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2005/07/25 16:44:10 (permalink)

Need some Andro Gel answers - DOC??

I have been on ANDROGEL therapy for about 6 weeks now and my test levels are in a normal range.
My Doc has me on min dosage of 5 gms daily and I feel better, less lethargic now. Problems is its a
banned substance. I dont' plan on stopping usage, but I do need to know how soon it would be detectable after
discontinued use. I might be willing to stop long enough to clear a drug test. From my understanding its only banned if Epitest level is over 6 to 1 ratio. I have no clue what that means - All I know is my overall test levels
have went from 321 to 527 with the acceptable range being 214-800 something. So I'm in normal range. Would this equate to a under 6 to 1 epitest level??? thanks for any help.
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    RE: Need some Andro Gel answers - DOC?? 2005/07/25 17:27:34 (permalink)
    Your epitest levels may be low as you are shut down from exogenous test administration (the androgel). So despite your test levels being normal, yes your test to epitest ratio may be out of whack.

    I wonder could you discuss this with whatever body is testing you? If you are being treated by your doctor then you might be able to get an exemption. You could also talk about this with your doc and see what he/ she says.
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    RE: Need some Andro Gel answers - DOC?? 2005/07/25 18:48:30 (permalink)
    Agree with the comments made by D4 above.

    Although I cant recall your previous posts exactly but was the reason for you taking the androgel not exactly set in stone, ie you were not clinically hypogonadal but within the lower end of the normal range and wanted to increase it a bit?
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    RE: Need some Andro Gel answers - DOC?? 2005/07/25 21:53:31 (permalink)
    My overall test was in the low range (chronic) and was affecting libidi and energy level. My free serum level wsa 8.1 ...below acceptable range, so Doctor precsribed Androgel therapy. I really would like to know how long
    would it take OFF of therapy to test clean in competition.
    thanks

    There is a Exemption form, but I spoke with the head of doping for WADPA?? And basically if the epitest levels are out of range, then your OUT of competition, no exceptions..
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    RE: Need some Andro Gel answers - DOC?? 2005/07/26 14:16:53 (permalink)
    BUMP for any additional info
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