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    Testosterone Treatment

    Just visited a local specialist who recommended testosterone treatment in the form of a pellet placed in the buttocks for health and increased performance.

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    Go for it!

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    what kind of specialist?

    I have low T (Hypo-Gonadism) that was diagnosed while my wife and I were going through fertility treatments. I have been seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist that specializes in male reproductive issues included low T, and his opinion is that testosterone patches, pills and creams are all garbage. The best results come from T injections or HCG injections, or a combination of the two. I take Test-Cyp injection because they are much cheaper with my insurance and I can easily do them myself with an Rx. I started off taking .7mg twice per week and that put my T levels in the stratosphere, I now take .4mg injections twice a week and that keeps my Free T level well within the therapeutic range. If you have normal T levels and you’re looking for performance enhancing benefits you are going to need a larger dose and there will be side effects. The biggest one being water retention, weight gain, higher estrogen levels and increased risk of prostate issues.




    Did this specialist diagnose you with low T? what were your total T and free T levels ( and the corresponding lab reference ranges for those two test) that he based his diagnosis on?


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    and you can't/shouldn't race.
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    I could go to any number of "specialists" and get prescribed testosterone, human growth hormone, and any number of other things on the US Postal menu. This, despite the fact that my testosterone levels tested in the "high-normal" range for my age group last spring. Sure, it would give me a boost in recovery or whatever, but at what cost? The negative long-term health consequences for me and my family (cross contamination) far outweigh the short-term benefits. It just doesn't add up.

    Then you can go into the sporting and ethical issues...

    Decreases in performance come with age. Accept it. You can train harder and smarter to mitigate them, but that's just reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Mailloux View Post
    his opinion is that testosterone patches, pills and creams are all garbage.

    LOL!

    Patches, pills, creams and gels all "work."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicFailure View Post
    LOL!

    Patches, pills, creams and gels all "work."
    Yea, I distinctly remember a one ... Floyd Landis wearing a testosterone patch during his massively long breakaway on stage 17 to win the 2006 TDF.

    Seems like it worked quite well for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicFailure View Post
    LOL!

    Patches, pills, creams and gels all "work."
    They may work, but not nearly as good as injections.

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    I'm working for almost all my life in fitness. In all that time I never see any negative effect of testosterone or any other AAS in relative normal dosages (I think it's not ok from my side to talk about how many grams of testosterone, sustanone, or any other AAS someone need) and with ok PCT + if you take 8 weeks AAS, minimum 16 weeks off).
    I was working with plenty of athlets and I never see any pro that is "clean" and I was working with plenty of them (swimmers, BB, waterpolo, fotball etc.).
    Most important thing is to have really, really great PCT with plenty of time between cyclus.
    If you taking AAS for some results in sport, you need to have at first great diet, great treining, plenty of rest and after all that quality AAS with prepared PCT. You need some great minerals, vitamins and you need some pills for liver.
    All other things like what type of AAS, dosages, PCT ect. is theme for your "doctor" because that really depends of pearson and for what kind of sport (you can't use same AAS and dosages for sports like cycling and for BB).
    I was always take for cycling some testosterone like propionate in combination with oral winstrol (stanozolol) etc.
    After cyclus your liver AST, ALT will be higher than normal but all that will go on normal numbers after minimum 6-8 weeks off and with ok PCT.
    When your testosterone is high, maybe you will feel some strange feeling (not so pleasant ) in you ba..s but that's only for short time.
    You need to everyday check yor nipples and if you feel strange pain you must take pills for that because of too high dosages of testosterone you can have problems with estrogen and gynecomastia. If you don't take pills for that, only way to remove knots under nipples maken due gynecomastia is with surgery (surgery is really extreme case but I was see that on plenty of people and if you look some body builders with low BF, you will see on plenty of them knots under nipples and now you know why they have that ).

    Good luck!

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    Teststerone pills are great like 5mg methandrostenolone (dianabol/bionabol/you-name-it) but injection is better for your liver.
    Patches are really trowing your money on very low dosages of testosterone and they are really garbage.
    All that is talking over 20 years of experience with that and all this info is from "first hand".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiebiker View Post
    Yea, I distinctly remember a one ... Floyd Landis wearing a testosterone patch during his massively long breakaway on stage 17 to win the 2006 TDF.

    Seems like it worked quite well for him.
    It was a blood bag that gave the boost as was the fact he was the first GC rider ever to ride to power so his attack looked crazy to the other guys but it was actually all ridden at wattages he knew he could handle.

    No way a T patch will give that effect but a blood bag with a few pills of prednisone sure can if you pace to watts you know you can sustain. Look how much sugar he was taking in on that stage as well. Allen Lim was his coach at the time aka Dr Skratch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durianrider View Post
    No way a T patch will give that effect but a blood bag with a few pills of prednisone sure can if you pace to watts you knowr you can sustain.
    Surely an anabolic steroid would be more appropriate then a corticosteroid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Mailloux View Post
    They may work, but not nearly as good as injections.

    Unless you're a pro bodybuilder with body dysmorphia, most topical testosterone treatments work just fine.

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    Most cyclists don't want the hardcore testosterone. Most of the stuff used during the hi-test years is considered weak sauce by body building standards. The goals is muscle recovery from hard efforts, not muscle bulk.

    I can believe Floyd wasn't actively using testosterone at the time he was popped. I figure he was when he withdrew that blood bag that led to his miraculous comeback, though. Guess Arnie Baker was no Ferarri when it came to math.

    Nah. Stay away from that junk unless you have a legitimate need. An no, dominating Tuesday Night Worlds is not a legitimate need.

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    I've had a bunch of blood work done, I don't see anything about testostone levels. Is that part of a standard lab workup, or is it some wierd name that I don't know about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I've had a bunch of blood work done, I don't see anything about testostone levels. Is that part of a standard lab workup, or is it some wierd name that I don't know about?
    I never see it in my blood work. You would probably need to talk with your physician about symptoms that support a need to test it to have it done and covered by insurance.
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    I specifically asked my doctor to check it after a coupe years of declining performance. He ran a bunch of blood work and other tests, and they all came back normal. In fact, the testosterone was high-normal for my age.

    "Have you ever considered that you're just getting older?" he asked.

    Some people, through genetics, training, diet, and lifestyle manage the effects aging better than others. Life ain't fair.

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