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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #690 on: January 26, 2021, 02:36:05 PM »
Thanks, berlin1984, for your review of Nugenix.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 02:38:52 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #691 on: February 04, 2021, 02:29:51 PM »


I have been singing Benadryl’s praises for a long time to induce FORCED DAYTIME SLEEP, which miraculously lets me sleep through some of the worst initial POIS symptoms.

But you should be aware of some risks, e.g.,
Benadryl’s increased dementia risk
in this Harvard Medical School article:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667


After years of use/abuse, I’m now trying to
GET OFF BENADRYL.

Bad cognitive side effects...getting worse!

Sigh...I just took 50mg. Can’t seem to break the habit of taking this very effective
early-POIS-onset sleep-inducer (it’s now Thursday 11:28am).

Wish me luck!
;D ;D ;D


zzzzzzzzzzzzz
« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 03:47:49 AM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #692 on: February 27, 2021, 05:15:33 AM »
I'm a frequent leg-crosser, and when I think about it, that might not be so good for testosterone production. Please do my man-spread-poll here!

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #693 on: March 30, 2021, 04:12:43 PM »
Testosterone serum 303           264-916 ng/dl
Free Testosterone     18.2         8.7-25.1 pg/ml

My testosterone is on the lower side of normal, doctor is going to let me try testosterone.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #694 on: March 30, 2021, 05:43:45 PM »
Testosterone serum 303           264-916 ng/dl
Free Testosterone     18.2         8.7-25.1 pg/ml

My testosterone is on the lower side of normal, doctor is going to let me try testosterone.

Good luck, CP2!
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TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #695 on: March 30, 2021, 07:40:41 PM »
My last test shows low testosterone. My feeling is it stems from too many POIS episodes recently, but my new endocrinologist disagrees that testosterone drops after O.

Does anyone have a source to cite that testosterone does in fact drop after sex?

Also, my adrenal glands are producing way too much aldosterone hormone, causing high blood pressure and possibly affecting testosterone. Surgery not recommended at my age so will try a sprironalactone-alternative, but I’m not thrilled because I fainted several times with spironalactone. Endocrinologist doesn’t like my increasing testosterone when POIS strikes, but is referring me to a urologist for a 2nd POIS opinion for increasing TRT when POIS begins. I mentioned to endo that I’m disappointed with my last 3 urologists’ willingness/ability to understand POIS. “Top” big city urologists, but that no longer impresses me. Members here know more! :)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2021, 11:41:11 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #696 on: April 13, 2021, 06:18:26 PM »
Just slept 17 hours (along with my TRT/Benadryl/Tylenol protocol above) to cut POIS recovery time.

2nd time I’ve done this. Seems to work.

90% POIS-free this way.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2021, 01:33:38 AM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #697 on: April 16, 2021, 08:27:29 PM »
My last test shows low testosterone. My feeling is it stems from too many POIS episodes recently, but my new endocrinologist disagrees that testosterone drops after O.

Does anyone have a source to cite that testosterone does in fact drop after sex?

Also, my adrenal glands are producing way too much aldosterone hormone, causing high blood pressure and possibly affecting testosterone. Surgery not recommended at my age so will try a sprironalactone-alternative, but I’m not thrilled because I fainted several times with spironalactone. Endocrinologist doesn’t like my increasing testosterone when POIS strikes, but is referring me to a urologist for a 2nd POIS opinion for increasing TRT when POIS begins. I mentioned to endo that I’m disappointed with my last 3 urologists’ willingness/ability to understand POIS. “Top” big city urologists, but that no longer impresses me. Members here know more! :)

I won the battle! My endocrinologist just now approved 3 patches a day (6mg) - - up from 2/day.

Hoping insurance covers.
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #698 on: April 16, 2021, 09:09:14 PM »

I had two O’s yesterday and was feeling pretty bad when we texted. I think I was mad that I have no will power. I increased the amount of HCG I normally take. I felt pretty good today. About 80%. HCG is the best thing I’ve used to help with the bad effects of POIS.

Better than testosterone

For me

POISers should first check out
the risk factors with HCG!

Ask your doctor
Demo
« Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 09:50:04 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #699 on: April 17, 2021, 05:45:07 AM »
I am one of the firmest believer of Testosterone being reduced after my orgasm, Demo. I have also posted about it before that my testosterone was in a very low state but have managed to lose 20 kilos through Exercise and Diet and have got my testosterone up naturally to a Low Normal state. This has resulted in more manageable POIS episodes for me which are probably 50% reduced in both severity and duration.

I haven't tried TRT due to my age of mid-30s and also trying for kids. So this 50% reduction with just a healthy lifestyle is the best I can hope for now. I am hoping to start a bit more exercising to see if make more difference.

There is also a bit of Chicken and Egg scenario here. Is the Low Testosterone causing POIS or is POIS causing Testosterone to become low  ???
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 05:50:23 AM by joelawerence »
33 years old, POIS for around 12 years with increasing severity.
Major symptoms - Severe fatigue, back pain, unrefreshed even after 9+ hours sleep, pain behind eyes, very dry face, bald head with inflamed scalp, digestion issues and constipation. Very low testosterone and high glucose in blood tests

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #700 on: April 17, 2021, 06:30:36 AM »
Great to hear, joelawerence!
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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #701 on: April 17, 2021, 06:33:59 AM »

There is also a bit of Chicken and Egg scenario here. Is the Low Testosterone causing POIS or is POIS causing Testosterone to become low  ???


Interesting, joelawerence!

Never thought of it that way.

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #702 on: May 07, 2021, 03:42:33 AM »



With my newfound 30-day supply of TRT patches, I continue my old POIS treatment regimen.

It’s still working for me: today is POIS Day Zero (POIS symptom onset began this morning).

For details, read my recent posts at this Testosterone thread. I have been using this protocol (TRT + Benadryl - note: a Benadryl side effect for me is nightmares for the last 10 years.

Can it work for you? That’s for you and your doctor to explore. We are all different.

This continues to work for me. But...I slept 17 hours - Benadryl-aided - since last night, plus “rested” the rest of today. Sleep for me is extremely effective, but I’m retired, so everyone can’t easily do this. I’m lucky in that respect. But not so lucky in my decades of working!

• I do not exceed Benadryl’s published dose guidelines.

But you should be aware of some risks, e.g.,
Benadryl’s increased dementia risk
in this Harvard Medical School article:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

• I work closely under my endocrinologist’s supervision. I recently asked for - and received - an increase in TRT dosage. But only after a new blood test which confirmed my still-low T.

• After many failed attempts, it was only the guidance of this forum’s predecessor, Naked Science Forum/POIS thread, that led me to a successful treatment.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 10:42:59 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #703 on: May 07, 2021, 09:36:40 PM »




One doctor’s opinion:

Unpacking the Dangers of TRT
(Testosterone Replacement Therapy)


Before approaching testosterone replacement therapy, I also strongly believe men should look into natural ways to increase their testosterone. This begins and ends with losing weight, as we already mentioned, but here are a few more methods to consider.

By Dr. David Samadi 152, Contributor
HuffPost [blog]
https://tinyurl.com/86t9mhuv
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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #704 on: Today at 11:11:58 AM »




One doctor’s opinion:

Unpacking the Dangers of TRT
(Testosterone Replacement Therapy)


Before approaching testosterone replacement therapy, I also strongly believe men should look into natural ways to increase their testosterone. This begins and ends with losing weight, as we already mentioned, but here are a few more methods to consider.

By Dr. David Samadi 152, Contributor
HuffPost [blog]
https://tinyurl.com/86t9mhuv

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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business