Just found this forum, and have learned a ton thus far. Thanks!
So, I started TRT about 2 years ago (Androgel, no AI), and felt GREAT for about 3 weeks. Then came the inevitable crash. My doc (urologist) upped me to Androge 1.62% and life was decent again.
Found a great woman (now my fiance’), so I switched to weekly injections of Test Cyp (1/2 ml), due to the cross contamination issues with Androgel. Maintaining about 650-800 free T. Life was good. Great in fact. Sex was fantastic, and frequent (2-3 times daily). We work out, run, mountain bike, and trail run together…Strength is good, body fat is probably under 13 or so? My doc has never run anything other than T labs, but it wasn’t an issue, as I was doing so well.
Well, about 6 months ago, I started having issues with some concentration issues (I’m an engineer, so THAT SUCKED), fatigue, low libido, leading to issues with ED (which SUCKED MORE!!!). Did some very basic research, and thought my E might be low. So I called and asked my doc to check my E levels, and the response was “Why would you want to do that?” I knew I had a problem. Anyway, I got them to do it, and all they said was that they were within limits. Since finding this site, I’m looking at getting copies of all my lab results, so I can see what the actual numbers were.
Fast forward to the last few months, and life is sucking hard. No consistent libido, brain fog, fatigue… Still forcing myself to the gym every other day, but haven’t had any significant gains for a while. (Guys, I’m not looking for super high T, or to be big or anything. I just want normal levels of everything, so that I feel good) Anyway, I had my T checked 3 weeks ago, and it came back as 800. I really think that I need to be on an AI and HCG, but my doc doesn’t want to put me on anything other than Test Cyp. Dumb a$$…
Sorry that was so long, here are the other facts:age
height : 6’-0"
weight : 185 lbs
waist : 31
describe body and facial hair : Balding, normal hair on face, arms, and legs, less on chest
did to grow fast or slow and steady as a teen : Slow and steady
testes ache or hurt? ever? : Yes, achy years ago. Was told by a doc that it was epiditimitus, antibiotics seemed to help?
mood : Foggy, lethargic
depression : Not yet
libido : Low!!!
get cold easily? a change? :No
dry skin, brittle nails? : No
use iodized salt? : Not sure
eat much sea food? : Not much
exposure to chemicals? : No
ever used hair loss drugs? : Rogaine, 15 years ago
Rx and OTC drugs : Currently trying BCS Labs, Formadex PCT to see if it helps. Should I stop, until I see someone that has a bit more experience in TRT???
So my questions are:
I’ve tried to contact the compounding pharm here in Houston to no avail. Looking for a good TRT that is trustworthy. I have Blue Sheild insurance…
Are the OTC AI (Formadex PCT) any good? Worth it? I just started some yesterday, and it seems to be making a difference on my brain fog, but I don’t know if it’s a placebo effect.
Guys, thanks again in advance for any help or advice, and sorry it was so long!!