I am a 34 yo male in excellent physical condition. Competed in several triathlons and and placed well beyond my expectations. I work out at the gym a few times a week but do not hold to a set program, I just like to workout and keep trim and hold enough muscle mass to run/bike/swim effectively.
My wife gave birth to twin boys in Feb of 2016 and everything seemed to change. Less sleep, less energy, overall bad mood, loss in sex drive, terrible sleep. After spending some time with a good friend who I found out had been on TRT for a few years after moving to TX and having an abundance of clinics in his area, he was tested and found to be low and started on the treatment. He told me to jump on the program a few times and I would blow it off. Then I said screw it and started looking online and found Royal Men's Medical out of FL. I contacted these guys and they seemed legit. They went over the procedure and how to determine if this is a good program for me and were not pushy in any way. I went in and had my blood tested. Total T = 243 (6/10/2016) and they highly recommended I start treatment which I did in early July. I am very aware that I went into this without doing all of my homework or taking into consideration all of the positive and negative effects that this can have. I have not informed my primary care physician about this either as I anticipate his response to be negative.
All that being said, here is what I have been doing since early July -
1ml testosterone cypionate once per week, Monday - IM Injection
50 units HCG twice per week, Monday/Thursday - Subcutaneous Injection. I do not refrigerate this know I probably should.
1mg Anastrozole once per week, Monday - Pill
Attached are my labs from June 10 (pre-TRT) and September 30 (3rd month on TRT). Overall, I feel great. Awesome workouts, good concentration at work and home, some additional aggression and emotional responses that I never had before. I am looking for some recommendations as I see this as a lifelong commitment and I am not entirely 100% sure about it and feel like I need to have a detailed exit strategy if I decide to quit at this point. Will there be major issues if I decide to stop and what are some ways to ween off if needed. Also, what other info would be relevant to help with this assessment? Should I be talking to my Dr? Thanks in advance for your comments.