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TRT Doc In/Near Bergen County, NJ?


#1

Been doing research for a long time now and I’m ready to get on TRT, just need to find a doctor. I had blood work done in 2015 that showed my levels were pretty tanked but my doctor claimed they were “in range”. I can’t even get my primary to write me a script for a new workup (I called and requested one over the phone because I don’t have insurance and am trying to keep costs to a minimum). For anyone unaware you need a fucking script to get blood work done in NJ, which is dumb.

Anyway I’m looking for doctors in the area that will be likely to prescribe and also (and possibly separately) a doctor that will be good to manage me on replacement. Someone I can trust on some level. I’m willing to travel to Manhattan if that’s needed. I’m not just looking to get a boost I have legitimate medical need. I’m 28 and haven’t had a sex drive in years. Tired all the time, depressed, no drive in life, etc. Total test was like 250 in 2015. I need help here for real.

Thanks in advance.


#2

Try Defy Medical, no need to travel or play games with clueless doctors.


#3

Also find the ‘finding a TRT doc’ sticky


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

  • advice for new guys - need more info about you
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

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.

KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.

I can be a bit abrupt in my replies and recommendations. I have a lot of ground to cover as this forum has become much more active in the last two years. I can’t follow threads that go deep over time. You need to respond to all of my points and requests as soon as possible before you fall off of my radar. The worse problems are guys who ignore issues re thyroid, body temperatures, history of iodized salt. Please do not piss people off saying that lab results are normal, we need lab number and ranges.

The value that you get out of this process and forum depends on your effort and performance. The bulk of your learning is reading/studying the suggested stickies.


#4

No need to travel but it’s in Florida. Nailed it.


#5

Yeah I’m digging through the stickies at the moment, and obviously it’s a lot of information to take it but being educated on the subject is definitely an important goal for me. The reason I didn’t just jump on stuff in 2015 when I was becoming fed up with my symptoms and saw my lab results the first time (it was a very basic panel only showing total, free, and SHBG) is because I didn’t feel I was ready to just dump shit in my body without knowing the full picture. But I also know at some point I’ll have to take a plunge.