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Huge Weight Increase, 15lbs in 10 Days


#1

I started Low T therapy, and put on 15 Lbs in 8 days.
Dr put me on 1 cc Test Syp., 1 Sermorelin every other day, and 10 units GHRP6 3 times daily,
I am 5" 10’ and was 210 Lbs 14-15% BF,
I feel like i’ve filled out quite a bit, don’t really think its fat, thought it was water weight at first but i’ve always been able to just do a extended amount of cardio and loose any water weight. BUT i have been killing the cardio trying to cut this weight and it wont go!!!

MY goal was 218# and 12% BF
Does any one have any ideas about this cause i don’t want to get any heavier

I hit my Goals on food just about everyday
286 grams Carbs and Protein
64 grams of Fat


#2

How does your e2 look?


#3

This is a drastic amount of weight. Seems like it may be water weight. Check E2 like hostile said, as high estrogen will cause water retention.


#4

15lbs in 8 days … hell that sounds bad. Do you feel strong? The cardio felt good? I ask because that amount of water weight never means anything good. It is water weight, nothing else happens that fast. That much water that fast is no good


#5

OK, so how i check my E2 and yes 15 pounds maybe drastic my weight bounces between 210-215 and if i was heavy when i started may not be that bad. 223 at night after my workout today, one thing i did wrong Dr told me for the first week take the anti estrogen every day but i forgot missed 3 days but i took it for 5 straight now im on it every other day (Sermorelin) but i definitely feel PUFFY and i don’t like it


#6

It is good that you know what is causing it. Because a lot of the things that cause that much water weight build up that fast means that one organ or another is failing.


#7

Sermorelin is not an anti-E. Its a peptide meant to increase HGH. Don’t get those confused. You need arimadex as an anti E. Typically its only available in 1mg tablets unless you are using a compounding pharmacy. You will want to split the 1mg and take it half on injection day and the other half a few days later.

That explains your elevated E and the weight gain.


#8

1 cc test syp

You mean 1cc/1ml 200mg/ml testosterone cypionate?
That is 200mg per week. Twice what is commonly known to work well. Many on 200mg have a hard time getting things balanced.

All meds in mg’s or iu’s please. Not volumes as meds can be different strengths.

That is a huge dose to not be using an aromatase inhibitor to modulate T–>E2

It appears that your doc really lacks a proper understanding of these things.

Please read these stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Doctors are the big problem and you need to do the reading and cannot be passive about this type of health care.

GHRP6 has a reputation for creating hunger.

Post your pre-TRT lab work, including IGF-1

Labs to do now:
TT
FT
E2
prolactin - one time
PSA if >50
CBC
hematocrit
FSH one time if <40 to screen for cancer, should be FSH=0
IGF-1