I am 31 years old and 12 weeks into TRT.
Please help me as i am really cofused and stuck after my low shbg test came out last week. I am just kind of stuck at 12 th week. Seems like so much things revolving in my head at this stage.
So it is best if i give you what i have done so far.
I had been suffering from a low t issues since 4 years. I belong to developing country where there is no knowledge among the doctors about the TRT protocols. So with much effort i have got the prescription but after that i am all on own. No doc/endo/trt clinic etc.
But having said that i have read a lot about TRT since last two years.
My fasting blood sugar and throid status is in optimal state. O.8 Tsh and morning body temprature 97.8.
Free testosterone test not available in my whole country.
I decided to start with 100 mg per week( 50 mg every 3.5 d).
I ran this protocol for 6 weeks. Labs came out as
Total t 721
E2 44( non sensitive)
The positives after 6 weeks.
But very below average changes in
So i decided may be the sexual area needs little more test and little low e2
So i bump the test to 120 mg per week. Divided into 2 injections.
Added 0.25 mg a.i arimidex with injections.( 0.5 mg per week).
I ran it for 4 weeks.
The positive changes described above were constant.
The sexual side also did improve at this protocol. I had a bit more libido and somewhat ok errections. But on a scale of 1to 10. Ill give it a 4. On previous protocol it was 2.
Labs after 4 weeks of this protocol
E2 22 non sensitive
Then i thought i am doing pretty ok and might close to even dialed in so i thought i needed a bit more e2. Not much increase just a slight. So instead of cutting armidex altogether i decided to increase the test to 140 mg per week. 20 mg increase. So to fine tune my e2 and raise it a little bit for the libido and errections.
Then i started 140 mg per week( 70 mg 3.5D) and same ai dosage 0.25 mg with shots( 0.5 mg / week).
Just one week into this protocol. Cant say much about results so far.
Now i have my shbg test back and reported 14.58 from 19.8. So this made me so so much confuse at this stage.
My confusion is listed in shape of questions below. I really !! Need your help here !!
1)14.58 shbgb is low. What are the side effects of low shbg in relation to TRT. The only side known to my knowledge from What i have read, the test gets cleared from body too quickly. But i had my blood drawn just before my next bi weekly shot and i showed a level of 633. The best i had on peak was 721. So my test levels are not. " clearing quickly ".
- Am i at the right protocol right now considering my low shbg?
140 mg test ( 70 mg every 3.5 days)
0.25 mg arimidex with shots.
- i am not getting desired results in libido/ errections/ morning wood. Plus i am not recovering from my exercise sessions even after 2 weeks.
Primary question :
What should be optimal protocol for me at this stage considering my
History and dosage ( pls scroll up)
My low shbg 14.58
Very Average libido
Poor muscle recovery
Few options in my mind are.
Returned to my second protocol where i felt the best.
That is 120 mg per week
Instead of doing 3.5 D previously, Now EOD injections. To reduce stress on SHBG. And lower free esteadiol as well ( due to low shbg).
Reduce Arimidex from 0.5 mg per week to 0.25 mg per week divided into two doses of 0.125 mg.
100 mg per week. EOD. With no ai.
Please please help me, remember your knowledge will help a guy doing all his best “on his own”. I can not thank you enough if you have read so far. Please do comment and suggest whats best for me.
Millions of Thanx !!!