Testosterone treatment

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Grayfox
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Testosterone treatment

Postby Grayfox » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:37 pm

I recently made an e-mail inquiry about Gainswave. I got a call from a local clinic and had a long discussion with the rep. One of the things he touched on was testosterone levels and how important they were. A few years ago my testosterone was checked, but I was simply told that it was within acceptable levels. Now I find that acceptable is anywhere from 300-1100. :o I did a little research and discovered I have many of the low testosterone symptoms. ED, chronic fatigue, depression, poor sleep and weight gain. Today I went and got blood drawn to test. Results should be in in two days. I really feel like its going to be low and I'll need treatment. However, I have questions.
Shots or pellets? Tell me the pros and cons. Which is better and why do you think so?
What kind of doctor treats this? So if I should seek a 2nd opinion or treatment elsewhere, I know what kind of doctor to call.
Will insurance pay for it?

Here's one thing that concerns me. This clinic I went to is called The Transformation Doctor. If I do, in the future, get Gainswave, this is the only game in town. They seems to know what they're doing. In fact I was impressed with the information I was given and their knowledge. However, its a small clinic and they don't file insurance. I would have to pay out of pocket and file insurance myself.
While it looks pretty good, I was badly burned a few years ago by another one of these specialty clinics when I tried the ED shots. I don't want to get burned again. So I'm a bit wary.
Anybody have any experience with The Transformation Doctor? Would I be better off going to a regular specialist at a larger, better know clinic?

While the testosterone treatments may help, I don't believe they will cure my ED. My biggest interest in this if that I'm just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
Any and all advise and comments are welcome.
Developed ED after Heart attack and by-pass in 2000. Used pills for years, but they don't work anymore. Shots don't work. Currently on the pump. Waiting for medicare & hoping for an implant.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby Leek65 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:56 pm

My own testosterone levels was 347 last time checked. My doctor said it was normal. Wouldn't 1000 be better than 347? Could I increased my libido and performance with supplements. I hope you get some feedback on this topic. And what about supplements in pill form from GNC etc? Do they do anything?
Age 68 - AMS LGX 12+2cm. Lost over an inch from pre-ED length but thicker for what it's worth (not much). ED result of heart meds.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby Larry10625 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:37 am

Grayfox wrote:I recently made an e-mail inquiry about Gainswave. I got a call from a local clinic and had a long discussion with the rep. One of the things he touched on was testosterone levels and how important they were. A few years ago my testosterone was checked, but I was simply told that it was within acceptable levels. Now I find that acceptable is anywhere from 300-1100. :o I did a little research and discovered I have many of the low testosterone symptoms. ED, chronic fatigue, depression, poor sleep and weight gain. Today I went and got blood drawn to test. Results should be in in two days. I really feel like its going to be low and I'll need treatment. However, I have questions.
Shots or pellets? Tell me the pros and cons. Which is better and why do you think so?
What kind of doctor treats this? So if I should seek a 2nd opinion or treatment elsewhere, I know what kind of doctor to call.
Will insurance pay for it?

Here's one thing that concerns me. This clinic I went to is called The Transformation Doctor. If I do, in the future, get Gainswave, this is the only game in town. They seems to know what they're doing. In fact I was impressed with the information I was given and their knowledge. However, its a small clinic and they don't file insurance. I would have to pay out of pocket and file insurance myself.
While it looks pretty good, I was badly burned a few years ago by another one of these specialty clinics when I tried the ED shots. I don't want to get burned again. So I'm a bit wary.
Anybody have any experience with The Transformation Doctor? Would I be better off going to a regular specialist at a larger, better know clinic?

While the testosterone treatments may help, I don't believe they will cure my ED. My biggest interest in this if that I'm just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
Any and all advise and comments are welcome.



I use T shots every 3 weeks. If it wasn't for testosterone, I wouldn't have the urge for sex at all. :)

Larry
51 years old, married 29 years. Implanted Mar 30/17 by Dr. Brock of London, Ont, CANADA. (AMS 700 CX 18 + 2). Had implant removed Apr 29/17 due to Septic Shock. Liposuction By Dr. Gan and re-implant by Dr. Brock (AMS LGX 15 + 2) Dec 14/17.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby AnotherOldMan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:30 am

If it wasn't for testosterone, I wouldn't have the urge for sex at all

At some point in our working careers both my wife and I experienced diminished urges for sex. This was more disconcerting for her than it was for me. I was able to explain it away as being too busy, too tired, etc.

What we did was schedule sex. Twice a week at 7am on Wednesdays and Sundays we have sex. Some days it becomes impossible to get together on the designated day and we either cancel or move it ahead a day; but we discuss what we will do. We have also set aside a little room in the downstairs basement as a sex room. This is where we keep all our toys, etc.We ONLY use this room for sex. Diminished urge and all, when we are in that room together we both have one thing on our agenda.

We both need various sex aids to have successful sex now, but it is as good as it ever was and I have great hope it will continue that way until the great dirt nap intervenes. :D
74 years old, married 50+ years, wife 75 years old
Started using VED about 2 or 3 years ago.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby Grayfox » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:07 pm

Actually my libido is just fine. I'm horny as hell! :lol: The pump works very well, but unfortunately I'm currently without a woman in my life. I'm working on that. :roll:
Right now I'm more concerned with the other problems associated with low T. The fatigue, depression, sleeplessness and generally feeling like crap all the time. :(
Developed ED after Heart attack and by-pass in 2000. Used pills for years, but they don't work anymore. Shots don't work. Currently on the pump. Waiting for medicare & hoping for an implant.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby tomas1 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:11 pm

When I decided my GP was screwing me on the price of injecting T and wouldn't allow me to get the med and self inject, I went to my compounding pharmacy and asked which other docs would allow that.

I was surprised that another GP closer to home did it.
Later, I found that my Uro also would give me the prescription.

$60 for 6 months plus a bit more for needles and syringes was a lot cheaper than $20 a shot.

My T level is a bit over 1000 now.
80 years
No real problems except treating for HBP and Cholesterol.
Also have BPH.
Looks like I'm heading for an implant.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby Grayfox » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:24 pm

That's what this doctor is talking about, self injecting. I sure couldn't afford to go in and let him do it once a week.

I spoke to my insurance company this morning. They "might" pay for it, but it depends on what name brand AND the doctor has to call them and probably do paperwork. The clinic has already said they don't file insurance. So I'm probably screwed on that.
Developed ED after Heart attack and by-pass in 2000. Used pills for years, but they don't work anymore. Shots don't work. Currently on the pump. Waiting for medicare & hoping for an implant.

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby FishingTime67 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Grayfox wrote:Actually my libido is just fine. I'm horny as hell! :lol: The pump works very well, but unfortunately I'm currently without a woman in my life. I'm working on that. :roll:
Right now I'm more concerned with the other problems associated with low T. The fatigue, depression, sleeplessness and generally feeling like crap all the time. :(



I can relate very well with the fatigue ect...
It's a battle
I don't even know how not having that would feel.. it's been that long ive been deal8ng with low T.

Carl
I'm 51 new implant in Jan. 2018 with Titan one 24 cm no RTE,had issues with tubbing and fluid gathered around reservoir which cause deflation issues. Tubbing got kinked. Had total replacement with AMS CX 24cm 3rtes
Size 7 in. girth 6 erect

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby HarryBelafonte » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:38 pm

I'm being threatened with hormone replacement therapy as an adjunct to proton radiation and more traditional radiation to treat prostate cancer. I have opted for surgery to avoid being on hormone suppressing therapy for anywhere from 1 to 2 years. I've been told by my surgeon that is very unlikely that I would have to go on hormone replacing therapy after surgery.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
67 year old implanted with 22 cm + extenders Titan Coloplast in 2013. Facing prostate robotic prostate removal on January 15, 2019. Am told that it will be nerve sparing hope that I will still have feeling . Gleeson 7; 4+3

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Re: Testosterone treatment

Postby Cajun Jeff » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Harry, I was going to tell you on the phone that many guys with 4+3 G are placed on that drug just to be sure they get it all.

It is a choice. Know that if the PSA does not drop to zero after surgery you will still need other treatment. If you are lucky like I was then the surgery takes care of the cancer but that is no always the case.

Feel free to call any time.

Best of luck with your treatment.

I do have friends that were on the T suppressant for 2 years and they endured and after that the T started to return to normal and all is well.

Im not a Dr but just know too much about that damn illness.


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