I am 32, recovering alcoholic and drug addict 7 years clean but due to some of the drugs I did I have suffered from ED. Got my blood work done had the test level of 300. Doc wouldn’t put me on TRT because I am still within normal range so I put myself on lol.
Started at 150 a week 2x injections 75x2 within like a week ED went away and my sex drive was through the fucking roof. Left it there for roughly a month. I felt better but still had mood swings and felt irritable. Upped my dose to 200 June 5th and honestly have felt WAAy better mentally mood is soo much more stable now. Still injecting 2x a week at 100 per injection. I would say about a week after upping my dose I noticed my ED came back actually worse than before. Like to the point I could not even get an erection period no matter how hard i tried.
Past couple days though I am noticing my sex drive is returning I am horny all the time it’s literally all I think about, Erections are improving but not to where they were at 150. Would you suggest wait? I really don’t want to lower back to 150 because of how good I feel mentally on 200 and at 200 my lifts are actually starting to feel lighter in the gym.
My thinking is give it more time since I am already seeing improvements I am probably heading in the right track. I havent gotten blood work done since upping to 200. After being on 150 for a month total test went from 300 to 422. My friends that are knowledgable when it comes to TRT told me for my size 150 really isnt enough. I am 6’4 225lbs pretty lean visible 8 pack. Extremely vascular. I did not get estrogen checked because I didn’t know much but plan on doing so next blood test.
Also I was wondering, I usually have like 1 cheat meal a week which is a large pizza and ice cream. Just wondering I have heard the more fat you take in the more likely your body is to convert test to estrogen. Should I be concerned about that and perhaps cut out the 1 pizza a week? Other than that diet is very clean. I follow Stan Efferding’s vertical diet. Like I said I am very lean.
Also I have never been on AI’s and would really rather stay away from them as I know is recommended here as well as by everyone I talk to. My Test usage is mainly for TRT but I do wanna improve body composition as well as strength in the gym as well. One of the main reasons I knew I was low aside aside from ED is because I have been lifting for about 7 years and while my body composition has improved greatly I am extremely weak for the amount of time I have been lifting and find it extremely hard to gain strength and as I said my diet is extremely on point and I do follow a very good proven powerlifting program.