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Author Topic: Polycythemia due to testosterone/nandrolone injections anyone?  (Read 4722 times)

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Offline jm1953

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Polycythemia due to testosterone/nandrolone injections anyone?
« on: November 25, 2009, 09:13:04 PM »
Hey Members.

I have been getting testosterone/nandrolone injections every two weeks since 2000 for wasting, and to build and maintain muscle mass.  As the result, my body produces a very high level of red blood cells which is called Polycythemia Vera, or in my case Eurythrocytois (sp).  I don't know the difference between the two even though my hematologist has explained it to me several times.  If anyone else knows the difference could you please tell me in layman's terms.

I understand only a very small percentage of people get this as the result of this therapy.  The treatment for my particular case are periodic phlebotomies, where a pint of blood is taken when my hematocrit reaches 52 or over.  This is done at the local blood bank.

My hematologist checks my CBC every month so I am closely monitored.  I understand if your blood gets too thick we're talking strokes, blood clots, or heart attacks.  

Does anyone else have this as the result of hormone replacement therapy?  And if so, how are you being treated?  I understand blood thinners are an option too, but my doctor said they don't gel with my meds.  

Just throwing it out there, and for those of you on testosterone/nandrolone be sure to keep a watchful eye on your hemoglobin and hematocrit numbers when you get your CBC.

Thanks, and take care,

Positive 29 years. Diagnosed 10/1987.  Current CD 4: 720: Viral load: almost 100.  Current drug regimen, Tivicay, Emtriva, Endurant, Wellbutrin, Clonazepam, Uloric, Losartan Potassium,Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.


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