1. S

    Blood work HCG Monotherapy low DHT

    Good morning everbody, Im 27 y. old, 80kg, 12% bf. I´m hypothyroid and and have hypogonadism. I´m on a HCG-Monotherapy. (750 I.E. Hcg eod, 125 mcg L-Thyroxin) I think that my thyroid gland is not yet functioning properly and therefore my testosterone synthesis is also limited. Hopefully when my...
  2. T

    Prescribed trt, need opinions on if I should do it. (Labs)

    40, used gear years ago and have been experiencing low energy, lack of motivation, easily irritated, sore more, fat gain (diet isn’t the best but I’ve been having more trouble keeping fat off) Erections are great and libido is pretty good. labs as of 5/6 total test- 334ng/dL 348 (same blood...
  3. J

    I Have a prolactinoma

    I recently had an mri because of an elevated prolactin level on blood work. There is a small mass on my pituitary gland. Im bringing this up on this forum because over the last few years there has been a backlash against ai's. There actually is some research showing elevated estrogen causing...
  4. B

    When is the best time to get blood test checked?

    When is the is the best time to get your blood tested to check where TRT has your levels? Should one consider their own peaks and troughs? Currently on 2x "100mg Test C" & 2x "500IU HCG" a week for 4 months. Got my blood tested for the first time about 12hrs after my the most recent 100mg Text...
  5. Pacman

    Do androgen receptors become desensitized over time with TRT?

    I was told this by somebody a while ago. Is this true? And if it is, does that mean over time an increased dose is needed to achieve the same results? The person who told me this said the only way to "re-sensitize" them is to completely stop injections for 2-3 months. I don't know how I feel...
  6. A

    Dht cream on trt for libido

    I found a 3rd party selling pure dht cream! I know t gels can help with libido due to dht conversation but what about pure dht cream? would adding it to my trt regimen hurt me? I’ve been loosing hair this last year(armpits,legs,stomach) I haven’t found much info on it! As I hear it been...
  7. B

    TRT induced Low SHBG and TRT dosage?

    Ok, I just read through the entire Low SHBG sticky thread and have been researching all over this forum regarding low SHBG and Trt dosing... I was able to pull a lab test from 12 years ago prior to starting TRT and I had a SHBG of 44 (lab corp range)... Since starting TRT my SHBG has dropped...
  8. B

    I think neglected Total Testosterone focusing too much on free T...

    I think I might have found out why I wasn't feeling so good on TRT all these past years... I wasn't optimizing my Total T.. I was focusing too much on my free T which was always in the top 90% or higher of the free range which is great but my Total T was in the bottom Labcorp range (mid...
  9. W

    6 months on TRT - No improvement??

    Labs from 11/12/19 ***Labs from LABCORP*** Total Test - 623.6 (264-916 ng/dL) Free Test - 7.5 (8.7-25.1pg/mL) Estadiol sensitive 7.9(8.0 - 35.0) SHBG 91.1 (16.5 - 55.9) Free T3 - 2.4 (2.2-4.4) Labs from 3/24/20 ***Labs from Quest Labs*** Total Test - 1322 (264-916 ng/dL) Free Test - 101.7...
  10. B

    4 months TRT, back acne just started

    Been on 2x "100mg Test C" & 2x "500IU HCG" for nearly 4 months and really enjoying the results. About a month ago I noticed that acne on my back started showing up and is slowly getting worse. Is there something that's not harsh which I should start taking now before it turns to scar causing acne?
  11. I

    Thinking of coming off TRT after 6 months...

    About 6 months ago I started TRT with a TT that ranged between 450-550 and a free T that was 10-11 ng/dl (range was 5-20). My symptoms were anxiety, no morning wood, poor erections, v low libido, no motivation etc for many years. I did 2 short steroid cycles in the past that probably didn’t...
  12. P

    Does Testosterone Make COVID-19 Worse?

    Interested to see thoughts here. I am still wondering about the high prevalence of COVID-19 in males. What is it? Lifestyle choices - smoking, alcohol use, the likelihood of other comorbidities, like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity...
  13. B

    Switch to shorter needles for less scar tissue?

    Currently injecting my test with a 1in long needle 23g intramuscularly. Thanks to Vince I'm doing this solely in the ventral glutes. I know IM tends to build up scar tissue over time. To lessen scar tissue would it be a good idea to switch to 1in or 1/2in long needles? I don't have much fat in...
  14. A

    Starting to feel better on higher dose?

    I feel so calm and at peace when increasing my dose from 105 mg(15mg Ed) to 175 mg a week my anxiety is fading away! When my e2 was at 72(sensitive) I had panic attacks Ed! Now my e2 was at 11 and I feel less emotional I also lowered my ai dose from .5mg Ed to .25 mg Ed since I hear Ed dosing...
  15. B

    Can increasing HCG take the place of TRT temporarily?

    Been on 2x "100mg Test C" & 2x "500IU HCG" for nearly 3 months and loving the results (mind, body, etc.). Due to Covid19 my lady and I are forced to move our first pregnancy forward to about 3 months from now. To prepare for this shall what protocol recommendations are recommended? Shall I cut...
  16. I

    New to this - seeking best way to get started

    Hey fellas, Apologize if this info is available elsewhere, I'm sure it is, but perhaps there's a quick answer to some basic questions... I'm leaning towards HCG/TRT combo, once I obtain my labs, and perhaps seek professional consult with qualified doc or other professional... what is the best...
  17. bochinit

    TRT and baldness

    Does anyone goes bald after TRT? There's a way to know if someone have mpb and will go bald?
  18. D

    Am I a candidate for trt?

    I'm 45 years old and have low energy, low libido, losing strength in the gym, no drive, etc. I had my labs done and consulted with a telemed trt clinic. Total T: 401 Free T: 11 Estradiol Sensitive: 16.5 SHBG:33.7 LH:3.4 DHEA: 236 TSH: 1.96 I lift weights 3 days a week, do cardio/bodyweight...
  19. C

    Hello new member

    Looking forward to going thru the sites multiple forums and post/replies. Have a question about sex horm bind glob on my blood panel after just one initial TRT injection @ a local big TRT chain It went from in the low range 22.6 to 114 I'm doing a little research to see if this is normal or...
  20. T

    Application Spots (subQ) - cypionate

    que pontos de aplicação do modo subcutâneo fora da região do umbigo? é possível fazer uma vasta região lateral ou da coxa? (desculpe inglês, usando o tradutor)
  21. M

    Paradox TRT results, very low SHBG

    I started TRT 4 weeks ago. I spent a few months doing a solid research to educate myself before starting. I went so several doctors and quickly realised that there is not a single doctor in my country who is even remotely familiar with TRT. So my only option was to self-medicate. My symptoms...
  22. bochinit

    Testosterone and AAS Effect on Collagen Synthesis

    Does anybody have noticed and searched about collagen synthesis induced or reduced by AAS/TRT use? I saw articles around internet telling that Testosterone in high doses can decrease and some steroids like Stanozolol, Nandrolone, Primobolan and Boldenone can increase it. Do anyone have links...
  23. J

    Testosterone and Anastrozole combined

    I've been using Defy for my TRT and taking 0.4 T, 0.5 HCG and 1 pill of Anastrozole 2x per week. A local place combines Anastrozole and TRT into a compound and recommends taking it only 1x per week and HCG 3 days later. They said that taking T and HCG at the same time is ineffective. Any...
  24. A

    Moderate libido on Testosterone and HCG

    Hello. I am 28 years old, I'm a bodybuilder and currently doing TRT + hcg (to preserve testicular size and functions). I am taking 60mg sustanon every day, that would be a total of 420mg a week. I take hcg monday, wendnesday, friday, 500ui, for a total of 1500 ui a week. I also take exemestane...
  25. R

    Losing hair on TRT

    I have been on TRT now for one year. It seems like I am losing hair slowly. I never had baldness pattern. Now losing hair on both side of my forehead. I am 42. My dad is over 70 and he still has full think hair. I always had thick hair.I have more body hair now with TRT but losing hair close to...
  26. bochinit

    Inject 100mg of testosterone weekly. What level would I achieve.

    Hi guys, I want to know how much Total Testosterone we reach with 100mg test per week (comum TRT prescription). Should have 700ndl at this dosage? Do anyone have a chart about it?
  27. A

    E2 in range no drive!

    The doctor put me on .5 mg of armidex Ed and my e2 went from 72 to 11 on a sensitive test! Range (8-28) my sex drive is still zero! I’m on daily prop injections of 15 mg Ed! someone recommended raising the dose to 175 mg should I?
  28. T

    Low dose? 1 shot week or twice. TRT

    hey guys! I still have doubts about TRT. I started with a 66mg weekly dose. I had some acne and increased libido. but I think I'm getting in the way with the drop in testosterone on day 7. However I have been studying the option of using 2x week 50mg. What do you recommend? what ideal range of...
  29. A

    I'm starting to wonder if I even needed TRT

    Unfortunately I'm becoming educated long after going on TRT. I've been on TRT gel for two years and in that time I've had three blood tests. The first two had levels over 1000, and the third test had a level of 250. Can t seem to stay in range. Now that I've done my own reading I'm starting to...
  30. K

    Trt just isn't for me?

    Little something about myself: Male 30y 182cm 85kg Moderately active, lift weights 3x week and do bjj 2x week Sleep with a CPAP I've been struggling with trying to decide if I should quit trt completely or not. I started trt few years ago because of having testosterone at the bottom of the...
  31. R

    Failed PCT - Getting Off TRT for Fertility Purposes

    Hey guys, I’ll try to keep this short not to overwhelm with a lot of info. I can add more if anyone asks otherwise it would be a wall of text. I started TRT in July 2019 because of low T ( varying from lowest 2.1 to 4.1 ng / ml the highest tested during the course of 3 years ) and low libido /...