I started TRT about three months ago. I am 27 years old, 5’9. I have gone from 149lbs to 170lbs since starting. I literally was not putting on muscle before-hand. I made no lb gains and no strength gains on similar workout programs (stalled completely in 2015). Working out 4 or 5 days a week depending on current program, eating a lot but not counting calories. I estimate 3k-3.5k a day varying.
My levels were not super low, 300 total, cant remember free. Symptoms made me go on TRT. The doctor I have was recommended by a few people. I read extensively about TRT before beginning.
Here is the schedule my doctor has me on:
1ml/200mg Test once a week. I inject in glute.
1mg Anastrozole 2x a week.
500 units HCG 2x a week.
Always on e block and hcg, cycling on T for 5 weeks, one off.
I am feeling pretty good. I am putting on a lot of muscle, have more energy, and my ED is better (was the dominant issue). I am getting some shoulder and back acne at the moment.
Although I feel great, I dont understand why he wants me to cycle. He says it is to keep my body naturally producing T but I have never heard of cycling for TRT. I also want to try 2x a week T injections as I have read it is better. I work four days a week and the end of my injection week are my days off so its harder to compare how I feel at the end of the week vs during. I am a police officer and there is no comparing being on and off duty.
Should I cycle? I havent heard of cycling on TRT and I have enough left over in each bottle to not have to.
Should I go EOD injections of HCG? Me and my wife are going to start trying for our first baby soon and I cannot find studies on HCG comparing injection times. I imagine (on no factual basis, honestly) that 285 EOD would keep my production more steady. If anyone has experience or links please share.
If my results are fine so far on 1 injection a week, should I go to 2? I am most likely going to try 2 a week for a few weeks to compare.
Thanks in advance; I have found a lot of information here but havent quite found the answer for these specifically.