I am Davi, 26, from Brazil. Been reading about TRT past couple years and finally decided to start it. This is my log.
I am following KSman protocol, 100mg cypionate and 250 UI HCG (both applied EOD) and 1mg anastrozole.
My doctor insisted on nebido at first because he didn’t think injecting SQ was safe. To be fair, there is little on medical literature about SQ T injections, but I was able to convince him by showing three studies about that. But I took one nebido shot before that.
Background: 200~300 T range so far I remember on labs. Most low T symptons, not much ED though, but very low libido and very low sexual pleasure overall. Sleepiness during the day, bad memory, brain fog, terrible focus, overweight. Hypogonadism is secondary, doc put me on 5000 UI HCG + clomid to test if problem was on testicles or not, got 1100 T after a couple weeks.
Jan 05, Labs:
T - 155 (175 - 781 ng/dL)
Free T - 4.33 (3.17 - 19.04 ng/dL)
SHBG - 14.2 (13.2 - 89.5 nmol/L)
E2 - <=20 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)
FSH - 2.31
LH - 2.95
Feb 01, nebido shot.
I also started 250 UI HCG EOD. Mixed 5000 UI of HCG on 10ml of bacteriostatic water. It looks too much to inject 0.5ml everytime, I will be mixing with 2ml next time if that’s ok.
Feb 11, labs:
T - 722 (175 - 781 ng/dL)
E2 - 28 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)
Feb 16, started KSman protocol.
Unfortunately cypionate (Deposteron here on Brazil) is out of stock on pharmacies, my doctor knew that might happen, so he also gave me a prescription for Durateston (mix of four testosterone esters), which I started using meanwhile cypionate is back on stock. I injected using 31G 6mm insulin syringes on my belly. There is 250mg on 1ml of durateston, so I injected 0.12ml, which net about 30mg EOD, or about 100mg weekly. I ordered 0.5mg caps of anastrazole, which should arrive next week, is it fine if I take it twice a week? Or should I order 0.25~0.30mg caps and take it together EOD?
I plan to take labs weekly. For now my doc left me with many requests for T and E2, should I be checking more things? If you guys wanna check how other labs do after starting TRT let me know and I will do them, I can easily get most labs done.
Side question, is it better that I update this log by editing this post, or by replying to the thread? (Or both?)
Feb 17, labs
T - 595 (175 - 781 ng/dL)
E2 - 75 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)
I am feeling some high E2 symptons, in hindsight, I should have waited my anastrozole to arrive before starting TRT, luckily it will arrive tomorrow. I’ve put on 2kg (5lb~), with no change in diet, most likely due to water retention because of E2.
Feb 24, labs
T - 675 (175 - 781 ng/dL)(36h since last 30mg injection)
E2 - 23 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)(24h since last 0.5mg anastrozole)
E2 is on a nice 23, all E2 symptons went away in like 24~48h after taking anastrozole. Started noticing higher libido, more morning erections, sleep quality improving as well.
Mar 3, labs
T - 889 (175 - 781 ng/dL)(12h since last 30mg injection)
E2 - 32 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)(24 since last 0.5mg anastrozole)
Free T - 31.45 (3.17 - 19.04 ng/dL)
SHBG - 10.1 (13.2 - 89.5 nmol/L)
Mar 10, labs
T - 757 (175 - 781 ng/dL)(36h since last 30mg injection)
E2 - 57 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)(24 since last 0.5mg anastrozole)
Free T - 26.63 (3.17 - 19.04 ng/dL)
SHBG - 9.6 (13.2 - 89.5 nmol/L)
TSH - 1.87 (0.38 - 5.33 microUI/mL)
Mar 17, labs
T - 762 (175 - 781 ng/dL)
E2 - 31 (<47 pg/mL, min sensitivity of test is 20)
Free T - 26.3 (3.17 - 19.04 ng/dL)
SHBG - 10.6 (13.2 - 89.5 nmol/L)