Yes, it went way up! And then there are things like maca(a plant that you can get in powder form) that hightens libido but not like zinc it doesnt highten the testosteron level. My Primary Dr. did have me state that I would not seek treatment for prostate cancer when I declined a biopsy. I however self administer only 150mg weekly and feel great. I’m 25 years old and have been on TRT since 8th grade. They prescribe 50 mgs a week. © 2010 - 2020 Harvard University. I had an MRI and found a .5cm cancer, clean margins, perfectly round and dead center of the prostate.I’m doing active surviellance and the DR wants to start me on Finasteride and continue TRT. Ps had both testicles surgically lowered when i was 13 My lab work is always normal, except my red blood cells is always on the high side, almost abnormal. What is the safest way to start using Depo-testosterone ? Most guidelines still say it’s important to do the test in the morning, but for men 40 and above, it probably doesn’t matter much, as long as they get their blood drawn before 5 or 6 p.m. Could I please know the regular dosage amount, when should it be taken, and for how long before I notice improvement? Studies have come to conflicting conclusions about whether high levels of testosterone increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. Had 2 TIA’s in 2006 back to back from this. No one likes trolls that want to push diet and weight loss pills as a serious solution to low t and ED. This is over simplified but should offer you some clarity to what you are experiencing – If you are getting Testosterone Cypionate injections every 2 weeks, then you are on the roller coaster. Maybe its not for every man, but I monitor lipids and hormones 3 times a year (once is a full test), all is normal-normal and even my PSA is so low as to not even be a consideration and I honestly feel as good as I did in my early ’40’s, so I say at least get yourself checked out and consider it if you’re sitting on the fence. My testicles reduced their size to half it´s original size, my libido is almost zero. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 2005;14:2257–60. Noticed after a week of two pumps that energy was coming back, and I could concentrate better at work. I took several over the counter supplements without much success. Noticing that hematocrit is high (54) but only when fasting for 12-13 hours. So, I am back on a half dose and will have my blood tested in a month after seeing if it brings me back. We call it androgen deprivation or androgen-suppressive therapy.) I’ll get rid of the prostate in a heartbeat. It worked great but having kids around I was worried about it affecting them so we switched to in ejections taken every 2 weeks of cypionate 200mg and my wife helps me with that at home and I never stray from the regime . Drugs and Aging 2000;17:431–39. I get samples of Testim every now and then, it has a manly woody fragrance that women like. I am 27 and I started testosterone replacement therapy. I think that low testosterone is under-recognized, its effects are greatly underappreciated, and its diagnosis isn’t readily understood. I have gotten off the injections because that is the obvious thing to do, but the dillema is than my personal life with the wife suffers. Estrogen is mainly created in men by an action of an enzyme called Aromatase. You don’t need to feel OR act like you’re 18 years old again, this is life. Do I not need to go “Uologist Hunting”???? Disappointed. Excellent article on men’s health! I thought that scientific inquiry suppose to go where the evidence leads. My Cardiac health is the best is has been in 10 years. Doctors can be as dangerous as they are helpful; as we have seen quite clearly with the opioid epidemic being experienced in this country, as I mentioned above. They were banned several times, and re-introduced, and ultimately have no real FDA oversight. 61y/o with 18month progressive lethargy, depressed mood, no sex drive, no erections. this stasis period … The cost is not much higher so I’m thinking about trying it. I am almost double that now and my estrogen is high as I explained above. I need an answer regarding getting testoroene after having your Prostate removed. 6 months later 165. The problem with testosterone therapy is several reasons you may have to stop taking it.Despite what you hear the chance of enlarged prostate is very real.It happened to me.Also blood too thick only cure by phlebotomy(having blood drawn more often than you will probably want to be harpooned to thin blood.) I currently face problems at this time in life due to the endocrinologists. My doctor said that I have sleep apenoa which I wasn’t having a bar of and send just send me for the test! So I started back up because of low sex drive and ED. 200 mg every 2 or 4 weeks do much more harm than good. I started with the shots. Initially I believe I noticed some increase in stamina, overall health, libido, etc… but after being off it for a month now these are diminishing. The findings ran counter to the long-held belief that HRT could preserve health — and trim heart-disease risk in women. Fill out the form below to speak with one of our experienced consultants and decide if therapy for low t is right for you. This whole process is not great. any suggestions? Men receiving testosterone therapy should be followed according to a standardized monitoring plan; testosterone levels should be assessed 2 to 3 months after therapy is initiated, followed by annual examinations to assess whether symptoms have improved and whether the patient is … By tapering off instead of abruptly halting your treatments, an experience hormone therapy is using the recommended protocol for minimizing common withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, low libido, mood swings, muscle loss, and sexual dysfunction. I have yet to read you all. Started at 152. But I missed memories, now that I was speeded-up I no longer could easily connect and be a part of them. After about a month of feeling 30again, she started noticing lite facial hair developing, decreased breast size, and return of all previous symptoms. If he switched to the gel rather than taking the injection, is it possible that his mood swings/anger response could lessen? I think that the biggest hurdle for most physicians prescribing testosterone is the fear that they’re going to promote prostate cancer. Early last year, after my fluctuating PSA reached 16, I discontinued the injections for about 6 months. It’s not all in print. A serum estradiol equivalent to 22pg/ml is near optimal and to be able to get near this level, a person should take Anastrozole. I have had zero issues. But, increasing my T caused my Estrogen to go from 20 to 50. with a normal range of 19-40 or something like that, I am now now high. My oncologist is also a graduate of Harvard like the doc that wrote this article. Researchers estimate that the condition affects anywhere from two to six million men in the United States. Normal ranges are 300-1200 and 6 to 12. What about hair loss in administering hormone replacement therapy with AndroGel? Lifestyle-I rarely eat red meat maybe twice a month, run 10ks and half-marathons.how crazy is that? It lasts for 12 weeks, so a patient could come in and get a shot about four times a year. Nevertheless, the risk exists, so we want to be careful about giving testosterone to men who already have a high hematocrit, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or those who have a red-blood-cell disorder. They can then look at blood samples taken at the start of the study to see if, for example, the group that got prostate cancer had a higher level of testosterone over all. I have been on TRT for over 8 years now. Some men with an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short) eventually start to experience urinary incontinence, the involuntary discharge of urine. Can I get testorone in a pharmacy or a health store? All the time I was pushing for T testing. When it became harder to find, then….. poof it became “legal” in the form of Pro-hormones. A sampling of studies that have helped drive the controversy follows. Not exactly. Why is so much emphasis placed on TRT treatment of males with xxy syndrome when it is clear some do not do so well on Testosterone and in fact do far better on oestrogen’s… I can only imagine what a person must feel taking hard drugs then not getting any all at once. As we did more of these, we found more and more cases, about one out of seven, despite normal DRE and normal PSA. Depending on the formulation, treatment can cause skin irritation, breast enlargement and tenderness, sleep apnea, acne, reduced sperm count, increased red blood cell count, and other side effects. My T count was initially 50 and now I am in the low 300 range. It did not help. I feel once a week injection is what it will take to get feeling good again. Started Androgel, felt normal after a couple of weeks. There all pushed off to the side and left for no one; so now I’ve gotten rid of them and I’m in pursuit of a doctor who will improve the quality of my life. Erectile dysfunction does not usually go along with it either, though certainly if somebody has less sex drive or less interest, it’s more of a challenge to get a good erection. T replacement gives it Lab ranges presented on lab reports are age-adjusted. However, when I have just had the Primo shot I actually feel so much better about EVERYTHING! My hubby has been using 1.62 androgel Now 4 pumps a day) for 3 years. Here’s my brief story, I was exhausted all the time after an encounter with H-Py-Lori. I started injection 1 small bottle every 2 weeks. I’ll update in the future when I get new results. He was shocked to say the least. The only problem I have had messing with my hormonal balance has been significant hair loss. I got this hair a long time ago. But if all of those results are normal, then we can initiate testosterone therapy. PMID: 12686805. After years of low libido,ED and just general lack of energy I found a urogist will to look at my symptoms. long story short, I’ve had nothing but good things from testosterone therapy. I opted for the gel. Higher levels of Estrogen cause SHBG to be created. Has anyone used this much to get there levels up? I self inject 200mg weekly and my low hits around 750 with highs around 850. the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before. Andy – If you take testosterone, your hypothalamus will notice an abundance of testosterone in your system and will instruct your pituitary gland not to send LH and FSH to your testicles. Because I am 67 years old and suddenly look, feel and act 37 I only want to be around younger people. Had to go back on and do an 18 mth taper, coupled with exercise. Also had high prolactin. He kicked me out and said he wasn’t even charging for the visit. Any suggestions, My family Dr. took me off testosterone due to a 2nd blood clot in my leg. It’s tightly bound to a carrier molecule called sex hormone–binding globulin, which we abbreviate as SHBG. I actually thought oh well this is what happens when you get older. huge bummer. I’ve tried all three and currently use the time release pellets. It is very hard to find a local endo who is thinking with his head vs complying with old trt programs. It’s not just a pep pill to give you more energy and a better boner. I have used Androgel for 7 years with Testosterone levels between 650 and 900. Test still low but normal as they say. Dr. Morgentaler is now accepting new patients. Although it’s rare to see swelling caused by fluid retention, physicians need to be careful when prescribing testosterone to men with compromised kidney or liver function, or some degree of congestive heart failure. 45 Have been on gel and nbido injections … and stopped and did the fertility homeopathy … Was good got got tired of 20 pills a day … now on nothing BUT 100% sure will HAVE to do something again because low T is shit feeling I read several comments about blood clots. So far so good. Felt I was more sluggish than I should be,Went on TRT ’cause my bloodwork said I fell in the parameters for hormone therapy. The contents displayed within this public group(s), such as text, graphics, and other material (“Content”) are intended for educational purposes only. I am a 43 year old and have undergone pituitary sectioning/surgery twice. An interview with Abraham Morgentaler, M.D. Testosterone Injection Protocol. To date, no large, double-blind, randomized controlled studies of a link between testosterone treatment and prostate cancer have been completed. Read the above article. Morgentaler A. Testosterone and Prostate Cancer: An Historical Perspective on a Modern Myth. We also have epidemiologic studies, like the Physicians’ Health Study, the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, and the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, that include tens of thousands of men who are followed for 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years. Although long-term outcome data are not available, prescriptions for testosterone are becoming more common. After 5 months of no Androgel, I resumed it in September at 2 pumps per day and now my Testosterone has improved to almost 600 and my PSA is just under 3.0. Those are significant numbers, about 1/3 of the total population and the lions share of the income producers. It’s a permanent part of life and essential to ultimate happiness, motivation, and the pursuit of bigger and better things. All my life I have suffered from severe depression, anxiety, insomnia and that’s just to mention a few…. Then follow up estrogen lab tests for any necessary Anastrozole dose adjustments. When we had data for 77 men and the cancer rate was about the same, 14%, the Journal of the American Medical Association published our findings. Those who had to take higher quantities of testosterone may have more of a difficult time when it comes to stopping. I have started to find this pattern risky for the other health hazards due to over dosage. Energy is up. You can inject in the muscle at the side of your thighs (vastus lateralis). how long does it take for T level go back to base line after stopping treatment? The other issue is cost because 1.62% is not available 1n generic and cost has skyrocketed. But every single study of whether testosterone is bad for the heart has been negative, and what people haven’t pointed out in most of those negative studies is that there may be a beneficial effect. A little bit of face acne, some around shoulders, and a little on the chest. Perhaps you’ve already received some help but I can tell you this much. Neither I see a reason to not take a little DHEA for the rest of my life (at least if it makes my problem of lower libido a little better). I have lost energy, sexuality, and mood. Perhaps prostate cancer is the real cause of global warming, there is no real science unless there is a real paycheck? Libido also fell from “strong” to “zero”. Every 3 to 7 days, reduce the steroid dosage. My T level is in the 400 ng/dl….. and I am obese 225 lbs… can I get a legal prescription for testosterone replacement augmentation… with out the doctor loosing his medical license? I’ve been on testosterone replacement for over 3 years and at first I did the shots and my mood swings were ridiculous, my skin broke out on my chest and shoulders, and my henatocrit went to 55%. Mohr BA, Feldman HA, Kalish LA, et al. I was wondering if tongkat and myomin would be helpful with lowering estrogen and increasing testosterone. I lost weight and gained muscle; became healthier over all, brighter outlook, more active, and a harder erection that had a mind of it’s own. I am planning to take TRT with Testosterone mix called SUSTANON 250 mg per week and HCG 5000 IUs twice a month. Liu PY, Swerdloff RS, Veldhuis JD. I have also noticed it appears to make my eyes water on the day of the injection. I wont mention names. There are a number of drugs that may lessen sex drive, including the BPH drugs finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart). I believe statins is the cause of my low T, you need lipids for hormone transport. I’m 58 and I told him at my last appt that I feel like I’m 40. Don’t forget somebody had to finish at the bottom of the class in med school, and based on this doctors comments he probably was one of them. When you have frequent injections, the volumes are too small, using #29 0.5ml 50IU insulin syringes. Always low 200 and low 300. Men produce testosterone measured in the order of ng/ml or ng/dl. Original Levels 206 total and 3.5 free. On top of this Estrogen can bind to your androgen receptors causing Testosterone to float around with no where to go. Don’t know it you found this out or not yet, but you can’t give blood if you are on hormone replacement therapy. AndroGel), which often come in tubes or spray, recommended dosing is usually 5 g, 7.5 g, or 10 g of the gel, equating to between 25 mg and 50 mg of testosterone. Low T steals your life. At present, I’m feeling a little fatigue, and mild dehydration. at the end of your cycle stop all steroids except test do test only at 100mgs a week for 4-6 weeks while tapering off any ai you maybe using. I am thinking of stopping the HRT because i felt it is worsening the illness. He decided to start injections every 2 weeks and upped the dose slitley. WHY? [Editor’s note: In December 2009, the brand name of the drug in the United States was changed to Aveed. Many find that decreasing estrogen to 22pg/ml improves their urine flow as well as BPH. prostate cancer! i've been doing the testosterone taper protocol after my cycle outlined here basicly goes like this. Note that I have the feeling that you are a conscious man with a mass of experience. Before launching such an endeavor, the report recommended more firmly establishing the effectiveness of testosterone-replacement therapy, saying that studies of long-term risks and benefits should be conducted only after short-term efficacy has been proven. Don’t settle. He has developed a despiteful attitude towards me in a matter of 3 weeks which weeks. I would be happy paying the money if i could cut the cost, and still feel safe, pay for testing? If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your healthcare provider or 911 immediately. There needs to be a study created to test all of these side effects and posable treatments like estrogen lowering drugs and HCG for maintaining Testicle size. I’m thinking that this is being caused by the TRT and my body producing less of its own testosterone and other hormones? When I’m not going to the gym, or traveling, I cut down to 2 pumps, or take a break for a few days. I have administered 10 X the recommended dose with no bad side effects. 200 mg per ml is around half of a recommended weekly dose for promotion of muscle building on a typical 3 month steroid cycle. In its 2004 report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee studying the need for clinical trials of testosterone-replacement therapy noted that only 31 placebo-controlled studies had been done in older men, with the largest one enrolling just 108 participants. Ran my large NM ranch as retirement. Doc put me on cymbalta (slept even more than 14hrs daily) then on Wellbutrin. It’s better now, but my doctor and I want to get that down to around 500, so I’m going to 20-21 days and see what happens. I have been his TRT patient for 10 years now. My main hope is for stronger muscles and muscle mass but I wouldn’t mind the sexual benefits. If you’re suffering with withdrwal, here’s one of the few articles online that will be informative. CC works. “She” being the key word. The general recommendation is that men 50 and older who are candidates for testosterone therapy should have a DRE and a PSA test. So to put it all together using testosterone enanthatate dose split into biweekly injections: Cycle ends, stop hcg if using, start Waiting peroid: Week 1-6 or 1-4: Test E 100mg per week Taper off Arimidex or femara fully by week 3 Taper phase: week 1-6 mg/ week: 80mg / … I have been on T replacement for just over two years. Anyone who reads your comment will waste at least 20 seconds of their life. Is the risk higher taking gel or not. Is there a way to stop using without suffering massive consequences? She started trying about a drop a day to see if her libido would improve, and it did, dramatically, and also her moods and patience. 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