High hemocrit

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Even with blood donations every 6 weeks I couldn’t lower my hemocrit. I was prescribed 1.1 CC every two weeks. Any suggestions on what I can do to lower it? I’ve cut way way down on red meat, eating 1 grapefruit a day, I only drink alcohol a few times a year and I quit caffeine. I’m a 50 yo male
 

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More important than letting us know you eat grapefruit would be your Crit level. Let's start there.
 

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Even with blood donations every 6 weeks I couldn’t lower my hemocrit. I was prescribed 1.1 CC every two weeks. Any suggestions on what I can do to lower it? I’ve cut way way down on red meat, eating 1 grapefruit a day, I only drink alcohol a few times a year and I quit caffeine. I’m a 50 yo male
I had to use 2 clinics for about a year, one to donate double reds and one for just blood.

I would do double red every 4 months and regular blood every 8 weeks.
 

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I would just stop using trt then have to keep draining my blood
 
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I had to use 2 clinics for about a year, one to donate double reds and one for just blood.

I would do double red every 4 months and regular blood every 8 weeks.
What's the difference in your markers between donating double red and whole blood?
 

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That is what I did. Now instead of .8 ml or 160 mg of cypionate per week, I'm starting over at 50 mg per week and they will adjust from there.
Better then having a stroke right
 

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There has to come a point where it’s just not worth it
 

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What's the difference in your markers between donating double red and whole blood?
I would have to look it up but it would go from normal to slightly high, now it stays normal and I only donate whole blood.

Endo wanted me to lower test too low, I'm only 700ng 7 days out, I said fuck that and flushed my blood lol.
 

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Many find that they more they break up their dose up the less negative hemocrit/RBC issues. And you may be able to get the same benefits with a lower total dose then you are taking now.
 

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More important than letting us know you eat grapefruit would be your Crit level. Let's start there.
56.3 on 5/30. Waiting on new numbers now. Last dose was 5/22
 

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I had to use 2 clinics for about a year, one to donate double reds and one for just blood.

I would do double red every 4 months and regular blood every 8 weeks.
Thanks brother. I’ll have to see about clinic options here
 

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56.3 on 5/30. Waiting on new numbers now. Last dose was 5/22
My brother was there. They had him donating blood every month and it brought it down to about 52 over 5 months.

Here's the fucked up part, when he popped 52 they said he was good. They wouldn't script him to donate anymore
 

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I get nervous at mid 40s
 

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Better then having a stroke right
Yes. What really pissed me off is the TRT clinic that I was using NEVER called me back after I started experiencing issues in October of 2023. I was getting weird muscle spasms in places I had never gotten muscle spasms before. I also had an irregular heartbeat from the high hematocrit that has since corrected itself as well. I wonder how many of those people pegging >1,500 on total testosterone with hematocrit and red blood cell counts on the high side are going to have the same issues that I had. I can't be the only oddball out.

Sure, in the beginning I was fine. It's running that way for nearly SIX YEARS that played hell on my body.
 
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Are you drinking enough water before bloodwork? A lot of Hematocrit levels show high due to dehydration. Should be drinking a gallon of water before your bloodwork.
 

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Are you drinking enough water before bloodwork? A lot of Hematocrit levels show high due to dehydration. Should be drinking a gallon of water before your bloodwork.
I did not before the last check. The appointment slipped my mind and I probably was a little dehydrated at the time.
 

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Are you drinking enough water before bloodwork? A lot of Hematocrit levels show high due to dehydration. Should be drinking a gallon of water before your bloodwork.
I drank more than enough water, and it still did not help. I even donated blood 2 weeks before labs just to get my numbers in range. I know how to play this game, lol.
 

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Ip6 is a chelator…
Citrus bergamot
Nattokinase … (i cant take due to it causing nose bleeds)

Possibly lactoferrin…

Those are the items ive been told to try…

Citrus bergamot messis with my blood sugar to much…
 

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