I have posted a few times, asking general questions and have gotten some advice, some of which i have taken and some of which conflicts with other advice i have been given.
Any way after 6 months on TRT, I am feeling no symptom relief. I will post my initial labs showing how i ended up TRT in the first place. My symptoms were lack of sleep 2-3hrs a night would be a good night, fatigue, poor memory and mental acuity, low libido and ED.
I read all the wonderful things about TRT and was told the same thing by my healthcare provider. I was expecting the clouds to part and the sun to come beaming through, a sense of euphoria, energy and libido of my teenage self. I am still waiting.
When I started my protocol i was started on 100mg/week which i was told was a pretty aggressive starting point but given my low level seemed appropriate (starting level was 86.5ng/dL; when converted from the reported SI units)
After 2 months on that protocol i was upped to 140mg/wk with prescribed AI. after some research on here i split dosage into every 4 days, then later to daily and eliminated AI.
So for the past 6wks have been on 20mg/day of t-cyp plus 15mg DHEA. Sleep might arguably be slightly better but no other positive results. Libido and ED are the most problematic, used to be overcome with Cialis (20mg) but since starting TRT that doesn’t work either.
It has been recommended to increase my dose to something like 30mg/wk, however i don’t have a stockpile of test to do that. I already think i’m going to run short on my current supply as injecting ED leads to more waste. So i will continue to run current protocol until i get my labs done later this month. But what tests should i be requesting? I have asked for TT and free T, since my free T has never been established.
My last labs at the start of January after switching to current protocol for a couple of weeks were:
Compare those to my initial labs that were a little more complete: