Levels

    I have a few questions for those who have crashed their e2 levels. How low did your E2 levels go? How long did it take to recover? Did anything help you raise your levels? I have searched on this and other forums and all I can see is that people have either upped their test dose, which for me...
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    Fatigue, anger, swollen ankles, etc.

    I'm currently dealing with a few things that may or may not be TRT related. I scoured these forums to see if I could find help with no conclusive answers. Background: 38, 5'11", 205lbs TRT since Feb 2018, currently 138mg/week (3x) + 500IU HCG (2x) + .125mg Anastrozole 2-3x as needed DHEA 25mg...
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    TRT, Weakness, Low Energy, and Dopamine?

    Sorry in advance for the long post. I want to be thorough. I have been on TRT for 8 weeks through Defy. Defy says my recent follw-up labs are perfect. I am experiencing no libido, poor sexual response, no drive or motivation, poor mood (apathy or emotional flatness), general weakness, and lack...
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    Success with TRT and Thyroid medication

    Hello everyone, I’ve been on TRT on and off for about a year now, and the one issue that I’ve had before TRT and during TRT is lack of energy. Prior to starting TRT there were two issues that I had with my blood work. Below normal testosterone and high TSH. With further testing I found out that...
  19. Nelson Vergel

    How Our Addiction to Our Phones is Disrupting Our Sleep

    "Screens emit a blue light, which inhibits the bodies ability to relax into sleep. A 2014 study found that users that read on an iPad before going to bed took longer to fall asleep, felt less sleepy at night, and had shorter REM sleep compared to those who read books, reports the Huffington...
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    Study: Reasons for Decreased Sex Drive in Men

    .."A total of 50.8% gave fatigue as a cause of their decreased sex drive and 49.4% reported that stress at work was partly responsible. A quarter of men stated that being in a long-term relationship had a negative impact on their sexual desire, with 14.3% fully attributing their loss of desire...
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    1 year ED/Adrenal Fatigue @ TRT gone after 1 day of Clomid

    Background about me. 25 yo male NOT diagnosed with secondary or primary hypogonadism. I do have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and take Levothyroxine and Cytomel. (Absolutely no natural thyroid function whatsoever.) First month on TRT I walked around like a god, crazy erections, confidence, no...
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    DHEA and fatigue

    Since starting TRT several years ago my DHEA has been on the lower end, which seems to be common. I’ve tried supplementing over the years with various doses ranging from 25mg down to 10mg. Within an hour of taking any dose, I feel really tired and get a dull headache. Defy advises me that’s it’s...
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    new to TRT-need advice

    I am a 54 yr old male who recently started on TRT with a family doctor due to fatigue. I dont have detailed lab results, but they are as follows: 1. Estradiol 60 w/reference range of pg/ML result high 2. Luteinizing hormone <.20 mIU/mL result low 3. Estrogens, Total 124 range of...
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    26 y/o testicular cancer survivor, on TRT, living in constant joint pain

    I’m 26, 5’8" and 130lbs. I’ve been in and out of doctors’ offices for the past 6 years, mainly due to run-in with stage 1 testicular cancer which is now in remission, but what I’m most currently navigating through the medical system is what I’ve been told is low testosterone. My symptoms...
  25. Nelson Vergel

    Stress and fatigue reduce testosterone just as much as age does

    Stress and fatigue reduce testosterone just as much as age does Age is an important factor that determines the amount of testosterone circulating in men's bodies, but it's not the only one. American army researchers discovered that stress and fatigue may be just as important factors. It could be...
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    Fatigue on shot day

    So I recently upped my dosage, about 2 -2.5 weeks ago. I've posted before, but was on this protocol for 2 months, plan was to take everything back to a starting point and slowly work our way up with dose increase like I should have done in the beginning. I felt shitty on the 50mg. Not as bad as...
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    Could hcg be bad for me?

    Hey guys need some help. Have been on HCG mono 300iu for 3 years but never felt great. started to feel really bad and test came back at 177 total on hcg mono. Tried clomid for about 4 months. Total t (458) Felt better but got bad sides (blurry vision).started TRT 3 weeks ago 100mg cypionate...
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    Frustrated by Docs: Might TRT Make Sense?

    Hey guys quick story. (Not listing all labs from past because 5 years worth) Overweight whole life. 6ft tall, Got up to 300lbs in college first year, by 3rd year dropped to 185lbs with diet and lots of exercise (RAN 18mi/week+ weights) lots of greens and protein. Life was GREAT! Met a girl! Fell...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Top 13 Scientific Reasons Why You Get Tired After Eating

    Top 13 Scientific Reasons Why You Get Tired After Eating (and solutions to fix it)Why do you get tired after meals? This post will explain why. Contents [hide] Fatigue is From The Hypothalamus (Mainly) Post Meal Fatigue is a Metabolic Problem 13 Reasons You Get Tired After Meals 1) Carbs and...
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    Is Your Sleep Quality Making You Sick?

    From: Opinion | Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick Most of us have an indirect sense of our internal clock time just by knowing when we prefer to go to bed. But you can get a more objective measure of your circadian rhythm — or chronotype — and advice on what to do about it by taking...
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    Just done a blood test, need your opinion.

    Symptoms: Fatigue (sometimes severe), overweight, Gynecomastia, loss of memory and concentration, depression, acne, Age: 36 Male Height 5 11 , weight 222 , activity level:extremely low, very stressful life :( ..i take nexuim, addarel, fish oil, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, melatonin, OTC...
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