As the subject states, I started TRT a little more than 2 months ago (androgel 5mg daily). I am 39 yrs old.
Since then, my total testosterone has decreased.
Here are my results
Before TRT (4/16/2010) - 382 (Range 280-800 ng/dL)
After TRT (6/26/2010) - 286 (Range 280-800 ng/dL)
I asked for Free T or Bioavailable T tests, but they are not available according to doctor.
ESTRADIOL - <12 (no reference range)
LH - 1.4 (no reference range)
The fact that my Total T has dropped almost 100pts has me concerned. I dont know if the estradiol and LH test results are helpful.
Just in case it's relevent, I have been on a VLCD (ketogenic diet) for the last 6 weeks and I train 4 times a week (for the past 9 months) with rarely a missed workout.
Some of my symptoms have improved (I felt great for the first 2-3 weeks) , but not all. I am at a loss at this point. My doc (Primary Care Physician - Internal Medicine) doesnt seem to be up on TRT and I would like to have some idea of what is going on (or what needs to be done to pinpoint what is going on) so I can discuss it with him.
I appreciate some thoughts.