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14 Weeks of TRT - No Improvement?

Labs are below. As you can see, big improvement in labs, but I feel no change. Still low libido, bad sleep, and moativation/mood/energy is bad. Body composition not improved, but the general timeline would suggest that would come later. Looking for answers on what the reason for this is?

Current protocol is .40ml Testosterone Cyp 200mg/ml. /40IU HCG 2x per week + 2grains Armour/30mcg Cytomel daily.

My provider suggested Testosterone cream applied daily on the scrotum would be the thing to try. Said this would improve libido, but the other benefits would be the same as injections. I would prefer to stick to injections.

One provider suggested that my lab numbers are inflated given my last testosterone injection was 48 hours prior to lab work, and I took my thyroid medication 2 hours prior to labs. Holding off on these medications was not mentioned by my current provider.

Either way, it looks like my lab numbers are heading the right direction. However, why am I not seeing any benefit from this? Is there cases where numbers need to remain is a good range and the TRT benefit timeline begins to occur, just later? If I continue the same protocol, am I going to see benefits eventually, or if I’ve seen no benefit yet, does something need to change?

I appreciate any feedback and experiences.

Labs from 2/17/20
Total Test - > 1500 (264-916 ng/dL)
Free Test - 41.9 (8.7-25.1pg/mL)
Estadiol sensitive 42.8 (8.0 - 35.0)
SHBG 57.9 (16.5 - 55.9)
Free T3 - 4.7 (2.2-4.4)
DHEA 150 (31 - 701)

Labs from 11/12/19
Total Test - 623.6 (264-916 ng/dL)
Free Test - 7.5 (8.7-25.1pg/mL)
Estadiol sensitive 7.9(8.0 - 35.0)
SHBG 91.1 (16.5 - 55.9)
Free T3 - 2.4 (2.2-4.4)

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