30 years old never run anabolics or experimental shit…
– test. atrophy
– nipple pain
– not low, no sex drive
– ed problems
most symptoms of low t… many of high e.
5’9 168 22%bf
weightlifting in my background USUALLY a part of my routine in life through my 20s until now. sparse eyebrows cant grow a beard… above symptoms are all current and new and with these levels life is difficult im out of the gym and in a rut.
my training came to a halt with nutrition perfect… etc… i became suspect of a problem. low energy depression… no major health problems (gi here and there not bad). nutrition is good. testicular atrophy (urologist ruled out non hormonal causes)…
primary doc and urologist both are talking t in patch/gel. both are talking of something to control estrogen as well… my primary ive discussed this more with but they both dislike my idea of arimidex.
primary is recommending a specially compounded testosterone patch/gel with a combined estrogen controller that i cant recall the name of, i havent heard of it ever in the trt world or fitness i think it started with a c ill get the name… as a naturopath he said he likes it and it can be compounded with the test.
i have a great gym and great private trainer took a while to find a guy who formerly competed as a bodybuilder and trains people to fairly successfully nowadays as well as guys like myself. ive considered testosterone injections for gym performance. doc who has used both gel and inj thinks the gel is much steadier as far as releasing over time… i thought injections were the way to go… when done well. especially for the purpose of adding lean mass.
photos of lab (ignore high white blood cell… the testosterone and estrogen as reflected in this lab over a period of time reflect very similar numbers)
urology on the 11th endo on the same day. primary wants to introduce trt and est. control now from a compounding pharmacy.
i want to use this time to figure out the cause, but also i want to see total testosterone top of high normal and free high and think my docs will help with that… if i can achieve this is it sustaible for durations much longer than 16 weeks even? first cycle want it to be right… or replacement whatever.
any input greatly appreciated. cortisol normal not high at all in the last 3 studies.
total t ranges typically 520-635
free t usually around 100-110
low ferritin keeps.coming up across labs… first one where iron total amd binding capacity have ever been out of range. hormones dont seem to change with this either.
why the fuck would my est be almost 300 regularly??? i dont eat like shit. im not a diabetic. im not unhealthy otherwise.
what do i do about estrogen and thoughts on testosterone patch/topical here by these docs? theyre willing to give vials and syringes too…
no gyno… swab hormone panel done over time coming back with results soon.