Hey guys! I was diagnosed with low T this week (187 total, 6.6 free). Got my doc to prescribe me HRT… but as the title suggests… she’s starting me out at 50mg per month (yes per month, that’s not a typo… test cyp)–after doing some research, this sounds incredibly low.
I will say… my cholesterol was shit (308 total, 36 HDL, 246 LDL)… so I can appreciate being cautious (while I get that under control)… but just wondering what I should expect from this treatment? Is this enough to make any difference, any chance of this making me feel better?
I don’t get my blood drawn for another 90 days (in which time I hope to have made some good progress on the cholesterol)… any words on what I should expect from this?
Thanks for your help guys!
About me: today 205lbs ~24% bodyfat, 34 yo, 5’11"
About 5 yrs ago (following testicle surgery), I ballooned from 160lbs ~10% to 260lbs ~40%… been fighting the weight off (mountaindog style) seriously for the last 1.5yrs… the whole time feeling pretty shitty… and never having much luck losing fat. I can diet hard (like 1400 cals/crazy cardio) and lose weight (read: lean mass)… but getting body fat sub 20% has been near impossible (as has getting my lean mass above 160lbs). Read: got stuck and decided to go to the doc. Also of note, I have admittedly cut corners on food sources (read: conventional, processed shit–cause I’m cheap)… so know that I was half assing (IIFYMing) the mountaindog diet.