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Can I Take Tribulus Along With Testosterone Shots
Sometimes: Although tribulus reportedly increases testosterone, in our practice the effects are modest at best. For an individual with severe deficiency of testosterone, tribulus alone is rarely satisfactory. I would also expect that there is a wide range in the quality of tribulus since the active ingredient content varies depending on how the plant was grown... ...Read more
I am using himalaya gokshura ( indian tribulus). For testosterone boost.. Does it have any growth hormone which affect my body? Or any serious thing ?
Don't use it:
Unless you have severe male hormone deficiency confirmed by biochemical testing you would not get benefits from testosterone supplements.
Morever over the counter health care supplements are not well regulated and the content in this are not standardized and may not be safe to consume it.
I strongly advise you to stop using as it would not help you and has the potential to harm you. ...Read more
I took bulgarian tribulus trybest that increases testosterone and luteinizing hormone. How is this dangerous? I did get eye strain and brain fog. Why?
Beware of supplement: Despite what is on the label, this is an unregulated industry. Many times there are additives that are not listed. ...Read more
What do you recommend if i take 200mg testosterone shots weekly and still having erection problems?
Go see your doctor: 200mg weekly of Testosterone is a lot of T. Starting dose is typically 1mg/kg/wk which suggests that you're taking enough for someone who weighs 440lbs. Maybe you do! But best to talk to your doc about your concerns. And get your labs checked. You could be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clots, etc, not to mention hair loss, prostate enlargement, moobs & change in mood for worse. ...Read more
Bad regimen: Hi. That could be too low a dose. I administer IM test every 7-10 days; get less toughing and peaking). I don't know your numbers, so can't say, but I usually start at 100 mg IM every week, and adjust based on trough and peak blood levels. Good luck! ...Read more
Testosterone: There are different testosterone tests that can be tested. A typical range of total testosterone is 270-1070 ng/ dl. A typical range of free testosterone is 50-210 pg/ml. These are estimations, as the ranges vary from lab to lab. Your doctor should have the normal range from the lab that tested your blood. I would discuss this with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My husband was just put on testosterone shots because his levels were extremely low. Can he take OTC testosterone with the injections?
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 33 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. Topical ANDROGEL IS BETTER. ...Read more
I take testosterone shots 400 mg every 4-weeks, and i'm not getting a boost anymore, my last level was 464. What is causing the lag ?
Testosterone: First of all your testosterone level after supplementation falls well within the normal range. The "boost" you're referring to is not the goal of supplimentation. This is the allure of Anabolic steroids in general. Eventually, when your levels are consistently within the normal range, you just feel "normal". ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband takes testosterone shots on thursday at .06 or 120mg when should he do a blood test to check level?
Depends: Shots of testosterone (T) is not the recommended way of receiving T since it will cause a large rise in the level within a few days of injection, and then gradually fall. The T level will depend on when it is drawn after the injection. Doing it after 2 days will show a peak level, doing it before the next dose will show a trough level. T gels provide a more stable level and is more physiologic ...Read more
Please explain why you need a testosterone shot!
Healthy 26 year old women should be generating enough testosterone without adding more. Unless your Gynecologist has found that your testosterone is low there is absolutely no indication for this.
"Too much of a good thing" is not good for anybody. ...Read more
If my husband takes testosterone shots on thursday at .06 or 120mg, when should he take a blood test to check his testosterone level?
Peak & trough levels: We need both peak (highest) & trough (lowest) levels to determine optimal dose & frequency. We typically recommend checking peak level a day or two after an injection while we check trough level a day before injection (or perhaps that morning prior to getting shot). Peak level is affected by dose while trough level is affected by frequency of injection. There are other labs that should be monitore ...Read more
My free testosterone level is lowest normal,i have symptoms of low t.is it dangerous to take cidoteston shot every 2 or 3 months?!i tried once and wow
Before making any decisions make sure your doctor examines your gonads and also orders both total and free testosterone.
There is not much need for free testosterone. ...Read more
My friend is 65 with psa of 5, antibiotics didn't lower. He had a biopsy= negative. He takes testosterone shots now for 3 yrs. Is this a good idea?
I have taken 2 shots each month now for two years for low testosterone.At one time I totally lost my erection ability. It is now just starting to come back. My question is? How much longer will it take of me taking these shots and could these shots be dam
Check estrogens: Make sure your doctor is checking estrone and Estradiol levels. If these are high, it may be due to testosteone dose being too high. Might be better to use lower dose once weekly. Estrogens block testosterone function. Also u can take natural aromatase inhibitors to block conversion of testosterone to estrogens, such as zinc, resveratrol, saw palmetto. ...Read more
Depends: The treatment of childhood cancer usually doesn't affect a children to enter puberty. However, many chemotherapy agents can affect fertility for childhood cancer survivors. Therefore, it is important to talk to the pediatric oncologist to find out what kind of chemo your child received and whether it could affect the fertility or not. The oncologist will direct you to specialist if needed. ...Read more
Can i take calcium supplements along metmorfin in PCOS?
because metmorfin make my scalp and skin dry and i read that omega.3 help in balancing testosterone level.so what should i take calcium or fish oil? supplements
Marketing, Marketing: Can take what you want, the issue is: what is the value. PCOS a result of low-fat, high-carb foods, which also drives Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, etc. EPA (from phytoplankton), one of thousands of fats in some fish, is correct issue. Get NMR-lipoproteins, HbA1c, go HFLC, study: DietDoctor.com, Taubes, Attia, NuSI.org, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, my answers... ...Read more
One time depending on the amount will probably not be a problem.
Wash out the eye as you would any irritant. ...Read more
Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive!
testosterone is important in many areas including bone health, energy level, Insulin resistance and depression among many other areas. There have been studies linking low testosterone with increased risk of all cause mortality. ...Read more
No!: You should not be taking such substances without a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more
Depends . . .: As a pre-pubertal child, testosterone levels are pretty low. They then "build" rather dramatically during adolescence. Unfortunately, t production tends to wane after 20-30s depending upon who you ask. Regular tremendous exercise can increase t over time (weeks to months) altho some report a short temporary spike. But rather than focus on t, pay attention to healthy nutrition & daily activity. ...Read more
Raising low levels: Some men can't make enough testosterone. For them, testosterone replacement therapy can have a dramatic impact on improving their quality of life. Intramuscular shots of testosterone are one way of increasing low levels. If the levels were too low, the shots can improve insomnia, mental clarity, strength, libido and many other issues. Too much can lead to serious medical problems. ...Read more
Enjoy it?!?!: Not much for you (spouse/partner) to do after he has his 1st (or nth) Testosterone shot, aside from keeping an eye out for side effects, eg change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, etc. As noted in a recent study, exercise is imperative to make use of his higher level of T. Obesity can make it difficult to achieve an adequate level. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: What are "tubules"? If you're already taking testosterone injections, ask whoever is prescribing or selling you "tubules" if it's safe. If you're already taking "tubules", ask testosterone-prescribing physician. As another source of info, ask your pharmacist about drug-drug interactions. Bottom line, always tell your family doc everything that you're taking, prescription or otherwise. ...Read more
Here are some ...: The "traditional" long-term concern about possible heart & cerebral vascular events from testosterone has been flown away after a tighter professional scrutiny. So, I would worry much its side effects if you're tested & confirmed to have low testosterone. But, even if you need it, I would consider other options to boost testosterone since once its use begins & will need to continue forever. Also.. ...Read more
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