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Clomid Instead of T Injections

Now, this only is a not too far fetched approach to dealing with low T if ones nuts are still functioning. It also assumes that one is satisfied with “middle of the road” T levels.

But more and more studies are validating what makes logical sense for some; that use of Clomid might be a better alternative than going straight to T replacement.

Latest study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22044663, “Outcomes of clomiphene citrate treatment in young hypogonadal men”.

Estrogen levels increased a bit of course, because many also need to control the T -> E conversion as T levels rise. Logically, and assuming correct amounts are dialed in, use of AI with Clomid might be a decent approach. For awhile at least.

We had a member here a while back named Bricknyce that was on clomid only for 2 years and did great. If you are secondary hypogonodal, then I think this is a very valid treatment plan (if you can handle the clomid side effects).

I would first try a Clomid restart though, to see if nuts will respond and HPTA will “bootstrap”…if not, then SERM only is probably ok…like you said though, it is hard to get to top of the range due to the dosing required…this is ok for some men…definitely better than too low levels…

One thing to consider is that arimidex interacts negatively with SERMs, so aromasin or letrozole should be used instead if you wanted to go the AI + SERM route