You need to make sure that you eat some protein rich foods.
Please read these stickies:
- advice for new guys --- note first paragraph --- provide more info about you
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
LH/FSH - must be done before TRT
prolactin if -35 YO
PSA if +40
homocysteine if high blood pressure or other CV risks
IGF-1 to eval GH status
fT4 [please not T3, T4]
Inability to absorb transdermal T is a symptom of low thyroid function.
You can eval your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures:
- when you first wake up, should be 97.7-98.8, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem
- also check for 98.6 mid-afternoon
Thyroid function can be from not using iodized salt and/or vitamins listing iodine+selenium
If body temps are low, read the thyroid basics sticky.
Your protocol should be:
50mg T cyp twice a week
0.5mg anastrozole at time of injection
250iu hCG SC EOD to preserver testes
You can inject T with #29 1/2" 0.5ml insulin syringes. Get ReLion house brand at Sam's or Walmart for ~14 per 100.
Inject hCG with #31 5/16" 0.5ml [ReLion]
Do not accept injections at doctor's office, you need to self inject frequently. Injecting every two weeks is bad and so is once a week.
E2 management can be mission critical.