T-level is 1080 ng/dl…but I’m gonna take that with a grain of salt because…initially the doc put me at a high dosage (roughly 150 mg per week, for the past 2 weeks I have been at 100 mg per week).
when I was at 800 ng/dl while on HCG monotherapy, I felt physically much more energetic than I do now. And that was in just one/two weeks.
I forgot to mention I was on HCG monotherapy before switching to TRT. I didn’t switch right away though. I did a PCT for about 2 months because I wanted my testosterone level to go down before switching. My doc didn’t understand why I wanted this, but she let me do it.
At my peak on HCG mono…my levels must have been really high because after a 2 month PCT…I was at 730 ng/dl. Significantly higher than my normal levels before the therapy.
With HCG monotherapy I got a huge energy boost physically, but mentally I was a lazy mess and extremely moody. I was doing push ups frequently throughout the day and sit ups…and I could walk up staircases no problem without feeling fatigued. But mentally, I felt off and weird. It just felt the physical benefits of HCG monotherapy were not worth it for the mental disadvantages.
But the HCG monotherapy kicked in really fast. I felt the physical energy boost within 10 days. I could jump out of bed early in the morning whereas I struggled to roll out of bed normally.
With exogenous TRT…it’s different. I still haven’t gotten that physical energy boost or uplifted mood feeling after a month. Getting out of bed is still pretty tough.
I wonder if my body is still rejecting the exogenous test and needs more time to accept it. Or if it’s because 40 is too high E2 for me.
Or, hopefully, I’m just one of those guys who responds more slowly to TRT and I need to just be more patient.