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Postby joeymia » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:58 pm

jimmylegs wrote:ouch! glad you are feeling somewhat better at least, FB.

wonder what happened to joey?


I'm still here :) My insurance denied my claim due to not having sufficient testing. I have the prescription but the dosage costs about $400 a week. I need to fail multiple tests before they will cover the treatment. I am scheduled to meet with a endocrinologist next week to do further testing. Since I'll be doing blood work I'll get my zinc levels tested however I take multivitamins every morning and eat a decent diet. I am only 30 there is no way that should be that low.
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Postby joeymia » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:59 pm

FastBenz wrote:I will talk with my neuro. But I feel I have MUCH more energy and I'm less depressed and moody. I have the stress of divorce,losing my house, and mom having colon cancer going on. Sticking with it for now.


Did your insurance cover it? What are taking and how much?
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Postby FastBenz » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:30 pm

didn't go through insurance. $850 a month for both for hgh and testosterone. I didn't want to wait. They did extensive bloodwork as well. They took 6 vials. lol

All they stuff thy wanted me to take would have been $1700 a month
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Postby FastBenz » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:38 pm

I have a neuro appt tomorrow. I honestly feel the best since being diagnosed energy and mood wise after the 2nd week of both.
He is going to love me as well when i tell him I got tested for CCSVI as well and on the list for surgery locally in FL. :)
Wasn't a fan at all when I mentioned CCSVI testing before.
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Postby FastBenz » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:51 pm

joeymia wrote:
FastBenz wrote:I will talk with my neuro. But I feel I have MUCH more energy and I'm less depressed and moody. I have the stress of divorce,losing my house, and mom having colon cancer going on. Sticking with it for now.


Did your insurance cover it? What are taking and how much?


2iu a day mon-fri, 1cc testosterone Mon and Thurs. Not trying to bulk up or anything like bodybuilders do.
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:16 pm

hey there joey, sorry you did not get approved but glad to hear you are going to have your zinc levels done.

please remember to insist on getting the specific numbers and units, otherwise if you let them tell you it's normal you have no useful information to work with.

how much zinc in your multi? and even with a decent diet.. i bet you'd be surprised how far from optimal (18.36 umol/L is the average in healthy men) you can get, and still be in the so-called 'normal' range.

check back in when you have some results!

ttfn :) JL
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Postby FastBenz » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:15 pm

Still on HGH and Test. Energy and mood still been the best its been since diagnosed.
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