I went to the doctor yesterday and my results were TT 299 FT 8.8 and E2 24.1. My doctor seemed to think that I'm too young for TRT gel or injections and decided to use Clomid 50 mg for 4 weeks to see where I stand. He is a highly respected doctor and the only one out of the 5 I've gone to that acted like hormones existed and could cause problems, but I'm second guessing him. I had wasted 3 years ignoring my symptoms, so 6 more months wasn't a huge deal. I'm really tired of dealing with these symptoms at 22 and I'm honestly considering not taking the Clomid so he'll put me on actual TRT. I noticed an immediate improvement after a few days of all symptoms. I say go for the clomid, you're young and have plenty of time. Has anyone on here used Clomid for low testosterone and what would your advice be? Unfortunately the improvements disappeared after about a month and although I do feel better than before I still feel pretty bad. If you can somehow jumpstart your testosterone production then that'd be awesome. Also I feel that further evaluation needs to be done to determine why a 22 year old has the levels of a 75 year old with diabetes. Just didn't work out that way for me I'm 32 btw. They're going to teach me how to inject myself next week. Waiting for change hahah Clomid will absolutely raise your testosterone level (likely probably close to triple). Started showing symptoms at about 27So I got my first shot...200mg thought that was kind of high but I'll see what they give me next week. That being said, it may not really help many of your symptoms. In fertility treatment, what's good for the goose apparently is good for the gander. A new study shows that a drug similar to one used to help women ovulate can raise testosterone levels and sperm counts in men. The drug, called enclomiphene citrate, may prove to be more effective in treating men with low testosterone than the testosterone gels and injections currently prescribed. That's because the medicine helps the body produce its own testosterone and may be cheaper and more convenient to use. The new study, a phase II clinical trial, will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility. A phase II clinical trial is the second of four phases used to test a drug for safety and effectiveness before it is submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval. Low testosterone, or hypogonadism, affects millions of U. men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are a ton of short articles telling you to eat some kind of new superfood to boost your testosterone, but there is a surprising shortage of real talk about how normal people (men and women) really change their lives by gaining control of their testosterone levels. I used bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy for almost a decade because I had a medical need for it, then stopped it a few years ago to make sure that it was not a confounding factor during the development of “The Bulletproof Diet.” I verified that I had found a way to raise my natural production with biohacking. I’ve been very public with my use of smart drugs like modafinil and anti-aging hormones like testosterone for years, and have talked about them with national TV reporters many times, but I’ve never written about the experience as a whole until now. Here is my story, and some real info for both men and women. See what I learned This post can absolutely change your life, and probably help you avoid some pitfalls. (I am not an expert in the synthetic anabolic testosterone drugs used by bodybuilders — they carry lots of risks but pack a big punch if you want to get swole. Bulletproof is all about having massive clean energy, looking good, and living a very long time…so anabolic steroids aren’t on my roadmap.) Testosterone does a lot more than you’d think, whether we’re talking about male or female biology. It’s the hormone that helps you burn fat, build muscle , and increase your sex drive , and its power doesn’t stop there. I've been on TRT 100mg a week for about 18 months now. Wife and I have had a change of heart and decided kids were on both our brains now. Went to the doc he said to quit the Test for 2 weeks, then get bloods done and a semen analysis. He said he would probably start me on clomid at that time. Looking back through old labs today, I dont think i really needed trt to begin with. I was partying and drinking like a fish, eating shitty or not at all etc etc. Not living a life style conducive to good Test levels. I have a test next week to see if it helped with sperm production.
Clomid cannot and will not increase LH or increase testicular size while on TRT. The only way to bypass the negative feedback within the pituitary and increase testicular suze while on TRT is by taking HCG, which is a gonadotropin similar to LH. You may want kids one day, risks with Clomid are much lower than TRT. You'll know within 6 months if Clomid is for you. For some it works great, for others, the first 3-6 weeks are good, then it digresses back to where you were or lower. The only thing you have to lose trying Clomid is a few months of time, which is relatively not a whole lot.