Who's Online - 1 member and 329 guests
You are here: HomeForumThe_Lone_Wolf → View All Posts

View All Posts: The_Lone_Wolf

12345678910 ... ... 190191192193194195196197198199200

» TRT THREAD (Go to post)14-06-2024 @ 12:23 
Greetings one and all... I hope you are all well and life is treating you all kindly!

Update time!

I met with my endo last week and they was happy with my progress and have agreed to keep me on TRT. They are going to move me over to inhections as the gel has been causing my hands to get very sore and irriate my delicate snowflake skin. They was to put me onto Nebio which is a long ester and only needs injecting every few weeks. While I do have concerns over the ester half life and peaks and troughs, I am at least on the right path to push on and change treatment with the NHS should it not be plain sailing.

I have been using the gel daily for a few months, and it has been very helpful. I certainly noticed an improvement of all issues and my quality of life has improved as a result. This pleases me greatly.

Now, the biggest game changer however has been something I introduced myself in the last couple of weeks. After plenty of research and going from my own issues, I added in 1 x 10mg tadalafil every day...

Absolute level up game changer for me! I swear that it has in a way increased the power of my daily test gel and improved my overall wellbeing and godness tremendously!

I did not tell my endo this, but I did ask about the chances of trying something like this as it was an issue for me still despite the test gel. They said they would revisit this request down the line if the nebido injections don't fix it.

To sum up, things are good!
» TV SHOW IN AMERICA NEXT WEEK (Go to post)08-05-2024 @ 11:46 
Boar said:I get that Shane is doing well with his coaching , he has the gift of the gab etc .... but do top strongmen really need coaches ?

On the livestream Loz broke away as he had a text from Mitch who was competing , seems odd to me as strongman is so random and just different all the time that a coach could be of any use , however , I may need a coach myself if i am to fullfill my dream of competing at WSM next year

I guess it depends on if the coach is firstly any good, and also the mindset and inteligence of the athlete in question too.

Some athletes have got coaches for training, seperate people for nutrition, teams for recovery etc, a whole team around them. Guess it comes down to finances, trust and desire to leave no stone unturned.
» TV SHOW IN AMERICA NEXT WEEK (Go to post)07-05-2024 @ 12:00 

Congrats to the large scottish sea bird!

Was great to see our very own Shane The Dragon MST Savage out there with his athletes and doing updates on Instagram! Top bloke.
» TV SHOW IN AMERICA NEXT WEEK (Go to post)26-04-2024 @ 10:03 
I still feel like I have a47% interest, but now as more of a casual fan.

I do however, always reserve 100% of support for our very Sugden own!
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)24-01-2024 @ 14:02 
Wigan said:Sounds like a resounding success so far!!

I suspect, that my test levels are on the low side, but probably not low enough to satisfy the NHS requirements. At 55 muscle mass is significantly reduced and ever harder to maintain, strength is down, and over all drive to do anything meaningful in the gym is pretty non-existent.

However, I don't suffer any of the other issues, low libido, low mood etc so doubt I would be able to argue a good case.

All a bit s**t, when it appears there is a ready remedy out there that would improve my quality, and enjoyment, of life significantly!

In short, I'd love a go with the gel just to see what difference it could make

I think you can cvertainly argue the case to get a blood test done by your Dr to get levels checked. They can't really refuse you a blood test to check hormones, especially if you have symptoms.

Thats step 1 done at least, and the result will give you the evidence to hopefully help fight your cause.

You may need to suggest you are having more side effects, and the negative impact they're having on you to get heard mind, but I would certinaly wish you good luck on getting treatment.
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)24-01-2024 @ 10:16 
matthewvc said:I think the Gel is just pure testosterone without any delaying esters so it should start working immediately.

A good few days in now, and feel so much 'better'...

Certainly noticed better focus and drive, an increase in energy and work capacity, libido has increased and brain fog has reduced.

Low mood and dark clouds have floated away and the sun has started to shine again. I certainly feel like a diferent man. I honestly used to have moments where I thought about topping myself! Now, that is a very serious thing to say, and I will say that I have always had a VERY good grip on my mental health and could always rationalise and control dark intrusive thoughts, so I am very fortunate that I never really suffered like many men do... And this brings me onto the thing of, if within a few days of TRT I feel like good, why are more men not put onto this?

I do of course appreciate that mental health and depression are very complex and serious topics that can't be treated as easy as that, but if it helps some surely it is worth investigating by the powers that be?
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)22-01-2024 @ 15:13 
matthewvc said:
Good news. I bet an upswing in energy, mood and libido will be the first things you notice.

100% good sir... Strange really how I've gone from feeling like a lifeless slug, to feeling positive, happy and somewhat normal. Maybe it is placebo? I don't know but I will take it that is for sure!!!
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)19-01-2024 @ 14:48 
Happy New Year one and all!!!

Update 897...

During my previous appointment with the Endo, she ordered me to take another bloodtest.

I booked in and had a bloodtest just before Christmas. It was my 3rd blood test of the year.

The results eventually came back with my test at 9, which is still just above the NHS treatment range. I called and emailed to try and speed up a follow up phone call with the Endo to see what her thoughts are of the results.

When she muttered the line that my test still was not classed as low, my heart sank. BUT, she said due to my long list of issues, she was going to start me on a 3 month trial of TRT gel. I was over the moon!

Yesterday I finally picked up the gel and I started today. Let's see what happens now!
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)08-12-2023 @ 15:48 
AdamT said:Don't take this the wrong way mate, but trim off 10-20kg and then have your bloods taken
I was 120Kg at 6 foot pre covid and I thought I felt decent

However, losing over 20kg has made a huge difference. I feel like I am 25 again rather than approaching 40. Although to be fair my energy levels, libido where not bad per say, they have increased a lot

So again, I don't mean to be rude, but help yourself first, then if they don't increase? Push harder or just go private mate

In fact many go private because of the length of time etc it takes through the NHS.

Cleaning up the diet, getting some good cardio in and shifting excess fat can do wonders for your wellbeing.

Of course if your levels are still low, then that is a proper medical issue. However, the NHS are a joke and I would still help myself.

Pete Rubish abused the f**k out of Drugs for over a decade and he has numerous videos up on how he improved his health and fitness, while slowly rebuilding his Test levels without TRT. He is only 30, but he has some good stuff on the subject.

Good luck either way


Just read the part about not affording private
Then you have to push

No offence taken pal, I am a fat f**k anyway so I know I need to lose weight.

The reality of course is that it is now my only option to lose weight... Which is not a bad thing anyway for my overall health.

Private is well out of my current cashflow, and black market is also out of reach too. NHS is going to be a long slog for treatment too, but it is the only route I have so I need to ride it out.

I will undertake a change of ways and shed some weight, but the hardest part is my current lack of drive, desire and general feeling of feeling like a sack of s**t. Brain fog is often crippling at times, and eveything is just a slog, but I have no choice but to 'man up' and try my best.

I think the best approach for me will be very aggressive fasting, keto diet and exercising more than my daily walk to and from work of 5k.
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)06-12-2023 @ 11:49 
Quick update...

Had my appointment at the hospital with the endo and it was a waste of time. She wants more bloods and will then see me hopefully in 3 months.

The only solution she could offer me was to lose weight.

I'm 110kg at 5'10 - Im not the leanest of course, but I'm not a huge weak skinny fat mess.

I told them all of my issues, my struggles and so on.

I am getting to the point where I just want to fudge my results and force them into treatment. The current cost of living crisis means I can't afford to go private, or even black market. I left the meeting feeling very deflated and just fed up.

» TRT THREAD (Go to post)15-11-2023 @ 11:34 
Update from weak and feeble ballbag city...

Endo appointment booked in for 4th December!

I have not been told what the meeting entails, or what I need to do for prepping... but I shall go in tiny sack swinging and ready for battle.

As a side note, the last few days I have been really low on all fronts. It certainly does seem to come and go, and brain fog at times very bad.
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)29-09-2023 @ 11:26 
Sparksy said:Energy, mood, focus and libido all much improved. Game changer for me!

Jackpot! Delighted for you pal.
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)27-09-2023 @ 09:47 
Sparksy said:I recently had blood tests after my first 3 months of trt; Testovan Gel. Testosterone is up from 7 to 18. PSA levels unchanged and cholesterol levels lower. Feel loads better too. Thumbs up from me.

This is superb news mate, great stuff!

Have all the previous negative feelings and things you had going on all improved too?

Noticed any other positives etc?
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)21-09-2023 @ 12:32 
matthewvc said:
Got NHS bloods next week. I've no idea of timescales via NHS.
Be interested to see what the second reading is.
Low test correlates with my mood, sex drive and energy levels
but doesn't so much with gym performance.

Interesting RE the gym side of things.

I am not training so have no scale to measure against here, but I feel so weak, tired, lethargic and low that training seems like the last thing I can do currently and that genuinly upsets me.
» TRT THREAD (Go to post)20-09-2023 @ 13:47 
As some form of twisted luck would have it, I got a notifiation on my NHS app today asking me to fill out a questionnaire... I had 4 choices to make on 1 question!

1. I still want an appointment and I am happy to wait.

2. I no longer need an appointment as the issue has gone away.

3. I no longer need an appointment as I have gone private.

4. I no longer need an appointment as my GP has resolved the issue.

Sometimes the NHS really pisses me off.

I obviously selected option 1 with angry clicking.

12345678910 ... ... 190191192193194195196197198199200

You are here: HomeForumThe_Lone_Wolf → View All Posts
© Sugden Barbell 2024 - Mobile Version - Privacy - Terms & Conditions