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Defy Medical offers various secretagogues: https://www.defymedicalstore.com/medications/growth-hormone

Wow some of the prices from defy are outrageous!

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Sorry if I have this wrong, but didn't you start CPAP recently? What does your machine say your AHI is?

I've had cpap for a while. My most recent AHI is 8.0 and I'm having about 20 - 30 hyponeas per night. So I am in the "mild" sleep apnea category.

It's strange because I'm so tired all day and then I feel much better at night.

Have you looked at the data from your CPAP using Sleepyhead? Sounds like there might be more that can be done to improve your treatment.

I just found out from my new sleep doc that Modafinil is FDA approved for treating continuing daytime sleepiness for people with sleep apnea whether or not your on CPAP. I find it definitely helps the brain fog and fatigue.

I will check sleepyhead for sure. And modafinil sounds like it would be perfect right now!

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Sorry if I have this wrong, but didn't you start CPAP recently? What does your machine say your AHI is?

I've had cpap for a while. My most recent AHI is 8.0 and I'm having about 20 - 30 hyponeas per night. So I am in the "mild" sleep apnea category.

It's strange because I'm so tired all day and then I feel much better at night.

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Could be the HCG.  Did you start a new bottle of cypionate?  I had a similar episode when I started a new vial of cypionate from a different pharmacy than I usually used.

Is it possible to get a bad bottle of cypionate?

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I'm at my wits end here guys. I thought I crashed my E2 but it definitely wasn't the case. I got bloodwork for my estradiol extra sensitive test from  from LabCorp.  It came back at 34 with a range of 8 - 35. I can't concentrate on anything. I wake up feeling like death every morning.  Bags under my eyes. Tired all day. Coffee doesn't do anything anymore. If I nap in the afternoon I start to feel better late at night.  I feel like I have had the flu for 3 weeks now. I have had a twitch in my left eye constantly for three weeks as well that's driving me crazy. Another thing to mention is I've been breaking out in hives for months. I have been dealing with a lot of stress between a job I hate, working on purchasing a small business and leaving my secure job, throw  in a rocky marriage. But I haven't felt this bad since pre trt. My prescriptions haven't changed. One thing I noticed is that the HCG I'm using expired January 30, 2018. I wonder if that could make a difference.

So I really need to figure this out.  What tests would you guys suggest in order? I would appreciate any ideas here. Thanks in advance.

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 So if you weeks ago I thought I might have doubled up on my Arimidex.  Sarah almost 2 or three weeks now I have felt like complete shit! Iím starting to feel better but the first two weeks I could barely keep my eyes open, the brain fog was like nothing I had ever felt before. So about 12 days after the last time I took my anti-estrogen I got bloodwork for my estradiol extra sensitive test from  from LabCorp.  It came back at 34 with a range of 8 - 35.

So now Iím confused.  If I did crash my estrogen, is it possible to raise it that high from not taking my Arimidex for 12 days?

 Or am I completely wrong and maybe somehow my estrogen was just creeping up higher and higher on me and I didnít actually double up on my dose of Arimidex.

Now what do I do? Do I start taking Arimidex again?


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When most everyone is 120-140mg/week, 93mg is indeed, ridiculously low but I like what he have going on here between the two of us and I hope you'll keep trying.

Iím on 100mg (50mg, 2 times per week) per week and that puts me well over 1000 on trough day.

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You might be what they call a hyper-excreter. Dr. Crisler touched on this in his Sub-q video. Your body basically metabolizes testosterone rather quickly. You might need a higher dose or maybe even more frequent injections like EOD. Just my two cents.

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: cypionate dose
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:13:35 pm »
My doctor just emailed that testosterone is too thick for insulin type needle?

 It's not traditional use a short syringe. I've been using a 1/2 inch .5 mL insulin syringe for almost 6 months now without issues with my cypionate.  I actually believe it is ridiculous that they give us harpoons to inject ourselves with one it is completely unnecessary.  Translates over into almost any injection. Like when I take my daughter to the  dr. for an immunization shot, they could easily be using a tiny little insulin syringe for an intramuscular injection in her tiny little arm or leg but instead they use a giant harpoon.

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Thanks for all the feed back everyone. I think I feel a little better today. Still foggy but not falling asleep at my desk right now.

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Most guys will jump right back up again....as if they just missed a dose of AI.

I have heard cases where someone more ominous occurred, and things never got right again. Dr. Shippen told me one time about a guy who took a single 1mg tablet of Arimidex, and was trashed for a very long time. It's similar to the dreaded Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS). Perhaps some epigenetic effect.

But please rest assured, such cases are extremely rare.

Thanks for the reassurance Dr. Crisler. Iím going on day 6 of feeling like hell. Letís hope itís over soon!

Im not 100 percent sure yet but I'm fairly certain I took too much arimidex and crashed my E2.  I will be getting bloodwork on Thursday to confirm.

 So I've been under a lot of stress lately and I think I accidentally took too much arimidex.  I haven't felt this awful since before I started trt.   I've never experienced brain fog like this. Feels like I have not slept in days even though I'm sleeping through the night. And I have a twitch in my  left eye which is driving me absolutely crazy.

 Just wondering in the event that it is a crash of  E2, is there anything I can do to recover more quickly?

 What kind of timeline am I looking at to bounce back?

Mine was down to 16. I know that isn't super low for everyone but it was for me. I felt terrible mentally and physically. Everything was an end of the world big deal and all of my joints hurt. I was told to simply DC the AI for one week and that was all it took. I felt better that week and was back to normal in less than 2. Then I started a lower dose. How did you end up taking too much? I have tried to take it to control symptoms but I have decided that I am not very good at knowing the difference between high and low E2. I guess some guys can but I just never know for sure and am constantly doubting myself. I have decided that a lab is the only way for me to know for sure what is going on with it. Good luck man.

Iíve been under a lot of stress lately and working absurd hours at work. I normally take my AI on the same day as my injections. I thought I forgot to take it so I took a second dose. Iím still not 100 percent sure but itís the only thing I can think of. I havenít felt this way since pre trt. It feels like I havenít slept in days even though Iím sleeping every night. So hard to concentrate and no ambition to do anything right now. Just completely numb.

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 Im not 100 percent sure yet but I'm fairly certain I took too much arimidex and crashed my E2.  I will be getting bloodwork on Thursday to confirm.

 So I've been under a lot of stress lately and I think I accidentally took too much arimidex.  I haven't felt this awful since before I started trt.   I've never experienced brain fog like this. Feels like I have not slept in days even though I'm sleeping through the night. And I have a twitch in my  left eye which is driving me absolutely crazy.

 Just wondering in the event that it is a crash of  E2, is there anything I can do to recover more quickly?

 What kind of timeline am I looking at to bounce back?

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CPAP, more specifically APAP, has absolutely improved my quality of life.  When I was diagnosed, my AHI was only 15 if I recall.  Not too terrible when compared to other, much more extreme, cases that others deal with.

Definitely took some getting used to.  I would rip my mask off during the night for the first month or two.  Eventually I got used to it, and now my machine an I are inseparable.  I love it, and look forward to putting it on at night. 

It's all about finding the best mask for you.  There are a lot of bulky/uncomfortable masks on the market, but there are also quite a few good ones as well.  The technology has come a very long way in recent years.

Can you recommend a comfortable full face mask?

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February 1st of this year I had done a Sleep Study, a home study is all my insurance wanted to pay for (cheap bastards). Anyway, it seems I have 12.9 episodes per hours, with the lowest blood oxygen level of 82%. This is bad I guess, anything below 90% will set off alarms at hospitals. I went into this thinking I had no sort of apnea, though I knew I did have some sort of sleeping issues. My follow up appointment I had to cancel due too work, I wish I had gone to it now. If someone averages 13 episodes per hour, is this really bad enough to prevent me from getting good sleep, and effect my quality of life? The past 5 years or so I've really deteriorated when it comes to quality of life. TRT has helped tremendously, but hasnt been the "cure all" I had hoped for. I am curious about quality of life after getting on a CPAP machine. Did you actually sleep better, did the sleep help your over all being, weight loss, any sort of benefits I would love to hear about. Can/will better sleep result in less anxiety ad or depression?

Thanks

When I was diagnosed with apnea I was in the same range. 13 - 16 episodes per hour. Iíve bern using cpap for three years and itís so uncomfortable that Iíve never gotten one good night sleep wearing it. So Iím damned if I do and damned if I donít wear it.

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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Tinnitus on trt
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:52:17 pm »
Iíve had tinnitus for years. Way before I started trt. I couldnít find any Correlation  between my tinnitus and different hormones. Itís been one of the hardest things to deal for me. Kept me awake at night for years. Still does some nights. The best thing I have found to cope with it is an app that plays white noise and rain in the background and a good quality Bluetooth speaker. I use a bose. It was only around $100 for the speaker. But it has a deep enough sound that it sounds like real rain.

Hope this helps.

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