side effects

  1. P

    Just getting started and not too sure what to expect.............

    I've got a question for you guys: Could most of you say that your benefits from taking Test have outweighed your risks?? I’m asking because yesterday I just received my first prescription for Androgel 1.62% after doing labs last week and learning that my free Test is 4.5 pg/mL compared to a...
  2. L

    honeymoon phase? Is the forum overly negative? is anyone on here happy with TRT?

    I posted a few months ago. Little background on me. I tested 351ish for total T several months ago with an E2 level of around 7. Free T was also pretty low at 41. I felt pretty shitty at that time. Mostly fatigue and lack of motivation. I worked for the next 2 months to naturally raise the T...
  3. Y

    Issues on trt, ED and high DHT

    New here and looking for some advice. Desperate for some help. I'm having major ED issues. I can get it hard some days but then other days can not. If I can get it hard it requires constant stimulation or it goes soft instantly. There also seems to be low sensitivity down there as well...
  4. T

    CIPLA and crazy dreams...

    I placed a phone order with my normal doctor's office to refill my script. Well, apparently I talked to the new girl, and she ordered me CIPLA test instead of my Depo. I didn't think much of it at the time. Anyhow, about 3 days in, I started to have really scary, crazy dreams. The dreams...
  5. R

    hCG, hot flash, dry mouth/eyes, anxiety side effects

    I have been on Test Cyp{100mg/week} with hCG{500-600iu/week} I am experiencing dry mouth, dry eyes, a hot flash {within 6 hours} and anxiety from the time I added hCG to the protocol. My e2 is 49 sensitive test. My e2 without hCG was below 20. I read that some people attribute these side...
  6. S

    night time pinning

    Hey Guys, I looked for the answer to this question and didnt see it, so here it goes. I was talking to my medical practitioner and we were talking about my issues with lack of sleep. The person told me that it might be because I inject at night which will cause insomnia. i have never heard...
  7. T

    Need help...

    Trying to get dialed in... My Thyroglobulin levels were on the high side, but doc seemed unconcerned. When I take too much testosterone, I have allergy like symptoms. So, I can't help but wonder if it's connected. Thoughts or ideas ??? Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4, Free(Direct) 1.15...
  8. Robotics

    On Cialis - When Dehydrated - Severe Muscle Pain, Severe Headaches

    Hi All, I am on cialis 5mg daily ugl(canada prices are crazy), I have also tried prescription cialis. in general i find it works well. but when i get dehydrated, the initial cialis side effects come back. Severe muscle pains, severe headache it is really agonizing. Also it is not as...
  9. T

    Pregnenolone and boron as alternatives to TRT?

    I've been having some problems with side effects after 4 weeks of 100mg/wk Test-Cyp... and no noticeable benefits. I am considering stopping, and trying Pregnenolone 5mg/day and boron 10mg/day after allowing time for the T to clear out of my system... maybe add 20mg zinc picolonate... any...
  10. F

    Balance Acne TRT Side Effects and Symptom Relief

    Hello, I am a 31 y.o male who has been on and off TRT for around 5+ years. I've recently had a problem finding a balance in receiving the benefits of TRT without side effects. When I dose TRT at 2x60mg per week (120mg total), I have complete symptom resolution. However, I have noticed at the...
  11. T

    I get anxiety when using hCG with TRT

    I've tried starting HCG several times over the last two years with similar results. By day 7 I start to have anxiety from it. I've tried 500 eod, 350, and 250 with the same results. I keep trying because it helps with my mood and well being the first couple of days. The doc seemed stumped...
  12. T

    Started Nandrolone.

    Hello Everyone, I've posted here a few times, and I've been following for a little over a year. I've really struggled to feel good on test since my first three week honeymoon on cream ended. The struggle seems to be E related and I will pass through days with good results, but for the most...
  13. L

    AI side effects?

    I had a question regarding the side effects of AI’a and can’t seem to find a consistent consensus regarding side effects. I am aware that there can be side effects from the usage of AIs, from my understanding the sides are from crashing estradiol to an unhealthy level. Most of the negatives...
  14. E

    New Protocol, Elevated RHR/Poor Sleep/Eye Floaters. Abort or Stay the Course?

    Basic Info I'm 6 days into a major protocol change overseen by Defy Medical and feeling really strange and unsettling side effects. There are some confounding factors that are making it hard for me to know what to do. Defy is closed for a few days for the holiday so I can't get a consult and...
  15. Blackhawk

    Possible smoking gun on Finasteride

    Finasteride/post finasteride symdrome has been discussed on this forum quite a bit. LIke statins, looks like another case where the drug manufacturer knew from the beginning that they were marketing something hazardous. U.S. court let Merck hide secrets about popular drug's risks
  16. S

    Topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride

    I’ve read the older threads on this subject but would like a little more insight from you guys. I went to the dermatologist today presenting with thinning hair on my crown. After reading all of the studies I could find regarding Propecia—the oral form of the drug—I realized that the pill wasn’t...
  17. C

    Side effects: Acne and restless sleep

    I'm seeking out advice for back and shoulder acne and some mild sleep issues (have lessened with nightly pregnenolone and occasional melatonin). I'm currently 28 years old, I've had the acne the entire time I've been on TRT which is about 4 years with a brief period in between with no treatment...
  18. T

    What is going on??

    So I'm a low shbg guy and I have struggled over the past year with estradiol management. About three, four weeks ago I switched to an everyday protocol. I was on 40 mg every other day my new protocol was 16 mg daily. Well lo and behold I felt fine for a short while, but then I started to have...
  19. Reason

    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...
  20. T

    Red, hot face and mild sunburn like feeling everywhere - TRT/HCG

    Hi all very glad to have found this board. Long time listener first time caller. Weeks later and Have a wicked side effect now of brain fog, “tightness” around my eyes, lack of focus and visibly hot face with red nose cheeks forehead and ears. Sometimes my arms or back has a slight burning...
  21. R

    Cialis side effects

    I've been experimenting with Indian made tadalafil that I ordered on the internet. it has been working great, but Im plagued with some bad side effects. Mainly pain in my body(especially my lower back), loose bowels, foggy head, acid reflux...It's gotten to the point where I don't want to take...
  22. S

    Question for guys on trt long term

    I wanted to ask a question on here because I’ve never seen it asked before. Just wanted to get feedback from guys that have been on TRT several years. The question is, have you ever at any point while being on TRT, felt as good as when your body was performing at its best naturally? The reason...
  23. S

    On TRT - HCG causing bloat/fat gain, even with normal E2 numbers?

    Has anyone else experienced this? Originally I was taking 50 mg T e3d. My trough was around 800-850 and E2 between 24 and 26 on multiple tests. I don't use AIs. I am now taking 250iu HCG every 3 days with a 40mg T shot. My T levels are about the same, and my E2 is consistently coming back...
  24. T

    HDL 37...now what?

    My HDL keeps getting lower the longer I use TRT. Anyone else experiences this and if so what have you done to raise your HDL? 30mg Monday/Thursday HCG Monday/Thursday Aspirin 81mg daily
  25. T

    Why Does Testosterone Increase Blood Thickness?

    If TRT does not cause strokes or heart attacks my questions are: 1. Why does TRT make my blood so thick I have to donate? 2. Why does my doctor have me take aspirin daily? What gives? And I'm so tired of this nagging thought, every day a million times a day, that I'm going to have a heart...
  26. lemonflavor

    High E2 On 70mg? Am I a Freak?

    54 year old male. I'm going to contact Defy, but I'm a little freaked out and wonder if anyone else has been here. I'll try to make it short: I'm on TRT for the second time around. I deal with chronic mental health issues and chronic pain which came about well before low T. First time around I...
  27. B

    Too much testosterone - sexual side effects?

    Hi, I'm so happy I find this site - maybe I can get the answers that I have been looking for. I'm from Denmark and there is not that much knowledge about testosterone here. I will try to make a long story short. My boyfriend and I have been together for over 6 years. Let me start by saying...
  28. K

    How long before side effects usually show?

    Hi guys, I've started my TRT about 2 months back, with a hard restart about 3 weeks ago. So far, I'm doing good - no sides, feeling well. I was just wondering - am I too happy too early? At what point do sides (e.g. gyno issues / E2 related issues) usually show in the treatment process? Or...
  29. J

    1st post need advice

    Hello all, New to the site and would really appreciate any input you all have. I have been on TRT for 3 months now and have had mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I have more energy and workouts feel much easier. On the flip side I feel different psychologically. The best way I can...
  30. L

    Constant need to move legs/stretch...

    Hello, I've been on TRT/HCG(Defy-Dr Saya) for a week now. Over the last 48 hours I've had the constant need to move my legs. I've read that this could be RLS, but I'm not 100 % sure. Last night was the worst. The only thing that calmed me down was the lavender in my diffuser, but then I woke...
  31. S

    HELP with TEST/ HGH cycle!!

    Hello everyone, I have been on TRT for a number of years now and after speaking to a multiple endocrinologists and an anti-aging doctor, I have not been able to get a definitive answer on a hormone program that works. I understand that all bodies are different and require different dosages and...
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