I started going to a local clinic because I was shut down, felt all the symptoms of low T and couldnt go on living feeling the way I did. I thought I needed a quick fix to get me feeling better.
I’m only 41, 5’9 and weigh 190 currently.
My initial labs had my total T level at 187 ng/dl so they tested me again 3 days later with a more detailed lab.
This time my TT was 109 ng/dl.
The clinic dr advised TRT so I started that day 6/10/2020.
The Dr. didnt seemed to be alarmed at any of my other levels in the test but after researching, I thought some things were off.
TSH was 1.4. Range 0.4-4.5
Free T4- 0.9 Range 0.8-1.8
Free T3-3.2 Range 2.3-4.2
WBC 3.9 Range 3.8-10.8
RBC 5.11 Range 4.2-5.8
MCH 32.7 Range. 27-33
MCHC 36.1 Range 32-36
Everything else seemed normal to me
FSH 5.0 Range 1.6-8.0
LH 3.4 Range 1.5-9.3
They gave me a protocol starting with
120mg Test Cyp 1x/week
1mg anastrozole 1x/week
50iu hcg 1x/week
Sad thing is I was desperate to feel better so I agreed.
Since then (6-10-2020) the protocol has evolved to
120mg test Cyp 2x week
25iu hcg 7x/week
They do monthly labs but basically just tell me my tt levels which were at 742 on 12-12-2020.
Biweekly test injections have me feeling more stable through the week. I noticed lumps behind my nipples(gyno); that’s why anastrozole was raised.
I have been having bad sides like
Cracking popping joints
High blood pressure
Impaired sleep patterns/insomnia
Numb hands and feet
And the worst is my aching testicles. It feels as if someone is squeezing them all day and pulling them up into my body. This alone gives me anxiety.
My body temperature is about 96.5 in the morning and about 97.6 in the evening.
My sides seem to be getting worse and I convinced myself that there is something else wrong with me(underlying condition). I just had a mammogram and ultrasound to see if the gyno was breast cancer and it is just gyno.
Now I think I may have a prolactinoma and am scheduled to see an actual endocrinologist soon.
I thought TRT was the only way to feel better, but I also want to live a long healthy life too but am afraid I’m getting osteoporosis and am at risk of having a heart attack or stroke from the anastrozole.
Can anyone help point me in the right direction and look at my lab numbers.