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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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