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Arginine

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TRT and blood pressure
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:56:47 pm »
I'm on TRT for more then one year, but I feel now strange things, after exercise I get short of breath, and next day I get big blood pressure. If I don't exercise my bloodpressure ok, I don't get shorth of breath, what can cause it? My hemoglobinr, rbc, hematocrit is in normal, E2 in lower range. Can it be something with my adrenals?

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Re: TRT and blood pressure
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:00:38 pm »
What does lower E2 range mean? Short of guessing we need your labs, only thing is you don't have them as your going off old labs.

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Re: TRT and blood pressure
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 08:32:07 pm »
What is your testosterone/free testosterone and SHBG like on TRT?  Do you have much body fat or sleep apnea?

Exercise will raise BP, but you definitely should not be high the next day.  I dealt with slightly elevated blood pressure with TRT (although not exercise-related).  Losing weight and cleaning up my diet helped a lot (no longer on BP medication).

Needless to say, you should see a doctor about this.  You don't want to take potential cardio issues lightly.
Age: 36
178 lbs 5'8''

Current Treatment: 50 mg testosterone cypionate IM, twice a week
Low T Symptoms: Chronic pelvic pain, and other neuropathic pain.  Mild anxiety, low energy and low motivation
Meds: Amitriptyline (for pain, not depression), Clonidine (for sleep, not blood pressure)

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Re: TRT and blood pressure
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:43:02 am »
Testoterone about 1200ng/dl,
E2 20
SHBG is LOW 14nmol/l

If I'm not exercises everything good, if I do some exercises my BP next day go UP.

My cortisol is 420 (norms 150 - 620)
FT4 is 14 (norms 11,5 - 22)

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Re: TRT and blood pressure
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 04:22:01 pm »
Testoterone about 1200ng/dl,
E2 20
SHBG is LOW 14nmol/l

If I'm not exercises everything good, if I do some exercises my BP next day go UP.

My cortisol is 420 (norms 150 - 620)
FT4 is 14 (norms 11,5 - 22)

I spot the problem right away, too much testosterone! You're a low SHBG guy like myself and we have a ton of free hormones, tons of free estrogen even with normal E2 levels. Your free E2 and FT must be insanely high! Do to your low SHBG you can't hold onto most of your testosterone, but you will hold onto your estrogen far longer. You require a more reasonable dosage, 50mg twice weekly.

Your FT is 41.2 ng/dL  =  3.44 %, that's double the ranges. This is why labs are important.
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