I’m 80 years old and just started TRT six weeks ago with an anti-aging doctor here in central Mexico where I now reside. The protocol he put me on consisted of Sustenon 250mg once a week for three weeks and then Nebido 1000mg in the fourth week which is supposed to release gradually over 8-9 weeks. I tested Test Total and Free before I started and then again two weeks after the Nebido injection. These test results are as follows:
9/15 Test Total 524.61 ng/dl (Over 50 range 127.18-1020.36)
Test Free 4.00 pg/mL (Over 60 range 2.50-17.80)
Did not test for E2
This test was right before I started TRT
10/27 Test Total 1930.77 ng/dl (Over 50 range 127.18-1020.36)
Test Free (cFT) 35.5 ng/dL (range 7.2-23.0)
E2 Estradiol 28.0 pg/mL (range 11-44)
Same Lab so don’t know why the Free test used a different measurement.
I was quite surprised at the extreme jump in my testosterone levels, from pretty low to way above the range and hope someone will comment on this. I’m wondering if this means the dose the Doc gave me of Nebido was too large or if this much of a spike in the first two weeks is normal and that my levels will subside a lot over the next six weeks. I’m inclined to test again every two weeks until the Nebido runs out to see if I can chart a half life for this dosage in my body.
I did notice the effect of the TRT right away, within days. Much more energy, improved attitude and mood, better sleep and a sharp increase in libido including morning wood for the first time in some years. Too soon to tell about increased muscle mass but I have put on 6 lbs since I started the program and only some of it seems to be on my waist line. To date all the positive aspects of TRT continue and I’m not experiencing any negative side effects.
For some context….
I’m 5’11 and now weigh 156 lbs (up from 150 on 9/15). Body fat is just over 10%. I was a daily tennis player until a year and a half ago when my knees started giving me problems and I decided to quit while I could still walk. So as not to deteriorate any further I immediately I embarked and a health and fitness program that involved a Primal diet, heavy supplementation, lifting heavy at the gym two days a week and doing HIIT on a stationary bike, walking, swimming, qigong on the other days. I have generally been feeling pretty good for some time but decided to try TRT to see if I could get my body back up to a higher level… So far it seems to be helping.
Although Nebido once every couple of months would be convenient I do like the sound of the protocol recommended on this forum and definitely need to immediately add Arimidex and hCG to my program. Not sure exactly how to dose the Adex with my Test so far above the range. I could use some suggestions on that. And at my age I’m certainly not concerned with fertility but see the value in hCG for it’s other benefits.
So that’s my situation and I would appreciate any comments.
Thanks for reading.