I’ve tried it all: Gels, shots and pills. The gel was terrible. The pills will destroy your liver. The shots were OK for the first five years, but the weekly (or bi-weekly if you want to avoid the peaks and valleys) testosterone shots got old after awhile. That left only the pellets and, I gotta […]
Testosterone replacement therapy can increase hemoglobin and hematocrit production beyond normal/safe levels, a condition known clinically as polycythemia. If you are on TRT it is important to be regularly tested for this condition, as it may increase the risk of thrombosis and stroke. Hemoglobin is an iron-containing biomolecule that can bind oxygen, and is responsible […]
A friend recently found out that I was on testosterone replacement and wanted to ask about the therapy. Here is my reply, which I thought I’d share with others who may want an honest opinion about it. T, Sure we can talk about testosterone replacement any time, but I wouldn’t advise it unless you really […]
I’m the type that plans for the worst and hopes for the best. We have a pantry full of canned food from the garden, a gas generator for power outages, and long-term supply of clean drinking water and several first-aid kits throughout the house. That’s why I read this blog, which inspired me to write […]
Luckily mine isn’t so bad that I would consider gynecomastia removal surgery at this point, but I do get the “sensitive” and “itchy” nipple feeling from time to time and I can feel a pea-sized bit of tissue on the right side. It comes and goes. Sometimes I’ll take some Nolvadex if I happen to […]
I’m not sure exactly how long I’ve been on TRT now, but I think it’s been about three months. I haven’t done the blast-cruise thing because I ran into some other health problems (benign thyroid tumors that my doctor thought “could be” malignant at the time) that took awhile to figure out, and longer to […]
So I’ve been taking testosterone enanthate for a few weeks now and feel good. I have another appointment with the endo tomorrow that I will update you on, but I’m hoping it checks out. They did an ultrasound on my thyroid because the doctor said it was swollen. I also have some symptoms of hypothydroidism […]
Between the Testim yesterday and today, and the HCG I’ve been taking – I feel great. I’m not back to normal yet, but I’m getting there and it’s not just placebo.
Sometimes it seems like the healthCARE industry is more like a healthWON’T industry. Why do we always have to color within their lines when everyone’s situation is different? I don’t get it.
The two major testosterone gel brands are Testim and Androgel. They are very similar and generally prescribed interchangeably, but sometimes insurance won’t cover one or the other. Often, I hear that they won’t cover Testim and people want to know if Androgel is just as good.