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  1. low test. and HRT

    Thanks for those, look forward to having a look at those. I do agree with you re the importance of the gut microbiome, pretty much in every aspect of our physiological selves, as recent research is bringing to light.
  2. low test. and HRT

    Hi there everybody, it's been a while so I thought I would check in, and am happy to say things certainly feel on a different pathway now. I'm still feeling in recovery mode, but to be honest compared to how I was feeling earlier this year I'm feeling amazing. So good to have some energy back, sleep is heaps better, appetite is good and my mood has improved heaps. Almost feel like a different person. So It's been recommended I take reardron every ten weeks, I've got two more and then need to get a blood test right on the trough, but by the sounds of it it is all looking good. So I guess one thing I would say to anyone going down this path, be patient. Also in my case could be other medication working over time. Also the specialist I was seeing at a pain management service recommended I try a ketamine infusion. I'm pretty open minded about these things, so I thought what the hey. Far out, don't know if it did much but it was a pretty out of it experience. Would be interested in your thoughts about that Daz69, since I know it is used a lot as an anaesthetic in emergency medicine. Anyway, hope you guys are all doing ok
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    thanks for that, will look into it
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    Hey there everybody, just got my first follow-up blood test. Apparently test. has gone up to something like 9.5, which is an improvement I think but still on the low side. Can't say I feel any improvements, it has been an intense couple of weeks though as my Dad just passed away. Will keep sticking with it for now. Two more shots of Sustanon and then off to see the endo. Hey Daz69, I wonder if you have any advice about zinc. I suspect my levels may still be a bit low, even though I am taking a 15mg Zinc Citrate supplement. I read somewhere that to restore levels probably requires about 30mg for several months. I would be interested in doing a taste test, but the local pharmacies are all out at the moment. I have seen one for sale online, may check it out, I'm curious. Is there a good supplement you would recommend? Oh well, onwards and upwards, hope you all doing ok.
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    Hey there, what a rough time, and thanks for sharing that! If its any consolation I can certainly relate 2 that, especially in the morning! Out of interest and if you don't mind me asking, did you suffer depression/anxiety as part of having low test, and have you taken any medication for it while on test? Feeling pretty ragged here too at the moment, and the physical fatigue! Aching all over, sore back, sore and weak legs. Waking up feeling like my head is stuffed full of cotton wool and weighs twice as much as it should. In a perverse way I'm hoping when I get my next bloods my test. levels will have gone down, at least I will feel like I have a reason for feeling like I do and still have room to improve. No worries here regards children, missed that boat long time (deliberately in our case). Hey and no worries about "hijacking" the thread, I'm just really glad you guys are prepared to share your experiences with me and I found this forum. One thing I've learnt is the body is a complicated beast, especially when it comes to hormones.
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    to be honest, it's hard to know how much of it is pre-existing, fibromyalgia and depression probably means I'm already sensitized to any changes, the old central nervous system feels is a bit out of whack to start with which I doubt will be helping.
  7. low test. and HRT

    Thanks for that. From what you have heard does it settle down in time? Or only when you stop the taking the test?
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    wow, sounds like a full on journey for you, did the patches and gels just not work for you? Or was it more about the side-effects? All i can do is stick with the sust. for now, and hope things improve in time. Only just into my 6th week. Nothing simple about this business is there. Hope you get a better outcome soon.
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    Hi there everybody, just a quick catch-up after third 125mg fortnightly shot. Still feeling pretty mediocre have to say (crap, in other words). Still only into my fifth week though. I'm also wondering if anyone else has experienced excessive sweating on sustanon? I hope it clears up after time, makes it really uncomfortable doing anything out in the heat. Will be interesting getting my bloods after next shot in a weeks time. I suspect I will still be quite low, if not lower. If that's the case might contact the endo and see i there is anyway to boost it, or maybe go on the reardron sooner. Interesting times. Hope everyone else is all good.
  10. low test. and HRT

    Oh well, injection number two yesterday, seemed to go ok. Only things happening is my sleep seems a bit more disturbed with very vivid dreams and nightsweats, and seeming to have to pee a bit more frequently at night. Muscle twitches and jolts when falling asleep too, have experienced all those before when coming up and down off other meds interestingly. Still sweating like nothing else too at odd times. Had an interesting catch up with my GP too, she seems to think the endo. has started me on quite a low dose, but there's nothing wrong with that. Said in her experience people she has seen undertaking TRT nothing even starts working for a month or two, but generally has a good outcome once starts working. Also other issues could be side-effects of effexor, which I'm wondering if testesterone could be contributing to. Interesting times, will keep updating on progress Hope everyone else is doing ok
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    Thanks Daz69. Yep I know all about stopping meds. like that cold turkey. It's the anti-fungals I'm thinking of stopping for as while, apparently they can be quite hard on the liver, and I'm just beginning to feel like there is enough going on in my system with effexor and getting the T. levels steady. Oh well, sounds like a bit of a potential rollercoaster ride, till things settle down in a month or two I hope. In the meantime I shall continue. Great having you guys here, so new to all this, and of course never thought I would be going down this road.
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    Hi there guys, just one more question. Just wondering if the sustanon injection can make one feel worse at first. Been feeling pretty crap the last couple of days- tired and sore (kind of like I've got the flu) all over and burning and itching sensations (more than usual). May also be the anti-fungal medication I have been on (lamisil 250mg) which I am thinking of stopping for now. Been on it for two weeks and no sign of my thrush clearing up. Will have a chat to the chemist tomorrow about potential interactions. I'm also on effexor 225mg which I will leave alone for now. Just wondering if it is common for the injection to cause a bit of a slump before things start improving. And if potential side-effects clear up in time. Also wondering when natural production of test. starts reducing, is it at the first sign of exogenous test, ie would I already be starting to produce less natural test, or does that process take a while to kick in. Thanks.
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    Hey there Daz69, just wondering what you think of the dose the endo. has put me on to start with? (125 sustanon every fortnight). I must also say I'm feeling quite lucky, seem to have some good nurses at our local medical centre, maybe because they're from the UK and experienced. Hardly felt a thing.
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    Oh well, that seemed to go pretty well, she seemed to know what she was doing and I have to say, didn't really feel a thing. Roll on two weeks time. She also said she is always happy to hear others opinions on things which was good to know.
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    Thanks for that Daz69, so overall this seems to be a reasonable approach for someone in my situation, and to initially work out if it is going to benefit me?
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