Please read these stickies:
- advice for new guys - note 1st paragraph
- things that damage your hormones
You should have had LH/FSH tested before TRT, now the diagnostic window is closed.
You need these labs:
LH/FSH - too late baby
fasting total cholesterol
To function properly, you need T, cortisol [adrenals] and thyroid hormones at decent levels.
Have you used iodized salt and/or vitamins that list iodine? Or are you iodine deficient.
Please do not tell me that labs were normal, need numbers and ranges please.
If you have low thyroid function, you probably cannot absorb transdermal testosterone and will need to inject and yes, there is a sticky for that.
If your body temperatures are low, that indicates a degree of low thyroid function,
Oral body temperature when you first wake up should be 97.7 - 97.8 or a bit higher. 97.3 is way too low.
Also see if you hit 98.6 mid-afternoon.
So that is fast, easy and conclusive.
Lab numbers may reveal other things.
TRT should be:
- anastrozole as/if needed to get near E2=22pg/ml
- 250iu hCG SC EOD to preserve fertility
TRT is forever. Young guys should treat low-T as a symptom and try to identify the root cause and try to fix that. Try to list your medical problems and time-line VS perceived drop in vitality and sex drive/function. Some drugs are endocrine disruptors.