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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Enclomiphene report
« Last post by Cronos on March 31, 2021, 09:47:42 pm »
GEF why not just go on TRT? from what i have seen clomid seems to be a lot harder to dial in and get the same symptom relief vs TRT when properly done?
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Another reason to eat leafy greens
« Last post by Cronos on March 31, 2021, 09:34:38 pm »
As if we needed another reason to eat our leafy greens.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210324132309.htm


"Researchers examined data from 3,759 Australians taking part in Melbourne's Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute AusDiab study over a 12-year period. They found those with the highest regular nitrate consumption had 11 per cent stronger lower limb strength than those with the lowest nitrate intake. Up to 4 per cent faster walking speeds were also recorded."

Lead researcher Dr Marc Sim from ECU's Institute for Nutrition Research said the findings reveal important evidence for the role diet plays in overall health.

"Our study has shown that diets high in nitrate-rich vegetables may bolster your muscle strength independently of any physical activity," he said.

"Nevertheless, to optimise muscle function we propose that a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables in combination with regular exercise, including weight training, is ideal."

What's not to love eh? Get those nitrates in and boost erectile strength, lower blood pressure, cardiovascular endurance and maybe even get stronger in the gym too!
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Enclomiphene report
« Last post by Cataceous on March 31, 2021, 11:40:58 am »
I tried trazadone briefly as a sleep aid and I remember the prominent nocturnal erections. I don't know how to judge if they are excessive and reason to worry about priapism.
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: I'm back.
« Last post by Cataceous on March 31, 2021, 11:31:54 am »
Let us know how it goes...
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Enclomiphene report
« Last post by Gef on March 31, 2021, 10:30:26 am »
I have been taking 100mg trazadone for insomnia. Since cutting back on enclomiphene from seven days a week to three, I have been getting night wood 2- 3 times a night. Only a slight improvement in libido. But I am concerned about possible priapism. I have reduced dosage to 50 mg and I am considering stopping altogether. Is this common / normal?
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I read some studies that said that 10% of people on finasteride had a drop in libido but it said that higher dht cannot be studied for libido due to its effects on the feedback loop and that any change in libido could be attributed to the lowering of the other sex hormones due to the dht increase. I ll keep searching. Also it's not just libido that is better.. Erections are better too

After my previous message I took another blood work for total t, e2, shbg, dht so we will have a clear picture of what is going on. Results will be back on Friday and I ll post them here.

I was just hoping that it was due to free t increase/lowering of shbg because shbg is the only hormone that has doubled since I used steroids (or since I used serms after steroids) and it would mean that it would stay low after discontinuing proviron.. If it is the higher dht then I need higher than normal dht to have a decent libido which isn't ideal.
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: I'm back.
« Last post by Cronos on March 31, 2021, 03:37:09 am »
That was a pretty low dose of hCG for monotherapy. Probably enough to shut down the HP of the HPTA, but not enough to produce adequate testosterone.

I hope things continue to go well with the new protocol. I'd encourage a dose reduction as a better way to manage estradiol, though hCG can make this more challenging.

I think that will he my next step at follow up that I'll discuss. Dont really want to be on anastrozole long term if I can avoid it. Plus I have some weight I can lose which should also help keep estradiol in check. Thanks Cataceous!
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Glad you're doing better. I'm not sure why some guys see better libido with Proviron. The higher free testosterone should only matter when testosterone is too low to begin with. I suppose the DHT effects in the brain could help. Do you know if improvements in libido have been demonstrated in any controlled studies?
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: I'm back.
« Last post by Cataceous on March 31, 2021, 02:02:27 am »
That was a pretty low dose of hCG for monotherapy. Probably enough to shut down the HP of the HPTA, but not enough to produce adequate testosterone.

I hope things continue to go well with the new protocol. I'd encourage a dose reduction as a better way to manage estradiol, though hCG can make this more challenging.
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We can look at the research on testosterone to get an idea of the possible time spans involved when tinkering with the sex hormones:

Onset of effects of testosterone treatment and time span until maximum effects are achieved

... This review attempts to determine, from published studies, the time-course of the effects induced by testosterone replacement therapy from their first manifestation until maximum effects are attained.
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Effects on sexual interest appear after 3 weeks plateauing at 6 weeks, with no further increments expected beyond. Changes in erections/ejaculations may require up to 6 months. Effects on quality of life manifest within 34 weeks, but maximum benefits take longer. Effects on depressive mood become detectable after 36 weeks with a maximum after 1830 weeks. Effects on erythropoiesis are evident at 3 months, peaking at 912 months. Prostate-specific antigen and volume rise, marginally, plateauing at 12 months; further increase should be related to aging rather than therapy. Effects on lipids appear after 4 weeks, maximal after 612 months. Insulin sensitivity may improve within few days, but effects on glycemic control become evident only after 312 months. Changes in fat mass, lean body mass, and muscle strength occur within 1216 weeks, stabilize at 612 months, but can marginally continue over years. Effects on inflammation occur within 312 weeks. Effects on bone are detectable already after 6 months while continuing at least for 3 years.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3188848/

Taking excessive doses of testosterone is not going to make things go faster; it's just going to cause side effects, making it harder or impossible to wait for the better results to come.
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