Hi guys, I am trying decide if starting TRT could be beneficial. I would appreciate your input.
Following the new thread template posted by KSman
-weight -180 lbs
-describe body and facial hair
I have light facial hair on my chin and upper lip, no hair in the sideburn/cheek area. I have light underarm hair, zero hair on the rest of my torso and fairly dense leg hair.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed
I am fairly lean, I don’t know my bf %, but the body fat I do carry tends to pool in my thighs, ass, and belly.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]-My symptoms include-
Apart from low testosterone, I do not have any known health conditions.
Fatigue- Mostly confined to the morning, I have a very difficult time motivating myself to get out of bed, even after 8-10 hrs of sleep. After about 10 A.M, the fatigue diminishes significantly and the rest of the day I do ok.
Cognitive issues -poor working memory, decreased concentration, and just generally sluggish/fuzzy cognition (this is by far the most troublesome symptom)
Social anxiety- classic anxiety symptoms when talking to anyone, even close friends/family.
Mild Depression- I just feel dull flat/colorless.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
- I have never taken a DHT inhibitor.
-lab results with ranges
Component Ref Range Result
HGB 13.5-17.5 g/dl 15.5
HCT 41.0-53.0% 43.4
SHGB 13-74 nmol/l 23
TESTOSTERONE 183-703 ng/dl 382
TESTOSTERONE, FREE 3.8-12.8 ng/dl 9.7
TESTOSTERONE, BIOAVA 89-300 ng/dl 199
TSH .5-5.0 2.12
VIT D 30-80 ng/ml 38
T4, FREE .8-2.2 ng/dl 1.3
T3, FREE 2.8-5.2 pg/ml 4.8
PSA 0-4.0 ng/ml .42
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]
2500 cal/day, fairly clean-oatmeal, fish, wheat bread, cold cuts, oranges, occasionally pasta.
0-5 drinks per week
100-300 mg caffeine per day
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]
Anareobic- lift eod, 4 exercises per session, roughly 30 min
Aerobic-treadmill 30 min eod- moderate intensity- 8 min/miles
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?
Testes ache occasionally but never concurrently with a fever. Have a grade 1 varicocele on left test.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed
I get morning wood rarely, once a month. It’s only at about 50 % when I do get it. This is the way I’ve always been, even in high school.
I have been given a script for 100 mg Test C per week by an endocrinologist. I don’t have an AI or HCG.
I tried a Nolvadex restart on my own, 20 mg/day for four weeks. This was unsuccessful, levels only went up to 450, SHBG shot up to 32 and I felt like a turd.
Do you think my testosterone is low?
Do you think my symptoms are being caused or made worse by low testosterone?
If you do, how do you think I should go about correcting it?
Should I fill the test c and start trying to get myself balanced on trt?
Should I try another restart?
Should I try HCG alone?
Thanks for reading, I appreciate any input.