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Normal-ish free T4 and below range free T3 is classic conundrum in Europe. You are most likely low thyroid (hypothyroidism) at rhe cellular level. As the bkdy and cells use ONLY the free t3 thyroid molecule. Thus with below range free t3 you are literally starved at rthe he cellular level. Which is what really matters.

Your situation is analogous to an automobile having a full tank of fuel, but the fuel line being plugged so that the engine is not running efficiently. And sputtering. Yet the doctors telling you that because the fuel tank is full (free T4) that you are “fine”.  Even when literally having the data to show that little or no fuel is reaching the engine (free T3 at the cellular level).

See how ludicrous this is!

This also suggests  that you have an issue with conversion of the T4 into T3.  IT ususually takes one of two forms. Either you simply dont convert well, or you are converting too mich free T4 into REVERSE T3. Which is inactive form of T3 and can fill T3 receptors and thus further starve the cells of T3 since there are fewer receptors for real and active free T3 and there is fewer t3 molecules available in the first place.

I would strongly encourage  to get more thyroid test and again demand free t3 but also fet your “reverse T3” to be tested as well.

Stress can cause conversion issues and an increase in reverse T3. The stress can be physical or mental/emotional or both.

The mineral Selenium can help with conversion of T4 into t3. It is not a miracle increase but can at least offer some help. Do not take too mich Selenium as you can take too much. Another good source of Selenium is Brazil nuts. One nut a day is about all you need as they are very high in Selenium.



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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: NKNW fraud
« Last post by HRT Guru on April 25, 2019, 04:43:03 am »
I tried to buy a tube of test. from nknw.  The price was $89, so I paid $89 in bitcoins.  It said it wanted 88 more in bitcoins.  That's over $400k!  It's a fraud.

So your first post here is just a rant with nothing about what happened when you called them, how they handled your complaint etc etc etc
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / NKNW fraud
« Last post by rogerp on April 24, 2019, 09:26:29 pm »
I tried to buy a tube of test. from nknw.  The price was $89, so I paid $89 in bitcoins.  It said it wanted 88 more in bitcoins.  That's over $400k!  It's a fraud. 
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Cleaned up my life a bunch, and got the full panel done for Defy. I tried doing the test under reasonably normal circumstances, not unrealistic ones I’ll never normally do. Normal diet, normal slight lack of sleep, jerked off day before…you know.

Well, I hit my best numbers in a while:
TT: 582 (250-1100)
FT: 108.3 (35-155)
SHBG: 30 (10-50)
FSH: 3.7 (1.6-8.0)
LH: 5.2 (1.5-9.3)
E2: 23 (<29)
TSH: 2.61 (.4-4.5)

I’m suspecting this may be more placebo than I thought and that I should hold off longer until I really need it. Maybe it’s more from stress or I’m depressed? Who knows

It would be helpful to include your age.  I am guessing that you are on the young side.

Sorry...34!
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: LH/FSH levels
« Last post by HRD LVN on April 24, 2019, 08:32:46 pm »
I have bee on TRT for over a year now. I take 200mg 2x week, sub q in the love handles.

Without having bloodwork done, what are chances that my LH & FSH are 0 or close to it? My biggest concern is FSH. My wife is wanting to have more kids & I don't want to right now. I am not going to sneak off and have a vascetomy, so it would be nice if the FSH levels were 0.
Just to be clear what I am reading. You have been on 400mg/wk for over a year? You know that is a cycling dose not a TRT dose right? Cycling doses need to be taken no more than 16 weeks. I am really surprised you aren't dead yet since it doesn't sound like you even test your blood.

To answer your question I will bet money your LH and FSH are at 0 and you have killed off all your swimmers. You need to get to a doc and get several things checked out.
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How do others feel about this product?

Interested to give it a try?  Or not?

Why or why not?

Thanks.

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Does this use the same needle over and over? I ask because I ran out of syringes once and had to use my easy touch syringes a couple times It was very obvious they get dull quickly. They there is the is this sanitary question?
I'm pretty good with my 27ga 1/2" syringes they cost 12 bucks a 100 and my T cyp is 130 per 10ml I see no advantage to this injections system and I worry doc with prescribe this and not address the E2 prolactin concerns that come with T only protocols.
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The basics are thus: When you inject a testosterone ester your serum testosterone rises fairly rapidly to a peak value, usually within a day. After that it decreases until the next injection. The decreasing phase is frequently modeled by an exponential decay, which is characterized by a half-life, the time it takes levels to drop in half. The shorter the half-life, the faster your serum testosterone drops. If your injection interval is not short compared to the half-life then serum levels can become low prior to the next injection, which may feel unpleasant. If the dose is made high enough to maintain testosterone at the end of the injection cycle then levels at the beginning of the cycle may get too high, including both testosterone and estradiol. This can also cause problems. Depending on the injection method, testosterone enanthate probably has a half-life in the range of 4-7 days. If you're injecting it every 10 days then you could have fairly low serum testosterone by the time you're ready for the next injection.

Gotcha.  Thanks.  That all makes sense.  Thank you.
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So, when I switch to Xyosted, I will inject 50 mg every 10 days.  That also comes down to an equivalent of 5 mg per day.
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There's a chance you'll be running on fumes after 10 days.

As with all of these things, you play it by ear and see how it goes ... and adjust accordingly.

I simply wanted to give the other guy an example of how / when / why you don't necessarily have to stick to an "only once per week" dosing schedule.
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Where does "half-life" enter the equation?
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The basics are thus: When you inject a testosterone ester your serum testosterone rises fairly rapidly to a peak value, usually within a day. After that it decreases until the next injection. The decreasing phase is frequently modeled by an exponential decay, which is characterized by a half-life, the time it takes levels to drop in half. The shorter the half-life, the faster your serum testosterone drops. If your injection interval is not short compared to the half-life then serum levels can become low prior to the next injection, which may feel unpleasant. If the dose is made high enough to maintain testosterone at the end of the injection cycle then levels at the beginning of the cycle may get too high, including both testosterone and estradiol. This can also cause problems. Depending on the injection method, testosterone enanthate probably has a half-life in the range of 4-7 days. If you're injecting it every 10 days then you could have fairly low serum testosterone by the time you're ready for the next injection.
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So, when I switch to Xyosted, I will inject 50 mg every 10 days.  That also comes down to an equivalent of 5 mg per day.
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There's a chance you'll be running on fumes after 10 days.
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