This is not a post about whether or not I should start trt, I have already made this decision, instead it is for opinions on my protocol I have made myself.
I have had trouble with my hormones my whole life despite maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. I had delayed puberty and was actually put on testosterone for a short period when I was 17 to kickstart me into starting puberty. I believe I have now finished, or at least am near the end of finishing puberty.
I went to the doctors (I am from the UK) 15 months ago as I had all the symptoms of low t, the endo just had me take bloods every two months for a year or so and despite staying at low levels (I would fluctuate between 250 and 350), he was reluctant to treat me or even investigate further. Anyone from the UK knows the struggle with NHS endos, the normal range they quote is 300-1050 and your age is not a factor in this range. We proceeded to fall out so I stopped seeing him altogether. 1 month ago I went to the GP to begin my journey with the NHS yet again, hoping to see a different endo this time, and explained my symptoms and my history to the GP but all I got from that visit was a prescription for anti-depressants, wouldn’t even check my bloods. It was from this point that I decided that the only way I would get better is taking action myself. I have spent the last few weeks researching trt and have come up with a protocol to start with. I will have a weekly dose of 150mg test-e (75mg injected twice a week) and will take 250IUs hcg on injection days (500IUs a week).
The reason for the hcg is maintaining fertility is a top priority for me, telling my parents that I could not give them grandkids because I fucked up my fertility would destroy me (and more importantly them). I currently have the ability to reach climax and produce ejaculate but have zero motivation to do so. I have no intention of having kids for at least 6 or 7 years.
I will also have adex on hand to use if I get symptoms of high e2, if that were the case I would take 0.25mg on injection days (.5mg a week). I will try my best to get bloods done freuently to check my hormone profile but not sure how easy this will be in the UK.
Thank you for your time.