Where to buy Testosterone?

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    Feb 11, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    is there any place off or online to buy testosterone in some form (other than homeopathic) ?


    thank you

    I'm 24 and I have low T levels, but I cannot find a doctor to work with me.

  • Feb 11, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    Try a gay doctor and tell them your libido is low, you are tired, and come in with your test results if you have them. I find a gay doctor is more willing to work with you on these things.

    You could also try a doc who's patient practice is primarily HIV care. They are also less reticent to prescribe.
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    Feb 11, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    Where do I find a gay doctor? I can fly to any major city in the US if I could find one that will actually understand my low-T problem
  • TexanMan82

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    Feb 11, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=gay+doctors
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    Feb 11, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidhttp://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=gay+doctors


    Yeah thanks, I already tried Google, try it yourself see what you get.



  • Feb 11, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    I found mine here:

    http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=677&parentID=533&nodeID=1
  • calibro

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    Feb 11, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    I have secondary hypogonadism as a result of pituitary adenomas. Essentially, my pituitary gland no longer functions, meaning I can't make testosterone. It took me about seven months and a dozen different specialists to find the problem and treat it.

    First step is get a testosterone screening. A lot of docs will try to convince you that you're depressed or it's something else. Doesn't matter. Insist on getting the test. They'll probably make you do it several times over the course of a few weeks.

    Why is this important? Because if you have a testosterone problem, it can actually be quite serious, like cancer, so best to know why you have it, even though most cases are idiopathic.

    From these tests, your doctor should be able to tell you if you have primary hypogonadism (something in the testes isn't working) or secondary (something in the brain isn't working). From there, you will be referred to specialist. Because I had secondary, I had to go see an endocrinologist, which you can't see on your own without a doctor's referral.

    I had to do a whole bunch of tests and get an MRI before they found the tumors. They won't proscribe you any meds typically before they figure out what's going on because they rather treat the problem than the symptoms.

    If what you have in untreatable, or they simply don't know what is causing it, they usually proscribe androderm, and if that doesn't work, the follow up of Clomid.

    If neither of those are successful, then you can get the more potent forms, such as injections. It seems like a hassle, but you should be more concerned about what is causing your testosterone problem instead of how to fix it. In the mean time, I recommend the supplement Tribulus Terrestis, which is a Bulgarian herb extract that promotes testosterone production and does not need a proscription.
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    Feb 11, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    ANDRE_3000 saidis there any place off or online to buy testosterone in some form (other than homeopathic) ?


    thank you

    I'm 24 and I have low T levels, but I cannot find a doctor to work with me.


    You have low T levels? How did you come to this conclusion? Was it diagnosed by an MD? If so, then go back to that physician and he should set you up. There's no reason why he shouldn't, unless you have a history that you're not sharing with us.
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    Feb 11, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    I have all the symptoms, but going to my ND, he shrugged it off and gave me tribulis which i've been taking for more than a month religiously, with the typical low T symptoms worsening.

    I have an app't with an MD tomorrow @ 130. I will try to insist on tests, not sure which ones Test. / FSH?

    I just hoped there was a faster way to figure all this stuff out, but I guess I need to weigh out and persevere more.

  • calibro

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    Feb 11, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    In terms of what tests you should get, get a full blood screening. It's not just the hormones they should be looking for. Often, people who have hypogonadism can also have other things like anemia. You should have a full blood culture and lipid/glucose test. This will evaluate your mineral concentrations, your lipids, glucose, hormones (pay attention to free testosterone, Luetinizing hormone, and FSH), and your cell counts. Remember, though it could be hypogonadism, it might not be, so you have to scan for all the factors. If you have low testosterone, it will say so in your blood work.
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    Feb 11, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    ANDRE_3000 saidI have all the symptoms, but going to my ND, he shrugged it off and gave me tribulis which i've been taking for more than a month religiously, with the typical low T symptoms worsening.

    I have an app't with an MD tomorrow @ 130. I will try to insist on tests, not sure which ones Test. / FSH?

    I just hoped there was a faster way to figure all this stuff out, but I guess I need to weigh out and persevere more.



    You absolutely must see an MD, not a PhD, not an herbalist, not some steroid-pushing freak you find on the Web.

    This isn't something that you can self-diagnose. Low T counts can, in fact, be a symptom of an underlying/far worse condition. Not only that, but your penis could fall off ... just kidding. But seriously, stay off WebMD and go see a doctor. Your GP may refer you to a specialist, but all the better.
  • TexanMan82

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    Feb 12, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    You figured it was faster coming to Realjock and asking on a messageboard than going to an actual physician? Ok.
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    Feb 12, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    Musclebearz saidI found mine here:

    http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=677&parentID=533&nodeID=1


    Me too. Here's a more direct link:

    http://glmaimpak.networkats.com/members_online_new/members/dir_provider.asp
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    Feb 12, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Tapper said

    You absolutely must see an MD, not a PhD, not an herbalist, not some steroid-pushing freak you find on the Web.

    This isn't something that you can self-diagnose. Low T counts can, in fact, be a symptom of an underlying/far worse condition. Not only that, but your penis could fall off ... just kidding. But seriously, stay off WebMD and go see a doctor. Your GP may refer you to a specialist, but all the better.


    My T count is slightly below the middle range of normal. My doc insists that testosterone therapy is never warranted unless your T count is well below normal. Since my medical plan allows me to visit specialists without a referral, I'm going to look into a gay-friendly endocrinologist.
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    Feb 12, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    Try an internal medicine doctor who works with HIV. (It's most of the magic that keeps them alive.)

    Try a sports medicine doctor.
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    Feb 12, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    Hey Andre 3000,

    Check out http://www.spectrumhrt.com/ . They will send you a little blood test kit, you poke your finger and dab the blood on a blotter paper and send it in. They will evaluate your results and one of their doctors will put you on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). You will receive a bottle of a testosterone ester in oil and you will inject yourself as directed. They will require a followup test 6-12 months down the line. Keep in mind they if you come back within the normal range there is nothing they can do for you.

    I was referred to these folks by a guy I chat with on Anabolex.com (also a lot of good information there too). I have just sent one of these test kits in and am waiting on results.
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    Feb 12, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    thanks to all those who wrote something helpful to say, it's a really miserable feeling to have something that you know is related to your hormones but not being able to figure out the source;

    perhaps even like calibro said, there may be a problem that I had not even thought about such as a tumor, but I will try to get a full blood panel tomorrow.


    thanks guys, it's assuring to have someone to turn to
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    Feb 12, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    Send an email to Joe Biden. He was instrumental in the draconian law being passed in 1991 that scared doctors and drove it underground.
  • FrontRowIn

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    Feb 12, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    I'm not sure how true this is, but I've been told (by a workout buddy) that there is something in broccoli that your body can't process, so it converts it to testosterone.

    Since I can't get myself to each broccoli, I have the freeze dried kind in capsule form. I normally take one daily and two on practice days (if I'm going to have to be hitting people, I want to be prepared). I don't know what kind of evidence there is to support it, because I haven't really spent time looking for it.

    It may be worth a try until you are able to get your hands one some testosterone. And, it's good for you.
  • FrontRowIn

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    Feb 12, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    I meant "eat broccoli" not "each"
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 13, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    Can't believe chuck won't give you some outta the batch he's mixing in his basement?????
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    Feb 13, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    saw a general practicioner today who told me he won't do anything unless my t level is below 200. I got thyroid hormone, testosterone, CBC and global Metabolic panels drawn at the lab today. Will find out results within a week. I feel like my level is around 350 and I won't have anything to say afterwards but alas I'll be patient. Bleh. Spent half the day in hospitL the other half in court. Yay for almost friday the 13th haha
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    Feb 13, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    I actually just had this test also...My endocrinologist recommended it actually. I'm nervous about the results myself, because I'm really apprehensive about synthetic hormone treatment
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    Feb 13, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    What many doctors and advanced athletes have thought for years, and what's coming more and more to light, is that HRT (Human Replacement Therapy) can be a very good way to prevent disease, slow aging, and be a strong anti-depressant, as well as allow for ongoing physical and sexual performance as a man grows older negating the perceived need for a handful of other very nasty chemicals.

    Over the years, I've spent many hours talking with doctors, and athletes, about this, as well as observing it. HIV research has also given an opportunity to study AAS / testosterone with better science.

    The bottom line is that it's good medicine, and falls into an ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure scenario.

    I knows lots of folks with HRT, that have achieved remarkable positive results.

    There will be the haters, as above, who lash out at others in personal attacks, but, the bottom line is that it's good science and lots of guys are finding that out.

    I've heard, and observed, success story after success story.
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    Feb 13, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    I've met guys as young as 19 that are hypo-gonadal. If you truly are low, it'll show up in a New York minute in the test.

    The trick is in finding a doctor that's willing to touch a hot potato. More and more are coming online all the time, and, privately, many know the benefits of testosterone themselves (2 of my 3 use it themselves) but there has been an ongoing misinformation campaign for the last 17 years (some of that is changing as guys like me get older), and some intimidation tactics, too.

    Try to stay away from snake oils, wherever their source.