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Please list the delivery system and I am including HCG Mono and Clomid in this.

Intramuscular Testosterone Cypionate or Enanthate (1 week or less)
46 (29.3%)
Intramuscular Testosterone Cypionate or Enanthate(10 days or more)
13 (8.3%)
SubQ Testosterone Cypionate or Enanthate
29 (18.5%)
Compounded Topical Testosterone
10 (6.4%)
Androgel
9 (5.7%)
Testima
2 (1.3%)
Axiron
2 (1.3%)
Fortesta
1 (0.6%)
HCG Monotherapy
13 (8.3%)
Clomid
14 (8.9%)
Pellets
4 (2.5%)
Nebido / Aveed / Testosterone Undecanoate Injections
7 (4.5%)
Patches
0 (0%)
Other (Please specify below)
7 (4.5%)

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Author Topic: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?  (Read 44043 times)

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POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:25:18 am »
I am seeing a big variety in what guys are doing to reverse their hypogonadism on here.  I'd like to get a quick listing of what everyone is doing for some of the newbies.  I think it would be helpful to show them all the options they have.

And, if you have time, please explain how HRT is going for you...
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Sam D.'s results with SottoPelle HRT...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 11:01:52 am »
Good Day, my friends!

Quickly stated, my personal results with Testosterone HRT via the SottoPelle method are AWESUM !!
(I cannot go into the colorful details, but my lover and I have hit new high points on intimacy and physical
enjoyment. She is also on SottoPelle HRT). I am in my 4th year with SP HRT.

Details:

With due respect to Mr. PeakT's rules, , see the "Hot Topics" sub-forum for my posts, please.

Adjunct medications are:

1. Anastrozole .25 milligram once a week (usually on Thursday)

2. hCG injection (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) 250 IU sub-q every day except Sunday.

And have a list of other vitamin supplements I am taking daily or EOD.

I have had NO problems with this SottoPelle method.

No infections, no abscesses or cysts, no pellets 'popping out' of my skin, no post-procedure pain or problems. OK, some discomfort
for maybe 48 hours post-insertion. Both the doctors who have done the pellet inserts are surgeons and highly trained-up in this
SP method. They know how to use sterile-field procedures, a scalpel, and a trocar port.

Downside: Every penny of this work is paid by me 'out-of-pocket'. The US medical insurance, FDA, and the AMA do not recognize the
procedure as a..." proven, valid treatment, and in fact carries significant historical risk, and no objective patient outcomes."

That last quote is from my medical insurance service rep, when I first tried to get coverage and payment.

So, I am paying over USA$2,000 per year for the  procedures, medications, and accessories.

Would I stop doing this? Absolutely NO WAY !! I am enjoying my physical life in ways that I did not, when I was 35 years old.
(Yep, I just had my 62nd birthday last July).

OK, let's see some more contributions here.

Enjoy life !! Do something FUN this weekend !! Cheers and Best Regards - Sam D.
Age: 65 Weight: 153 pounds Height: 5ft 10 inch
Total HRT program: SottoPelle Testosterone Pellets every 6 months, 300 IU hCG sub-q M-F, .05 mg letrozole once weekly.

14 May 2015 blood work: Serum T: 1,264 ng/dL (one month since LAST pellet insert procedure);
                            Free Testosterone: 21.7 pg/mL
                            Estradiol (ultrasensitive): 17.4 pg/mL
                            PSA (Roche ECLIA): 3.1 ng/mL  (March 2014 = 2.6 ng/mL)
                            D3: 77 ng/dL
                            Prolactin: 7.0 ng/mL
                            Cortisol: 6.9 mcg/mL (down from 12.8 one year ago)

I am responsible for my enjoyment of my maleness. My success depends on my best efforts to stay healthy and live a positive lifestyle.

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Sam D.'s results with SottoPelle HRT...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 11:01:52 am »


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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 11:16:54 am »
Sam D:  Okay, you win the official Most Cheerful Peak Testosterone Forum Poster for the month!
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 08:02:16 am »
Good Morning, PeakT!

Thanks for the award of Most Cheerful P.T.F. Poster for the month of August!!

I really work at maintaining my best positive attitude, and it does come across in the structure and content of my posts,
and it does affect my outlook on my total life and my performance and enjoyment of my sex life.

I now know that a positive mental attitude is key for everything else to work. And, yes, my Lover is an absolutely
wonderful woman who keeps my fun attitude going. I cannot help myself, I am having FUN in life now. Not so years ago....

Cheers! Y'All have a good day out there. Weekend is coming !!! - Sam D.

Age: 65 Weight: 153 pounds Height: 5ft 10 inch
Total HRT program: SottoPelle Testosterone Pellets every 6 months, 300 IU hCG sub-q M-F, .05 mg letrozole once weekly.

14 May 2015 blood work: Serum T: 1,264 ng/dL (one month since LAST pellet insert procedure);
                            Free Testosterone: 21.7 pg/mL
                            Estradiol (ultrasensitive): 17.4 pg/mL
                            PSA (Roche ECLIA): 3.1 ng/mL  (March 2014 = 2.6 ng/mL)
                            D3: 77 ng/dL
                            Prolactin: 7.0 ng/mL
                            Cortisol: 6.9 mcg/mL (down from 12.8 one year ago)

I am responsible for my enjoyment of my maleness. My success depends on my best efforts to stay healthy and live a positive lifestyle.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 08:02:16 am »


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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 10:28:38 am »
Yeah, the mental part of the sex is grossly underestimated imo.  A lot of us could learn a few lessons from you.  However, I do think being too cheerful might actually scare the wife.   ;D 

Interesting that we have so many on cypionate!
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 11:32:10 am »
You should do a similar poll on E2 symptoms for low and high, IMO.  Could get good data, and I'd be happy to run an chi square nonparametric analysis for ya. 
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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 12:32:35 pm »
You should do a similar poll on E2 symptoms for low and high, IMO.  Could get good data, and I'd be happy to run an chi square nonparametric analysis for ya.

You should be able to set up a poll and I think you know much better what you want.  You're the Dr. Estradiol of the board!   ;D
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 12:37:35 pm »
You should do a similar poll on E2 symptoms for low and high, IMO.  Could get good data, and I'd be happy to run an chi square nonparametric analysis for ya.

You should be able to set up a poll and I think you know much better what you want.  You're the Dr. Estradiol of the board!   ;D

lol, so it's definitely true that you gotta know your enemy!
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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 09:18:24 am »
You should do a similar poll on E2 symptoms for low and high, IMO.  Could get good data, and I'd be happy to run an chi square nonparametric analysis for ya.

You should be able to set up a poll and I think you know much better what you want.  You're the Dr. Estradiol of the board!   ;D

lol, so it's definitely true that you gotta know your enemy!

I second the E2 symptom survey for low and high.  It could be really helpful.
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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 11:37:19 am »
K:  Can you do it?  If you want me to do it, send me your categories.
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 02:33:21 pm »
K:  Can you do it?  If you want me to do it, send me your categories.

I'll get some stuff together and post it.
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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 02:35:03 pm »
Also another related poll with E2, something like: IM, subq, gels, and each option is divided into two with "E2 reeled in" and "E2 not reeled in"
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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 04:21:49 pm »
K:  Can you do it?  If you want me to do it, send me your categories.

I'll get some stuff together and post it.

Great...
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 09:11:07 am »
I have tried several of the options on the list and have been unhappy with them all, so I don't feel comfortable voting, since that would imply that I've found a protocol that works for me.

By the way, your site is great and I've been learning a lot reading through it.

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Re: POLL: What Type of HRT Are You Doing?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 09:18:00 am »
I have tried several of the options on the list and have been unhappy with them all, so I don't feel comfortable voting, since that would imply that I've found a protocol that works for me.

By the way, your site is great and I've been learning a lot reading through it.

Noted.  Sorry to hear about the struggles.  I'm sure the forum comes off largely pro-HRT, but that's really not the case always and many guys have had issues with it, so feel free to post your experience.  Remember:  I had to go off of HRT for a month myself!
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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