Clomid for Men on TRT
Today we're going to talk about clomiphene citrate or Clomid. A lot of doctors prescribe Clomid to their patients before they start TRT to see if they can help the body to make its own testosterone before injecting testosterone.
So, Clomid was invented in 1956, and it was to help to treat infertility and ovarian issues with women. It was approved by the FDA in 1967, and it was only approved to treat infertility in women. So, when a doctor is prescribing Clomid for men, then they're doing so what's called “off-label”, which means that they're prescribing the medicine that was not approved by the FDA to treat something different.
Clomid blocks the hormone estrogen from interacting with pituitary gland in the brain. When estrogen interacts with pituitary gland, lower levels of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone are produced. Luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone are the signals in your testicles that tell them to produce testosterone. So, when you have low of both of those, your testicles may not be producing enough testosterone, and the idea behind climate is to get those two levels up so that your testicles can naturally produce enough testosterone.
The result of men can be very good and also can help preserve sperm and fertility for men. Some people are staying at Clomid as it can increase your testosterone levels by 100-200%. But your mileage may vary, it depends. Everyone's different, and everyone reacts differently to different medicines.
Now, before we go any further, if your doctor prescribes you Clomid, and you've got any vision issues at all your eyes, feel fuzzy, you can see little floaters in your eyes or anything related to your eyes, then you should discontinue immediately and contact your doctor.
Clomid is known for having vision issues. Some of them can be permanent, so do not take this lightly and do not ignore it. If you have any vision side-effects or your eyes feel weird, then you should discontinue and call your doctor immediately. Now, one thing that Clomid does have an advantage for TRT is that Clomid does not cause testicular shrinkage or atrophy. Injecting outside testosterone shuts down your body's natural production and causes your testicles to shrink or atrophy.
So, a lot of people report that when they take Clomid their testosterone levels do get to a better range, but their libido does not rise to where they would think it would be at this range. And the reason for that is that Clomid does have some estrogenic properties. So, sometimes these levels get higher than what they're used to, and that can kill your libido a little bit. So, please keep that in mind.
The usual range for Clomid is 250 milligrams per day. But, definitely, listen to whatever your doctor says. Taking vitamin E while taking Clomid has been shown in some cases to help Clomid to get your testosterone levels a little higher, but it's not recommended to take more than 400 milligrams of vitamin E per day.
Something that's interesting about Clomid is that while it can help with fertility, it can help get your testicles working the way they should. Higher doses of Clomid can, actually, negatively impact your body. So, Clomid can actually be used as a mono therapy, meaning that it's the only medicine being used to treat TRT and to try to raise your testosterone. But it can be used in conjunction with testosterone, and it's just not very common.
Steroid users and bodybuilders have used Clomid for a long time. When they use it, is when they're coming off of a cycle, they're stopping taking outside testosterone, and they're trying to get their body to produce its own testosterone again.