Hello, i just found this forum and am looking for some feedback on if i made the right decision.
I am 40 years old and very athletic. I have been working out my entire life and competed competitively in sports my entire life. I am somewhat obsessive with my workouts and there have been times in my life where i have trained so hard i pretty much crashed. In highschool i would get up at 430 for swim practice and swim until 630 shower and off to class. Have a protein shake and then go to glass until lunch after lunch i had gym and study halls which were set up by my coaches. I would lift weights for two periods and after school attend my second swim practice for another hour and then hang out for intramural track practice until 8pm. Rush home and eat then do my home work. Back then i did not have a grasp of nutrition and proper rest . My junior year my body essentially shut down and i was deathly sick for months because of this insane schedule. I had zero sex drive back then. I remember being devestated at 16 and 17 having issues getting it up with girls. I had no clue at the time my workouts and sports were likely the culprit.
Throughout my life i still occasionally creep towards overtraining. I usually notice my sex drive dropping and getting extremely moody and recovery plummets. I workout 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week and run every day for 30-45 minutes. When i was around 37 my desire for sex dropped off the planet. I could still function and have sex but it was the last thing on my mind. I also stopped having spontanious erections and zero morning wood. My diet has always been moderate protein, high fat and low carb. I maintained a great physique on his diet and people have always asked me if i was on steroids ( which i never did) i am 6ft3 220 lbs. Around 37 i started to notice no matter how much cardio or dieting i did my stomach would not get shredded anymore.
I reached out to a telemedic clinic and consulted on TRT. My labcorp range was TT 690, Free test 15, DHEA of 300, Thyroid ranges all good, E2 29, LH 8.8, IGF 200 and SHBG of 61. Liver and all other systems good.
I was prescibed 180mg of test cypionate a week twice a week. I am 3 weeks into these shots and not really noticing much with wakefullness. Still feel somewhat tired during the day. When i workout i do have a good deal of energy and look leaner somehow. I am also feeling my sex drive creeping back. After 3 weeks on these shots my testicles barely shrunk and they are still working.
My concern is that i am wondering if i jumped the gun. I made no lifestyle changes prior to jumping on TRT. I have always burnt the candle at both ends. In highschool, college and even now i get 4-5 hours of sleep, often times run on fumes, I am still on a carb restricted diet and have always enjoyed alittle too much alcohol to unwind at night. I have a glass or three of red wine 4-5 nights a week. I love working out and being in the gym so its easy for me to get lost and spend hours workout out.