40 years old. 5'10" 180lbs. Originally diagnosed with low T without finding the actual cause .... original T value of 287.
I have been on TRT for just over a year and have progressed through the protocols trying to figure out what works best for me ....
All sub-q injections.
All blood work was done Tuesday mornings roughly 25 hours after the last injection.
I was originally taking 60mg of test C at 3.5 day intervals. Nothing else. TT of 769. Free T 31.45. E Sensitive 34
I changed to taking 70mg of test C at 3.5 day intervals. Nothing else. TT of 737. Free T 36.56. E Sensitive 47
I changed to taking 80mg of test C at 3.5 day intervals and 1/4mg of arimidex the day of the shot. TT 886. Free T 35.35. E Sensitive 9
Most recently I have been taking 90mg of test C at 3.5 day intervals and 1/4mg of arimidex the day of the shot. I tried it with 1/8mg of arimidex for about 12 weeks and started to get a touch of back and face acne so I changed my dosage back to 1/4mg the day of the shot without first having blood work done to determine exactly where 1/8mg put me. TT 808. Free T 39.92. E Sensitive 9
All values are labcorp (348-1197 and 5-21)
I have read in a few places that when doing sub-q injections the test is absorbed differently than intramuscular with some reporting much, much lower TT levels than when they take it intra ....
I "feel" good. Workouts are good. Strength is good. Sex drive is good.
Im chasing "great" instead of good but the way the numbers are reacting has me baffled. I am not going solely by numbers as I make protocol changes and then after a period of time evaluate how I feel and then have blood work done to see if how I feel jives with what the numbers tell me. I have felt "good" the entire journey even though my test intake has increased by 50%.
I realize my E sensitive is on the low side of things and need to figure out a way to get it up a little without letting the pendulum swing to far the other way.
I work a block from a Labcorp and my workplace now has its own clinic so I should be able to get blood work done just about whenever I want without having to pay for it ..... I am contemplating switching to intramuscular injections, lowering the dose back down to 60mg every 3.5 days and running through the same series of experiments to see how I respond to intra vs sub-q.