I am 5 weeks into TRT. I have waited to ask any questions until now. I have went through all 17 pages of stickies and read probably 45-50 different post. The wealth of information is staggering and somewhat overwhelming. I know this is not "rocket science" but it is damn close. Thanks to all you vet's out there for putting in your time and effort to answer all these questions many of which are the same day in and day out.
As I said I am 5 weeks in, but I really am not experiencing much either positive or negative.
I have had slight weight gain 5 lbs, slight strength increase(but have really been lifting a lot even prior to starting). No increase in mood or energy, no increase in sex drive(probably a little less even). When should I get to positive moods, decrease in %BF and the sex drive of a 25 y/o?
6'2.25" or 74.25in
LABS prior to TRT RESULTS RANGE INTERVAL
Serum Glucose 78 mg/dl 65-99
BUN 15 mg/dl 5-26
CREATININE, SERUM 1.21 MG/DL 0.76-1.27
eGFR >59 ML/MIN/1.73 >59
BUN/CREATININE RATIO 12 8-27
NA 138 MMOL/L 135-145
K 4.4 MMOL/L 3.5-5.2
CL 101 MMOL/L 97-108
CO2 27 MMOL/L 20-32
CA 9.4 MG/DL 8.7-10.2
PROTEIN TOTAL 6.7 G/DL 6.7-8.5
GLOBULIN TOTAL 2.1 G/DL 1.5-4.5
ALBUMIN 4.6 G/DL 3.5-5.5
A/G RATIO 2.2 1.1-2.5
BILIRUBIN TOTAL 1.3 H MG/DL 0.0-1.2 *
ALKALINE PHOS 54 IU/L 25-150
AST(SGOT) 24 IU/L 0-40
ALT(SGPT) 22 IU/L 0-55
CHOLESTEROL TOTAL 158 MG/DL 100-199
TRIGLYCERIDES 53 MG/DL 0-149
HDL 54 MG/DL >39
VLDL 11 MG/DL 5-40
LDL 93 MG/DL 0-99
LDL/HDL RATIO 1.7 0-3.6
TSH 0.822 UIU/ML 0.450-4.500
T4 7.5 UG/DL 4.5-12.0
T3 UPTAKE 35 % 24-39
FREE THYROXINE INDEX 2.6 1.2-4.9
INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 235 NG/ML 109/284
TESTOSTERONE SERUM 371 NG/DL 280-800
FREE TEST 8.4 PG/ML 6.8-21.5
ESTRADIOL 21.6 PG/ML 7.6-42.6
SEX HORM BINDING GLOB 27.7 NMOL/L 14.5-48.4
TRIIODOTHYRONINE 2.7 PG/ML 2.0-4.4
FSH 6.2 MIU/ML 1.5-12.4
LH 5.8 MIU/ML 1.7-8.6
PSA 0.7 NG/ML 0.0-4.0
WBC 4.1 X10E3/UL 4.0-10.5
RBC 4.83 X10E6/UL 4.10-5.60
HEMOGLOBIN 14.5 G/DL 12.5-17.0
HEMATOCRIT 44.5 % 36.0-50.0
MCV 92 FL 80-98
REST OF CBC IS ALL NORMAL- CAN PROVIDE IF REALLY NEEDED..
( MY DR wanted to start me out like this: T-Ethan 270mg per W, Anastrozole 1mg x 3 day post T,
HCG 500iu x2 days prior to T)
After reading this forum I chanaged it somewhat and informed my MD.
D-1 T-Ethan 135mg or .5ml (IM)
D-2 Anastrozole 1mg
D-5 HCG 250iu .12ml SQ
D-6 HCG 250iu .12ml SQ
Daily suppliments include
Fish Oil, Multi Vit, extra MG, CA,& Vit C, NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Glucosamine.
I workout with Crossfit/Gym Jones/Mountain Athlete routines 3-4 times a week plus the climbing gym 2 a week.
I eat pretty healthy 2500-3000 cal a day. I try to get 1-1.5gm per Lb of protein and limit my complex carbs, NO FAST FOOD.
So my MD suggested I increase my T to 1ml-270mg a week. He also suggested adding 200mg of Decanoate a week(WTF). Granted I have some nagging joint issues, but I am not trying to get huge.I want my body to use as little T as needed to get ME UP more, to look and feel better.
My plan was to try this: T-Ethan 67.5mg-(.25ml) SQ E2D, Anastrozole 2mg W, HCG 250iu SQ each day prior to T-E? My Anastrozole comes in 1mg caps. When should I take it? Is that too much AI (1mg/100mg)-right? Would B-12 injectios help, I could mix with HCG?
Another thought is maybe I am rushing it too much. I have read that T-Ethan can take up to 7 weeks to see benefits-TRUE?
Thanks for your input. I am a newbie and I have READ the stickies. So much so I have more questions than answers.