Is TRT even possible in Aus now?

Discussion in 'Hormone Therapy' started by snowman, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. snowman

    snowman New Member

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    With 6nmol being the cut off used and a relatively hostile stance on TRT, is it even possible for people to start TRT? Has anyone had success finding treatment in the last year or 2?
     
  2. Hopsalotta

    Hopsalotta New Member

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    Yes, however getting it on the PBS is going to be extremely difficult. I was prescribed TRT 6 months ago. I had a lot of tests over a period of a few years come back between 6-10nmol. I was never low enough to get it prescribed, GPs would tell me I was fine and move me on. I finally got referred to an endo who offered to prescribe it to me off the PBS but wasn't interested in investigating the cause.

    Finally I got my shit together and researched a real, legit doctor specialising in hormone treatment and men's health. He tested me and I came back in that same range once again. This time he ordered follow up tests to find the cause, I have a dodgy pituitary gland that fails to regulate my hormones correctly (along with very low test, my estrogen and prolactin were so low they weren't measurable).

    I now have a script for 250mg test per week, 1mg adex per week (split over two doses). Life's been great, huge improvement across the board. I recommend anyone struggling with symptoms of low test (lack of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depression, ect) seek out a legit doctor.
     
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