Don’t sleep a few nights before your test. Drink caffeine and alcohol.
Edit …Welcome to the borderline club. Where Dr’s Don’t do shit to help you cause they think its self inflicted or are afraid of the sigma attached to things like testosterone.
You must live it Canada cause that is how I am treated here.
They also think you can get along just by slim pass of the blood test. When in reality your at the end of your rope and your interpersonal relationships suffer you get depressed and fucked up. I think most Dr’s should be well trained in TRT. Maybe by having there own test removed for a while and show them what its like.[/quote]
Seriously it’s so retarded, it’s obviously fucking with my life, but since it’s within the “normal” range they won’t do anything. I’ll try not sleeping for about 48 hours before the test, hopefully that should help push me over being “borderline low-test”.
[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
The least radical thing to do would be to merely drop fats from the diet almost totally.
A next step up I suppose would be to deliberately train to an extent that puts you under the table for a few hours by the time you get home, every day.
The pharmaceutical approach would be to take a non-testosterone anabolic steroid. For example even a little trenbolone would put your natural testosterone in the toilet.
You could probably accomplish that with some currently available “prohormone” product as well.
Another approach would be to find a doctor who is not so stupid as to be unaware that “normal range” is based on statistics, not on good health let alone optimal health.
The approach of your doctors is equally intelligent as announcing that if a given man’s waist size and bodyfat percentage-- huge as they are and obese as the fellow is – are within the range that 95% of men fall into, therefore since they are “in the normal range” all is well and nothing ought to be done. Hyuk hyuk hyuk, we went to medical school, isn’t we smart?
You probably need to do this anyway since, as you know that these educated idiots think that 250 ng/dL is satsifactory, that even if you go below that and they then prescribe you something, they will be satisfied if they simply get you back up to 250 ng/dL. Wouldn’t you rather have a prescription from a non-clown?[/quote]
Yeah I’m going to see a different endo next month, the guy I’m going to now just looks at his papers and his checklists and doesn’t listen to anything I’m saying. It’s like it goes in one ear and out the other; it probably does since he’s some middle-eastern guy who speaks terrible English.
Thanks for your post, I did try using the prohormone approach about a month ago. I only did a 2-week cycle though. I stopped because my natural gyno that I’ve had since I hit puberty was getting a lot worse; also my testes we’re getting really small, it kind of scared me. I don’t think I was on it long enough for it to shut down my test production because I don’t feel any worse than I already did and my testes went back to normal size after I stopped using, but on the plus side the two weeks I was on it I felt great and was actually able to have sex again.
I’ll try cutting out fats and overt-training for about a week before my blood test. I want to do as much as I can to get this over with so I don’t have to do it again.