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Red Face, Flushed

I’ve read alot about people on steroids having a flushed red face.

I’m a fair skinned ginger and about to start trt, 50mg of prop EOD.

I’m hoping the red face doesn’t occur to people on TRT levels.

Am I likely to suffer the red face?

Maybe, anything over the normal dose would be more likely in my opinion.

116 mg per week will put you in the higher side of the range if not over, which would make you more likely.

Is the red face flushing associated with increased hematocrit levels?

I think the condition is called rosacea.

had my first 50mg , fingers crossed :rage:

from my limited youtube research , one cause has something to do with hemoglobin , sounds like hematocrit

That problem is unrelated and involves some other condition. Someone else had that at it was resolved as they got everything else done. There is a lot more to male hormone care than delivery of testosterone.

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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.

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Thanks for the info , thats reasuring . I allready use pink salt , ill make sure im using enough

Sounds like you’re doing this with underground test. Did you have any previous blood work? You don’t mention any Anastrozole which you will more than likely need. Your testicles will shrink and you can lose fertility if you don’t take hcg 250u EOD. Also, that’s 175mg test prop you are taking. Seems like too much.

We have had several guys iodine deficient using “pink salt”.

Sea water contains iodine, but iodine is lost during crystallization. Many rock salts suffer the same fate.

I found a website that reports the results of a spectral analysis of Himalayan salt. I think this is where the claim comes from. Even if this analysis is accurate, it is meaningless for health and if anything is worrisome. The amount of minerals in it is too minuscule to make any difference, and we already get plenty of the same trace minerals from other foods. They claim that two double-blind studies were done, but no such studies are listed in PubMed. There is no evidence published in peer-reviewed journals that replacing white salt with pink salt makes a shred of difference or leads to any improvement in health.
I do not think that you can find a analysis that shows a useful amount of iodine in pink salt.

When you see something like “Iodine I <0.1 g/kg” that can mean that the level was below the analytical detection limit. Zero is also < 0.1g/kg.

Zoom in on front label https://www.iherb.com/pr/Real-Salt-Fine-Salt-26-oz-737-g/40626
and note “this salt does not contain iodine …” not enough to matter.

“Real Salt” was what started my thyroid issues, when my wife purchased it and she saw that iodine was listed with many leading zeros.


So what causes a red face? My face does seem a little red. The gf even mentioned it a few days ago now that I think about it.