Hello all, was recently diagnosed with low T. My primary doctor wanted to put me on an anti-depressant even though my blood test clearly showed I have low T. I decided to see a urologist and he immediately re-ran my blood work and confirmed what I had suspected. He says I'm an excellent candidate for TRT and wants to start me on injections this week. He's gonna let me self inject at home but I don't know the dose yet. From reading here and talking to a coworker on T, injecting every 3 1/2 days is best to keep myself even so that's what I'm planning on.
I have mentioned to my urologist about adding in HGC to my treatment and he is looking into it. Not really fond of my testicles shrinking. I mentioned an AI but he said it sounds like I'm surfing steroid forums, LoL. I am thinking that if he starts me out at 100mg a week, I may only inject half of my prescription to start and work my numbers on my own.
The reason I am thinking this is that he said he'd be happy if my total T numbers were in the 300's which is still pretty low. I'm not gonna lie here, if I am going to be on this for life, I am gonna make the most of it with my weightlifting. I know from reading that the max a doctor will prescribe is about 200mg a week so I figure I'll start really low until I can get my prescribed amounts up. I don't want to be unethical about it but c'mon, 300 TT?
I am 6'2" tall.
I weigh 295 lbs down from 351 lbs in the last 10 months.
I carry most of my weight in my stomach and chest.
I lift 5 days a week at lunch, 2 of those days cardio in the morning.
My BF is about 30%.
I've got quite a bit of muscle, It's just hidden by fat.
I follow Myfitnesspal and eat about 1900 calories a day.
My latest blood test numbers are as follows before TRT:
Free testosterone 4.4L Range 6.8-21.5
FSH 3.0 Range 1.3-19.3
LH 2.9 Range 1.2-8.6
Prolactin 6.8 Range 2.6-13.1
Testosterone 165 Range 175-781
Free T4 0.96 Range 0.61-1.35
T3 Uptake 39 Range 23-37
SHBG 15 Range 10-50