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bizzaro
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12-08-12 08:12 PM - Post#1491534    



my buddy tells me he hasn't had sex with his wife for 2 years and has zero sex drive, none. Also, he's had a low grade depression for over 5 years, he puts weight on easily and can't over come these feeling. Goes to the Dr. at his wife's request has his blood work done. His testosterone levels were very low so his Dr. suggested hormone replacement therapy similar to a woman's estrogen treatments. Fine, he said, I;ll try it, but the kicker is its actually a steroid he injects. This was maybe 4 weeks ago and the results, he says are good. He wakes up with wood and is all over his happy wife. Also, his mood is better and he's losing body fat. And more good stuff. Some side effects? He says he's slightly more aggressive with other people. Not violent or nasty, just more assertive of his opinions. Anyone heard of this before?
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12-08-12 08:51 PM - Post#1491544    


    In response to bizzaro

I'm going thru something similar. After the fights I'll explain, if I'm able.


 
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12-08-12 08:58 PM - Post#1491545    


    In response to Jax

After you turn 30, your body stops producing as much testosterone over a gradual period of time. Testosterone "shots" help boost your levels back to normal which combat the low sex drive, lack of motivation, depression, etc.... This was taken from Web MD:

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Testosterone Treatment?

"If their symptoms are truly due to low testosterone, patients tell me that within a few weeks they notice a significant difference, though sometimes it is not too dramatic," Hedges says. "Sex is better, depression is better -- you can see it directly and quickly."

There are also risks. Testosterone treatment can raise a man's red blood cell count as well as enlarge his breasts. It can also accelerate prostate growth. Men with breast cancer should not receive testosterone treatment.

Testosterone treatment usually is not advised for men with prostate cancer. Hedges says some of the associations between testosterone replacement therapy and prostate health are currently being challenged. In his practice, he does offer testosterone treatment to men who have been treated for prostate cancer.

"The take-home [message] is treatment is safe as long as you get careful monitoring," Hedges says. "If there are known issues, patients should be treated by a specialist."

"The Hand is fine, I got a shot of chromosome yesterday."

John Kordic on the status of his hand.


 
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12-08-12 10:41 PM - Post#1491556    


    In response to ILB

Here's the deal folks... Your testosterone is in fact dropping after age 30. It will continue to drop. It's normal. In most cases, it will drop, but stay within "normal" range...

Anyways, doctors are now prescribing testosterone replacement therapy like crazy. Most don't really "need" it. It's not a "steroid", it's synthetic testosterone.

Doctors are bringing patients to the highest level of "normal". This is higher than most 20 year olds, but still considered within the normal range. So yes, it will absolutely have steroid-like effects. You will feel better, sleep better, gain strength and muscle, get it up like you use too, etc.

Here's the problem, I hope you plan to stay on it... Because whatever natural testosterone production you had is now going to crash. The body will shut it down, because it's being supplied by the synthetic test. When you come off, you'll be even worse off than before.

I'm sorry, doctors are prescribing dangerous pain killer, anti-depressents, ADHD meds, TRT, etc. like drug dealers. Say you have the symptoms, and they'll prescribe them.

Make the decision for yourself. Do you really need it?
 
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12-08-12 11:47 PM - Post#1491562    


    In response to InVain316

I'd recommend trying something natural like Bulgarian Tribulus in tablet form before ever injecting steroids


 
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12-09-12 05:16 AM - Post#1491582    


    In response to NYR_Nutz

Testosterone can also be naturally raised through high [good] fat foods. Brazil nuts, walnuts, red meat are all great ways.
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12-09-12 08:25 AM - Post#1491587    


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So, as I posted last month, I've been having similar issues with my testosterone levels and went to a urologist to see what could be done. My doctor pretty much said the same thing InVain did. By just injecting me with testosterone it would likely inhibit my body's natural production of it. In layman's terms, the brain sees that your levels are normal from the injection and tells your balls to stop production. Seeing that my wife and I are planning to have another child, the doctor said synthetic testosterone was not an option for me because it can lower sperm count. So I've been getting HCG injections every two weeks for the last month and a half. HCG is produced by women during pregnancy and raises estrogen levels, I think (the dr. explained this but it's foggy). By injecting it into men, it raises estrogen levels, which kicks your body's production of testosterone into gear to combat the estrogen.
btw, my levels were LOW. When the doctor told me I said "Is that low, or low-low?" He said it was "Low-low."
It's funny, for a couple days following each injection I'm as horny as a teenager. I can't jerk it enough or keep my hands off my wife. Then it levels off until the next shot.
If anyone gets HCG shots in the future, make sure they warm it up first. It's kept refrigerated, and if they inject it cold it's a very uncomfortable few hours afterward.


 
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12-09-12 01:34 PM - Post#1491615    


    In response to InVain316

  • InVain316 Said:
Here's the deal folks... Your testosterone is in fact dropping after age 30. It will continue to drop. It's normal. In most cases, it will drop, but stay within "normal" range...

Anyways, doctors are now prescribing testosterone replacement therapy like crazy. Most don't really "need" it. It's not a "steroid", it's synthetic testosterone.

Doctors are bringing patients to the highest level of "normal". This is higher than most 20 year olds, but still considered within the normal range. So yes, it will absolutely have steroid-like effects. You will feel better, sleep better, gain strength and muscle, get it up like you use too, etc.

Here's the problem, I hope you plan to stay on it... Because whatever natural testosterone production you had is now going to crash. The body will shut it down, because it's being supplied by the synthetic test. When you come off, you'll be even worse off than before.

I'm sorry, doctors are prescribing dangerous pain killer, anti-depressents, ADHD meds, TRT, etc. like drug dealers. Say you have the symptoms, and they'll prescribe them.

Make the decision for yourself. Do you really need it?



Good post........I agree with your message...

Just cutting back heavy drinking and adding squats and zinc to your life can keep it in "normal" range......

Read in Men's Health a few years back that squats twice a week can raise it 5-10% alone........

I don't drink more than 4-5 beers at a time now and only 2-3 times a week........
I don't hate you because you're fat....You're fat because i hate you.......


 
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12-09-12 03:22 PM - Post#1491626    


    In response to Baldridge

The squatting part is true, provided you go to full depth. Presuming you're over 35 years old, it's probably difficult to get the full range of motion. But if you can stretch yourself into good enough shape to do that, you'll thank yourself later.
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