Greetings all, I've posted before, but wanted to get some feedback on my latest labs and protocol.
A brief history. I'm a 45 year old male. 230 pounds. 6ft tall. I exercise regularly (Intense interval cardio for 20 minutes and strength training 4-6 times a week). I've always ate healthy and exercised, but had problems with weight and apnea since my teens. The only way I could lose weight was massive cardio and starvation. I eat a low bad carbs, high protien, veggie, fruit and fiber diet. My blood pressure was always good, even when in a "heavy" period averaging 118/60.
Two years ago my urologist at the time (No longer seeing) placed me on Testim for low T (Total T of 295). I couldn't tolerate Testim, it made my blood pressure skyrocket to 158/105. Tried Androgel, but it gave me insomnia. Tried test cyp injection, but again, my blood pressure skyrocketed, I had sweats, cold chills and couldn't sleep for three days. Thought I was going to die.
Most recent doc had me switch to compounded Test which has worked out fairly well. Was still feeling low on energy and had brain fog, so they added HCG and Arimidex. Did the following protocol for three months.
Compounded T Creme: 50mg in am and 25mg in pm.
HCG: 2,000IU E3D
1mg Arimidex Every Day.
My labs came back as follows.
Complete Blood Count Unit (Ref)
WBC 7.1 10e9/L (4.3-11.0)
RBC 5.47 10e12/L (4.44-5.67)
Hemoglobin 16.2 g/dl (13.4-17.4)
Hematocrit 48.6 % (40.2-50.8)
MCV 88.8 fl (82.5-98.5)
MCH 29.6 pg (27.5-33.5)
MCHC 33.3 g/dl (31.9-35.7)
RDW-CV 13.9 % (12.1-14.5)
RDM-ED 45.3 fl (38.3-49.1)
Platelet Count 238 10e9/L (156-367)
Mean Plt Volume 10.9 fl (9.4-12.9)
Neutrophil 44.5 %
Lymphocyte 36.7 %
Monocyte 8.4 %
Bosinophil 9.8 %
Basophil 0.6 %
Neutrophil ABS 3.18 10e9/L (1.80-7.80)
Lymphocyte ABS 2.62 10e9/L (1.00-4.00)
Monocyte ABS .60 10e9/L (0.20-0.90)
Bosinophil ABS 0.70 10e9/L (0.00-0.45)
Basophil ABS 0.04 10e9/L (0.00-0.20)
Dihydrotestos 482 f pg/ml (106.0-719.0)
Estradiol 33 f pg/ml (0-56)
Free Testost 104.8 pg/ml (46.0-224.0)
Sex Hormone BG 18 mmol/L (9-45)
TOT Testost 497 ng/dl (250-1100)
Albumin Ref 4.6 f g/dl (3.6-5.1)
Testos Bioavail 220.2 ng/dl (110.0-575.0)
I have had bad side effects, no labido, ED, moodiness bordering on rage, memory problems, trouble thinking and speaking. Would the side effects be caused by the high dose of HCG?
I've seen a cardiologist throughout my treatment and had several stress tests. My cardiovascular system is strong.
I finally talked the doc into lowering my HCG so it's more in line with what I read people doing (Like KSman's protocol). Currently doing the following.
Compounded T Creme: 50mg in am and 37.5mg in pm.
HCG: 250IU EOD
1mg Arimidex Every Day.
What do we think of the latest labs and the new protocol? I'm trying to get in to see Dr. Mariano, but have not had any success in reaching him yet.
Thanks for your help and input.