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About Daz69

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  1. LOW T & TRT

    Your nurse is an idiot..!! It's acceptable to draw with an 18G, but to penetrate skeletal muscle 23G or better still 25G is recommended for use within my guidelines.. Her argument might be 4ml is a lot of oil to inject in one attempt, and it's much quicker for her.. But it's not about her convenience it's about your aftercare, if she is causing pain with the potential to induce scar tissue, or damage that is not acceptable.. Request a needle change to 23G or 25G, or another nurse..
  2. Steroid and Blood tests

    Similar question regarding the concentration of gear have you been injecting, how frequent, and for how long..?
  3. Metabolic stimulators only seem to offer minimal assistance, if any.. Have you tried time restricted eating (fasting only with water for 14-16 hours per day), along with total elimination of refined fructose, processed foods and grains..?
  4. Why not try calorie restriction, it seems to work well for most people.. Of note: The development of agents with potentially beneficial lipid-modifying and metabolic effects, such as GW501516 (SPPARM-d) and the dual PPAR-a/g agonists (glitazars), has been abandoned because of associated serious off-target adverse effects. This emphasizes the importance of longer-term studies to evaluate drug safety and also the requirement for randomized controlled clinical trial data to demonstrate not only the efficacy of these new agents in improving lipid and metabolic end points but also in improving meaningful clinical outcomes. https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1517/14656566.2014.876992
  5. Obviously the best cardio protective method would be to abstain from AAS.. Tissues of the cardiovascular system are AR-positive, with I believe greater receptor density than skeletal muscle, so expect some form of deleterious changes whatever your dosing schedule.. HIIT cardio is optimal.. Losartan is prescription only in NZ, but prudent to include on-cycle if hypertensive for its effects on reducing/reversing myocardial stiffening/fibrosis.. Bloating is not your enemy, embrace it.. Anastrozole might be an option (very low dose) to combat effects of oxidative damage from estrogen metabolites... Aspirin, K2 good idea.. (someone's being doing their research).. Cholesterol/fats should be included in all healthy food options, refined sugars/fructose are the issue, not fats.. (I have a post somewhere discussing atherogenic dyslipidemia, dietary fats, cholesterol) its worth a read... What we thought we knew about dietary fats for the last 50 years has been totally reversed, fats are good and always have been.. (if combined with healthy fresh food options, no processed, no refined fructose etc..).... BMI doesn't take into account waist size so totally worthless, muscle is roughly 3 times heavier than fat, height/weight ratio means nothing without taking into account bf%... Some of the known harms from AAS cycles include direct oxidative damage to various cells in the testes and brain. And there is some experimental evidence that various free radical scavengers can attenuate these oxidative harms or balance natural recuperative systems. So in terms of cost/benefit it's likely very worthwhile to take some additional supplements on cycle that may help, like taurine, NAC, astragalus, raw cacao, royal jelly, bioavailable curcumin, etc... There has been much advancement in our knowledge regards the importance of mitochondrial health, and their contribution towards oxidative stress within the cellular environment... We have already discussed means of reducing or negating oxidative stress, but that is only one mechanism.. Overworking mitochondria without sufficient time to rest on a daily basis can trigger a negative cascade of mitochondrial stress response and/or death.. Overworking sertoli/leydig cell mitochondria via the use of exogenous hormones or LH mimetics (hCG), without the advantage of pulsatile release, plus off time present with natural hormones, might induce mitochondrial and subsequent cell dysfunction or death... Regards hCG: hCG can cause active Leydig cells to release test in a dose-dependent fashion, and rather like a bleed, unlike the pulsatile way the body does. Which means even if you only have, say, 30% functional Leydig cells left, enough LH can still cause them to release above average levels of test. Which gives the outward appearance of having maintained testicular function, but doesn't protect the cells from on-cycle damage. So it's like squeezing more juice out of fewer active 'testosterone factories' (it also doesn't protect Sertoli cells). It's only when you cut off that artificial LH tap and hormonal bleed, that you get to see what damage you've actually caused. Low dose hCG does anecdotally seem to help guys on cycle from a number of perspectives like mood, libido etc. It may keep cells more sensitised so that when you come off cycle and natural LH/FSH comes on tap, there's a chance test might start at a slightly higher level. But tbh the idea of 'sensitisation' seems pretty bunk. In this study, for example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2360778 all hCG did is inhibit genuine recovery. It caused a transient increase in test output back to normal physiological levels while using hCG, then as soon as that was stopped test dropped back lower than where they started and only slowly recovered naturally thereafter. Which implies hCG didn't sensitise in any way, and if anything caused the opposite. That could be down to the dose of hCG used, or a number of other factors. hope this is of help..
  6. low test. and HRT

    Ketamine infusion is a pretty drastic option for your condition (fibromyalgia)? that might be appropriate in your case in the short term, but doesn't address the issue of why you present with fibromyalgia in the first place.!! Fibromyalgia presents as widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties also often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as: Irritable bowel syndrome Migraine and other types of headaches Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome Temporomandibular joint disorders Looking at the above I might suggest your gut microbiome is not functioning optimally, and maybe you are reacting negatively to some type of plant lectin in your diet (nightshade family as a rough guess: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, capsicums, cayenne pepper, chillies, eggplant etc).. Listen to the podcasts below, or print out the transcript and read, then read again, it should help you understand what might be going on in your case: https://blog.bulletproof.com/eat-dirt-the-secret-to-a-healthy-microbiome-zach-bush-458/ https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-nutrition-can-reverse-disease-and-the-impact-of-lectins-dr-steven-gundry-417/
  7. Depression can be caused by lack of estrogen (via lack of testosterone to convert to estrogen).. Estrogen modulates the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, which is responsible for serotonin synthesis.. Lack of Serotonin can cause suicidal/depressive tendencies..
  8. To cycle or not to?

    As a species we evolved for over 2 million years without grains, 12,000 years ago humans averaged over 6' in height with a brain size 15% bigger than today with perfect teeth.. With the advent of fixed settlement farming practices 10,000 years ago mainly incorporating grain crops, average height reduced to 4'-10", brain size shrunk 15% and our teeth started to rot.. Plants produce highly toxic proteins called lectins to deter animal predators from eating them, whole grains are particularly high in lectins.. Modern research might suggest whole grains might not be as healthy as previously thought..
  9. To cycle or not to?

    Wholegrain anything might not be considered healthy anymore..
  10. Cycle after a break

    Ever week might be a bit too soon maybe try every 2-3 weeks..
  11. UG lab good or bad

    Buy from a recommended home source..
  12. Unfortunately you are technically just within range. Your Endo is probably cautious because exogenous testosterone will shut down your natural production, which is not best practice at your age. I might try improving your natural testosterone via improving diet and HIIT cardio.. plenty healthy fats, nuts, seeds, as many fresh veggies and fruit as possible..
  13. Cycle after a break

    Please read my post on: "Why you should not frontload", it has all the info you need (its in the archive here somewhere)
  14. AAS and depression

    There is some thought regards 5-htp being unable to pass the blood brain barrier in significant amounts to have any therapeutic effect.. I believe I read somewhere vit-B6 needs to be present for conversion to take place (BUT NOT AS A SUPPLEMENT) only in diet, as the presence of B6 taken in conjunction with 5-htp would cause conversion to serotonin in the gut (where the majority of bodily serotonin generally resides), not conversion in the brain neurons (where you would prefer).. Lack of serotonin is not normally a problem on-cycle, it is generally post cycle where problems tend to arise (when estrogen is normally out of whack).. Keeping to a lower dose (as you propose) and tapering off towards the end of cycle, plus eating the correct nutrients should negate any/most depressive problems post cycle..
  15. AAS and depression

    Various AAS contribute to differing mechanisms of mood disorder, especially estrogen, as it modulates serotonin via the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase..