New but recent lurker. Been on TRT for 5 yrs and off and on last two years. After hitting 1200 Total T in 2013, while feeling great, I developed some urinary difficulties (frequency, dribbling) PSA at 1.2 so I abruptly stopped and, of course, crashed.
I remained off for 5 months in 2014 then resumed with androgel 7.5g daily and 500iu twice weekly HCG and felt better but urinary symptoms worsened. PSA climbed to 3.9 in Dec 14. So I abruptly stopped again and urinary symptoms decreased PSA dropped to low of 1.5, but felt horrible mentally and physically.
I eventually had prostate biopsy when PSA rose to 7.1 while on HCG mono in May 2015 and came up negative. Obviously my concern is I am too young for this urinary nonsense which seems to correlate rising androgens.
I should mention that I have a malignant hypothalamic tumor and had a recent bilateral varicocele repair as well.
Anyway, I will post blood work below and would really appreciate your input as some may have similar experience. Thanks.
TT=1090 240 - 950 ng/dL
Free T=58 9 - 30 ng/dL
DHT=1550 112-955 pg/ml
On 7.5 Androgel, 1000iu HCG twice weekly and 1/2 Arimidex once every 5 days
TT=423 240 - 950 ng/dL
Free T=16 9 - 30 ng/dL
After being off for 5 months these results are 6 months after starting again. Same regimen as in Dec.
TT=325 240 - 950 ng/dL
Free T= didn’t get 9 - 30 ng/dL
DHT=324 112-955 pg/ml
No TRT-Felt Horrible
TT=440 240 - 950 ng/dL
Free T= 12 9 - 30 ng/dL
SHBG=33 10 - 57 nmol/L
HCG monotherapy 125iu daily: Felt pretty good
TT=369 240 - 950 ng/dL
Free T= 8.86 9 - 30 ng/dL
SHBG=34 10 - 57 nmol/L
No TRT and bilateral varicocele repair a month prior
Sorry for horrible format but I’m a bit hurried tonight.