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TOPIC: Low T
Created by: jenmark10
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What treatment have you found successful? Any success with herbal supplements, over-the-counter, or topical cremes?

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No one does the implants here, so hubby still does the twice a month injections. *I* have even started a low dose testosterone ointment for women to hopefully up my libido.

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I did injections and the trans-dermal therapy for several years and was never happy with either. After further research, it turns out that activity level has a lot to do with it. If you are very active, the body runs through it in a real hurry and either the dosage goes up or you get a bad fall-off towards the end of the split time (even with the trans-dermal, end of day fatigue). Best thing I have found are the implants. I know of one company that does them out in Arizona. Don't want to plug them here. But it is a constant delivery system, on demand, and lasts anywhere from 4 to six months. Insurance coverage is iffy, at least here, because they are usually willing to treat someone who is low normal/marginal. It is the insurance companies that stand in the way of those. Can be expensive (about $100 per month).

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Hubby does T injections twice a month. He may start doing it once a week, tho.

He used to be on Androgel, but got tired of having to be so careful with towel usage, bedding, etc.

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I started low "T" injections 4 weeks ago and it has helped me immensely. 1 injection of testosterone cypionate every Wednesday from Men's Restoration. Insurance covers it. My wife is having a hard time keeping up with me. I would recommend it.

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T injections "fixed" me!!!! Best think I EVER did medically! My Urologist is the head of a local major medical center urology and male sexual health group and we have consulted often and deeply regarding risk/benefit. My blood is tested every three months for T levels, PSA, estrogen, etc. with ZERO issues. My target level is 8-900.

Besides the sexual benefits even MORE important benefits include trauma recovery (Ortho Doc says I'm 4 months ahead of schedule on full recovery of knee replacement), general energy, sleep quality (a biggie that many people don't understand), and fitness.

The attached pic was taken last April, before knee surgery and only a couple of weeks after starting T injections. 6 feet tall, 260 lbs, 40 inch waist and Ged knows what my BF % was.

As of yesterday's workout . . . still 6 feet tall :), 225 lbs, 32-34 waist, 20% BF, 45" chest. Yeah, the working out and eating better helps, but getting back to where I am now was easier than I could have possibly imagined.

Finally, stay away, stay FAR away from those "Low T" clinics advertising everywhere. My buddy was going to one . . . cost over $200 for a weekly injection that costs me just a few $$$ and Tink is MORE than happy to jab me in the ass once a week LOL!

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I swear to God my family Dr. tried to get me to use pot when I was having trouble sleeping in shocked the shit out me. He is just an old country Dr. Hell he still makes house calls Charlie

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I take a 1ml shot of 100mg/ml testosterone Cypionate every 10 days. My doctor and I have had to adjust my dosage and frequency of use some due to lifestyle changes and weight loss. She has me check it about every 6 months. On a previous more frequent dosage I started getting too much which can be dangerous. I never wanted the cream or gel because I am rather hairy and I didn't like the idea of accidently rubbing it onto my wife's skin. I started my Low T therapy with transdermal patches but those didn't work well for me. I like to swim a lot and they come off like Band-Aids. Also if you work up a good sweat they will fall off too, not to mention the pain of pulling them off when they do stick.

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Twice weekly shots with dose split in half is the best way to go. No Transdermal or cream as sweat directly effects absorption. I take 50mg every 3.5 days. Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon. Any other format causes too much of a roller coaster ride. Up and down. Estrogen levels are in check and I feel great.

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I have done a lot of research on low T, both from the standpoint of chronic fatigue and ED. There are a lot of other hormones that one needs to watch when on testosterone therapy to do it right. If done right it is very effective and important.

The best information I have found comes from Life Extensions. They sell natural supplements but their articles are very factual and cover both natural and synthetic drugs with a lot of foot notes. Most medical doctors don't get past prescribing the gels or shots or pellets (and they do that poorly because they only watch testosterone), because they discount natural products. It seems that if it is not approved by the FDA their liability insurance doesn't want them to talk about anything else. And the FDA is controlled by the drug companies so they are not going to approve anything there buddies don't want approved. They are both big bureaucracies.

When on replacement therapy (especially for ED) you should be watching total testosterone, free testosterone, estrandiol, SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), DHEA, LH, TSH and a few others. When done correctly balancing your hormones will help other health concerns like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoperitis, heart problems, lipids, and a host of other problems.

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