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oldmanroger

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So I'm 60 years old 5"7 165lbs after a year off from hip surgery. Was 185-190lbs. I haven't ran a cycle in a long while but have ran test and dabbled with some other aas in my life. Harder to get around here or didn't trust it but I wanna make my last few years the best I can and be happy so I'm looking into trt.

I was wondering how everyone feels since they have been on trt. Is it worth looking into at 60? Does it change quality of life if you do have low test like mental state or help with motivation? Do you feel younger because I'm starting to feel 60 and it's not fun. We have a good clinic about an hour or so from me that a few friends go to.
 
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The answer for me is yes, it helps in a lot of different areas. I know many here just do it themselves, but if you have insurance, see if they cover testosterone gel and just go through your GP. You will likely have your test levels checked (good to know anyway) before starting. They are far more likely to prescribe gel than injections, even though injections are cheaper. Some docs absolutely will not prescribe if your test levels are in "normal" range, even if it's at the bottom level of "normal", in which case you may want to secure something yourself to get yourself to high normal or just above normal. Be aware that bringing up the test level can elevate other things, so getting tested again after starting is a good idea.
 
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So I'm 60 years old 5"7 165lbs after a year off from hip surgery. Was 185-190lbs. I haven't ran a cycle in a long while but have ran test and dabbled with some other aas in my life. Harder to get around here or didn't trust it but I wanna make my last few years the best I can and be happy so I'm looking into trt.

I was wondering how everyone feels since they have been on trt. Is it worth looking into at 60? Does it change quality of life if you do have low test like mental state or help with motivation? Do you feel younger because I'm starting to feel 60 and it's not fun. We have a good clinic about an hour or so from me that a few friends go to.
I don't think there is much risk of running actual TRT at your age = 100 mg/week or 200 mg/2 weeks.
There isn't a ton of risk at true TRT dosage and it should benefit if your natural test levels are low.

Get your baseline test level first though. If you are hitting 500 or higher natural test at 60 years old, I would think no need for TRT.
 
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Hey OP, I can tell you without reservation that TRT has helped me immensely over the past 16 years. Started right around age 40 with low levels. Ran test at above simple replacement levels (was pinning about 200mg/wk while most docs would likely have had me on 125-150mg/wk). Made a huge difference for me in my attitude, energy levels, etc.

After some heart issues from the Pfizer vaccine, I lowered my test dose down to about 125mg/wk at my doc's recommendation, and held it there for about 1.5 years. Better than nothing, but I could notice the difference between 125mg and 200mg/wk. Now that the heart issue is primarily behind me, I'm back up to 200+ and I'm a happier man.
 
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oldmanroger

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I'm glad to hear it helps everyone . Im going to check with my insurance see if they cover anything and try to get something scheduled . Is there anything certain I should get done panel wise or ask about.
 
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just a full blood, i got food ready, i will answer in detail tomrrow, would agree 200 mg super nice level
 
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You need more than just normal CBC, you need a test which specifically tests for testosterone. Your PCP may refer you to an endocrinologist which is a bit of overkill. The test my endocrinologist runs is "TESTOSTERONE, FREE/TOTAL (SHBG), ADULT MALE", which gives sex hormone binding globulin, testosterone level, and testosterone free adult male.
 
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I'm glad to hear it helps everyone . Im going to check with my insurance see if they cover anything and try to get something scheduled . Is there anything certain I should get done panel wise or ask about.
For me going on TRT pretty much saved my life. I think PTSD would have done me in without it. The level of depression and anxiety that comes with low testosterone does not mix well with PTS. I honestly believe, low testosterone is one of the most unhealthy places a man can be. That being said, if your insurance company is being a pain in the ass about it, play the mental health card.
 
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I don’t believe most “TRT Clinics” take insurance but they are more likely to give you injections of the break and higher doses. If u can afford it I would do it that way rather than going thru your GP. But would be more affordable. You just may have to start out with a topical and then when that stops working move to and injection. Problem is a lot of these Drs are old school and won’t give you weekly injections for more even levels. It will be once or twice a month quite often. So it may become a waste of time. TRT clinics are usually good about getting a hormone blood panel done first and give you a referral for labcor or similar. Sounds like u know some people already using that clinic so just ask them about it really. LowT is unhealthy. Definitely worth it imo. But who knows, you may have good levels of your not experiencing any symptoms. Also if u go in to your GP complaining about lack of energy and motivation they may just try to put u on an antidepressant. Most likely that’s what they would do. So specifically ask for getting your test levels/ hormones checked. I found out I had lowT in my mid 30s. Dr tried to put me on Androgel and I couldn’t afford it even with insurance. It was cheaper to take things into my own hand, if u know what I mean. Took me awhile to stay on trt. Just did cycles at first. But would lose all my gains in between cycles and the ups and downs were just too much. As much as I hate needles I decided to just stay on. And it’s been nothing but a positive.
 
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I am 57 and would not consider life without it, 200-250mg per week, I am kicking ass on most people everyday.
If doc won't work with you tell him you identify as a 14 year old boy trapped in a girls body, then they will give all the test you want.
 
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FWIW

My view, it's criminal they don't place more interest on men's test levels from age 20 on, crap they do all kinds of stuff for women

I am sure there is political fear etc. etc. etc.

For me 64, been getting yearly test levels check for 25 years......started out at 900's and the trend is down a 100 every 5 years, last year i was at 550........now, i also been fighting the cancer thing, yet, a year ago my cancer doc, said it was okay to do TRT, HRT etc.

About 15 years ago, ran 2 years at 200 mg per week....vunderbar.....I topped out at 1300 mg and went off cause had to get more blood work done for something......I honestly kinda stopped due to getting tired of pinning, and thought i was too young

I've done a ton of research like others and the bottom line, if u haven't read up on stuff is Peak Male is Age 28-30, Test at 900 or so, and GH 300 ish, forget the measure ment on that ..... they trend down quite a bit over next 10-15 years.....especially GH

My whole point for all my research is well figured at one point it would be a life style commitment, and here I am

At 200 mg, my sides were almost non existent, ur body at peak is suppose to produce like 75 mg per decaliter.....and 100 mg is really 75 mg, so 200 is 150 mg of real test.....which basically is what most folks seem to end up at

like every thing, ur mileage could differ, good luck

oh i am probably going on for life in april, gotta get diet and training back in peak shape before so i can carefully monitor

My only regret with cancer was I didn't keep thorough log of sides due to all the damned meds over last 4 years, think that mighta helped, but who knows
 
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