You are doing almost everything wrong. I’m just going to type this all here so I don’t have to go to three separate threads to post three separate responses. I don’t mean to lecture you…well, maybe I do. You’re an adult and are responsible for your choices, and those choices have been really irresponsible.
First off, you haven’t posted any of your labs on any thread, except to mention that you had a TT level of 320, and some mention, with no numbers, of “Free T that isn’t good either”. I’m guessing you haven’t had more than just the one lab taken, and getting on testosterone without more than one lab is stupid.
Sigh. Ok bro this is exactly what I didn’t ask for here, it’s obvious you have some kind of chip on your shoulder.
I don’t need the forum to review my medical records, I don’t have all of them here to scan in and post anyway. This has been a ten year trend now.
Your “high school buddy” needs to have his medical license revoked if he is actually prescribing you 200mg Test-C/E and 100mg Deca right off the bat, without you having more labs done, getting a diagnosis of Primary vs Secondary, or even starting you at the standard starting dose of 100mg/wk. I’m guessing you aren’t getting your scripts from him, or that if you are, TRT is FAR outside his field of expertise.
The guy you are referring to as my ‘high school buddy’ was the doctor that recommended I look into HRT. The doctor that prescribed it was a cardiologist. Also the majority of my seven year college education was in biology and chemistry leading to pharmacy (which I was accepted to and decided I didn’t want to be a Pharmacist after all). I read a lot about steroids in my late teens/20’s and knew many on them. I learned a lot more again when my dog was recommended to be put on Winstrol. It helped her a lot.
I have been talking a lot to others on HRT, I was still leary to post / ask about it online as I wasn’t sure of the stigma out there. In the 90’s even mentioning you took a steroid had you rolled into the IV drug crowd.
This is a 10 week ‘cycle’ with blood work being done on the 8th week. The big thing right now is also to help me recover from surgery so the Deca added in is for that reason and that part is only going to be for the first 8 weeks.
Injecting all that T only once a week is dumb. Not as dumb as injecting Adex only once a week, though. And even that pales in comparison to your retardedly high dosing of 5000kIU hCG (on two threads you say it’s 5k, on this one you say it’s .5ml without saying the concentration) and the decision to inject only twice a week. Bodybuilders don’t even inject that much hCG for PCT or In Cycle! And you’re going to do that for life? I can tell you spent less than 5 minutes researching this before starting.[/quote]
Adex <> Arimidex. I take a 1mg capsule once a week. This is definitely proven to be ok. Some like to do .25 EOD, if I start showing effects from it in the larger dose; they will break it up. We are dealing with half lifes as well.
If I was going to be doing 200mg/100mg long term then we’d probably break it up, once I am on 200mg of Test Cyp/Eth things aren’t going to change much from 100mg 2x a week to 200mg 1x a week. You are still within the half-life.
My threads state I am on 10,000IU which is the concentration of the vial and I take .5ml of it 2 times a week. I really am not thinking you are understanding what you are reading and just trying to come off as some Broheim.
You are insulting us all by calling this Testosterone REPLACEMENT Therapy, and further insult us by obviously not reading any of the Stickies, but instead asking away on either unrelated topics or topics thoroughly covered in the Stickies. The fact that your first thread was asking if getting on TRT will help you recover from surgery shows that you don’t care about your health, or doing what is medically necessary, but about getting on the juice.
I did read those stickies, which is why I have posted this thread. It’s obvious YOU don’t care about the forum or you wouldn’t be derailing this thread with utter nonsense.
That’s fine if you want to do that, but don’t pretend you’re doing this for medical reasons. If you were, you would have had more than one lab, read the stickies (which have been around a long time before your first post in June), and known that the protocol you’re on right now is screwed up for so many reasons.
“Deca was added mostly for my shoulder recovery and is only for 8 weeks”
There is no way a doctor prescribed this. Deca’s only used for anemia of the kidneys, osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, and by anti-aging clinics who aren’t legit doctors that prescribe as much as their patient wants and they can legally give out. And why are you doing an 8 week cycle? You still aren’t supposed to be lifting heavy weights as per your recovery, so adding extra juice in the mix is stupid when you’ll make about the same gains naturally since you have limitations to how much you can do.
Much like HCG is not really to prevent your nuts from shrivelling up, but guess what that’s what most of use are taking it for. I really think it’s you that are clueless in this. Steroids aid in recovery and rebuilding majorly they are not just about putting on muscle.
You’re using a chainsaw when gardening shears would work fine. You’re doing Deca so in 2 months you can move from the yellow theraband to the black, instead of just the green? Or go from doing 12lbs on curls for 20 reps to doing 25lbs? That is an unbelievably stupid reason to do Deca. You’ll either not have too much of a change in results between doing and not doing Deca, or you’ll end up pushing your recovery too fast and fuck up your shoulder again. Both options suck.[/quote]
Lol, it’s been a while since therabands…I am doing 30lb DB for my curls at 15 reps. I was doing more than double that prior. I have been lifting for a very long time. I know my limits and only have been hurt minorly in the past with usually a cervical strain. You want to assume it’s only you that are the expert in this field and sadly you are so enraged you aren’t even getting my facts right. Chill out man and move on to another thread.
And as for your exercise protocol questions: Ask your damn doctor! You know, the guy who stuck complicated medical equipment in your shoulder for an hour or two. He’s the one who should monitor your therapy, along with a physical therapist. I know you stopped seeing your PT, but why the hell wouldn’t you ask them to write out a home-exercise protocol? This again just shows how little you care about your health and recovery. [/quote]
Wow, now you just went full mental. Not many doctors will prescribe a weight training regime. I got plenty of home exercises to do, plenty of rubber band recommendations.
I have found my best recommendations for workouts come from those that are doing them.
It’s like asking about “who is the best in the area to put a windshield in my M3?” Some asshat like yourself told me I was stupid for asking and just go with anyone your insurance recommends. Well now I am on windshield #3 this week. First was an aftermarket that didn’t fit properly, then they authorized the factory glass and somehow the tech or the glass was bad as it cracked that night.
I’ve gone through 4 shoulder operations. I wouldn’t dream of doing anything without clearing it with my Ortho first. If you’re anxious to go back under the knife, by all means ask a bunch of guys on T-Nation forums, who have no PT training and don’t know the nuances of your particular case, how you should be lifting weights without the go-ahead from your doctor.
It sounds like you need to figure out your own mess! Four surgeries?!!? Either you are doing things wrong or your surgeon is a quack!
BTW my surgeon told me to stop PT and get into the gym. He wants just 15 reps and that is what I am trying to get advice to work around. My PT wants rubber bands and weighted balls.
I can keep hiring other people or just ask the questions on forums where some members may very well be PTs and/or Doctors.
You seem very angry though. I’d get over that and get back to healthy. Are you just ticked that I am recovering so fast?
And finally to the drinking. You are what? 2-3 months out of surgery? I don’t know if you still take painkillers, but if you do and are drinking that much you are going to fuck your liver. And I mean hard. Deca can make this even worse. That aside, your body is still recovering from the surgery. You need all your resources going to the muscles, tendons, connective tissue, blood rebuilding, and fighting off infections, all of which took a hit when you got cut open. And now you’re worried about how binge drinking will affect your fat loss? You need to get your priorities straight.[/quote]
Again…you want to make all these assumptions and play you know things no one else does. I took a total of two painkillers after my surgery. The one I was recommended when I got home and the other I was recommended prior to bed and then every 4-6 hours. Those two were the only ones I took. That following Friday I was out of my sling (8 days), that Monday I started Physical Therapy. I have not taken anything for pain since those two percocets. In my 20’s, I was drinking 12 beers each day on average. My liver was fine. Much like growing up I drank three 2 liter bottles of Coke a day and at 41 I have only had my first minor filling just for a soft spot, not even a full cavity.
I am at no risk for infection any longer…again you seem to think you understand it all, but you really don’t. You are adding things to the question that if I had as issues, I would have introduced.
Go to an actual doctor, get some actual labs, or stop posting in the “T Replacement” sub-section.[/quote]
You should ask to be a moderator, bro.