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If a person is deficient in ANY other mineral, vitamin, chemical etc itnwould mean the lerson is not in normal health. Almoat any time anlerson is WAY outside what is normal and expected for health parameters, we do things to help get us back into that normal range. And when we do that, typically the person become MORE healthy and overall well.  As long as we medicate or supplement correctly and donít go extreme.

I believe testosterone replacement should not be expected to be any different.

If we are deficient in vitamin d we take the necessary amount to get back to normal. We woild woth Iron too, or thyroid. And when we do, the person feels better. Why would getting testosterone where it is supoosed to be somehow be a complication and make people sick? 

Exactly how does the body realy know if it is getting testosterone from your testicles or from an injection?  As long as the body is getting what it needs to function well, that is the bottom line.

I am not saying that getting optimized and balancing all the hormones with trt is easy. Not at all. Iím just believing that if a person is within limits I do not believe it will be long term negative heakth consequences. Maybe this is nust my naive wishful thinking. 

I choose to believe having all levels within working functional optimized limits will result in overall better health. When any thing or multiple things get gravely out of whack. You will be unhealthy. And will be more healthy of you get the necessary medication to bring you back into range.

It is a quality of life issue. Do you want to feel like crap for the rest of your life, or do you want to try to feel better for what maybe a decade or more minimum?

I can tell you this. There are no guarantees in life. You donít even know you will get one more day. You only live once and you can never get ďlost yearsĒ back!
because the body doesnít work like that. Trt is not as simple as supplementing with a vitamin. With a vitamin you are just adding extra in. With trt you are on full replacement. You body is no longer producing on its own and other biological processes are shit down sometimes causing you to be deficient in other hormones and then starting the vicious cycle of trying to balance it all. Dr john always tried to use that logic but it didnít work. For me replacing testosterone lowered my already low normal cortisol to below range and man I felt it.  I had labs to prove it numerous times and he refused to acknowledge that. 

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Thatís kind of what Iím trying to figure out. It seems like thatís right though. From what Iím reading anyway seems like low hormones come from bigger tumors sort off crushing the pituitary itself.

my neurosurgean said my hormones are not caused by tumor. but imo, taking this from a neuro is not enough since endos are the ones who knows. hopefully someone here knows more
it was an Endo who found the tumor. He thought it was causing my high prolactin but it turned out that I ate before the test. Thanks to the late Dr. Crisler posting that you should fast for prolactin test cause eating can elevate it. Turned out that mine is fine

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Thatís kind of what Iím trying to figure out. It seems like thatís right though. From what Iím reading anyway seems like low hormones come from bigger tumors sort off crushing the pituitary itself.

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I also  forgot to mention I had low t before I had the microadenoma. I had a scan years ago and it was negative.

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Hey guys itís really hard to find any clear answers about micro adenomas online. I have a 3mm microadenoma on my adenohypophysis. It also says my pituitary is of normal size and contour. Could that be causing low hormones since that is the part of the pituitary that controls lh-fsh-tsh-atch. Or would only macro adenomas cause low hormones.?
the Endo that ordered the scan didnít seem concerned. I could be wrong but when reading it almost seems like the macro causes low hormones and micro seem to cause excess or do nothing. I could be completely wrong lol

The fact that it can be seen and measured means that most doctors would say yes.
In most cases where there is Secondary Hypogonadism a scan reveals a normal pituitary gland so having an abnormal one is highly suggestive of it be the cause.

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Pituitary microadenoma
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:39:04 pm »

Hey guys itís really hard to find any clear answers about micro adenomas online. I have a 3mm microadenoma on my adenohypophysis. It also says my pituitary is of normal size and contour. Could that be causing low hormones since that is the part of the pituitary that controls lh-fsh-tsh-atch. Or would only macro adenomas cause low hormones.?

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Motivation on TRT
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:41:12 pm »
I also had motivation problems on trt one of the biggest reasons I stopped again. I also lost so much passion for many of my hobbies. It kind of calmed me down too much. Itís almost like off of trt I run off slight nervous energy. I donít know if thatís a good thing or not but I seem to find more joy in things off trt
Interesting you say this.  I've always been anxious and get upset pretty easily or moody prior trt. On trt recently I've had to stop and think things over about my actions.  I am driven by motor lately and I'm still taking interest in my hobbies but I kinda have an I don't care attitude. Not sure if it's a phase or trt.
My e2 sensitive has always been in the 20 to 30 range and a few months back 50s and the most recent one was standard 70 which makes me believe the sensitive is in the 60s.
Maybe that's it idk.
yeah it very well might be high e2. My e2 is high on just 60mg per week when on trt and Iím a low shbg guy. When I was on trt a few years ago and in shape and my e2 was fine I do not recall the lack of motivation. However back then I did trt without low dose lexapro and I felt like total shit and my am cortisol was driven down to 6. So I couldnít really tell you what I thought about then other then I felt awful.

This time around on trt I didnít feel any worse physically with the low dose lex. But I started to feel so dull mentally I just had to see if it was trt and got off.

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Motivation on TRT
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:32:42 am »
I also had motivation problems on trt one of the biggest reasons I stopped again. I also lost so much passion for many of my hobbies. It kind of calmed me down too much. Itís almost like off of trt I run off slight nervous energy. I donít know if thatís a good thing or not but I seem to find more joy in things off trt

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: TRT Breaks?
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:24:56 am »
I would Never take a T.R.T break myself it's just not worth it.  It's all about keeping the Testosterone FLOW going & keeping it at a Balance in the bloodstream, personally coming off T.R.T for a so called Break, will definitely make you feel that HELL weak old Feeling you felt pre-TRT and never wish that for any Man.
depends on the person. I never get the hell feeling coming off trt. But I also never get the great feeling being on trt also so maybe thatís why. But one would think I would still hit a low being my own production was turned off and I can definetly confirm by the shrunken testicles. But yet I almost no different. Added benefit of coming off for me to is I lose 10 lbs almost immediately. Even when my estrogen is in a good place. Trt is such a different animal for us low shbg guys

My SHBG is solidly mid-range and my experience is the same, so SHBG is not the only thing involved.

I do remember kind of freaking out the first time I came off and lost that 10lbs in the first week and a half. :o
do you feel good on trt osprey?

Being on TRT is like injecting saline, I feel nothing. Still have all the same symptoms I had before starting.
you and me both brother unless I take too much then I get nasty side effects. I just quit cold turkey again after being on for 5 months. 7 days off and feel no different lol

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: TRT Breaks?
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:49:47 am »
I would Never take a T.R.T break myself it's just not worth it.  It's all about keeping the Testosterone FLOW going & keeping it at a Balance in the bloodstream, personally coming off T.R.T for a so called Break, will definitely make you feel that HELL weak old Feeling you felt pre-TRT and never wish that for any Man.
depends on the person. I never get the hell feeling coming off trt. But I also never get the great feeling being on trt also so maybe thatís why. But one would think I would still hit a low being my own production was turned off and I can definetly confirm by the shrunken testicles. But yet I almost no different. Added benefit of coming off for me to is I lose 10 lbs almost immediately. Even when my estrogen is in a good place. Trt is such a different animal for us low shbg guys

My SHBG is solidly mid-range and my experience is the same, so SHBG is not the only thing involved.

I do remember kind of freaking out the first time I came off and lost that 10lbs in the first week and a half. :o
do you feel good on trt osprey?

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Steroid abuse can lead to rage too of course. Look that guy who was a wrestler and killed his family and suicide next.

I was not saying ssri were bad. In fact it helped my brother a lot, I mean a lot. Regarding erratic behaviour, we all have it one way or another. But looking to a small sample of people in my circle, I also see absence of fear and emotions besides putting people on a permanent high; in fact all the people I know on Zoloft they all have or had multiple partners and put themselfs in delicate positions or situations.

I am not against ssri, they do wonders to the brain, increase BDNF, cognition, plasticity and a lot more stuff.

One aspect that I might be against is the levity doctors are prescribing ssri, almost like who is prescribing an aspirin. If a person has a vague symptom, or a ďpain in the hairĒ they always ask if a person wants to do a trial on a ssri.
100% agree. And they start them too high of a dose. Low dose lexapro hasnít changed anything that me or my wife have noticed. And Iím still faithful as hell. Maybe my filter got a little worse kinda speak my mind way more now but that could just be me getting older.

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Also to add to last post dr mark gorden just stopped short of pretty much saying dr johns suicide could have been linked to trt monotherepy. So who really knows whatís going on with people. I always found it crazy how many people commit suicide so late in life especially when you here his friends and colleagues say he showed absolutely no signs of suicidal tendencies

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Read this study/article and there is no freaking way in hell I will ever take an ssri drug, nor allow any loved one to take it!

https://rxisk.org/post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-pssd/

Pcp just recommend ďstronglyĒ low dose ssri for my 25 year old daughter and only starting to research. But everything I read indicates ssriís are horrible.

Doctor says they are not addictive. But I have read MANY testimonials of people who are unable to break the addiction to ssri. Even some cocain and heroin addicts have said getting off of hard narcotics was MUCH easier than quitting ssriís. What does THAT tell you? 

I have read almost all ssriís approved by the FDA were only tried for and approved for use for 90 days. Yet loke 99% of all people on ssriís have been on them for years!  Therefore the FDA claim that they are not addictive is based on people stopping after a maximum of 90 days. Yet almost no patient is helpd to 90 days. And there are no FDA studies that Iím aware of (as yet) about whether long term use of ssri are IN FACT addictive!

Her thyroid is in the absolute toilet!  She is cold all the time and fatigued. Yes the pcp is going to increase and change her thyroid dose. But then strongly recommended the ssri?  Before her thyroid is even close to being balanced??  Low thyroid is common to have low or depressed mood.

My wife, ( her mom) has both low thyroid as well as low testosterone. And we all know low T can also have depression symptoms.

My daughter is scheduled to get all sex hormones tested to see if perhaps she may also be low T.

My daughter is not married and has never been sexually active. There is no way I can in any good conscience recommend she potentially throw her sexual pleasure into the trash before she has even experienced it. I cannot potentially doom her potential future marriage to sexual dysfunction should she ever get married.

Every single one of the mass murders I have studied have links to having been on, or currently were on ssri drugs when they committed the mass murders.

Ssri may help some. But they completely fuck up others. And from what I see, there is more harm to both individuals and society than the few people it seems to help. But that is my opinion and everyone is free to make up their own mind.

My research so far would lean towards the supplement Acetyl-L-carnitine. The articles and studies I have read seem to show that it improves serotonin levels without ssri. In fact several studies on rats show that the antidepressant effect (of the Acetyl-L-carnitine) acts within 3 days while traditional ssri takes 21 days or more. And the antidepressant effects of  Acetyl-L-carnitine Remain effective longer than ssri drugs such as Prozac. Acetyl-L-carnitine Also shows little or any known side effects other than possibly runny stools. But that seems to be a side effect of virtually ANY drug for some people.

I need to do more research to determine if Acetyl-L-carnitine may also mess up sexual function as ssri are almost certain to do.

Ssri have almost a 100% rate of sexual dysfunction. Some the effects go away when they stop taking the ssri. Some go away after months or years. But A significant number of people however are permanently affected with negative sexual effects for their entire life!  (At this point documented for over 20 years in people!)

Ssri are a class of drugs Iím not willing to touch with a 100í pole!

You are free to make your own and different conclusion.
and you can read storyís of great success using those drugs. The mass shooting agenda is also just speculation. And most of these kids had problems hence why they were put on meds in first place. However I took cabergoline because I had a micro ademeoma and my prolactin was slightly high. That medication did give me very depressed and grey feelings and strange intrusive thoughts. So Iím not saying ssri couldnít do harm to someone. But all medical intervention carries risks. Iíve never been suicidal in my life not even close. The thought of dying freaks me out. But on dr gave me 50mgs of clomid and bam ending it all sounded like a actual plan. I never in my life felt those feelings. So we have to be careful with anything we take.  Believe me I also worry about ssri long term I will probably get off again sometime this year and see what happens but last time I went off slowly all my low cortisol type symptoms came back. And those symptoms came way before taking ssri it was from a period of overtraining and underrating

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I don't know if you can remember in 2015 the german pilot Andres Lubitz from Germanwings who seems he deliberatly crashed the plane with him and all passengers, a kind of mass murder. He was under SSRI like many other people who committed guns massacre in USA................. I think this is enough to stay away from them.......

There is a book "a mind of your own" by Kelly Brogan who explains all the damages SSRI can do.... I would suggest this book to red track.

I suggested to red track some martial art (grappling, wrestling, or Brazilian Jiujitsu these would be great) since with only physical contact (with your mates in the gym while training) you can have a lot of hormonal benefits, in particular against your bad mood state.

I believe 1 hour of grappling training is a lot more effective than 100 boxes of SSRI pills. You will have an immediately hormonal changes just after 1 hour and those changes will remain for several hours later you won't have this effect even with 2 weeks of SSRI..... + you will boost your T production with a sport like grappling. + you will easily socialize and meet new people and friends also for seeing them outside gym. You need this stuff for OCD and anxiety not pills.......

As I wrote many times, these are just my personal thoughts, you could do what you wish. I don't need to convince anyone. I'm only trying to help.
i agree with you about Exercise completely. However I have no known side effects from ssri and they help me a lot with energy brain fog and other things. Like I keep trying to get across itís so dose dependent. Almost every study on ssri I personally feel the dose is way too high.just like a lot of people with trt they start too high think more is better. I have no hidden agenda with ssri but I know plenty of people that they helped them for the better and have minimal issues

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: TRT Breaks?
« on: January 26, 2019, 09:14:21 am »
I would Never take a T.R.T break myself it's just not worth it.  It's all about keeping the Testosterone FLOW going & keeping it at a Balance in the bloodstream, personally coming off T.R.T for a so called Break, will definitely make you feel that HELL weak old Feeling you felt pre-TRT and never wish that for any Man.
depends on the person. I never get the hell feeling coming off trt. But I also never get the great feeling being on trt also so maybe thatís why. But one would think I would still hit a low being my own production was turned off and I can definetly confirm by the shrunken testicles. But yet I almost no different. Added benefit of coming off for me to is I lose 10 lbs almost immediately. Even when my estrogen is in a good place. Trt is such a different animal for us low shbg guys

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