Q: Is there any way to avoid Polycythemia when doing TRT? I know that injections are more prone to causing this. I recently switched from shots and am currently doing 25mg T cream and 100iu HCG every day, but I am still getting elevated hematocrit and RBC. It looks like I might need to do a therapeutic phlebotomy twice in the next month for my numbers to come back within the … [Read more...] about Can I Avoid Polycythemia while on TRT?
Q: I have read that Clomid and Novadex are very similar products. Is this true? If so why would you need to take both? A: The administration of antiestrogens is a common treatment because anti-estrogens interfere with the normal negative feedback of sex steroids at hypothalamic and pituitary levels in order to increase endogenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion from … [Read more...] about Why Use Both Clomid and Nolvadex Together for PCT?
Q: What's the logic behind all the different timing and dosing of HCG ?? We hear taking it every day, every other day, every 3rd, 4th, or 5th day. What about the dosing ? I hear to take it easy to prevent desensitizing the testes. With this you hear anywhere from 100 units to 250 units to play it safe. Others say anywhere from 500 to 2500 units at a time...Isn't that a bit … [Read more...] about How Do I Use HCG with Steroids?
Dear Dr. Scally, Can you help me understand the relationship between anabolic steroids and the enlargement of the heart and the relative risks arising from the steroid-induced increase in heart size? I am concern because several studies have shown that left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) occurs in individuals that use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). LVH in athletes is … [Read more...] about Is Steroid-Induced Heart Enlargement Dangerous?
A read of the file, TRT: A Recipe for Success, is incorrect for a number of reasons. There are many inaccuracies in this opus but one strikes me as possibly causing the greatest harm. In this file a special note is given to monitoring FSH as the best indicator of HPTA suppression. This could not be farther from the truth. More troubling is the person who would look to the FSH … [Read more...] about TRT: A Recipe for Success – Cautionary Advice!
Q:Do oral steroids have long-term effects on liver function long after they have been discontinued? I have done quite a few cycles of anadrol and dianabol in the past. But I haven’t done any oral AAS, prohormones, legal or otherwise in several years and my liver function tests are still elevated (AST and ALT). They are about double the top of the normal range. Can any other … [Read more...] about Oral Anabolic Steroids, Liver Enzyme Tests and Liver Function