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Old 11-05-2007, 07:01 AM   #16
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Re: Androgel Roller coaster update

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Right. One week should do it.
I am going to put off testing until Wednesday, a full 7 days off AG.
It seems to me that going off will kick in the HPTA and I may have a slight kick in my LH and T levels to make up for what I am no longer getting. What do you think? I believe my HPTA works based on the short Clomid I had (before I stopped it due to sides) and it increased my testicle size although I had no follow up tests.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:42 AM   #17
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Re: Androgel Roller coaster update

stupid question whats HPTA?

 
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Re: Androgel Roller coaster update

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stupid question whats HPTA?
Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Testicular Axis.

 
Old 11-06-2007, 07:40 AM   #19
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Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Testicular Axis.
what does the Hypothalamus have to do with it? I know the Pituitary tells the testes what to do (thats whats damaged on my pit as well as no hgh production)

 
Old 11-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #20
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Re: Androgel Roller coaster update

I believe the Hypothalamus is the control center... As in it senses what the body needs and tells the pit to release.. ie...the pit releases multiple hormones and the Hypothalamus tells it which one, when and how much... so it is concievable that you could have healthy testes and pituatary and if the Hypothalamus is not working correctly you would have problems..... someone please correct me if I got this wrong.....

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Re: Androgel Roller coaster update

They hypothalmus is what detects the T level in your blood. It sends more or less GnRH to the pituitary depending on what your T level is. GnRH tells the pituitary to make more LH.

If clomid worked for you then it tells me your pituitary is probably fine and the problem is at the hypothalmus. But, depending on what is wrong at the hypothalmus, it may not make LH go up if off androgel for a week. If it did make LH go up then it would argue nothing is wrong with your HPTA. Well, it might go up but not high enough I guess.

Still I think waiting a week is a good idea.

 
Old 11-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #22
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ahh.. got it. thanks hayfarmer and jinx. I never looked into it that far since I knew what wasn't working on me.

 
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