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    Legal or rx marijuana for sleep?

    Our neighbor and I talk about psych issues. In one of our conversations, she told me she has a medical mj card. Don't know her whole story but part of the reason that I do know she was prescribed is because of long standing sleep problems. She gave me the name of her prescriber. My...
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    Poor sleep / Reaching end of my rope

    As the title states, I am reaching the end of my rope on my TRT because I simply cannot get into deep restful sleep. I have tried almost everything so don't bother with the laundry list of supplements, etc. My blood work is good, no thyroid issues, had key vitamins tested for deficiency, etc. I...
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    2 years of insomnia on Test C- various dosages

    Hello everyone, I have been dealing with severe insomnia while on testosterone cypionate for the past two years. Used androgel (sorry I do not remember the dose) for years prior. Testicular cancer survivor, can’t get off trt. I’ve tried various regimes and protocols and tricks and I’m going...
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    Low SHBG guys optimize free or total T?

    My SHBG is usually between 12 and 18, and I’ve always had the impression that I should almost ignore the free testosterone and just focus on the total, but I’m starting to wonder if I have it backward. I want a reasonable amount of testosterone for someone my age or just a little bit better, and...
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    Sleep promotes autophagy.

    You may have heard the term “autophagy” before, maybe in the context of intermittent fasting, sleep , or exercise. But what is autophagy, really? And how do we make sure our body is performing this important process? Read on to have all your autophagy questions answered...
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    Sleep question

    I started TRT (.4ml or 80MG per week) on 09/07/2022 and approximately 10 days after starting TRT my sleep was amazing for a few days (back to normal) and then dropped off after a few days. Prior to TRT my sleep was fragmented and I had been waking up like every hour. I had a long stint before...
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    Blue Light Blocking Glasses

    I wasn't sure where to put this thread, so please move if necessary. Does anyone wear blue light blocking glasses and have seen a beneficial effect on them? And if so, any recommendation on brands?
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    Insomnia after PCT, doc recommends Gonadorelin

    Hey was wondering if anyone had experience with this. Was on TRT for 18 months, started to mess with trt and ai doses and got horrible insomnia and anxiety. Used PCT and adaptogens and it went away but after I stopped insomnia and hot flashes came back and Id wake up 2-3 times a night, or...
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    Trouble staying asleep

    Hi there , I have a hard time sleeping for as long as I remember but it worsened since I quit smoking weed. I've smoked weed on and off since I was 17 untill 25 ( I am now 30 ) I stopped because I got nasty panic attacks at the end and I've changed my life for the better ! Now I am suffering...
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    Don’t know what to do now apart from stop

    I have been on TRT for just over 12 weeks now and I am thinking of switching providers or just stopping completely as after the 6 week mark I have been experiencing extreme insomnia waking after 2 hours sleep even when taking strong sleep meds from my GP and this was never the case pre TRT and...
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    3 Months in

    Hi, first time poster be gentle I am nearly 3 months into a protocol of 0.17ml of sub injected Cypionate and 0.1ml of HCG 3 times a week. It all began with doing a numan online blood test and having a few red markers (see first bloods 2022 attached) After this I changed my supplement regime...
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    Weekly shots

    Guys I have been on Cypionate 100mg on MWF for many months. I realize micro dosing can be better to avoid peaks and valleys but I feel most days worn out and can't sleep at night well. If I try the 100mg once a week instead could that maybe help me with energy levels and sleep?
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    The 4-7-8 breathing exercise could be the trick to quality sleep

    This simple breathing trick is one of Breus's favorite sleep tips. "If you wake up in the middle of the night thinking through how to get calm and relaxed, (this is a) very easy thing to do," he said. First, breathe in for the count of four. Then, hold your breath for a count of seven. Finally...
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    Stress Transmitter Wakes Your Brain More Than 100 Times a Night, and It Is Perfectly Normal

    You wake up. The alarm clock says 02:56. “Oh no, it is not time to wake up yet,” you think, fearing that you will need lots of coffee to stay awake the following day. Most people believe that a good night’s sleep should be uninterrupted. That is why it can be extremely annoying to wake up in...
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    T4 helps me sleep. Anyone else?

    Most nights I wake after a good nap. Last night about 2:30 woke right up. Maybe most people wake but return to sleep quickly perhaps. I was up until 4ish. Theanine wasn't enough to go back down. I decided to take T4(50ug) at that time. Takes about an hour I guess but woke sleeping like a baby...
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    Finally hacked my sleep! Now I have a question?

    My sleep was really getting bad, up every 90 min, virtually nothing worked. In desperation, I stopped all supplements. So in a month, I was sleeping better. Not perfect, but at least I don't get up all the time. Side effects: It appears I bleed more when cut or do an injection, I feel a...
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    Blood Glucose Spikes During The Night

    I've had terrible sleep for going on 6-7 years now. Waking up 2-3 times during the night would be a great nights sleep for me. For longer than I've been on TRT I've had a fasting AM glucose level that always is 110-130. I always chalked this up to the dawn phenomenon. Yesterday though I...
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    How Much Usable Energy Do you Have?

    For me, one of the biggest upsides to TRT has been better energy. However, I sometimes wonder if I should be content with the energy I have? I am currently 49. I get up pretty early - usually 5-6AM every day. I drink a decent amount of coffee, but am done by around 8AM. I use Natesto three...
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    New to trt. Sleep is awful . Thoughts on this protocol please.

    So my doc started me on 50 mg test c 3x week. 500 iu of hcg 2x week .125mg of arimidex 3x a week. Been on it for 4-5 weeks now. Strength is up , endurance is up . I can tell changes in body composition already starting but my sleep is god awful. I can’t even go to sleep without ambien. Im...
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    Recent Poor Sleep Quality

    hey guys, Just recently I have been having sleep disturbances where I have no problem falling asleep, but maintaining the sleep has become problematic. I will retire around 11pm and wake up around 2-3am, then fall back asleep and wake up around 5am. This is my only side effect I am...
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    Atypical Side Effects

    I've been experimenting with varying doses of 16-22mg EOD, after trying varying twice per week doses of 40mg-80mg. The things I've noticed with the lower doses (verified low-normal to mid range testosterone levels) are feeling more wound up (actually stimulated), OCD, health anxiety, extremely...
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    Why does TRT cause sleep apnea and/or snoring?

    Since starting TRT (7 months in) my partner says I have been snoring way more, regardless of the position I sleep in. Ive read that sleep apnea and snoring is common or men on TRT. what is the reason/physiology behind this?
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    T4 helps me sleep

    Anybody know really why an hour after I take my 50ug dose of T4 I sleep like a baby? I often wake at 2-5 and if I take it then, an hour later I sleep blissfully.
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    New thoughts on sleep

    I don't think this has ever been discussed, but it might be important for those of us that often wake up from sleep. Oral contraceptive contain estrogen and progestin, (progestin is an analog of progesterone) which have been shown to increase the elimination half life of caffeine from 5-6 hours...
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    Anyone have sleep issues while on Creams/gels?

    I was on injectables for almost 5 years and finally gave it up 14 months ago due to poor sleep that I could never correct. Since going off TRT my sleep has normalized, but I do miss the benefits I had while on TRT. Has anyone had any sleep issues while on creams/gels? I was thinking maybe...
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    Buying new bed - anyone have adjustable base?

    My sleep has been horrible lately and I don’t attribute it to my TRT or sleep apnea, but to my wretched bed! It’s sinking in too much and all my pressure points hurt. I’ve done a lot of research and looks like the Helix Plus mattress is going to be good for me since it’s built for heavier...
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    Waking up more often after starting cyp

    I've had this thing for a while where I wake up during the night. On my first 3 nights of cyp I find that I'm waking up more often. Has anybody experienced something similar? I'm not more tired, and I haven't given the levels a chance to stabilize of course. I will just continue on at this...
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    Does TRT raise or decrease cortisol?

    I have been a bad sleeper my entire life, but it has become a significant problem after a few months on TRT. I find myself exhausted all day then “wired but tired” at night. It takes me a few hrs to go to sleep. Once I am asleep I normally sleep ok, but wake way too early in the morn, after...
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    Any reason to use hgh as a under 30

    Hello Is there any reason to use growth hormone as under 30 years old? I would like to see what effect it have on my skin , sleep and wellness. Mainly my skin. I ve used pramipexole in a past for high prolactin and thats is known to increase hgh levels temporaly, i got awesome skin results from...
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    Early morning wake ups

    I have this issue that started shortly before TRT but TRT like exaggerated it. I tend to wake up very early like 5-6 AM, feeling hot and energized and many times cannot fully fall asleep after that. I suspect it is some issue regarding cortisol. My TRT regiment is 20mg sustanon daily and 100...
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    Sleep Apnea: Why Does Testosterone Make it Worse?

    As part of an unsuccessful recent experiment with my protocol (nandrolone added to testosterone), my sleep apnea appears to have gotten noticeably worse over a very short period of time. I haven't been treating my OSA since it's typically so mild if I sleep on my side. I'm wondering if anyone...
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