I’m planning to take the dive soon. I’m still second-guessing my decision a bit. I don’t have low T, but I have many of the symptoms from previous antidepressant use (PSSD).
A few questions I’d like to understand to further inform my decision:
A number of people have reported doing well on TRT for a while, but then after a while they say any benefits they received fizzled out over time (1+ years, sometime sooner). Any theories on what causes such to happen in these individuals (aside from regimen changes)?
Are there any concerns regarding long-term decreases in neurosteroid production? Sure, the adrenals will still produce DHEA, and some of this will be converted to neurosteroids, but the production will likely be lower than with natural preg production. I don’t see many mention supplementing preg here either, interestingly.
Does anyone have any concerns with having constant levels of T. It sounds super nice, in theory – you don’t have to worry about shitty sleep, phytoestrogens, stress, etc. affecting your hormones. But there must be some “reason” your body evolved to have diurnal fluctuations in T and cortisol levels (high in the AM; low in the afternoon). It seems that most people here share the opinion that having a stable protocol is actually necessary to the success of the regimen. I find this interesting.
Do any of you regret starting TRT? Why?
Thanks for reading!