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Are you currently using DHEA, Pregnenalone, both or none of the above?

I am currently using DHEA.
15 (42.9%)
I am currently using pregnenalone
7 (20%)
I am currently using both DHEA and pregnenalone
3 (8.6%)
I am currently not using either DHEA or pregnenalone.
10 (28.6%)

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POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« on: June 29, 2015, 03:18:09 pm »
Please include a comment as to

a) how much you are taking

b) transdermal, oral, etc.

c) benefits

d) side effects

e) how long you have been taking it

f) daily?

g) did you get a lab read before you started?
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 03:27:32 pm »
DHEA - 25mg a day, sublingual,  for about 14 years I think.
Pregnenolone - 10mg-50mg a day, not every day though,  also about 14 years

Benefits - I believe the dhea has had a positive effect on my immune system,  and stress levels.  Similar effects from pregnenolone, I tend to use that more for fatigue though.
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 03:30:38 pm »
I am currently taking 25 mg (oral) DHEA daily as an experiment.  No sides that I have noticed and I believe it has decreased anxiety.  (I was low.)
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 11:06:19 pm »
A. 12mg

B. Sublingual

C. Reduces side effects from nebido like weak erections, lower libido and lack of penile sensitivity

D. No side effects with sublingual however got severe side effects from dhea, possibly excessive conversion into estrogens

E. 1 week and will keep taking 12mg a day for several weeks more before i make any changes like adding pregnenolone.

F. Every morning, if i go up to 25mg i might go for 12mg twice a day.

G. No labs done since endo calls this "hocus pocus"

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 02:26:27 am »
a) DHEA 12.5 mg x 2

b) oral

c) benefits indeterminate

d) no obvious side effects

e) taken for a month so far

f) two half-tablets, one morning, one evening

g) 3 lab results showed near bottom of scale
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Protocol: 4.5 mg T propionate subQ qd, 20 mcg GnRH subQ 5.25x/d, 6.25 mg DHEA bid, 12.5 mg enclomiphene q4d
Approximate levels (peak): TT: 700 ng/dL, E2: 30 pg/mL, DHEA-S: 300 ug/dL, SHBG: 30 nMol/L

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 02:43:39 pm »
Bump...
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 04:25:16 pm »
A:  DHEA  25mg.   (pure encapsulations) mornings   (Dr. Shippen put me on this)
B:  Oral
C:  Benefits, Sleep better, feel better and clear head.
D:  Side affects  None
E:  Daily
F:  Taking for 3 years
G:  I got labs before and I was at 123, and have gotten labs every 6 months, now I stay around 350.
I also take 25mg. Pregnenolone daily, before my lab was 40, now it stays around 180, it also keeps my Progesterone at 110

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 06:49:44 pm »
A:  DHEA  25mg.   (pure encapsulations) mornings   (Dr. Shippen put me on this)
B:  Oral
C:  Benefits, Sleep better, feel better and clear head.
D:  Side affects  None
E:  Daily
F:  Taking for 3 years
G:  I got labs before and I was at 123, and have gotten labs every 6 months, now I stay around 350.
I also take 25mg. Pregnenolone daily, before my lab was 40, now it stays around 180, it also keeps my Progesterone at 110

So do you know what range he was targetting?  LEF likes 350-500 DHEAS levels for most from what I understand.

So DHEA boost progesterone typically or just in you?
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 06:51:44 pm »
UPDATE:  I found my lab results and my DHEAS prior to supplementation was 108 mcg/dl.  That's pretty low - I don't think too many men get down this low.  So, yeah, I'm special...
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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2015, 07:50:27 pm »
UPDATE:  I found my lab results and my DHEAS prior to supplementation was 108 mcg/dl.  That's pretty low - I don't think too many men get down this low.  So, yeah, I'm special...
Can we both be special? My two blood results were 102.7 and 87.2 mcg/dl. Next week I'll see if supplementing has helped.
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Protocol: 4.5 mg T propionate subQ qd, 20 mcg GnRH subQ 5.25x/d, 6.25 mg DHEA bid, 12.5 mg enclomiphene q4d
Approximate levels (peak): TT: 700 ng/dL, E2: 30 pg/mL, DHEA-S: 300 ug/dL, SHBG: 30 nMol/L

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2015, 08:27:53 pm »
Dr. Shippen likes 300-450.
No DHEA did not raise Progesterone,  Pregnenolone will raise Progesterone.
I also take 25mg. Pregnenolone daily, before my lab was 40, now it stays around 180, it also keeps my Progesterone at 110

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2015, 08:30:14 pm »
No DHEA did not raise Progesterone,  Pregnenolone will raise Progesterone.

I wonder if taking DHEA frees up pregnenolone to make progesterone, because DHEA is also made of pregnenolone.

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2015, 08:56:05 pm »
25mg as an experiment orally

2nd day of use

Nothing to report to date

Labs taken last week so current information for comparison in a month

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2015, 09:02:49 pm »
Dr. Shippen likes 300-450.
No DHEA did not raise Progesterone,  Pregnenolone will raise Progesterone.
I also take 25mg. Pregnenolone daily, before my lab was 40, now it stays around 180, it also keeps my Progesterone at 110

Noted.  Did you get any rise in cortisol do you know?

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Re: POLL: DHEA and Pregnenalone Use
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 09:57:53 pm »
Just started 50mg of pregnenolone oral pill. Trying to raise progesterone which was at 0.4. I am tapering off clonazepam and want to get my progesterone up before further tapering.  Hcg did not raise my progesterone at all! Benzo tapering sucks!! Any advice on above material welcomed!!

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