Thank you guys for laying out the TRT info so clearly. I would have been lost without these forums.
I started on TRT a year ago. My initial symptoms were extreme fatigue, irritability, no drive, loss of muscle, minimal body hair. I could barely get out of bed. Before that I had always been very healthy/active.
After lots of idiot doctors, I finally found one who thought a Testosterone level of 193 might be related to my feeling like crap. (Range of 290 - 850)
These injections saved me but Im hoping to get off of them.
I started out doing 200mg every 10 days. I have reduced my dose to 40 mg Cyp E3D.
Currently taking .25mg Adex once a week. No HCG.
I realized I am an over responder to Adex. I was taking .5 EOD and felt like crap. Had some blood work done and the results said 1.9 with a range of 8-79.
I would like some input on my last blood labs. They were done in April.
ACTH 11 (range 9-52)
AM Cortisol 7 (range 5-23)
DHEAS 215 (range 168-592)
Estradiol 1.9 (range 8-79)
Testosterone 671 (range 280-1100)
SHBG 20 (range 13-71)
Free Test 157.4 (range 47-244)
%Free Test 2.3 (range 1.6-2.9)
Bioavailable 467.2 (range 131-682)
Alb 4.8 (range 3.3-4.8)
I feel like IÃ?Â¢??ve got my injections and Adex pretty well balanced now. I definitely feel better than I did a year ago but still not 100%. My mental clarity, focus, drive, and energy are only be 75% of what they used to be.
Im looking for advice on two things:
Adrenals- Two years ago I was in school and working fulltime. I didnt sleep enough, didnt eat well and relied heavily on caffeine. In addition, during my final semester of school we had a baby that had some complications and passed away. Lots of stress for a long period!
I think its possible that I have adrenal fatigue but dont know how to pursue it. My current endocrinologist has been awesome for the TRT but does not think Adrenal Fatigue is legit.
HCG- my balls went back to a more normal size when I reduced my Test dosage but Im wondering if HCG would help with my focus/mood etc. My doc may or may not be open to prescribing this.
I would appreciate any thoughts/comments on my labs and symptoms.
Thanks in advance.
(I couldnt add this post to my original case. If a thread is inactive for a while does it become un-editable?)