1. G

    Pregnenolone, missing piece?

    Just wondering if pregnenolone has been the missing puzzle piece in anyone’s protocol, and if things finally clicked when they added it. Thanks.
  2. A

    Estrogen still crashed 7 weeks later!

    Just got bloods e2 is still at 12! My joints still ache my appetite is dead,mood went from female mindset to dead mono can’t feel emotions whatsoever! My test is at 1500+ Free t 408! I’m on 250 mg of test prop a week! I think all the dht conversion from test prop is keeping my e2 low! As I...
  3. H

    Numb Penis, Anorgasmia during Sex, Low Cortisol, High Prolactin on TRT

    Have been on clinic TRT after AAS abuse as a 24 year old male for 3 years. My natural levels were 691 at age 24 prior to my reckless, careless decision to hope on anabolic steroids at 24. Since then I've tried to come off several times but always ended up inevitably relapsing when the pct or...
  4. B

    OSA and Snoring on TRT

    I've never snored or had any signs of OSA. Since being on TRT I am now a significant snorer and have OSA (body weight and competition is the same). I went off TRT a while back for 3 weeks and snoring and OSA symptoms completely stopped. Now that I'm back on TRT snoring and OSA symptoms have...
  5. R

    Restarting TRT + HCG - My Protocol

    Hey everyone, if you have checked my past threads you will see that I was on TRT for 6 months but decided to stop in order to have my sperm frozen. I stopped TRT on March 1st 2020 and yesterday I managed to freeze a decent sperm sample ( 21M/ml ) and now am ready to get back on TRT. I couldn't...
  6. 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...
  7. R

    TRT and HCG levels

    I recently started TRT. On the 5th week had blood test showing my T level went from 215 pre -T to 524 on a weekly injection schedule of 100mg once a week. I am about to add 250iu HCG twice weekly{500iu total per week} to the protocol as well as splitting the weekly 100 mg T from once a week to...
  8. J

    To TRT or to not TRT. Testosterone Enanthate + HCG

    Hi I've read hundreds of posts related to testosterone and hcg dosages, but I can't make my mind due to all the contradictory info found on how to approach my TRT therapy. Some background: 38 yo male, low libido, anxiety, brain fog, moderate-severe depression, difficulty to gain muscle mass -...
  9. D

    Estrogen Blocker or not when taking TRT/HCG

    I have been on TRT for 15 years. I am waiting for my HCG prescription to arrive and feel comfortable adding that to my regimen. Since my doctor is not an Endocrinologist, he is prescribing Estrogen blockers and TRT. My question is if I take TRT/HCG, do I still need the estrogen blocker? I...
  10. J

    TRT and Clomid together

    I just just seen a video of Nelson discussing how a recent study showed that Clomid was effective in maintaining LH and FSH somewhat while on TRT. I am definitely going to add Clomid or Enclomiphene to TRT to see if this is maintained.
  11. C

    Kisspeptin suppression under TRT: Can it affect mood and libido?

    TD;LR: Kisspeptin may affect how we act and feel. It seems plausible that a TRT-induced reduction in this hormone is a problem for some men. I’d previously asked if suppression of GnRH by TRT is a problem. The literature at least hints that it is possible. The situation with kisspeptin may be...
  12. L

    Trt restart/pct

    Hi all Thanks for reading this post, any help would be very much appreciated. I have been on low dose trt and hcg for 14 months. I'm from the UK and my trt journey had been an absolute nightmare. My Dr just isn't interested and has miss managed my treatmentfrom the start. I am now in a much...
  13. C

    Low LH with normal Testosterone experiencing low T symptomps

    here's my recent bloodwork (the attached bloodwork is the most current one), I attached the bloodwork here. I took another bloodwork last year and my LH were 1.25 and Total Testosterone were 550 (not attached). The bloodwork is taken approximately 3.5 weeks after the cessation of SERMS (Torem...
  14. M

    New member introduction, and asking for advice.

    Hi folks, I’m a 24 year old male who was recently placed on TRT after dealing with moderate to severe depression, lack of energy, and difficulty with weight loss and muscle gain despite working out regularly. I’m taking 100mg Test-Cyprionate once weekly - I had to argue with my doctor against...
  15. C

    Should I do TRT?

    I am 21 years old, and the main symptoms that I am experiencing are low mood, anxiety and mild depression. difficulty maintaining erection. I think I might have secondary hypogonadism. Can you guys give me some input? Free T is 36.61 pmol/L range is (30.88-147.50)
  16. R

    TRT and high BP Pulse

    I am on 100mg cipionate and .25mg anastrozole. Recently I was diagnoses little high BP with 130/90 average pulse always above 90. So my GP prescribed me 2.5mg Lisinopril to bring the BP down. Is anybody here on ACE inhibitor Lisinopril for high BP? Bad Thing is even my Bp came down with...
  17. B

    Anxiety and anger on TRT

    Hello! I would like to know why sometimes I feel anxiety or anger in trt? I would like to live in a constant state of comfort but apparently that ideal point is being difficult to reach. how do I stay calm in trt? does this have to do with dosage or some hormones affected?
  18. A

    Stopped ai how long to feel better?

    Switched to ed injections and stopped ai as I felt I didn’t need it! Been two weeks still not feeling better but definitely not having high e2 symptoms! My appetite is slowly coming back and my severe stomach pain and dizziness from adex is disappearing! how long until I feel better,morning...
  19. A

    Help increasing Estradiol

    Hi all, After a bit of advice how to increase my e2 levels. Currently taking Primoteston e6d and my T levels are great; T - 29.3 nmol/L (10-35) SHBG - 30 nmol/L (10-50) Free T - 705 pmol/L (225-725) E2 20.97 pg/ml Ive found that when my E2 is low like this, I experience some pretty heavy...
  20. F

    Adding in nandrolone. Let’s see how this goes.

    Greetings all. I’m posting this to get thoughts from the group as well as to journal my results for the group. I’m 42 and been on TRT for a few years. I have secondary hypogonandism, a past sleeve gastrectomy, hashimotos, and some mild hypertension well controlled. I also had a past...
  21. 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...
  22. S

    Defy minimum age

    My 21 year old son is having symptoms of low T, tired all the time, no libido, doesn’t sleep well, mild depression. The local trt center will not see him until he is 25. Does anyone know if Defy has a minimum age? What would you guys recommend for a 21 year old?
  23. J

    Is HCG needed while on TRT?

    “It depends if you want to stay fertile/have kids soon and prevent testicular shrinkage” seems to be the most common answer. However, I have read so many experiences of guys on TRT (without HCG) Who have no issues making their partner pregnant, or with maintaining ball size, or it being much...
  24. A

    Virginia TRT docs

    I’m 24 and have been on trt for 17 months and my doctor is retiring. I live in northern Virginia and I’m looking for a progressive trt doctor in Virginia who accepts insurance. Any input?
  25. A

    Does testosterone enanthate every 3 weeks make sense?

    As you know I've been on TRT for 2.5 years and my current protocol is 28mg cypionate EOD. I'm now in a 3rd world country and I went to an endocrinologist. He told me a lot of interesting things: HCG is for infertility and shouldn't be prescribed together with T. Stopping TRT I won't feel bad...
  26. T

    Daily injection scar tissue?

    Can daily injections cause muscle damage and atrophy? I inject daily alternating between shoulders only. Could this be a problem long term? I use a 0.5” 28 gauge insulin pin.
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...