After wrestling with TRT for about 2 1/2 years, I finally dialed in the numbers to the best of my ability considering budget, etc.
After front-loading with 100mg of Test Cypionate, I began to take 20mg every day, subcutaneous. Feel a bit like a pin cushion and go thru a lot of syringes, but it’s worth it. Also take 2.5 mg of RC Aromasin every day.
Total T: 738 ng/dl (range 348-1197)
Free T: 18.5 pg/ml (6.8-21.5)
E2: 20.3 (7.6-42.6)
SHBG: 15.7 (16.5-55.9)
SHBG is a bit low, doing what I can to address that thru diet, etc. I found that I felt bad with high E2, of course, but also felt bad with E2 of 15 and Free T too high.
I feel good, not superhuman, but stable. I’m stronger at age 40 than I’ve ever been.
The one thing I haven’t yet been able to do is regain morning erections. At best, I might wake up with one that is 50% or so, and I can’t even count on that every morning.
That is despite taking 150mg of generic Viagra every night before bed, along with just about every circulation-related supplement that has any merit (pycnogenol, L-arginine, and several more).
I was probably low on T for 3-4 years before being diagnosed, and during that time morning erections gradually diminished then disappeared. I’m quite sure that penile tissue changed for the worse during that time. I feel like that’s been reversed to some degree, not 100%.