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TRT/HRT in the UK?

Lots of excellent info here but just wondering if there are any members here with experience of obtaining TRT via their GP in the UK?

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Any particular reason why you think that?

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Thanks AS.

Anyone from Uk on TRT that has went via their GP - or should I assume that Uk trt’ers just save the time and effort and go the “underground” route?!

If they did go the underground route have they had bloodwork done by GP or are there private labs that can check hormone levels

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[quote]AlteredState wrote:
You can go to a ‘private GP’. At least, that’s what I did when I wanted a liver function test.

It cost me about �£50 including the post-test consulatation. The best bit was being able to talk freely with the (nice, pretty) doctor about what the results might mean iin the context of me as an individual.

I don’t see why any test that can be done through a regular GP can’t be bought and paid for through a private GP.[/quote]

I’m looking at going the private medical route. The initial price I was quoted on Harley St was £700 for initial blood work and consultation and then 40-£60 afterwards per month for treatment.

Anybody ever had this done at a private clinic? The costs are absolutely nuts.

Google Malcolm Carruthers. He wrote the book “Testosterone Revolution” and is located in the UK.

[quote]B WS6 wrote:
Google Malcolm Carruthers. He wrote the book “Testosterone Revolution” and is located in the UK.[/quote]

Confidentiality,it was that clinic I called for the prices I quoted above. I haven’t even heard of the guy. Seems very expensive. I don’t see how the average person can afford this treatment

[quote]B WS6 wrote:
Google Malcolm Carruthers. He wrote the book “Testosterone Revolution” and is located in the UK.[/quote]

Confidentiality,it was that clinic I called for the prices I quoted above. I haven’t even heard of the guy. Seems very expensive. I don’t see how the average person can afford this treatment

Might be a tad late for.this post but im currently on 50mg of testogel. Which i got from my GP. Glad a i found a GP which is willing to help me… i know its only the gel but its a start and does count as a TRT.

In the UK you can order legally to your door right? Why not test bloods yourself and self protocol.

I haven’t gone through a GP because they will rarely provide it and if they do it is through terrible protocols. I’m currently with a private web-based TRT company in the UK and I only pay about 100 quid a month… This is pretty affordable for me. I get a test done once or twice a year through them to make sure I’m at the right levels but other than that it’s very cheap!

Actually, many years later, I managed to find a dr that would help me. I’m currently doing it privately at a cost of approimately

£70 per consultatoin
£60 for treatment
£100 for bloods.

Are your consultations every month? Or just the first?

Which Dr or company do you use?

What is the name of this private web based TRT company and what treatment/s cost you £100 a month? Do you have to pay for an initial doctor’s consultation and blood tests before you can get the treatments.

@jb93

I am currently in the same position as you, and again in the UK. My levels was 8.4, 10.2, and 14.2nmol/L it should be above 20nmol/L and I have all the symptoms, ED, Gyno, Low energy, Low muscle mass, Loss of height etc… See my post for abit more info.

I have been currently talking to a company called OptiMale, which is two brothers who in their 20’s had the exact same problem as were all having in the UK and being diagnosed with depression instead, and given anti depressant which can make the symptoms worse and also give a bigger misbalancing.

What I have had from them so far is a very good consultation over email, a lot of helpful information to my own circumstance and not an overall. They use a private hormone specialist doctor, the cost is £150 and will require 2 lots of testosterone blood tests (Either proof with ID of your recent ones, or provided by those at £50 for each test. £100 as needed two.) Presciptions for protocol would be no more than £95 per month, and they will not charge you the £150 consultation fee if you aren’t considered for treatment.

Hope this helps,

Hi,

Thank you for getting back to me shaunuk26. My highest reading has been 21nmol/L which is well within the “normal range”, yet I am heavily symptomatic. I have today made contact with OptiMale and they seem pretty clued in on the problems guys like us face in getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Can I just ask, what medications/ treatments are you taking and how does it all work? My understanding is that they charge you for a doctor’s consultation and two sets of blood tests, after which, should you be successful they then send the prescriptions signed by a doctor to your pharmacy is this understanding correct?

Did you get tested for Prolactin/ Oestrogen just out of interest, and have any doctors whom you have consulted indicated other potential treatments for your symptoms?

Any insights would be much appreciated!

Joe.