I have had a few lab tests over the past couple of years that showed low/lowering T and having all the symptoms associated with low T. Struggled to find a doc on my insurance that would work with me and finally bit the bullet and went to a Low T Clinic. I will not be having anymore kids, had a vasectomy a few years back.
6'2" - ~260lbs
Lab on 10/31/2014
AST (SGOT) - 28IU/L - Ref Range 0-40
ALT (SGPT) - 41IU/L - Ref Range 0-44
PSA - .5ng/mL - Ref Range 0.-4.0
T - 285ng/dL - Ref Range 348-1197
Free T - 5.9pg/mL - Ref Range 8.7-25.1
LH - 4.6mIU/mL - Ref Range 1.7-8.6
Estradiol - 13.1pg/mL - Ref Range 7.6-42.6
I was prescribed 200mg Test weekly with Clomid the day before my injection and Anastrazole the day after. Doc said no value in taking multiple injections a week but didn't care if I wanted to split them up. I did and split the pills for the Clomid and the Anastrozole as well. Everything comes shipped to me via mail and I do my own injections.
Labs on 12/31/2014
AST (SGOT) - 34IU/L - Ref Range 0-40
ALT (SGPT) - 44IU/L - Ref Range 0-44
PSA - .7ng/mL - Ref Range 0.-4.0
T - 988ng/dL - Ref Range 348-1197
Free T - 38.3pg/mL - Ref Range 8.7-25.1
LH - 0.2mIU/mL - Ref Range 1.7-8.6
Estradiol - 11.3pg/mL - Ref Range 7.6-42.6
Doc was pleased with T and Free T and lowered my dose to 180cc/week. Same Clomid and Anastrazole format.
I can't tell you how much better I feel 60 days in. Libido has really been good the past 30 days, I took 5mg Cialis prior to T and still take it now and my wife told me the other day I am wearing her out but she isn't complaining. I might stop the Cialis and see how things are different, wait and see.
Strength gains in the gym have been significant as well, put 40lbs on my squat and generally feel pretty good with my strength. Hadn't made much progress in the past year or more so this is really exciting. Pretty good energy most days but I still want/need a nap on the weekends. I can tell some days I have tons of energy and others not near as much.
I have severe elbow pain in my right elbow and minimal to moderate pain in my left. Right doesn't allow me to bench or press and any dips or curls are out of the question. I don't know if this is due to increased strength and just overloaded myself but its been pretty bad for the past 3 weeks. My TRT doc said he didn't know what it was and just rest and my primary care physician (PCP) said as much. Pain is under my elbow and not on the inside or outside. Hurts to touch, almost like you hit your funny bone all the time.
Acne was ramping up on my face which isn't cool for somewhere near 40. Been much more diligent to wash my face twice a day and take better care of it and right now its better but I have a feeling it will come back. Also, my face is flush and red most of the time but blood pressure has checked out OK.
I haven't dropped any scale weight, I am stronger and more muscular so I might have traded some fat for muscle but I need to get serious about my diet and drop 25-30lbs.
Very pleased, feel like I did when I was younger and looking forward to see how things progress. I have to get the elbow cooperating as right now its really hampering things in the gym and just aches a lot.
Any thoughts on my lab work? My Free T came back high on my second labs, any concerned its too high?
My LH was low as well, TRT Doc said its because the body isn't making it anymore and should be low. He is not a fan of HCG but should that be something I consider and drop the Clomid?
Any questions or feedback, please fire away. This has been a multi-year journey and reading this logs has been invaluable for me to learn.