I’ve been taking 210mg per week split into M/W/F 70mg doses. I feel good and have noticed improvement in energy, sleep, and sex drive. Hot flashes was the only side affect in the first couple weeks, but that has gone away.
Testosterone, Serum 473 ng/dL (264 - 916)
Free Testosterone(Direct) 8.3 pg/mL (9.3 - 26.5)
Estradiol 22.9 pg/mL 7.6 - 42.6 01
Sex Horm Binding Glob, Serum 45.3 nmol/L 16.5 - 55.9
200mg Labs for 8 weeks, Tested on trough day (Monday)
Total Testosterone 1574 (240 - 950)
Free Testosterone 100.5 (9.0 - 30)
- Should i lower my dose to 150-175 to be within range for total and free testosterone?
- Can such a high free and total testosterone have any negative side affects.
- Should i be concerned about such a high free testosterone ?
****update, talked to my doctor and he wants to lower me down to 100mg per week and see where that puts me. He said that that both TT and FT are way to high and he wants to see me in range. I guess i’ll see where that puts me in 8 weeks and go from there…
Any input is appreciated.
My dose was changed from 200mg to 100mg test Cyp weekly. I have stuck to the same MWF protocol with labs being performed Mondays (Trough day). The following labs are after 8 weeks on 100mg.
Total Testosterone 1103.8 (240 - 950)
Free Testosterone 44.6 (9.0 - 30)
- I have no side effects, and overall i feel good/normal. During the last 4 months since i got on TRT i have lost 25lb (245lb to 220lb) by working out and counting calories. In the last month i have also started using a cpap machine for my moderate sleep apnea and snoring. These two changes combined with the TRT have made a big difference in how i feel.
08/25 Update: Saw an endocrinologists and it was a the worst experience. Rather than listening to the way i feel and running additional blood work to make sure everything looks good. He thinks its a good idea to stop treatment completely, wait 3-6 months, and try to recover my natural levels which were already low. I absolutely couldn’t believe this. I guess it does not matter if you feel good, all that matters is that you were within range at some point, even though at the bottom of the range and with symptoms…I dont know what my PCP will do with this information, if he will cut my prescription, or continue treating me. I might just have to go with the TRT clinic route and stop with all of this BS…
My pcp decided to stop treating due to endocrinologists note, so i requested to get a second opinion. I went and saw a different endo and it literally was the same appointment as my first endo visit. He thinks after 7 months of treatment that i should stop for 3 months and get labs done again…I tried getting treatment the right way, so at this point I’m just going back to the mens clinic and maybe after a year try to get a different PCP to treat me, so i don’t have to pay out of pocket for TRT for the rest of my life. I have found going to an endo so far has done nothing for me. It does not matter that i feel better on TRT, they both want me to get off and run more labs before treating, and at this point i dont want to go through that.