2 months later and finally have some new blood results. I'm in the UK and it's pretty impossible to get anything done on the NHS. My doctor flat out refused to test E2 twice, so I ended up shelling out for a private endo, who told my doctor to test E2 and some other things. I'm going back to see the endo in a couple of weeks, so advice to what to push for from him would be useful
My E2 seems high, which would explain the ED etc, but it's within the 'normal range' on the lab results, so my GP has already dismissed it as 'normal, no action'
Should I push to change formulations? From test undecanoate to test cyp and self injections?
LAB results: (in the UK, so units may be different from US, but given conversions for T and E2)
T levels: (lab range 8.4-28.7 NMOL/L =242-827 ng/dl)
18weeks (end dose) - 10.8 (=311 ng/dl)
30 weeks (end dose) - 20.6 (=594 ng/dl)
52 weeks (10 weeks into dose) - 24 (=692 ng/dl)
58 weeks (halfway /6 wks through dose) - 30.2 (=870 ng/dl)
I got a SHBG test at 52 weeks which I think showed my bioavailable T was about 2.6%, can't remember exactly though
I will be getting my T tested at 8, 10 and 12 weeks also.
Other labwork from 58 weeks (6 weeks through dose)
E2 - 156 pmol/l (<191) = 42.5 pg/ml
FSH - 6.4 IU/L (2.0-20)
LH - 1.8 IU/L (1.5-9.3)
TSH - 1.24 mU/L (0.35-5.5)
Thyroid peroxidase antibody level <35 IU/ML (<60)
Plasma corrected calcium - 2.32 mmol/l (2.12-2.62)
Plasma inorganic phosphate - 0.60 mmol/l (0.7-1.45) LOW
Plasma total bilirubin - 16 umol/L (3-17)
plasma ALT - 31 IU/L (10-45)
plasma alkaline phosphatase - 275 IU/L (95-280)
-age - 22
-height - 5'6" / 168cm
-waist - 27"
-weight - 132lbs - 60kg
-little body / facial hair before TRT, now more body hair and much thicker beard
-used to carry fat mainly in lower body (lower back / hip / ass), now much leaner everywhere and much more muscle, but still some fat around hips
-on tetralysal (tetracycline 300mg) every day for past 5 1/2 months for acne, on last week of course now
- 1 week into 4 week course of zopiclone 3.75 mg to deal with my messed up sleep pattern and try and reset my circadian rhythms
- training - lift 3x/week - 1-2 heavy lifts (deadlifts / power cleans / front squats / bench / clean and push press) plus 1-2 accessory exes
also, my lymph nodes are kinda hard around my groin area, should I be worried about this?