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  1. #11
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    Good read! I got the same reactions when I was racing bicycles and was at the opposite end of the range.
    "Your BP's too low, this prescription will fix that. "
    "Uh, nothing's broke here, Sparky."

    Same thing when I showed up with a relaxed pulse in the high 20's. They were one more person away from making a bad call and trying to throw me in the ambo.

    We are not the animals for which they're trained to care.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyho View Post
    We are not the animals for which they're trained to care.
    Now THAT line is a keeper
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

    Suarez International USA Headquarters

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Mutt View Post
    I was just at the endo yesterday. At 6' wearing boots, jeans, hoodie, pistol, reload, knife, flashlight, wallet, phone and two sets of keys, I tipped the scales at 209lbs. I grin at the number and say, hell yeah. The nurse grins and says: no one ever says that! I had just finished a cuppa and rinsed the mug before going out the door to make the 5min drive to their office; BP 130/73...fuck a bunch of statins. (Ain't giving up the TRT, either!)
    After reading this I decided to weigh my gear, including vest, all clothing and boots--31.9 pounds; 220.6 combined after work. Not grinning at that number!
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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  4. #14
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    Excellent timing is right! I was recently prescribed BP meds, since I was 145/90, naturally my wife freaked and wanted me to take the meds, which I have for a coupe of weeks, but have also noticed the tiredness + side effects, screw that...I'm going to cut that crap.

    Now if I can just find a doc that will do the TRT I'll be golden. So far they look at me and say you don't look like a guy that has low T, it pisses me off, what exactly does a guy with low T look like....
    Last edited by Forklift; 10-28-2018 at 11:24 AM. Reason: damn spell check

  5. #15
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    No connection between LDL cholesterol levels and heart disease, according to researchers

    October 1, 2018, University of South Florida

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...t-disease.html

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Frederick View Post
    Absolutely.
    Regular check-ups and my BP is exactly normal... 2 Year DOT Physicals for my Commercial Drivers Liscense and I end up having to lay down for 15 minutes and meditate before my damn BP is low enough to pass.
    For mine, my vision is hit or miss without glasses for the dot medical. I have passed every one, but itís been getting alittle worse every year. 37 and it may be a good time to start wearing them.:)

  7. #17
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    @Papa...31.9lbs of gear, eek, my back is sore just reading about it.

    I'm being treated for hyperthyroidism which had stolen weight and size from me for the last two years and generally made me feel like shit. It's worth noting that this was only discovered because I was researching TRT and I got a blood test to see my numbers. When the results said my T4 to TH numbers were askew, I googled the numbers, learned it was hyperthyroidism and was able to check mark every damn symptom except bulging eyes. I just needed the endo to prescribe the rx I now knew I needed to be taking. It's freaking great to not have my thyroid pumping some Cthulu dark depression into my brain.

    @Forklift...most GP's won't be of much use for TRT. They want to go through your insurance and your insurance -at best- cares about getting you into the "normal" range. So if you're numbers are 250, and they get you to 300, they're satisfied and they're also done paying for any more. TRT is an out of pocket expense, and very much worth it to me. If you can't find some sports oriented, anti-aging endocrine specialist, pm me and I'll give you the contact for a company that pretty much does nothing but TRT.

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Mutt View Post
    @Forklift...most GP's won't be of much use for TRT. They want to go through your insurance and your insurance -at best- cares about getting you into the "normal" range. So if you're numbers are 250, and they get you to 300, they're satisfied and they're also done paying for any more. TRT is an out of pocket expense, and very much worth it to me. If you can't find some sports oriented, anti-aging endocrine specialist, pm me and I'll give you the contact for a company that pretty much does nothing but TRT.
    Thank you, I'd appreciate that.

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Mutt View Post
    @Papa...31.9lbs of gear, eek, my back is sore just reading about it.

    I'm being treated for hyperthyroidism which had stolen weight and size from me for the last two years and generally made me feel like shit. It's worth noting that this was only discovered because I was researching TRT and I got a blood test to see my numbers. When the results said my T4 to TH numbers were askew, I googled the numbers, learned it was hyperthyroidism and was able to check mark every damn symptom except bulging eyes. I just needed the endo to prescribe the rx I now knew I needed to be taking. It's freaking great to not have my thyroid pumping some Cthulu dark depression into my brain.

    @Forklift...most GP's won't be of much use for TRT. They want to go through your insurance and your insurance -at best- cares about getting you into the "normal" range. So if you're numbers are 250, and they get you to 300, they're satisfied and they're also done paying for any more. TRT is an out of pocket expense, and very much worth it to me. If you can't find some sports oriented, anti-aging endocrine specialist, pm me and I'll give you the contact for a company that pretty much does nothing but TRT.
    GM:
    I too would appreciate the referral. Will pm.
    Thanks,
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  10. #20
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    PM's answered. Hope it does for you what it has done for me.

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