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November 4th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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I was doing a search on clomid for a friend. And I found some sites about Men taking clomid. Why would men take it? Does anyone know?
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November 4th, 2006, 07:01 PM
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I have read that too but I can't remember the explanation for it. I wish I could remember why but it has been a long time ago since I saw that. Sorry!
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November 4th, 2006, 07:03 PM
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I am so curious I hope you can remember!
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November 5th, 2006, 05:11 AM
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its a synthetic steroid..and men like athletics and all take it for them..and i even heard men taking clomid for some fertilty treatment too...but for sure the guys who do sports take them for some reason i really dont know..
sorry for such lil info..
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November 5th, 2006, 05:19 AM
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see what i found on the net regarding this...::
colmid for men - infertility

QUESTION:
I've heard of men taking Clomid. Why and what does it do for them?

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Clomid blocks the estrogen receptors in the brain and causes increased production of the pituitary hormones FSH and LH. In the male, this can cause increased testosterone production. The theory, therefore, is that with increased testosterone production, as well as increased FSH and LH, sperm quality should improve. However, the use of clomiphene in the male in well-controlled studies has shown very controversial data. Clomiphene should not be used in place of a thorough evaluation of the male including hormone testing, semen analysis, and tests of sperm function.


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Large image Clomid is a brand name for the drug clomiphene citrate. Clomid is typically prescribed for women to aid in ovulation. In men, the application of Clomid causes an elevation of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. As a result, natural testosterone production is also increased. This effect is obviously beneficial to the athlete, especially at the conclusion of a cycle when endogenous testosterone levels are subnormal. When an athlete discontinues the use of steroids, his testosterone levels will most likely be suppressed. If endogenous testosterone levels are not brought to normal, a dramatic loss in size and strength may occur. Clomid plays a crucial role in preventing this crash in athletic performance. Bodybuilders find that a daily intake of 50-100 mg of clomiphene citrate over a two week period will bring endogenous testosterone production back to an acceptable level. Clomid will gradually raise testosterone levels over its period of intake. Since an immediate boost in testosterone is often desirable, athlete will commonly use HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for a couple of weeks, and the continue treatment with Clomid. Clomid is also effective as an anti-estrogen. Most athletes will suffer from an elevated estrogen level at the conclusion of a cycle. A high estrogen level combined with a low testosterone level puts an athlete in serious risk of developing gynocomastia. With the intake of Clomid, the athlete gets the dual effect of blocking out some of the effects of estrogen, while also increasing endogenous testosterone production. In relation to toxicity and side effects, Clomid is considered a fairly safe drug. Bodybuilders seldom experience any problems, but possible side effects include hot flashes and temporary blurred vision. Clomiphene citrate is widely available on the black market. Until recently, it was relatively easy to get through foreign mail order. However, since the DEA is playing an active role in pursuing mail-order operations catering to athletes, Clomid is becoming harder to obtain.

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November 5th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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TY! Now I know!
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