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Question for the Dr: If this person had legitimately low T which was being treated with exogenous testosterone, wouldn't his T/E ratio indicate normal on urinalysis? The article indicates that he was taking Testosterone AND that CIR testing was used. We know that an elevated T/E is the trigger for CIR testing i.e., they don't just draw everyone's blood looking for T. Sounds like he self-identified and walked into the hornet's nest. Sounds to me like someone with a legit condition could keep their mouth shut and be fine...Reaction?
1 year, 2 months ago on Cat 3 Cyclocross Racer Daniel Baker Accepts USADA Sanction for Testosterone Use
@ppolack @crewdoglm I honestly had no idea. Sounds like the Testosterone speak-easy is coming of age. The next Southpark parody?I think I saw the same photo you mention and I've always assumed the ad to be for legal Fenugreek seed.
@ppolack I am honestly curious to know about the "widespread practice of testosterone replacement therapies for dubious reasons by doctors..." I guess I find "widespread" hard to believe. Admittedly, I don't have a doc who is likely to be bribed into bogus scrips (USAF flight surgeon). He told me that to justify testosterone therapy, you need to have WAY low numbers with serious tangible symptoms affecting your life. The real symptoms sound like they suck and it also sounded like saying "I can't face getting old" would get the response "tough shit" from a legit MD. (My T was higher than a normal 20 year old's and I'm 48 BTW.)