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    Good, fast and affordable T bloodtest service in the Netherlands

    I'm new here and glad to found such a great resource about TRT. So I would like to start off by thanking Nelson Vergel and all providers/people involved for their help and initiative. I myself live in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and have basically all the symptoms of low T. The only thing...
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    Testosterone vials from ampules

    I don't know if that's the correct section, so feel free to move it if not. T enanthate comes into glass ampules in Europe, not vials. Since I started today on a T only daily protocol, I would like to transfer the ampules content in a glass vial like this one...
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    Low libido and a visit to the Endocrinologist

    Hello all, I hope this sunday finds all of you doing well. I began having problems with my libido about 3 months ago. Cialis worked for me well since 2012 and now it's just not doing much at all, sometimes it gives a boost if I lay off it for a week or 2 but then it goes right back to nearly...
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    How much does Estradiol generally vary between injections?

    If one was on a standard protocol of twice weekly injections, with a normal mid-range SHBG levels, how much could you expect Estradiol to vary between peak and trough levels? For example if someone had an E2 sensitive reading of something like 20 at their trough. Thanks.
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    Sleep Issues with Protocol Change?

    A few things in my protocol changed recently: I switched from T cream (applied to the scrotum) to injections (200 mg), I added Danazol (25 mg EOD), and I added Metformin (500 mg AM & PM). Around the time of these changes, I started experiencing sleep issues: either waking up early in the morning...
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    Question about supraphysiological dosages of testosterone

    In a January 2012 article, Dr. Mark Gordon discussed supraphysiological dosing: "Gordon explains that conventional medical dosage for testosterone is at 200-300 milligrams per week, which he has shown is far too high! "For example, a typical 25-35-year-old male naturally generates 4-10...
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    Hematocrit, TRT --> systemic vascular resistance response

    Hi ExcelMale folks, I wanted to start off by expressing my gratitude for this site, all of the amazing work that has been put in to make this place such a great source of information. I would expect no less from a chemical engineer :). I've been following this "debate" about how to properly...
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    About to start Clomid (22M)

    Hi guys, I was prescribed clomid at 12.5 mg EOD to jumpstart my testosterone. Here are my bloods: Total Test 270 NG/DL (264-916) Free test 8.7 pg/ml (9.3-27) DHEA 190 ug/dL LH 1.7miu/ ml (1.7-8.6) Estrogen 7.6 pg / ml(8-35) TSH 1.7 mIU/ml (.45-4.5) Shg 40 nmol/ l I was wondering if anyone has...
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    my TRT dilemma

    34 Years old guy.. had lifelong erectile dysfunction, I have to use 40mcg of caverject to obtain an erection. Without the erection dies as soon as I stop stimulating Had doppler test done, normal tried t3 for a year, no effect hormones, normal.. except.. I have high levels of SHBG. I read a...
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    Switching From Cream to Injectable T (subQ)

    I am making the switch from cream to injectable T cypionate. I started with cream because I thought it would be more convenient; however, I’ve become convinced it is actually less convenient, as you have to wait for it to dry and plan shower/swim/workout/sex times around it (two times a day, at...
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    TRT erection issues

    I'm 30 years old, 6'1' 220 pounds, lift quite frequently and cardio occasionally. So i've been debating coming off TRT for a few months now. I'm kind of at the final stages of my decision. I've posted and showed my lab results multiple times including SHBG, E2 sensitive, Test free and total...
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    Changed plan slightly in coordination with provider.

    If you've ever wondered if the information that you provide to newbies ever does any good, the answer is yes. Because of the information I read from the experienced members on this site, as well as several of Nelson's interviews with TRT doctors as well as published clinical studies, I had an...
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    T-cream Scrotal, shocking bloodwork

    So Ive been on 100mg of T-cream a day for 10 days or so decide to get bloodwork done. The results are great but weird. Protocol 50mg AM and PM. Blood work 4-5 hours after 50mg T was applied on scrotum Blood work: TT 730 FT 26 E2 21 SHBG 10 The weird part is, when I did SubQ like 50mg e3.5d...
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    Is it normal to be nervous when starting?

    I'm waiting for my first shipment to arrive in a few days from Defy Medical. In the meantime, a box of 27g 1/2 inch needles arrived from adw diabetic. Today, I injected a B12 shot sub-Q to practice. I get B12 delivered to my house from the VA every month, but in the past, instead of...
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    Doctor gave great TRT advice

    I recommended my doc to my buddy who has low T. He has been on for over 9 months using injections. His total T is now 810 and his estradiol is 28 and free T is a healthy level as well. He keeps telling me some days he feels great and other days not so great. I reply, “ ok, so does the rest of...
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    Testosterone esters

    Does anyone know the percentage of actual testosterone that's in each ester? I'm having a hard time finding any conclusive numbers. I'm switching over to propionate, from cypionate, and would just like to know how to do the conversion. I can figure that part out once I have the percentages of...
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    Association of Heart Disease with Endogenous Testosterone

    This study is getting a lot of attention in the press today. It used "Mendelian randomization." Basically, some genetic variants cause men to have lower testosterone levels and the study compared the rates of heart disease between men with and without these genetic variations. The study used...
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    Changed my mind!

    I’m going to try daily injections! Going to be using 14mg every day ( have been on 40mg EOD and .25 mg arimidex for over a year - 5 years of TRT total ) Using 29gauge insulin needles .5” inch in shoulder. I’ll update periodically how I feel and will get bloodwork done in 6 weeks. My current...
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    Elevated Testosterone Decreases Risk of Asthma

    The full article is here. According to research presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting patients with elevated serum testosterone levels were less likely to have current asthma regardless of gender. Data from the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition...
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    Does SHBG affect the apparent half-lives of testosterone esters?

    The relative level of SHBG has a pronounced effect on serum levels of testosterone delivered via TRT. This is through the influence of SHBG on the metabolic clearance rate of testosterone. But as far as I can tell the effect on the apparent half-lives of testosterone esters is subtle at best. Is...
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