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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:47 pm 
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I just began using Androgel again to raise low T caused by the Sub. I had heard before on this site (although I could not find it again) that taking a DHEA supplement during testosterone therapy prevents the body from converting some of it to estrogen. If anyone knows anything about this, please post.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:22 am 
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Hey, I think I was actually thinking of zinc as the substance that can prevent testosterone being converted to estrogens in men. The DHEA, from what I've read, seems to have no benefit, and is more likely to itself be converted to estrogen than testosterone when taken by men. Damn, wasted $8 at walmart, LOL. I'm buying some zinc!!

This time my doc prescribed the new Androgel 1.67%, as opposed to the 1% packets I used to use. I have 5 months worth of the old packets left over from last year, though, so I can go ahead and initiate testosterone therapy thank God! The new kind is in a pump....I'm assuming the overall dose of actual testosterone is the same, it's just that you have to use less gel because it's more concentrated? Is that right? I hope it works, because my sex-drive is basically gone, and even though I'm not overweight, there's like hardly any muscle in my body....I hate that. I guess I'll find out the results of my T test later this week....I know it's low, there's no question about that, but I hope it's low enough for my insurance to pay for the Androgel. That's kind of a fucked-up attitude, but if it's in the normal range (even at the very bottom) then they won't pay for it and I'll be screwed.

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