Hi I’m new here but here goes
In my 50’s eat clean and take a heap of natural and not so natural supplements to stay healthy and hopefully live a long healthy life, eat a bucket load of fresh fruit and veg and mostly unprocessed food.
take a shit load of stuff such as astragalus, carbon 60oo home made, ashwaghanda, saw palmetto he shou we, ginko etc
Seems to have been working and most new (to me) people seem to be surprised by my age.
Anyway took finasteride to stop further male pattern baldness (mpb) on /off for years until it fucked up my erections.
Saw a TRT advwertisement and rang them. Quickly given 20mg of Cialis which I loved and worked a treat. then after saliva test, low T high E2 low DHEA. got 10% test cream with dhea, plus a low dose anastrazole. been 16 days
So far I also love this 3rd night I just dream of vaginas / awesome / now off taldafil / erections returned morning and night wood / 16 days in awesome/ feeling already alert and better mood /awesome.
Problem is the T is going to probably make me balder, Plus as much as I enjoy this ride will I be a permanent TRT person , unsure if this is my ideal outcome >
In any case does anyone know for the time being a good way to counter the igh T and subsequent DHT fix to keep my hair ? any advise appreciated
Hi I’m new here but here goes
You’ve had those results, and you’re worried about hair loss. Incredible.
yeah you are right it is the least of my problems,
You are getting hair loss that you would have had when younger if your T levels had been higher then.
You can try a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor to reduce hair loss. This lowers DHT which is also critical to libido. So you maybe can’t have your cake and eat it too. And note that a few have severe hormone problems with those drugs, a dirty little secret. Consider topical hair treatments or shampoos.
hematocrit - watch that is does not get too high.
Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category
- advice for new guys - need more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.
KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.
I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.
The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.
All I have for labs is
DHEAS 3.4 range 5-30
testosterone 127 range 100-720
E2 15 range 1-6
E1 5 range 1.5 - 22
I will get more readings in a month to see what effect the 10% T and DHEA
cream is having and the anastrazole, already my balls seem to be higher and
not hanging as low as they should be . should I ask for the HGC ? or do
they normally wait a while to see if I need that?
Would a topical saw palmetto shampoo be effective so as not to go systemic
do you think? As I remember that the systemic fina is what caused my issues
in the first place.