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My father has been in the hospital for the last 10 days, cardiac arrest brought on by septic shock.  These are all because of possible diet induced diabetes and advanced cardiovascular disease.  As my dad struggled to live, I thought that, when I got back home, I would come here and thank Peak and all of the forum members for helping me get through this struggle with TRT and elevate my own sense of responsibility for my health. 

And the first thing I see when I log on is this post.  I can't believe it, I'm devastated.  I never met him face to face, but through the many posts of mine that he took the time to respond to, as well as my unending questions and thoughts through private messages, I feel like I came to know the man.  And I felt like he was a good one.    He was really and truly trying to make a difference and help people, and I am so grateful I was able to find this site so many years ago as my own journey began.   

My sincerest condolences to his family, and prayers that his son will fully recover.

Rest easy brother...

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: thyroid and body temp
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:36:19 pm »
cujet,
I too have had logged low body temps over the course of many years.  And like you, I'm active, low body fat and for the most part feel good.  I had some success raising my temp with iodine, and felt better, more 'with it' than before, but the effect faded over time.  My thyroid panels come back normal, but I've often wondered if I should delve deeper into a thyroid issue, as I suffer from bouts of fatigue and mental fog that I can't seem to tie down to my TRT regime.

Still searching for an answer to the bouts of fatigue and mental sharpness...

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That's EXACTLY was I thinking about getting!  lol

I was complaining that I hated sitting for so long, and my wife recommended I get one of those.  I'll need to get her to order it for me!

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Thanks for the post Peak.

This is something that I worry about.  I've worked in an engineering type setting for years now, and while it's not my preferred method of making a living (behind a computer screen all day for most days), it pays the bills.  Still, I'm concerned about the amount of time sitting.  I work out religiously at lunch, and am fairly active during off hours, but still...  Funnily enough, I mentioned this to my boss, who, without my asking for it, bought me one of those raisable platforms for my desk.  It's fantastic!  Granted, I DO sit for a spell each day, but it's raised more often than not.  I've been tempted to grab a little stair stepper thingy to put behind my desk to really keep the blood moving, but not sure how much ribbing I would get for that.  lol

Cheers!

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: giving blood
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:13:59 pm »
I give blood as regularly as I can.  I'm O+, and they always seem to need it.  In addition, it helps lower my hemocrit.  Regardless, I've never felt that it altered my T levels, nor have I ever felt worse for wear...

Cheers!

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Defy gave me the same recommendation Peak.  Raised my cyp to .17 ml EOD, with 250 iu HCG.  That's what I was on before (HCG wise), and never really felt any different.  In addition, it seems that my atrophy isn't getting any better.  I'm not worried about fertility, but I'm having issues with atrophy, and very tight scrotum.  Like swimming under the ice for an hour kind of tight.  They mentioned that I could increase my dose, but to watch out for signs of rising E2.  Thinking I may do that... 

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I can't speak for Peak, but in my case, my E2 was low (15, if I remember right), and I've never taken an AI.  Defy recommended HCG as a way to bring it up, as well as combating atrophy.

A subsequent blood test while on HCG show a good rise of my E2 levels, but the lack of any positives from HCG, as well as the cost caused me to drop it from my protocol.  Until my last set of labs.  Low again.  So back to HCG...

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I'll be watching this with interest.  Went through the exact same thing.  I was on 34 mg Test, and 250 iu HCG EOD, no AI.  Decided to drop the HCG as I never really felt all that different on it.  Next set of labs showed a low E2 read which coincided with a ton of joint cracking and popping.  Back on the HCG I went. 

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Keurig K cups
« on: September 08, 2017, 12:04:46 pm »
Gotta tell y'all, the rabbit hole got deep for me after starting the K cup / estrogenic relationship.  And then finding out that there are plastics in normal tap?  Wow. 

So, yeah, I just ordered a french press.  Been wanting to try one anyway.  ;)

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Keurig K cups
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:48:45 pm »
Was just curious what the forum's view was on using a Keurig coffee maker.  I definitely drink my fair share of coffee during the day, and felt relatively comfortable doing so, as the consensus was that the K cups were BPA free.  But I've come across a few articles which indicate that the cups were now being made of a type of plastic called 'Tritan', and that it could have estrogenic properties.  The Keurig doesn't seem all that appealing now....

Any thoughts?

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Roger that, thanks for the feedback!  Hoping to get in to town today...

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I've been looking for something that would help with libido and motivation.  I don't really have a problem getting erections, but I have problems maintaining them due to lack of sensitivity, and desire.  This seems like it would do the trick.  Was gonna hit the local Vitamin Shoppe, and was  wondering if y'all got a boost outside of the bedroom as well?  Mental clarity, memory, focus, motivation, etc...  I should clarify that all of my hormonal numbers look great!

Also, for those that have had their wives try the stack, were the results as positive as for they have been for men?  It would stand to reason that they would be, but I thought I'd ask.  My wife's been a little unhappy lately, maybe a bit irritable, and her libido is hit or miss.  We have a great relationship, and she was doing some research with me, and thought this might help in the dopamine dept.  All of her labs show her to be a picture of health, to include hormonally.

Thanks in advance.

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"Of course, maybe everyone's right nut will fall of in five years who knows, but it sure appears to be safe to date as far as side effects anyway." - PeakT

Thanks for the chuckle Peak, I needed that today!  :)

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Kregger,

I supplement with creatine, mainly for the increased performance at the gym, but also for the little bump in DHT you get from using creatine.  Now, I'm not sure if it's because I work harder in the gym with it, or because of the increase of DHT you get from the creatine, but I can say that I get a significant bump in libido using it.

That being said, take a look at the link below.  Peak put together a great piece outlining the benefits and potential risks by supplementing with creatine.

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Creatine_Dangers

I should also mention that I don't mega dose. 

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I've been taking L-cittruline as a NO booster for a while now.  I prefer capsules over powder.  Not due to taste but for convenience.  It's easy to put a cap in my vitamin box when I set my sups up for the week.  Also, I take one before bed as well, and I just find it easier.

It's just the name brand version Vitamin Shoppe.  I seem to react well to it.

Cheers.

Peak - Hope I'm not busting a forum rule for brand identification...

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