I’ve wanted to do a log before but always forget or got sidetracked. I copy pasted my “about me” post in the TRT Credentials Sticky and will add to it over time.
Formal education: Bachelors degree in Business/ Marketing minor
Medical professional?: No. Work in medical device sales (Orthopedic surgery). One part of my job is to oversee surgery and basically keep surgeons from fucking up. The other part is building a relationship with docs/surgeons. Through my job I’ve developed personal relationships with many of the top docs in NYC including Endos & fertility specialists.
Years on TRT: 3 years
Years training: Off and on since 23 but in reality mainly the last 2ish years and even then not that seriously
200mg/week 28.6mg daily IM (delts)
- Vit C 2000mg (Amazon). -morning
- Methylcobalamin 1000mcg sublingual B12 (Solgar, Amazon) -morning
- Magnesium Glycinate 400-600mg (Bulk Supplements powder, Amazon) -bedtime
- Melatonin 2.5mg (Natrol fast dissolve, Amazon) - bedtime
(28.6mg/day, 24 hrs after injection so both peak & trough)
TT = 1999.1 Free T = 36 E2 = 77 SHBG = 39.9
(looks extremely high but it’s not the same as taking blood on trough 7 days after last injection)
Tell us something about yourself and your knowledge level: I grew up in the poorest County in Mississippi and moved to the richest zip code in NYC having never been there. Became a top real estate agent at Corcoran and eventually did medical device sales on the side where I was in charge of all of Brooklyn, NY. After 10 years in NYC I woke up one day and restarted life in Louisiana to be closer to family and because I love the South.
My knowledge is based solely on my own experience and figuring out through trial and error what works for me. I read as much as possible on many forums before joining T-nation. I’ve found T-nation to be the only resource I use these days. I have a very addictive personality and when I get into something I go all in.
About 5 years ago I started having major issues with energy, weight gain, libido, etc. I eventually found out I had anemia which is one reason I was put on TRT. I became completely obsessed with figuring out how to get back to feeling normal.
I started at 220mg once a week with 1mg anastrozole.
• had major issues from the start
• crashed estrogen twice
• always felt worse than before TRT
I eventually stopped the AI and dropped to 100mg/week
• I increased the dosage by 20mg every 2-3 months
• I started playing with increased injection frequency (twice/week, EOD, daily)
• tried sub-q & IM
• supplementing vitamins, minerals, etc
I worked up to 200mg/week doing daily shots with no AI or HCG. It’s where I feel optimal.
• I found that using 185mg for two weeks then going to 200mg for two weeks & repeat keeps my libido higher than normal
Normal before starting to have issues. 167lbs (5-6 years ago)
Pre TRT after having issues for 2 years. 205 lbs (2-3 years after previous pic, right before starting TRT)
Post TRT 178lbs (what I looked like about 1 year after TRT)
Post TRT (Jan 2020) (2-3 years after starting TRT) 187lbs
-for the past 6ish months I’ve been drinking too much & diet has been not great so gained considerable body fat
Post TRT (Taken 2/20/20) 187lbs
Post Covid (Taken 6/10/20) 164 lbs
-not worked out for 3 months
-eating half of normal quantities, one meal a day for last 2-3 months