I’ve been on trt for roughly 3 years after my family doctor tested my t level at my request and found it to be below 250. I’m 36, about 210lbs. Doc administered 320 mg (working up to that based on labs) once every 2 weeks; I found this forum and began self administering twice weekly because I was bouncing back and forth.
I am currently following this protocol:
80mg T-Cyp Sub-Q E4D
250-300iu HCG EOD
1/4mg anastrozole EOD
I just got labs back, taken on injection day, prior to injection.
Total T = 621ng/dL (249-836)
E2 (LCMSMS) = 10pg/ml (14-51)
My question is, given the amount of testosterone + HCG I’m injecting, shouldn’t I have higher total T? I have tried IM injections in delts, with about the same results 500 TT with 55 e2 (why I added anastrozole).
I will be getting a lab that shows free T, e2, TSH, T3, and T4 in the next few weeks. Does this level seem right to you guys? It seems like everyone says 100mg a week (50 if E4D) should put me right at or slightly above normal. On top of that, HCG… where is it going? From what I understand, even if it’s binding to SHBG, it would still be included on TT. Plus, with e2 of 10, it doesn’t seem to be converting… where’s it going, or is this normal?