I am 46 5”11, 235 lbs and have been in pretty good shape until the last 5 years. I have battled feeling like shit for 4-5 years. Symptoms = No energy, fatigue, muscle weakness, trouble concentrating, anxiety and a feeling of impending doom. I have seen every doctor from Primary, Neurologist, psychologist, endocrinologist ETC and nobody can explain why I feel the way I do. I really thought I was dying and was being misdiagnosed by all the doctors. I read a few articles about TRT and decided I would make an appointment with Men’s Health Boston and a key figure in TRT, (Abraham Mortgentalor). As I filled out the paperwork in his office I felt like they made the questionnaire specifically for me, all the symptoms seemed to hit the nail on the head. My labs were as follows,
Total Test was 368 ng/dL.
Free test .72 ng/dL
I was prescribed 100 MG Testosterone cypionate per week. After reading some articles on TNation I decided to do 2 injections per week to avoid the spikes and lows.
Fast forward 5 weeks. I felt a little better until the past 1-2 weeks. My lab results came back after 5 weeks of TRT. Blood was done by quest diagnostics.
total Test 688 ng/dL range 250-827 (ng/dL)
Free Test 1.89 ng/dL range 0.87-5.47 (ng/dL)
Hemoglobin 13.8 g/dL range 13.2-17.1 (g/dL)
Hematocrit 41.2 range 38.5-50.0 (%)
LH .2 mlU/Ml. Range 1.5-9.3 (mIU/mL
PSA .7 Range < OR = 4.0 (ng/mL
FSH .7 mlU/ml range 1.6-8.0 (mIU/mL)
SHBG 21 nmol/l. Range 10-50 (nmol/L)
Estradiol 46 Pg/ml. Range < OR = 39 (pg/mL)
During my appointment I explained that I felt like I had min/moderate improvement of how I was initially feeling until the last 1-2 weeks. The Doctor asked me if I had any breast tenderness or swelling in which I did. He placed me on 1 MG Arimidex 3 x week and told me he would see me in 3 months. After what I have read, isn’t 1 MG Arimidex 3 x week excessive? Also shouldn’t a repeat of labs happen before 3 months? Any input on my labs and what to ask or do next?