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    Stopping TRT after 3 years straight

    Hi, I am a young guy (only 27 years old) who was on TRT for 3 years. I’ve came a cross a post some time ago about some other dude with similar problem who said that before he’s gonna injects himself for another 50+ years, he’s gonna make sure that there’s no way he feels good being natural. I...
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    Restart after two years

    I was on trt for a little more than 2 years. Morning t readings were high 300s low 400s. I could not seem to get dialed in with cream or injection. My main complaint was inconsistent libido erections etc. I have been off for a little more than a month. I took clomid 25mg daily for the first 20...
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    Cold Turkey Restart - Update

    Hello all: Started TRT in December 2019 and stopped on June 5, 2020 to try a cold turkey restart. My last set of labs just before starting in December 2019 and my labs from August 7, 2020, are attached. Overall, I haven't felt awful since stopping, although not like I want to climb a...
  4. K

    HCG restart attempt.

    I've been on HCG from June 15, for an attempt to restart my own testosterone production. My trt doctor prescribed a huge amount of 5000iu 2x week. I did that first, and then spared it out to 2500iu EOD after few weeks, because of the huge 5000iu dose at once seemed to give me elevated heart rate...
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    Pituitary restart while on TRT: promising initial results with GnRH plus enclomiphene

    TL;DR: Over a period of seven weeks, treatment with GnRH and enclomiphene raised LH and FSH from around 0.1 mIU/mL to about 1.0 mIU/mL, even though TRT and hCG dosing were continued. Subjective results have been encouraging. I had written previously on the subject of GnRH suppression on TRT...
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    Labs after discontinuing TRT

    Follow up on my discontinuation of TRT. To keep it short - when I was 24, my total T tested at 159 (264-916) on an afternoon blood test (wasn’t knowledgeable on T at the time and the importance of a morning test). I was Put on Test cyp/hcg for 4 years or so with a brief intermission on clomid...
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    HCG Restart Question

    Hey guys, I've been doing research on here for a while and want to say I'm grateful that this community exists! I have done a ton of research so I'll try to get right to my question that I can't seem to find an answer on. Brief back story: I'm 35 years old with TT readings around 400-450 and...
  8. D

    Fertility Recovery - Wife Unimpressed With Sterility

    Been on TRT for about 2.5 years. 34 year old male. I have 2 kids and want to keep the party going with a 3rd, possibly even 4th. Hopefully some information that comes out of this can help someone else. Of course, I am hoping it will help me too. I've spent about 4 weeks reading info here and I...
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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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    What Are The Long Term Consequences of No HCG While On TRT ?

    I'm 55 years old and have been on TRT for 4+ years and struggling to get dialed in all this time. I am almost ready to throw in the towel but have been trying a few final approaches before giving up. One thing I'm doing which seems to be working so far is to stop HCG all together. I am...
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    Can You Restart Solely & only with Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)?

    Hi there guys been on TRT for 1 year now exactly & member here a while 2months on Testosterone cream twice daily morning & night, and 10 months of that on Sustanon Injections I am drained quite financially monthly for TRT and i decided to give a full 8 weeks 2 months restart a shot, just simple...
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    Concerned my E2 is too low. Not on any TRT meds at all.

    I was on TRT for about 18 months. Decided to stop and attempt a restart using toremifene. The restart was a success! I haven’t had any injection or any SERM since October 2018. My current labs are: Total T: 694 E2: 12.8 I’m concerned that my E2 is too low. Is it actually too low? Is this...
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    Why clomid instead of nolvadex?

    Why is clomid used instead of nolvadex in a restart monotherapy protocol? From what I understand nolvadex should have similar results to clomid but with less side effects. Can you use nolvadex as a monotherapy? What am I missing?
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    Coming off Clomid after restart

    Doc is taking me off Clomid to see how well I do without any hrt. Here are my lab results on 12.5 mg clomid EOD for 2 months and nothing else except a multivitamin, vit D, etc. Total T: 726 (264-916) Free T: 11 (9.3-26.5) - **low** E2 sensitive: 14.7 (8-35) - **low** SHGB: 89.3 (16.5-55.9) -...
  15. A

    Stopped TRT , on restart protocol , feeling good so far

    Hey all, So as the title says I stopped TRT and now am on a restart protocol. I was on TRT since June of this year but came to the conclusion that it’s not for me, atleast not right now. I stopped because although I was feeling better than pre TRT , I just don’t think I was benefiting enough...
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    HPTA restart need help

    Hi guys My name is Garðar and I’m from Iceland, i need advice on dr scally’s protocol. The post i was reading your comments has been locked I hope it’s ok that I post here. I’ve twice done steroid cycles and I’m prettt extreme when it comes to evertthing lol(addict but sober now 2 years) My...
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    TRT Restart Protocol after 5 years

    Hello, I am considering going off TRT due to prostate cancer risks. (My father is currently dying from it, and it runs in my family. His own father died from it, too.) I am 48 years old, and began TRT at 43. Never abused steroids. I have been happy on a standard, doctor supervised TRT...
  18. J

    Attempting restart with Clomid and arimidex (for E2). Logging experience, and ready for input!

    Long story short, I never really got "dialed-in" on TRT. My dosage fluctuated, but I never felt "great." My ending dose was 100mg test cyp (2 shots IM weekly of 50mg) and 600iu HCG (3 shots SQ weekly of 200iu), with no AI. This kept my total T at around 800 measured in my trough, and E2 at about...
  19. J

    Clomid Restart w/Defy

    I will update as more labs or significant changes occur. I switched to Defy Medical on January 11th for two reasons: 1) my doctor required in-office shots, which prevented dosages every 3.5 days; 2) he would not entertain the idea of multiple shots to prevent my 48-72hr spike that led to my...
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    Clomid Restart Bloodwork Update ~ week 7

    I started taking 25 mg of Clomid EOD about 7 weeks ago and now have some follow up bloodwork if you're interested. Pre Clomid #1: http://imgur.com/ht6Lj2M Pre Clomid #2: http://imgur.com/a/jxcnZ Clomid week 7: http://imgur.com/a/wru0t Testosterone went from 291 to 544 [348 - 1197]. LH went...
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    Reboot T production using arimidex?

    Hi Just got back from my appointment with one of my endo's and I have a question related to what was said during our meeting. My last MRI shows that my pituitary gland tumor hasn't been growing the last year and all the bloodwork that has been done the last two years shows that only my T has...
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    Does testosterone replacement cause primary hypogonadism?

    I am secondary hypogonadal, and I currently take HCG monotherapy. Together with eating "paleo" and avoiding other foods I'm sensitive to, and focusing on better sleep, etc., I'm feeling more energetic, upbeat and focused. However, I'm still mildly depressed with very little libido, and I don't...
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