Hi Guys, I’m new to the whole TRT thing and looking for some feedbacck.
I’m 58 years old and had suspected being low T for several years. I’ve always had very limited facial hair and virtually no hair north of my navel - not sure if this should have been an early indicator. No fertility issues earlier in life so I hadn’t thought much about low T.
I had labs done earlier this month which showed:
TT @222 (241-827)
TF @4.97 (4.25-30.37)
TB @11.64 (10.10-71.20)
DHT @223 (112-966)
E2 @28.7 (25.0-74.0).
All my other labs are okay and I don’t have any blood pressure or cholesterol issues.
I’m 6’-3" tall, 269 lbs. (looking to bring that down to 250 lbs. or so) and 20% bodyfat. I work out with weights 4x a week and do spinning 2x a week. Symptoms are low energy, weaker erections, feeling blah and lack of focus. I don’t feel horrible, but definitely am lacking “zest” for life. Not sure if I’ve had low T so long I’ve forgotten what “normal” feels like.
I discussed TRT with PCP and she referred me to an endochronologist. The endo suggested we start with clopine 25mg ED which began 5 days ago. I’ve got reservations with the clopine but didn’t want to jump into test and HCG right off the bat. I’m not sure my endo is up on the latest treatments for TRT. I’m hoping for some advice on whether Nolva would be a better option. If so, suggested dosage and at what point you make the determination to go to full TRT.