Hey everyone, new to the page and hoping to get some help. Im 31 years old, have been on trt since September of 2020. This came about after asking my doctor to run some bloodwork due to feeling like crap and had also been dealing with many other health issues as well. Anyway my test level came back at 100ng/dl. I had already been seeing a urologist for bladder issues so my primary said the urologist could begin the trt protocol while I waited for my endocrinologist appointment which was a bit of a wait.
Urologist started me at 140mg cypionate every 14 days, one shot. Found my levels jumping to the 500’s and back to 100 after the 14 days. He then says let’s do 160mg every 10 days one shot. Bloodwork showed spike into the 1200’s and back to a 500 after 10 days. All the while I’m still feeling horrible. I ask about running tests for other parameters and am told nothing else needs to be looked at and im to stay at this dose/frequency.
Finally see the endocrinologist and he reviews my info and says what I’m currently doing looks great. Im like wait, so a jump to 1200 and a fall to 500 is great? I said there’s no stability. And what about checking other things besides test level? He said no other bloodwork is needed and none of it would matter anyway once testosterone id being injected. I said thats not at all what ive read and been told by other trt users. Of course he gets defensive and tells me what im reading is completely wrong.
Basically ive not had one day where ive felt any better since starting trt. Zero energy is an understatement. Constantly feel like a zombie. Cognitive abilities are crap. I forget things super easily, coordination problems. Sleep sucks. Very low sex drive. My stuff works fine I just don’t care to use it. And absolutely depressed. Ive been recommended to try 140mg weekly split into 2 shots, Monday morning and Thursday evening as this would provide more stable levels. Id like to try this out but I know my doctor wont agree because he seems to think everything is perfect.
I know ill need more bloodwork making this change and would have to find a way to do it on my own. For now the test cypionate is prescribed in 200mg/ml bottles and I use 160mg/0.8ml in one shot every 10 days. If 0.8ml is 160mg, is it as simple as 80mg being 0.4ml which would make 70mg 0.35ml? So id do 0.35ml twice weekly for 140mg total? The only positive ive seen since starting trt has been mainting some muscle but thats literally it. Im miserable to say the very least and need a change asap. Figured id make a post for some advice. The other hard part for me is that im currently unemployed and insurance covers my trt. Id love to pay out of pocket at a trt clinic where ive been told id get better care but can afford that unfortunatly. Thanks!