your Free T seems low for having such a high total t. What is the range used for your Free t test?Just got my bloodwork done. 4 clicks of 200mg hydrogel to the scrotum, all in the morning. Blood was taken 8 hours post application.
Actually my free t is measured at 67. I fixed my original post. the range is 5-21. So more than 3 times the top of the range lol.
They call it "hydrogel" at Empower.Saw my GP today. Requested the Atrevis based gel as set out here. I believe my GP is going to order it, but she is not familiar with Empower. We'll see. I tried creams (didn't absorb) and pellets initially, neither really worked. Been on injections for about 5 years. Just haven't really been able to dial it. Looking forward to trying the gel.
Thanks Nelson! I copied that from one of your earlier post and gave it to her along with Empower's fax number. Don't think she had ever used a compounding pharmacy before. Should be interesting. She did labs and only did total T and TSH. And she prescribes me T cyp and Armour. She clearly does not know what she is doing. Glad I do. LOL I'll likely get with Dr. Saya soon. I was a patient of Dr. Crisler before he passed.
Thats where I am at. Not feeling too hot honestly. I was feeing great a for a few weeks. My levels are through the roof on the cream. Very tired with no libido. I probably need to cut my dose in half which is easy since the half life is a fraction of cypionate.
Interesting. I am not sure why this is so common, but many have reported it. I gave up on cream for now because of it. Maybe levels shoot up too high on cream, pushing people into an uncomfortable state? Maybe it’s the DHT levels? Would be helpful if anyone is willing to check their DHT while feeling bad and compare to a time when they felt good.Thats where I am at. Not feeling too hot honestly. I was feeing great a for a few weeks. My levels are through the roof on the cream. Very tired with no libido. I probably need to cut my dose in half which is easy since the half life is a fraction of cypionate.
My results on 1 cc of 200 mg/mL per day (4 clicks) of the Empower hydrogel testosterone cream applied 50% on scrotum and 50% on shoulders.
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High CPK due to working out
T is good and so is free T. DHT is higher than normal range (scrotal application).
Low pregnenolone and progesterone as expected due to LH shut down (no hCG)
Estradiol where it should be.
I use HCG 500 IU twice per week except for the last two months. Those results are with the cream only.Do you feel off when supplementing Pregnenolone? Is that why you don't?
How are you liking cream compared to shots?I use HCG 500 IU twice per week except for the last two months. Those results are with the cream only.
I started pregnenolone 3 weeks ago with TRT. No HCG. Will measure my preg and prog on Monday to see if preg supplementation at 100 mg per night makes any difference in those upstream hormones.