1. M

    Low e2 - Lethargy, Lack of motivation and heartburn (acid reflux)

    My main symptom that I felt after starting TRT (second day) is crazy heartburn. Some people mentioned my e2 is low some say the jump in T caused the release of stomach peptides that increase stomach acid production. Which it kind of makes sense since I experienced (still do) extreme hunger all...
  2. M

    I need knowledgeable opinions on crazy side effects on 100Mg a week TRT.

    Hi guys, I'll cut to the chase, I know everyone's time is valuable but I need help figuring out something and it's driving me crazy. Im 41m , workout 3 times a week heavy lifting. Jiujitsu 4 times a week sometimes 2x a day. Experienced slow recovery and other related symptoms of low T. Lab...
  3. V

    Looking for studies

    Hey guys, I am a senior graduate student for my nurse practitioner, and I am doing my DNP project on improving TRT. For my literature review section, I wondered if you guys came across any studies showing knowledge gaps with providers and patients to TRT, as we know many TRT horror stories...
  4. A

    TRT + Nandrolone New Protocol

    I have been on TRT for the past 5 months and it has been life changing. In my last consult with my Dr, however, I brought up my history of debilitating joint and tendon pain that I've dealt with for years and we decided to add in Nandrolone decanoate to my protocol while reducing my Test cyp...
  5. B

    Adjusting my dose down for longterm health reasons, will it lead to muscle loss?

    For years I've been on 200mg test and 100md ND a week, split into multiple shots. The deca is because I have moderate osteoarthritis and have had multiple surgeries on my shoulders, hips and knees over the years and prefer not to ever take NSAIDS if possible As I'm turning 46 next year I feel...
  6. B

    Is Prop legal (prescription) for TRT? One last Hail Mary before calling it quits after 11 yrs.

    I am just about coming to the end of the road with my TRT journey after 11 yrs... I never really enjoyed the benefits that it is supposed to bring... My lipid panels have been horrible (although I did have perfect Lipids on my last blood test when increasing Armour thyroid to 3 grains per day...
  7. A

    How long should I expect fertility to return after PCT?

    been on TRT for about a year, got off for TRT purposes and now on Enclomiphene 25 mg a day, 5 weeks so far, wondering ig anyone has personal experiences on getting off TRT for fertility, how long did it take for you to succeed and get your partner pregnant?
  8. P

    Regaining fertility after 3 years of TRT, no hCG

    Hello, I am long time lurker on this forum but finally decided to make an account because despite excessive searching on the web, I am not sure what to do next. I am a male, 31 years old and have been on trt for the last 3 years now (125mg/week test-E everyday injections, no arimidex and no...
  9. W

    Does anybody here suffer from pssd after taking antidepressants?

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody here currently suffers from pssd? I seem to have all the symptoms for 3 years now after stopping sari meds. I've been on trt for 3 years now and it worked ok up in till feb2020 after taking a supplement called inositol. Basically pssd was kind of mild in till then...
  10. C

    My regular ED regimen not working + anxiety - advice welcome

    Hi everyone. I’m 45 and been on TRT for 6 or 7 years now (Excelmale has been a fantastic resource!!). For the past 5 years I’ve had things dialed in pretty well. But the last few months I’ve been having anxiety and ED problems even though I have increased my daily Cialis to 15 mg!! (I’m not...
  11. E

    Best TRT Protocol For Me To Start?

    Hey guys so I had low T and decided to start HCG monotherapy to see if that would work for me. I did it for 6 weeks with eventually getting up to 1000IU EOD. My test went from 9.6 to 14.3 (nmol/L) which is decent but no where near where I wanted to be and my symptoms were still there and I was...
  12. A

    About to Start TRT Opinions on My Prescription

    Spent a ton of time reading on the forums (thanks to everyone involved with the pinned threads) which gave me the inclination to takes the first steps on determining if I want to start TRT. Little background on me, just turned 30 and have had terrible insomnia for 6 years, constantly tired, no...
  13. K

    Effect on Bloods when Quitting Nicotine on TRT

    Hey Excelmale, I'm curious if anyone has successfully quit nicotine while dialed in on TRT and has before and after bloods to show any changes in serum levels? Nicotine supposedly acts as a mild anti aromatase inhibitor and is said to also INCREASE SHBG which is not in my favor considering I...
  14. F

    Fermented foods for Inflammation 2021 study

    What is up fellas? I want to share the results of the Stanford University study in July of 2021. Just google fermented foods Stanford study and it will come up first. Basically, it was a 10 week study looking at the differences in inflammation in humans while on a high fermented diet and...
  15. T

    32 y.o. male starting TRT [200 mg / ml @ 1 mg / wk]

    Hello all. As the title states, I'm starting TRT and my doctor has prescribed 200 of mg of test cyp. / wk. I'm actually going to the clinic tomorrow so that they can show me how to self-administer. Good times ahead (I hope)! I'm not a gymhead these days, but have some leftover muscle from when...
  16. J

    Male 31y/o living in Australia. Trying to acquire hCG for personal treatment - Local docs less than helpful.

    Hey guys, I'm new here. Thanks for all the help in advance. I've been afflicted with Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS) for 8 years. Long story short, I've recently discovered online that a number of men have used hCG therapy to fully recover from the after effects of having taken Finasteride...
  17. R

    Should I lower my TRT dose?

    Hi all. Just had labs done after many months of 125mg Test Enanthate E5D (IM). As you can see I am at 35,94 nmol/L (scale used in my country) and the norm is from 9.70 to 31.80. So I am above the norm, but should I change it since I am feeling fine? Am I in a particular risk beeing 4,14 nmol/L...
  18. R

    TRT with insomnia

    I have been on TRT for two years now. !00mg/week. Low SHBG 18-22. I am on low dose of Anastrozole .25mg/week say day I take Test cypionate. But I suffer from insomnia, never measured my growth hormone other than IGF-1 which was in normal range. I am not diabetic. I have great energy but I get...
  19. J

    Mystery side effect of TRT/HCG???

    Hey guys. Here’s another one. Hope it’s not TMI. I started noticing lots of mucus in my rectum a few months ago. It’s clear. Like egg whites. I went to a GI doctor but he couldn’t make any sense of it since I don’t have any other symptoms. He said for whatever reason my body is producing excess...
  20. S

    Considering weaning off of TRT

    I started this journey about a year ago when I felt my sex drive and performance were limited. I was tested and came out at around 550 on T and the clinic recommended 140 weekly, which put me at about 1100 at the low. I was also put on an AI as the doctor strove to drive me under 25 on...
  21. J

    Who Started TRT w/ Normal Labs

    I'm curious. Why did you start TRT when all your labs indicate your a middle of the range or 'normal' or 'bloods look fine/great' according to your doc. What protocol did you start on? Why? What told you to start despite having normal labs? Are you still on TRT or did you get off of...
  22. M

    32 y old in UK - blood-work and TRT/Clomid?

    Hi all - just came across this community - thankfully, as I am trying to interpret my latest bloodwork/quite a confusing appointment at a TRT clinic in UK. Figures are below: FSH: 1.7 IU/L (range: 1.0 - 12.0) LH: 0.8 IU/L (range: 0.6 - 12.1) Oestradiol: 56.0 pmol/L (range: 40-161) SHBG...
  23. D

    First time getting thyroid labs

    Been on trt for 5 years. Never have gotten the energy, mood, and libido boost from it. Are these numbers anything I should address?
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  25. A

    Does long term TRT use cause thyroid issues?

    I'm curious how many TRT recipients on these forms also have thyroid issues. It seems that many people I know who are on TRT are also on thyroid medication, I'm wondering if the two are related. Does TRT eventually lead to thyroid issues?
  26. C

    Journey back into TRT

    Just a bit of background.
  27. B

    Sperm Bank made an error - HCG and fertility question.

    Hello. I was just informed by my sperm bank that there was a technical issue and my sperm sample may or may not still be viable.The suggested I re-submit and retest/bank a sample. I sent my sample prior to starting TRT approximately 7 1/2 - 8 weeks ago. I've been on hCG 350 IU twice a week...
  28. T

    Thinking about starting trt

    Hey guys. I want to get your opinion on weather it would be appropriate to start trt. I'm a 35 year old male with a total T level of 419 and a free T level of 280. My GP says that I'm normal and that he will not prescribe any testosterone. However I have been researching trt clinics near me and...
  29. Pacman

    Osteoarthritis and adding nandrolone to TRT

    I have osteoarthitis in my shoulder. I have tried PRP ($1500), physical therapy ($1200), I modified several upper body exercises to work the muscles without heavily inflaming the current state of my shoulder (I get creative), I focus a ton on joint health (CARs, etc), and have found very...
  30. D

    Cycling TRT

    I'm wondering about the validity on a clinical and perceived basis of cycling on and off TRT. I wouldn't eve pursue the question except for some research that was done on it, believe from University of Texas (Huston?). And I can't find the link now, ncbi, I thought. Study involved Test...
  31. C titrate up or down while on TRT?

    Just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience. I am "self dosing" testosterone cyp. Weekly shallow IM injections of 87.5mg. The first 3-4 weeks were great. Libido and energy took quite a jump. Going in to weeks 5-6 things started slowing down, especially the libido. I have read in...