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Low T that's right I said it #4590082
11/30/17 05:21 PM
11/30/17 05:21 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Alright fellas this maybe a sensitive topic but I'm bringing it up. How many of you dudes have had yours checked? I've had mine checked by my primary doctor. All is good there.

My buddies who've I've talked too told me the same thing from their doctors. They decided to go to a low t type center and all of the sudden their numbers low or need to be in the higher range.

They all now feel great. More energy, sex drive is through the roof and these guys are in their 40's.

Would it be worth getting it checked through a clinic vs primary doctor? I'm 40 by the way.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590093
11/30/17 05:28 PM
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Yes there is! All of the things that your friends are reporting are just some of the major benefits to keep this level "maintained". There is no reason to be ashamed of this. It is natural for this to occur, but it can happen earlier in some. As a person in the medical field I can assure you that there are MANY people who have this issue and treat it medically. Just imagine if everyone had their levels check as you mentioned. Your primary doctor can do the tests and ensure that you are in appropriate shape for treatment. Good luck.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: Dorian] #4590102
11/30/17 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dorian
Your primary doctor can do the tests and ensure that you are in appropriate shape for banana thumbsup . Good luck.


Fixed it.

I couldn't get the right dose with shots and the topical didn't seem to do much. Back to letting nature have it's way.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590117
11/30/17 05:51 PM
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I'm getting close to 50, been divorced a couple years now.

I think I'm about to the point where I don't care anymore.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: Dorian] #4590125
11/30/17 05:54 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Dorian
Yes there is! All of the things that your friends are reporting are just some of the major benefits to keep this level "maintained". There is no reason to be ashamed of this. It is natural for this to occur, but it can happen earlier in some. As a person in the medical field I can assure you that there are MANY people who have this issue and treat it medically. Just imagine if everyone had their levels check as you mentioned. Your primary doctor can do the tests and ensure that you are in appropriate shape for treatment. Good luck.

I'm not ashamed of this. I'm just asking if it's worth getting a second opinion from a low t clinic eventhough my doctor says I'm ok. I'm wondering if I'm on the lower range of normal.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590129
11/30/17 05:59 PM
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Going through it right now with my doctor... Trying everything before we get to the shots / topical treatments. So far nothing has worked. I don't feel any different other than I seem to get tired more easily and I don't have the strength in my hands like I used to.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590139
11/30/17 06:05 PM
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I doubled my levels (verified by labs) by eating certain foods and not eating certain foods.......against "conventional wisdom". All that mess about not eating cholesterol and saturated fats? Hogwash. They are critical nutrients for the brain and hormone production. I'd get into more specifics, but I'm sure someone would flame me for daring to go against mainstream advice.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590142
11/30/17 06:07 PM
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First off do you workout at all second do you lift weights and what is you diet.

Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590154
11/30/17 06:16 PM
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I think most people want an excuse and your looking for the answer you want to hear and not the truth

Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: ARB1977] #4590155
11/30/17 06:16 PM
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How much does the blood test and the hormone shots cost? My health insurance won't pay for it. It's going to be out of pocket for me. I can give myself the shots; I got used to it when I was on Lovenox.

Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: StevieC] #4590176
11/30/17 06:40 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Going through it right now with my doctor... Trying everything before we get to the shots / topical treatments. So far nothing has worked. I don't feel any different other than I seem to get tired more easily and I don't have the strength in my hands like I used to.

Hopefully there's light at the end of the tunnel.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: 28oz] #4590180
11/30/17 06:41 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: 28oz
I doubled my levels (verified by labs) by eating certain foods and not eating certain foods.......against "conventional wisdom". All that mess about not eating cholesterol and saturated fats? Hogwash. They are critical nutrients for the brain and hormone production. I'd get into more specifics, but I'm sure someone would flame me for daring to go against mainstream advice.

Would like to hear what you have to say about it.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: Merkava_4] #4590182
11/30/17 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
How much does the blood test and the hormone shots cost? My health insurance won't pay for it. It's going to be out of pocket for me. I can give myself the shots; I got used to it when I was on Lovenox.

I've heard about 100 a month. It's expensive but if it makes me our feel better there's no cost in that...especially if the wife is happy.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: dave123] #4590183
11/30/17 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: dave123
I think most people want an excuse and your looking for the answer you want to hear and not the truth

The truth shall set you free. I've tried all kinds of vitamins. Diet is pretty good. Probably better than some. At 40 I shouldn't feel so tried at the end of the day. My weight is good. Thyroid no issues. I would like answers.


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Re: Low T that's right I said it [Re: dave123] #4590186
11/30/17 06:52 PM
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ARB1977 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: dave123
First off do you workout at all second do you lift weights and what is you diet.

I go to the gym twice a week. Diet is pretty good. I've dropped 35 lbs. Down to 180 now. I could drink 4 cups of coffee a day. Caffeine is iffy with me. Sometimes I get the kick and some not so much.


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