Any advice appreciated, new member

Chrism12

New Member
Hey folks I’m a new member and completely new to the idea of testosterone injections. A friend of mine has been doing injections for a year or so and has changed noticeably in terms of weight and muscle mass. I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired. My insurance won’t even consider covering treatments, but my friend doesn’t get his through a dr. Is this I’ll advised and if my levels ARENT low, what would happen if I started injecting like him. Any advice, negative or positive, is welcome. Thanks
 

Vince

Super Moderator
Before you do anything, get labs. You could use discount labs, they advertise here. Get the complete testosterone panel. Post your results and we’ll go from there.
 

madman

Member
Hey folks I’m a new member and completely new to the idea of testosterone injections. A friend of mine has been doing injections for a year or so and has changed noticeably in terms of weight and muscle mass. I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired. My insurance won’t even consider covering treatments, but my friend doesn’t get his through a dr. Is this I’ll advised and if my levels ARENT low, what would happen if I started injecting like him. Any advice, negative or positive, is welcome. Thanks
Pursuing trt for such (weight/muscle mass) should be the least of your concerns.

Although you stated:

I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired.

This is poor advice to start using exogenous T and shutting down your HPTA at such a young age when you have no idea if you have low-t let alone full blood work needs to be done.

Keep in mind thyroid/adrenal dysfunction can also be a factor.

Lab work is critical!

 

Chrism12

New Member
Pursuing trt for such (weight/muscle mass) should be the least of your concerns.

Although you stated:

I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired.

This is poor advice to start using exogenous T and shutting down your HPTA at such a young age when you have no idea if you have low-t let alone full blood work needs to be done.

Keep in mind thyroid/adrenal dysfunction can also be a factor.

Lab work is critical!
I am going in for blood work and a evaluation next Thursday. I’ll see what they say and go from there. Thanks for the input and I’ll update you when I get the results back
 

Vince

Super Moderator
I am going in for blood work and a evaluation next Thursday. I’ll see what they say and go from there. Thanks for the input and I’ll update you when I get the results back
One of the main issues with trt, trying to remain fertile. Even with hCG it can be very difficult
 

Vince

Super Moderator
Oh really? Are saying that maybe I can have sex without the girl taking the pill? I don't guess so..
What I’m saying is. You’re probably be shooting blanks for the rest of your life. TRT isn’t a form of birth control but it’s pretty close. Ask your buddy, how’s his sperm production now?
 

fifty

Well-Known Member
Oh really? Are saying that maybe I can have sex without the girl taking the pill? I don't guess so..
 

Systemlord

Member
Get the labs and go from there, if your labs do indicate low-T you could get a consultant from a reputable TRT doc privately.
 

buckeye22

New Member
Hey folks I’m a new member and completely new to the idea of testosterone injections. A friend of mine has been doing injections for a year or so and has changed noticeably in terms of weight and muscle mass. I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired. My insurance won’t even consider covering treatments, but my friend doesn’t get his through a dr. Is this I’ll advised and if my levels ARENT low, what would happen if I started injecting like him. Any advice, negative or positive, is welcome. Thanks
You said you have weight issues? What does that mean? Are you obese? First check labs & Before you do anything including drug treatments get your weight situated and start eating properly before you start taking medication. You may very well cure yourself of many diseases by getting leaner. So no, you shouldn’t try TRT until you do this. At that point recheck labs. You’re too young at only 27.
 

fifty

Well-Known Member
Hey folks I’m a new member and completely new to the idea of testosterone injections. A friend of mine has been doing injections for a year or so and has changed noticeably in terms of weight and muscle mass. I have not been diagnosed as low T but he has been telling me I should try it to help me out. I’m 27 and have erection issues, weight issues no matter what I do, and I’m always tired. My insurance won’t even consider covering treatments, but my friend doesn’t get his through a dr. Is this I’ll advised and if my levels ARENT low, what would happen if I started injecting like him. Any advice, negative or positive, is welcome. Thanks
You’d probably gain weight unless the Test propels you from sedentary to working out 6hrs per week.
 
Too young to be having such issues. Go find a good doctor and a full set of labs (including full thyroid panel). THEN discuss next steps with the doc.

Many people have thyroid issues and that will have impact to your metabolism. I had no idea until my doc pulled a full set of labs (including antibodies). Hashimotos diagnosis. I now take 88 mcg of levothyroxine and 5 mcg of liothyronine every morning to get and keep thyroid levels where they should be (took quite some time to find the correct dose of each). The weight I gained while hypothyroid has melted off and I have energy now.
 

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