1. CuirPork

    Is there a hormonal explanation for extreme reaction to testosterone?

    I had relatively low testosterone when I started TRT at the minimum dosage every two weeks. Although I have been told that it is all in my head, I swear that I could taste it when the nurse did the first shot (and every shot I have ever done). I immediately get a tingling sensation up my back...
  2. G

    Morning wood on exogenous TRT

    Was greeted by wood this morning (yes I'm bragging) and got to thinking: We know that testosterone cycles up/down throughout the day while we're still producing it naturally. And morning wood is an indication that it often peaks in the morning. We further know that on TRT the natural...
  3. A

    Does prop dial in faster than 8 weeks

    I couldn’t find a answer on this but I always wondered does prop dial in faster the guideline is wait 8-10 weeks before protocol would that apply to prop being a short ester I lowered my dose to 10 mg a day as my e2 was high(maybe that’s shortchanging my trt) (70mg a week) it’s been 5 weeks...
  4. M


    I have been on TRT since March of 2018. I will be 58 years old in September, in two more months. My PSA went to 2.0 a few weeks after starting TRT but fluctuated back down to 1.4 by November of 2018 and since then it has stayed between 1.4 and 2.18 between April 2018 and November 2019, going...
  5. M

    Need Help with what to do.

    Hello, I'm a 27 year old male, over the past two years i have been feeling terrible. I have no motivation, no drive, no desire to have sex. I have no energy, living on caffeine. Cant perform at my Job how I need to. Basically I have all the symptoms of low T including hair loss. massive weight...
  6. Dreamamine

    Calling All Long-Term TRT Users! How is Your Libido and Sexual Function?

    I wanted to give some of you long-term users a quick quiz, just so we can develop some neat anecdotal data points from this forum. If you have the time, please answer the following questions: (I apologize if they're a touch personal) 1. What is your age? 2. How long have you been on TRT? 3...
  7. P

    Advice for your younger self- TRT Journey

    Hey guys, new user here and I look forward to joining in on some conversations/learning along the way. I recently started TRT 2 weeks ago after lots of research(a good bit of which came from here). This thread isn’t really to get into my personal journey but I’ll be more than happy to answer...
  8. S

    Cipionate vs Natesto

    I was wondering about switching to Natesto from Cipionate as I just found it was on the insurance formulary. Looking for more out of trt. Has anyone had better results from switching to Natesto?
  9. V

    Nebido - not sleeping well

    These are my test results. On 8 June I had my first Nebido shot. Since then I have been sleeping quite bad. We are now in week 4 and I continue to sleep bad. My eyes have sunken a bit, showing my tiredness. Not sure how long I can keep this up, especially with work. But since it's Nebido, a...
  10. D

    Understanding TRTs weekly distribution

    Good Evening, Just recently started TRT about 4 weeks ago. I am 43 and my test was at 100-150. Tried to increase for a year naturally with no luck. Good improvements across the board since starting but still struggling a bit. Diets, exercise, mental health, supplements all in good shape. Got my...
  11. G

    Bloodwork comparison after 10 weeks of TRT

    Hello, friends. This is my first post here. I really appreciate there is a forum to talk about it, so I thank you all in advance. So, I started TRT 10 weeks ago. This is my pre-TRT and 10-week in bloodwork. Most recent on the right side. My protocol is 120mg/wk test cyp along with 250ui EOD of...
  12. R

    Thinking about TRT

    I also posted this in the labs section so sorry for double post. Grateful for any help. 47 y/o. 6', 190lbs. Just starting to lift weights but have gained maybe 15 lbs in the past few years. Love handles and belly fat. Physically weak. Previously skinny fat. Cancer survivor. Workaholic...
  13. S

    TT: 1100+ E2: 95+ on 150mg/week MWF. Sensitive/standard assay results compared.

    11 weeks in. IM VG injections. No adjuncts of any kind. TT 1141.2 ng/dl (LC/MS-MS) FT 347 (ordered the sensitive assay, labeled as MS/Dialysis? Mentions LC/MS-MS in the details, units not listed) E2 97.1 pg/ml (sensitive, details state LC/MS-MS) SHBG 25.1 nmol/L HCT 49.6% I also ordered the...
  14. R

    Flying with testosterone ?

    I’m going to be taking a trip to Hawaii soon and haven’t ever traveled since I started using trt. I’m trying to avoid them giving me a hard time . What should I be aware of and what should I use to travel with ? Can I bring it on my carry on ? Any suggestions to make it go as smooth as possible
  15. H

    TRT Doctor - Ottawa

    Hi everyone, It's been a number of years, and I am revisiting my old thread. I am wondering if anyone knows of a good TRT doctor in Ottawa that I can consult regarding TRT. Many thanks.
  16. T


    1. Florida 2. Texas 3. Literally any other state but CA
  17. J

    Dandelion Tea for water retention

    Hi there, Is dandelion tea a good idea to reduce water retention while on TRT? Are there other natural supplements that may be more efficacious? I have read that it can be lower testosterone - not sure if it is true as I couldn’t find a conclusive answer. Any suggestions with regards to a...
  18. S

    Bloating with Test E and topical with high shbg and estrone

    I’ve been on trt for the last 4 years. I’m 5’8 workout daily, run and crossfit 5x a week. When I started I was 185 about 13% bf, now 205 at 19%. Holding a ton of body fat and water weight compared to where I was naturally - was just tired all the time and had 300-350 T. my largest issue is that...
  19. R

    TRT testicular atrophy

    Hi, im 24 and was type 2 hypogonadal. Had a inexperienced Dr, currently in South America so low on options. Got told I would be infertile if I continued on trt 125mg / week. The testicular atrophy has started to worry me due to one Dr.'s comments on my risk on fertility. Further listening to his...
  20. Scott Myslinski

    Podcast with Nelson Vergel - on TRT, Anabolics, Surviving HIV, Homosexuality

    Hi folks - Long-time reader / lurker here! My name is Scott Myslinski. I've just had Nelson Vergel on my podcast, Making a Man, to talk about TRT, Anabolics, Surviving HIV, Homosexuality, and more. Check it out HERE and please let me know what you think...
  21. D

    Coming off trt after 3 years

    Hey everyone, I'm 33 and have been on testosterone enanthate + hcg for 3 years and have decided to come off. Do I immediately start taking hcg daily or so I wait until the testosterone has cleared? I find all the protocols rather confusing so any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...
  22. MilkMan

    Itching on TRT?

    I've got a call in with my endo, but I figured I'd pick some brains here as well. About a month into TRT (100mg Test Enanthate per week), I started itching. No rash. No specific location. Just general itching. It'll be my earlobe one moment, my butt cheek the next. When it's bad, it's hard to...
  23. H

    High E2?

    Here's my current protocol: Test Cyp 200 mg/ml – 0.45 ml IM/SQ 2 times weekly HCG 400 iu SQ 2 times weekly Anastrozole 0.5 mg 2 times weekly I've been on TRT for a little over two years, and it's been good. I got dialed in pretty early. My most recent labs were 733 T, 20.3 Free T, 28.4...
  24. T

    Kidney pain on trt

    Hello everyone I've been on trt for 3 weeks. Ever since starting I've been getting kidney pain mostly on injection day. I a positive it's kidney pain cause I used to get them during hangovers in the past but that was due to dehydration. On my latest bloodwork before starting trt my creatinine...
  25. D

    TRT only "works" when it's clearing the system

    Similar to those who say they only feel the honeymoon phase for a little bit during new protocol, I only feel the effects of TRT (libido) for 1-2 days, after week 4 of my last injection, when the T has mostly cleared your system. Reverse honeymoon phase. Other than that, I feel nothing from T no...
  26. B

    Enlarged ascending thoracic aorta causes?

    So I have been having a lot of acid reflux the past 1 1/2 years, no blood pressure issues and erratic lipid panels (expected when on TRT) but the last year lipid panel dialed in with Natural Thyroid supplementation-Armour... just had CT Scan for Heart Calcium which came back "0" normal.... but...
  27. F

    A lot of folks dealing with anxitey and stress ... try this

    I like checking out what's new every so often and it has often had topics of anxiety issues sprinkled in there. Recently I learned of a self hypnosis app (interactive where you talk to it as well) called Reveri, it recommends twice daily sessions to learn how to deal with the uncertainty we...
  28. S

    TRT and Finasteride?

    I inject 150mg per week Testosterone Cypionate. I'm about to start 1mg per day oral Finasteride for hair loss. The internet says this is totally fine. The internet says this is a terrible idea. The internet says Finasteride is poison that will ruin your life. What do we KNOW about this...
  29. N

    Been on trt for 2 years and still no libido ..# libido

    Hi all I went onto trt in 2017 . Doc prescribed gel for my low testosterone results. Obviously this didn't do anything so eventually I went onto nebido which was every 12 weeks then I went privately to a doctor in the UK who prescribed me testosterone cypionate and HCG.. after 2 months I had to...
  30. M

    Testosterone Gel/Cream applied to scalp?

    I've been on TRT for nearly 10 years. In the past year I've had to switch from injections to a gel, because of problems with elevated hematocrit. I'm finding very poor absorption of androgel through the skin on my shoulders. I've read about good results people are getting with non-alcohol based...
  31. S

    Advantage to tapering down my test before starting my pct?

    Hello. I need to get off trt in the next few weeks and looking for the best course of action. Please don't try to talk me out of it, I didn't come to my decision lightly but my mind is made up. I started trt in January of this year. I'm currently taking a total of 120mg per week via injection...