Good Morning everybody,
I hope you fellas can help me out! i apologize if the posit is a little long.
As requested, here is my stats:
-height - 5’8
-waist - 32
-describe body and facial hair - full beard - no issues growing
-describe where you carry fat and how changed - don’t carry a lot of fat as i am very active.
-health conditions, symptoms [history] - Diagnosed with depression and anxiety - no meds as i have tried them and they did more harm than good - I always felt there was a “deeper” issue that pills don’t correct.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever -none
– real dangers! see this propeciahelp.com/overview43
-lab results with ranges - Low t Center gave me only my test level, not other bloodwork. Please read description below.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training] - been having to pull myself out of bed to go to the gym. it was not like this 6 months ago as I am more than pumped to go lift everytime. I recently switched to a simple 5x5 workout to save time as i am in wedding planning mode.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? No pain
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed - Non existent for either.
30 years old doing very well in life. i have recently build my first home, I am marrying my best friend on 1/15/17, and i have 0 debt. Overall, just a normal dude who has slumped in to a deep depression with intense anxiety. I have been down this road before years ago and it did not end well. The medications caused me to lose 23lbs, and I slept 16 hours a day - not something that i want to experience again. Also, I always told my doctor that I felt like there was a deeper issue and that the medications didn’t work.
Fast forward to now and over the past 6 months my quality of life has been very poor. I have no drive to go out and socialize, nor do I have desire to have sex. My diet is nearly perfect because my Fiance is a dietitian and we grow all of our own vegetables in our home garden. I have to pull myself out of bed to go to the gym and do things that I would love to do. I am fatigued all of the time and i can go to bed around 3 p.m in the afternoon - i could go on and on but I won’t. Let’s just conclude it that i should have NO REASON to be experiencing these things, as i have very little stress in my life.
I have been to 2 doctors, 1 being an endocrinologist and they want to put me back on anti-depressant pills, and shoot down the idea about taking my bloods to test my testosterone. After much push back i decided that if he wasn’t willing to atleast do my bloods, then I don’t want him to be overseeing me. i then went to the Low T center and they tested me twice. Both being on the low end of “normal” with the first draw being a 389ng/dL, and the second 3 weeks later 350ng/dL. the PA told me that i was treatable, but not by Aetna and I’d have to pay an outrageous monthly fee for a weekly visit to the doctor and a injection. With my work schedule i can’t make that happen as it is in Africa in comparison to where I live.
My question is this:
The low T center never took a full panel test. They just tested my SBHG and Free T. I am wanting to get a baseline blood test done, but it’s hard to wrap my head around which one I need to do? i am seeing some for $60.00, and others for $250.00 - does it matter which one is performed to get the most accurate results?
under Dr. John Crisler’s TRT regimen. He suggests to front load 200mg of Test C, then wait a week to fall down to 100mg for 5 weeks until the first blood work is scheduled to be done to determine E2 and test levels. Should I take an A.I beginning day one? Correct me if I’m wrong, shouldn’t a newbie on TRT hold off on the A.I until the 5-6 week mark when blood work is taken to determine E2/Test levels? i just don’t want to mess up and feel like crap.
if I begin now, what kind of positive and negative effects will I be feeling around 1/15/17? i want to make sure it’s a day to remember for my Fiance and I don’t want to be feeling any negative sides around that time.
Any guidance would be appreciated and Merry Christmas ahead of time.