Hello - This is my first thread that I am starting here. I did start the same topic at another site (but they are geared more toward bb's) and I see there are a few doc's on this site that seem to be active participants. About me - 41 years old - done having kids a long time ago - had a vasectomy 8 years ago and also since then have varicose on left testicle (I guess common). Anyway at the age of 20 I started to experience very bad headaches that would last for about 45 minutes or so and cause the oft eye to droop and water. My nostril on the left side of my face would close off and I couldn't breath out of it. Long story short these would wake me up in the middle of the night every few hours during REM cycle. I went to several docs and was told I had migraines. So they gave me migraine medication, but they seemed to get worse with the medication. Finally I found a Neuro that did a lot of testing on me and we found out that I had cluster headaches. This is the worst pain a human being can experience. it is believed that the hypothalamus has some sort of malfunction or deformity that causes these painful episodes. The cluster cycles for me come every year during the months of October and last for 8 weeks. I get 8 per day. Then once again they come back in May. Very painful to say the least. You can google cluster headaches or even watch some folks on youtube that have them. 2 years ago I was introduced to the world of magic mushrooms. They actually will abort a cycle even though I had to trip 2 times 4 days apart. It was amazing. But after always looking for better I was told that they could actually be caused by low T. So the last time I had a cycle I was tested and my levels came back as what my doc said where fine. They were in the high 200's. After my cycle ended I went back and had another test done. This time they were at 418. This is TT. So I found a few Doc's and have been communicating with one a lot. He is one that does TRT to take care of clusters and to stabilize hormone levels so that clusters stay in remission. Here are a few questions I have for you guys. He wants me to fly out to see him about this but I really don't feel like spending $ out of pocket when I pay such high ammonites for medical insurance that I have. My regular doc won't do TRT and says that the last test of 418 I am perfectly fine and there is no need for it. I had a referral to an Endo and he said he doesn't treat clusters (lol , no shit). My Neuro said I don't want to go this route because it is a lifetime commitment and he hasn't heard to much about it (but I have read lots about it, he is also old school) so he gives me lots of Rx for imitrex injectables and verapamil, which sometimes work and sometimes doesn't work, same with prednisone and indomethacine as well as depakote. I am getting ready to start a cluster cycle at the beginning of October (yes they come like clockwork and the headaches can even be predicted to a specific time, remember the hypothalamus is our biological clock) so they are very specific times and months. So I found this Doc in Missouri and he said the following is what he would do for me.... testosterone injections, take 100mg every 4 days. If the SHBG is greater than 15, you will need to see me (as I have the protocol) to lower SHBG with medication. He claims he has a patent that he created some medication that actually lowers SHBG. He said this is the protocol that generally works. My stats are 5'9" 160 pounds. 11 % BF. Workout 5 days a week. Also mountain bike every other day for 20 miles. I eat very healthy and clean as there are too many things in foods and environment that can actually send me into a full on cluster cycle. My last bloods were as follows GLOB 32.0 TSEST SHBG 45.3 Total T 418 TSH Ultrasensitive (3rd gen) 1.10 Just wanted to see what you guys think. During non cluster cycles I guess I am in the normal range for T. But I don't like growing shrooms and they are hard to acquire and it is as if I am wagging the dog anyway and it is only a matter of time until they may or may no longer work anymore. Would you guys suck it up and fly out there. I have made an appointment with my regular doc again to go into him with this info from the doc i have been communicating with and demanding he try this protocol for me. Whats the worst that can happen?