Originally Posted by whitegato777
Hrt doc is a hormone replacement therapy doctors since he prescribes more than just testosterone
.. and I never claimed that the tren
is part of my hrt.. I don't gain period without tren
because of the 25mcg of cytomel that I have to take.. even on over 800mg of tren
I have a hard time gaining anything.
The term 'TRT', as often used by AAS-using bodybuilders, has taken on a very "fuzzy" definition. 'HRT' is even worse. Basically, we end up just talking about different types of non-medical steroid use.
Most bodybuilders on TRT
don't really need it. What they really need is proper medical care to restore their HPTA. But the overwhelming majority of doctors have no idea how to provide proper care for steroid users. They only know of one way to treat "low testosterone" and hypogonadism - prescribing testosterone (aka TRT
Unfortunately, it's bad medicine. And poor medical care.
And most bodybuilders don't object because it somehow legitimizes their steroid use. After all, now they have a legal script to use steroids. And now they can tell everyone they're on TRT.
But really, it often enables them to be lazy steroid users. They're not really on TRT. They are merely cycling steroids and using low-dose testosterone as a bridge between cycles i.e. they are using steroids non-stop and continually. TRT
becomes an excuse to avoid the inconvenience of proper PCT
and HPTA restoration.
Let's just call it what it is.
Now, whitegato777 I don't know your medical history and I don't know if this applies to you or not. It simply reflects my personal observation of the broader discussion on this forum and elsewhere on bodybuilding forums.
There are many people on this forum who have a legitimate need for TRT
(i.e. are unable to restore HPTA) but still want to do an occasional AAS
cycle. I personally don't see anything wrong with that.
There are many others who probably could restore their HPTA if they really wanted to but choose to go on TRT
for a variety of reasons. That is their choice.
I just hope we move away from the slippery slope of calling practically everything TRT
or HRT. Call a spade a spade. It may serve a purpose in everyday life (to remove the stigma of steroid use). But let's bring honesty back to the discussion.