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TRT Doc In Chicago?


#1

Hi all, I have low T. I’m about to start treatment, but I don’t want the boys shrinking up, so I asked about hcg. The doc I currently go to was having none of it, and correct me if I’m mistaken, but the general consensus here is that hcg is a necessary aspect of TRT. Can anyone point me in the direction of a doc in the Chicago area (or maybe a website) that really knows what he / she is doing?

I’d like to retain my fertility and testicle size here.


#2

Anyone? bump. Is there any sort of directory or something?


#3

Be patient. Some are doing their taxes.

TRT can be a bit complex and its beyond most doctors.

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

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

Labs:
TT
FT
E2
LH/FSH before TRT and while on SERM
prolactin
CBC
hematocrit
fasting cholesterol
fasting glucose
cortisol results with time of day
AST/ALT
TSH
fT3
fT4
rT3
DHEA-S
IGF-1

What is your history of [not] using iodized salt or vitamins listing iodine+selenium?

Post your oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basis explained sticky.atien


#4

I used iodized salt, but I don’t cook all that much. I don’t take vitamins at all. Oral body temperatures upon waking up, right? Any specific time in the morning?


#5

Bump. Did the temperature via oral thermometer. 96.5 in the morning! What the heck? That’s something I didn’t know was wrong with me.

Where should I go from there?


#6

Yes; hit up Chicagoland Men’s Health. They don’t work with insurance but I got on a program of theirs that included T-Cyponate, Anastrozole, and HCG for $199. Pretty reasonable place.