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    DirtyDusty is offline New Member
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    Start trt or wait?

    I am on my third Dr. trying to get to the bottom of my Low T issues. I started levothyroxine last year and my TSH is in the low 2s. All three Docs tested me for Low T and it can back under 300 each time. First one refuses any treatment, second would only prescribe gels, and the last wrote me a script for 1 ml/200 mg of depo test a month. All of them said it's not necessary to test for LH, FSH, and estridol. I am debating whether or not to start it until I find a better physician that knows more, or start and keep searching for another Dr. Anyone have advice for this situation. I am 37 and tired if being tired all the time. Not to mention the other side effects of low t.

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    BallSak is offline Associate Member
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    I wouldn't start till you find a competent doc who can help you monitor your health. Sometimes it requires travel. My doc is 5 hours away but VERY worth it. Where are you located? Have you done a A4M search for docs in your area?

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    Agree 100% with BallSak, haha.

    Took me a very long time for find a doctor to give me test because of my age, but it was 100% worth it.

    I looked at it like a marriage. You don't rush something that's going to last for many years ahead. You have to try a lot of potential candidates, and eventually you'll find one that you see eye to eye with. Don't short change yourself and settle for a doc that isn't for you, just because it's convenient or immediate.

    This is a person that is going to control a lot of aspects of your life. Your lifting, your self confidence, your sleep, your libido, your mood, your memory... Etc... This is a big decision. Take your time and shop around.

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    Hey, a TSH in the 2.s can still possibly be high for someone who is hypothyroid - it varies from person to person.

    Can you post your last bloodwork showing free T3 and free T4 so we can see how much hormone you have around? If you are not taking enough levothyroxine, then that can contribute to depressed T levels, so it's worth considering and sorting that first (thyroid effects almost everything in the body).

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    DirtyDusty is offline New Member
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    I am in north central Louisiana. I don't have the copy of my last thyroid panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyDusty View Post
    I am in north central Louisiana. I don't have the copy of my last thyroid panel.
    ALWAYS get a copy from the doctor. Never trust when they say things are within range. To many have no idea what they are talking about.

    See if there is a lowtestosterone .com clinic near you or something similar. I went to ********** mens clinic and they have pretty much the same protocal as lowT clinics and did a full blood workup for $99

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    You either need to find a good physician (and I can imagine you are frustrated after seeing three) or call your doc's office and get your thyroid values (and the reference ranges) to post up here. Thyroid and T have symptoms that overlap, and there are a lot of guys here who have sorted one without the other and they still don't feel well. So don't neglect the thyroid and concentrate exclusively on T until you know you actually have enough thyroid hormones (which is not necessarily the same thing as having your values be in range).

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    I would try to find a different doctor who can properly diagnosis you. For me it was hard to find a doctor who understood HRT for men. What I did was call a few compounding pharmacies that were around me and got a list of local professionals who prescribed TRT for men. Health care professionals who prescribe Testosterone Enanthate us a compounding pharmacy because they have to make the testosterone or combine it. That may give you a list of individuals to work with. If that doesn't work you can always look at low testosterone .com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    ALWAYS get a copy from the doctor. Never trust when they say things are within range. To many have no idea what they are talking about.

    See if there is a lowtestosterone .com clinic near you or something similar. I went to ********** mens clinic and they have pretty much the same protocal as lowT clinics and did a full blood workup for $99
    Can you PM me the name of that clinic? I'm not sure which one you're talking about, but I'm researching clinics for my next step if regular doc doesn't pan out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyDusty View Post
    I am in north central Louisiana. I don't have the copy of my last thyroid panel.
    What parts?? I'm in Pineville. I ended up doing what BallSak recommended and found an A4M certified doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Crawfish View Post
    What parts?? I'm in Pineville. I ended up doing what BallSak recommended and found an A4M certified doc.
    I am in Farmerville, looked up a4m in Monroe, but it was mainly dermatologist and female Docs. There used to be an anti aging clinic here, but the owner and doctors got locked up for importing and selling Chinese hgh. Are you using a doc in Alec. or Pineville?

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    The_Crawfish is offline Associate Member
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    Did you get my pm?

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    DirtyDusty is offline New Member
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    Got it, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyDusty View Post
    I am in Farmerville, looked up a4m in Monroe, but it was mainly dermatologist and female Docs. There used to be an anti aging clinic here, but the owner and doctors got locked up for importing and selling Chinese hgh. Are you using a doc in Alec. or Pineville?
    I wouldn't discount a physician because she's a she. Being a male or female physician won't affect your TRT at all. In fact, just as many male physicians are ignorant on the topic. It would be about a 4hr drive for you but we have a very good doctor in Plano TX, female that I would recommend to anyone and would recommend over the majority of doctors you could find for TRT, male or female.

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