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My HRT


#1

Had my annual physical and my physician doubled my dose to 100mg/week. My test levels prior to HRT was in the low 200s. After 6 weeks I feel better, much happier and zestier and horny as hell. My training is going much better too. I asked the Doc if I could go up to 200mg/week. He said he doesn't have any problem with it but the insurance won't allow a big jump so fast.

Here's my question: If I have a prescription for Depo is is legal for me to order it from outside the country and import it?


#2

It seems odd that your insurance would balk at a dosage increase if your doctor prescribed it.

If I were you, I'd have the doc write a new prescription and then see what happens.

I would think if there was a problem w insurance then, you could call and explain that your doctor wants you to have this dosage.


#3

Yes. The U.S. government does not have the capability of telling you what store you have to shop in or where it has to be located as long as it is a legal product.

However, there are a lot of scam-type pharmacies overseas, especially in India. Why go there when you can go to your local drug store and be sure of what you are paying for?


#4

Are you looking for a better price for test cyp or wanting to use more than your prescribed amount?


#5

I'm wanting to use more than the currently prescribed amount. I just want to experiment a little to find the optimum amount.


#6

The policy is to slowly increase the dosage. It took over a year to get to 100mg/week.

Welcome to the wonderful wacky world of managed health care.


#7

The issue of an optimal amount of T is fuzzy, as larger doses lead to more E and the FT:E ratios can be non-optimal. Read that as lack of libido, ED problems etc. So the optimal state that you seek is a proper balance of FT and E. Lifters who take 10 times more T than folks on TRT are not 10 times more horny. I some cases, quite the opposite unless they take SERMs or anti-E. You need to adjust your goals, because getting more T will not improve the state of things unless you also get SERMs or anti-E drugs.


#8

But that is by no means common practice. Many are started at 100mgwk from the start.


#9

Well I'm 10 times as horny that's for sure.


#10

Many/most of us onn TRT get that, but it is transient and goes away as the body increases E and SHBG.


#11

i would like to get a checkup but would like to go to a dr. that is in tune with test-estrogen-etc.
any recommendations for a good dr.
i live in nyc. horizon is my hmo.
thanks
Mike