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Jun 12, 2014

Hi I used to take steroids for 20 years been off year and half I am struggling to get hard I have no sex drive I've been to doc had all my blood works taken every thing came back fine my testosterone level is 16.8 I've seen a endocrinologist he said my pituitary gland is suppressed not working I'm at a loss end would trt help me I've also spoke to other clinic's they said that for my age they would put me on trt get my testosterone level higher I'm 39 been told that my body could have got used to high levels of testosterone really need help as it's really frustrating me thanks

Response from Mr. Vergel

Long term use of anabolic steroids can affect our hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis with the resulting low production of testosterone. Most long term anabolic users need to remain on testosterone replacement therapy.

You should ask to start treatment on a testosterone gel or injections to bring your testosterone back to normal. It is a therapy for life.

Some men require extra help for erections by using erectile dysfunction drugs with testosterone replacement.

You may want to read a few of these posts:

Most Important Testosterone, HCG, Anastrozole, Trimix, etc Fact Sheets on ExcelMale

Good luck and keep me posted.



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