326 age 36, where do you live?
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So, I just had bloodwork done to test my free Test and my total Test.
My results show that I am in the middle of the normal range for people within my age group, which I'm guessing, makes it highly doubtful my doctor will put me on TRT.
For those that are on TRT, how low did your test have to be for your doctor to consider you a candidate for TRT?
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326 age 36, where do you live?
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If you want to be put on TRT, why not artificially lower your levels?
I'm 36 and my test is 313 (250-950). My doctor told me today that my test is fine. What a dick! I am currently seeking out private HRT. Sucks that insurance won't cover it but it's legal and they know what they are doing. I've heard some pretty good horror stories about doctors prescribing test with no AI's or HCG....doing monthly shots and so on.
First time I got tested it was 325 and the next time I think 288. First doctor was a urologist. He gave me one shot and said to re-schedule 2 weeks later and report the affects. Obviosuly there were none, not sure the amount he gave me. Second doctor said I was too low and started me on TRT the same day... good luck man
I'm 38 now first time I think I was around 33 or so.
edit: last check I was close to 1100....
Soooo would you guys say at age 23 .....328 is bad for my test levels?
I would say your in the low normal range. my $.02 worth. I'm no doctor.
At 23 you should be way higher than that!
That's the problem....I don't feel fine. I still look good, but feel worn the fuck out, libido is tanked, I haven't slept in 3 1/2 years, joints hurt, not able to cut weight like I use to, I'm tired all the time despite getting enough exercise and eating clean. I'm pretty much tired of being told that it's all just a part of getting older.....quality of life at 36 years should not be mediocre by any means. I’ll do what ever I have to do to feel the way I did when I was 20.
That being said, I know what you mean and I've given this a lot of though, I've read everything I could get my hands on, I've asked a lot of questions....spoken with a lot of people that are following a HRT protocol. Pretty much all of them are really happy and say they are feeling great.
Last edited by bobbyboy; 06-01-2011 at 02:04 PM.
My doctor looked at me today like I was out of my freaking mind when I mentioned HRT to him. I had him fill out a physical so I could fax into the clinic. My BP was little high and that was all he cared about, well that and he anal raped me with what I could swear felt like two fingers!! On a brighter note, he did say my prostate was as smoooooth as egg shells!
I don't know anymore guys. I've been an intermittent TRT guy the past couple three of years, which means I blast and cruise at low dose and take breaks of 1.5 to 6 months. My T is tanked but I go off for months and measure in the 100s and feel pretty much fine minus some clarity of thought and about 10-20 lbs of muscle. I still train hard and work hard. I'm going to the gym in a hour after working from 8am and going to do shoulders and legs then hit the heavy bag for 1/2 and hour. I've been off for 6 weeks and my test in in the sitter for sure. Everybody gets tired no matter what treatment they are on. Just do your 10 or 20 week cycle and get off and rest. You'll be big again 4 weeks into the next stint.
I'm not a physician, either, but this is a great thread, I think, because it goes to the heart of a problem that we will all ultimately face, if we haven't dealt with it already. Is the medically accepted normal hormonal range actually "acceptable" in terms of our own health, libido and sense of well being? Age 23 with 328 ng? Wow, that's a tough one. I went to my much respected GP two years ago (at age 57) and told him I was interested in HRT. My blood work came back Testosterone Total at 328 ng/dl; Free Test at 101. "Perfect," he said. When I went to a MD who specializes in HRT, he said, "Bullshit, way too low, would you rather feel like your 60, or 35?" Not a tough question for someone my age, so he put me on a schedule of injectable Test C, Nandrolone, DHEA, Armour thyroid and anastrozole (three tabs a week). My Test now ranges between 800-1000 ng/dl and I truly can't remember feeling better in my life. The change is simply remarkable, far beyond any possible placebo effect. I wake-up psyched, and all I want to do is work, fuck and workout. But I also realize I am now committed to HRT for the rest of my life. No way around it. Great for me because I'm almost sixty, and money is not a problem. My main point being, it all depends on finding a forward-thinking, cutting edge MD. My brother is 65, in terrible health because of Lymes disease, and his asshole MD absolutely refuses to prescribe HRT. But at twenty-three? It is a very tough call, man. There are experts on this board who know far more about the subject than I -- far more, in fact, then 90% of licensed physicians. Maybe they can help you. But a test level under 400 ng really sucks, in my experience.
Just saw my Endo today and she told me the last blood my pcp did showed my test levels at 1100.
This what she said;
" Im going to retest you today and if your test levels come back this high, I'm going to have adjust your medicine (androgel) because that level is to high." And she added " i will be questioned if i don't adjust your medicine."
Can you frigging believe this shit!
By the way I'm 45 and I've been on HRT for about 11 months.
Thanks in advance everyone