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  1. tastyfood

    Really frustated with hormonal lab test results done early in the morning in a fasted state!

    Could someone help me find the best way to test prolactin in blood? For consistency, I have been testing it at 8am, in a fasted state. I've been doing this for years. The value will not budge below 14 ng/mL no matter what I do. The one time I went to test non-fasted, the result was even worse...
  2. Xemnoraq

    Petition For Idealabs Hair Loss Product

    Ok guys, im gonna keep it nice and short, i doubt this will go anywhere, but who knows, If anyone can crack the code to hair loss i feel like it's Georgi, All other hairloss treatment methods basically only half work with severe side effects that end up basically castrating you, So i...
  3. Hans

    How hypothyroidism affects testosterone, LH, DHT, etc. - hypothyroid steroid panel

  4. Hans

    Optimize your testosterone-to-estrogen ratio with thyroid

  5. Hans

    The easiest way to optimize DHT (thyroid optimization)

  6. T

    Very High Cholesterol + High Prolactin + High Progesterone - What to do?

  7. tastyfood

    What's the short term (next week or two) impact of covid on stress blood markers?

    I am dealing with what seems like covid (at least according to the test). I have mild flu symptoms, and resting at home. I was scheduled to test for some stress hormones that I'm monitoring after making some changes to my daily protocol. I am thinking about postponing the test, worried that the...
  8. tastyfood

    My prolactin won't go down. Is my heavy metal burden causing this high prolactin?

    34 year old male. I tested prolactin, and other pituitary hormones , and it was high yet again: 18.7. It was 14.4 6 months ago, and it doesn't go lower than that. I have tried everything under the sun. Before this last round of tests I was using a few thing that target prolactin: vitamin E...
  9. A

    How does prolactin suppress gonadotropin?

    I’ve read that prolactin secretion suppress gonadotropin. Is this true for the biological actions of prolactin as a hormone? Or is it only an indirect consequence, based on the cases where high prolactin are caused by a prolactinoma that suppress the release of gonadotropin in hypothalamus?
  10. tastyfood

    Which daily habits that you consider estrogenic go unnoticed?

    I am trying to keep my estrogen lower by paying more attention to things that I do on a daily basis that could have an estrogenic effect. Two examples I can share: - Using toilet paper for cleaning the buttocks as well as blowing the nose. - Washing the skin with soap excessively. These...
  11. tastyfood

    Is there any possibility that high prolactin in blood mean low estrogen in tissues?

    There are arguments that explain that certain estrogenic high values in blood would mean low levels in tissues: Estradiol and estrone are two that come to mind. Is there any possibility that a high result for prolactin in blood means low estrogen in tissues, or is high prolactin ALWAYS related...
  12. tastyfood

    I'm desperate, prolactin is out of control despite taking anti-prolactin substances

    I've been dealing with high prolactin for the last 6 months and the result I got from yesterday is terrifying. 28.2 ng/mL (reference range 4.0-15.2). This is a jump from 16.3 from a month and half ago! I can provide more info about other results, but they are all in range. My TSH is suppressed...
  13. V


    Hi- From what I’ve read on here I’m in need of B1. I’m looking for suggestions for a good thiamine B1. I have hypothyroidism, pituitary growth (99) and thalassemia minor. Started HRT 3 weeks ago. Currently on Cabergoline & Armor. Started Dr. Peat protocols 2 weeks ago. Can’t get my temperature...
  14. tastyfood

    Have you ever tested macroprolactin, and at what time should prolactin be tested?

    Both my endocrinologist and urologist recommended I test macroprolactin, which according to them could be making the prolactin results artificially high. The urologist also recommended I test prolactin at noon to rule out high results due to fasting or being early in the morning. Has anyone...
  15. tastyfood

    Struggling with high ACTH results, am I taking supplements too late in the day?

    I had the highest result of ACTH this week, with 99.1 pg/mL, at 8 in the morning. The reference range for tests in the AM is 7.2-63.3 pg/mL. One of the things I'm evaluating is my consumption of supplements and thyroid towards bed time. Could it be that taking stimulating things before bed...
  16. tastyfood

    Which marker would you optimize for spermatogenesis: Prolactin, or Testosterone?

    I have azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate), and I have high prolactin, lower than optimal testosterone, and high pituitary hormones such as ACTH. I've been looking into ways to help my body produce more sperm, but there seems to always be a trade-off. My experiment with Exemestane made my...
  17. tastyfood

    Took Lisuride for 4 weeks and it didn't lower my prolactin

    I used Idealabs Lisuride topically for 4 weeks, 4 to 5 drops daily (100 to 150mg), and it didn't lower my prolactin. Before using Lisuride I tested 20 ng/mL, and after four weeks of Lisuride, it only went down to 19 ng/mL. What am I doing wrong with Lisuride? I apply it topically to my...
  18. tastyfood

    Scared of using Exemestane again, it raised my prolactin and LH/FSH too much

    About 5 months ago I used 8mg of exemestane (Xtane brand) daily for a bit more than three weeks. I had a varicocele, and wanted to try exemestane to help with male fertility issues. Exemestane was clearly effective at raising total testosterone: from 400 to 756 in 3 weeks. However, it double...
  19. Lokzo

    Simultaneous blockade of (NMDA and AMPA) results in stressor-specific inhibition of prolactin and corticotropin release

    Many neurons express simultaneously two or more isotypes of glutamate receptors, so that pharmacological modulation of more than one receptor may be necessary to reveal the role of glutamate in mediating physiological processes. The present studies were aimed at evaluating involvement of...
  20. RenaissanceMan

    What's the best supplement to lower Prolactin?

    Preface: I've noticed that, from what I've read, prolactin is the one of the only "bad" hormones that can be lowered by a large amount without any negative consequences. For instance, estrogen and cortisol can cause some bad effects when they are too low, but low prolactin sounds amazing from...