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    TRT / Cruising & Disk surgery

    I originally posted this in the TRT section, but hoped I would get more useful responses here:

    What's up guys....haven't posted in a lil bit, but always lurk. Anyways...I recently had a disk replacement in my cervical spine (neck) at C4-5. He told me to stop my test inj 2 weeks before surgery...which I did (actually a month+ earlier and did a PCT to give me body a little break ect, which I do from time to time). Now after being discharged the other day, his follow up notes say not to restart TRT until June, WTF! I asked why, and his office mngr says it can causes blood clots, which I obviously DO NOT WANT lol. My question is...trt is supposed to put you in normal ranges, so If I'm in the normal range...why would there be additional risk? I've also read Testosterone helps healing after surgery, so I'm confused.

    My only thoughts are that this surgeon isn't familiar with hormones/TRT (which is obvious) and is being extra cautious.

    On another note...since stopping TRT, my libido and erections have gone to shit! Even Viagra and Cialis only work 1/2 the time, because there's no real desire. I "want" to have sex because I know should, but there's really no drive.....which especially sucks, because I have this new hot young GF who LOVES to fuck lol. She's been cool about it, but I need to be up an running again ASAP before her coolness wears off! lol

    Any thoughts?

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    Doctors will always say that TRT causes hematocrit to build which it does. Which is why you need to donate every 3 months. Also one of the other things on the long list of side effects is increased risk for blood clots, and stroke. As long as you keep your blood thin and hemotocrit in line your risk is very small. However I have no idea how the complications of your surgery further effect that. Perhaps you need to ask hi for further explanation.

    You could always run a few weeks of HCG and then do another PCT without going straight back to test. You mentioned you do go off to give yourself a break. First of all there is no good reason to ever go off TRT once your on it unless your having some weird sides you can't control. Second the past times you did not have the same issue? What is different about this time? If you ever plan to go off then you need to have HCG in your weekly regimen. Otherwise your chances for a successful recovery are pretty much gone.

    The smart move would be to go and get your blood tested to see whats going on, and go donate before you go back on.

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    thanks for the reply SoCal.... I actually run HCG throughout TRT @500iu' 2x's per week,and followed the PCT protocol shown in the stickies. I'm getting random erections during the day again, and do have morning wood most times, but not nearly as strong as they should be. I think my estrogen is finally starting to level out. This weds will be 3 weeks post PCT, I'll retest then along with a prolactin level test. My problem is...I can get it up (most times), but keeping it up is the current issue, but it does seem to be getting better....slowly.

    And yes....I was having issues on TRT which is way I came off for a bit. Wanna start fresh with lower doses and adjust from there. I'm very E sensitive and don't wanna mess up my lipids with using too much AI's. Gonna try a low dosed 100-120mg (50-60 2x's per week) and draw bloods at week 4 then see where I'm hovering numbers wise.

    But back to the original issue of going back on....I spoke to my Dr late yesterday afternoon and he gave me the green light to start up again after my post-op follow up in 2 weeks. He said the June date was meant for fusion patients, which isn't what I had done, a simple mistake...thankfully lol.

    Hopefully in a month+...I'll be posting a different thread about being G2G

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    Sounds like it's just going to take a bit for it to straighten out. I realize your only cycling off for med reasons. But once you get things normalized might be a good idea to stay off for another month or so and see if you can stabilize to normal. I mean if you ever want to have kids your going to need to know you can still get the baby factory back up and running.

    A true PCT is without any assistance in keeping hormone levels stabilized including an AI. If you still need to use an AI to keep E in check then your not fully recovered. You want to use SARMS chems and peptides that encourage the natural process and not the ones like adex or Exemestane that just cover up a problem.

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    yeah man....I should be g2g in a month or so from now. I already have my kids, plus I'm in my early 40's now so, I'm not looking to have anymore....but who knows.

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    if you had a disk replacement its synthetic and theres nothing you can take to aid in that healing.
    Aussies and Philadelphians are the only people here

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    Not the disk itself....the surrounding tissue.

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