I come here in my quest to find out why in my TRT I feel as if I am back sliding. Let me give a little back story as to how and why I got onto TRT. For the last 9 years I have been on Methadone, and Ive never been one to go to a Dr unless I was really bad. So after a 2 month long ear infection I ended up at the Dr. He ran a full panel, and on my follow up prescribed me Testosterone Gel. Long story short, I am now on injections with one of the more popular Telemedicine TRT providers. I guess you can say I am dialled in, all my numbers are in the good ranges, Test, Free T, E2, and so on. The problem seems to be my Methadone, and lack of dopamine. In my search at other forums I havent found much information. Everyone is quick to put the blame onto the opiate, but nobody has any insight on how to handle it. Thats when I found T-Nation and this thread HERE.
I thought about just replying to it, but the thread is rather old and things may have changed. Can anyone provide me with any info that can be useful in my quest for feeling normal again? I am slowly detoxing off the Methadone, at one point I was taking 130mg per day, but I am down to 50mg per day now. It isnt so hard to lower the dose, the physical withdrawal is manageable, but the mental effects are what seem to be the worse. I loose all libido, become fatigued, irritated, anhedonia worsens, and I become more depressed as feelings I have suppressed are now that much closer to the surface.