Hello there, I have been lurking around here for a few months and I want to thank those of you who have spent your time sharing your experience and knowledge with others.
I was treated for depression several years ago with zoloft and dealt with the side effects that made drove me insane trying to finish when having sex. That sounds cool until it happens a handful of time. Got off zoloft... just dealt with the depression for the last 7 years.
Talked to a anti aging doc about some of the new concepts in anti aging. He ordered some labs. Found my T to be low. I believe the number was 280. My E was 140 or so. This is from memory so forgive the estimate. Was Rx'd cyp 100/week. Took first dose as prescribed. Second dose I think ended up SQ in some glut fat. I twist better one way than the other. Either way. (Here is were I let the good feelings get the best of me) After a couple of weeks of not wanting to kill myself... I was excited to feel good again. After 10 years I finally feel right. I ended up taking between 200-400 a week and as I was in the gym my strength was off the damn chart. I am talking about not adding 10 pounds to a lift. I am talking about adding 60 and doing an extra set. My gains have been amazing. My mass has improved very much so.
I had some itching in my nipples and from what I read about Gyno I was concerned about aromotase etc. I asked the doc if arimidex would be a good idea. He said you shouldn't need it. "Let's check your levels again and see" I have my results from my last labs as follows.
TT 1123 (300-1100)
FT 311.6 (35-155)
E 170 (<130)
IGF 1 219 (53-331)
Z Score 1.0 (-2-+2)
I am 38 Base line weight 195 Current weight 207 Height 5'9"
There have been some major things happen on a more personal level that will probably end this doctor wanting to help treat the low T. It has nothing to do with my TRT. While I am finding another doctor, I do not want to grow the sweetest set of tits any of my boys have ever seen.
Questions for you:
Should I order arimidex online or try to get him to Rx it for me. How out of control is the my E level? I can tell it's out of range. Is this unheard of? Is it enough to give you gyno?
With a jump in T levels from just below numbers to over 1100 in 2 months... will he without a doubt smell a rat or think "Damn this guy just responds better than others"
I intend to be on TRT forever. If I am not making it that is the way it has to be. What kind of problems should I expect if I am always on 100 a week but sometimes cycle up to 300-400 a week? I will be like a cycle but I won't ever be off it completely?
I was trying to gain lean mass and was starting to get a bloated abdomen along with the general mass gains. I am not sure if it because I don't train abs hard enough or if the estrogen will make you put on abdominal fat? My arms are very lean/vascular. I just have the physique of a wrestler as opposed to a boxer. The bloated abdomen is not what I am shooting for. I started decreasing my calories and doing more cardio. Limiting carbs until I would start to get more irritated than normal. Can you cut and put on lean mass at the same time? Can you cut while taking cyp? Would it be better to pile on some mass..... cycle off to my regular TRT while doing cardio?
I am trying to feel right..... look better with minimal damage to my body.
I know I may sound like a complete idiot because the answers are so easy for some of you. I was hesitant to even ask the question because it may have been answered a thousand times. Thanks a million for taking the time to read and respond to this. This is my first post and I hope not a mistake.
If any of you have any helpful input I would certainly appreciate it.