Had my first bloods drawn 6 weeks after beginning TRT with 140 mg/wk Test-C injected EOD. No other drugs were used. I only had total test, free test and E2 drawn since it was taking a while to get into my doctor so I paid out of pocket.
6-weeks using TRT labs:
Testosterone, total: 808 ng/dl (264-916)
Testosterone, free: 36.3 pg/ml (9.3-26.5)
Estradiol, sensitive (LC/MS/MS): 25.6 pg/ml (8.0-35.0)
Total Test: 205 ng/dL (300-1200)
SHBG: 31 nmol/L (20-60)
Free Test: 4.1 ng/dL (9-30)
Estradiol: 30 pg/mL (10-50)
LH: 3.3 mlu/ml (1.5-9.3)
fT3: 3.2 pg/mL (2.8-4.4)
fT4: 1.1 ng/dL (0.9-1.7)
PSA: 0.5 ng/mL (0-2.5)
Prolactin: 14.1 ng/mL (2-18)
Progesterone: 1.0 ng/mL (0-1)
Hct 42.9% (40-50%)
Hgb 14.3 (14-17)
As far as how I feel, no negative sides except its a bit harder to sleep (I use melatonin to counter this). I have a bit more energy and libido is up a bit, but don’t feel amazing like some guys report.
My questions are:
- Why did my E2 drop after starting TRT? I was not taking an AI, just testosterone.
- Why is my free test so high relative to my total test? I didn’t have SHBG drawn, but the results imply a much lower SHGB than my original reading of 31. Did my SHBG really drop by that much? I was supplementing boron (3mg/day) so may have impacted this.
- Should I up the dose given my E2 is fine, or is going higher pushing it given my high free test level? Is it healthy in the long-run to have a free test level >35?