Durak's TRT Log
Putting all this down and updating because as we all know TRT is a art not a science. Every stinkin Dr says something different and we are our best resource for information. Feel free to ask questions or make comments via replies or private message or email duraktrt at gmail.
Symptoms: Tired all the time, concentration poor even with ADD medication, loss of strength, low stamina, low constitution, less decisive in interactions, avoid confrontations (big change)...
Started TRT via anti-aging clinic in Florida
Age = 33
Ht = 5'10
BF = 16 - 18 percent
TRIGLYCERIDES 106 <150 mg/dl
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL 229 <200 mg/dl
HDL CHOLESTEROL 33 >40 mg/dl
LDL CHOLESTEROL, calc. 175 <100 mg/dl
CHOL/HDL RATIO 6.9 <5.0
HOMOCYSTEINE 12.0 4.5 - 15.0 umol/L
T3, TOTAL 109.0 80 - 200 ng/dl
T4, FREE 1.50 0.9 - 1.7 ng/dl
TSH 2.320 0.27 - 4.2 uIU/ml
LH 2.7 1.7 - 8.6 mIU/ml
FSH 4.4 1.5 - 12.4 mIU/ml
DHEA-SULFATE 354.2 160 - 449 ug/dl
TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL 240 280 - 800 ng/dl
SEX HORMONE BIND GLOBULIN 29 10 - 80 nmol/L
TESTOSTERONE, FREE 2.90 2.4 - 12.2 ng/dl
Vitamin D,25-OH,Total 19 >30 ng/ml
Protocol - Cycle with PCT (either 10 or 20 wk then rense and repeat) Everything has to be bought as package from compound pharmacy no substitutes.
(Tried to get me to take 400mg of cyp and 200mg of deca but I thought that was too much)
200mg cypionate wk
20mg tamox wk
.75 anastrozol 2xwk
- HCG (don't remember dose)
- Clomid (don't remember dose)
Most symptoms improved. Since of clarity and well being back to where I remember it in the ealry 20's. ADD symptoms almost gone, not even taking that medication anymore.
After 6 weeks on TRT I started getting sore/perky nipps so I started searching for answers. This search ended with changing clinics and protocols.
In an attempt to deal with E2 issues I started 40mg of tamox daily and stayed on anastrozol. Within 5 days I bloated up so bad i could not easily close my left hand and could not wear my wedding ring. Stopped the protocol of tamox and anastrozol. No idea why this happened.
Gained 15lbs during this week but only 2% increase in bf. So lots of water.
New protocol with new clinic (mail order only). This clinic does not force me to take take anything. Everything is decided via consult and ends with what I am comfortable with. Not to mention they provided me with a price list up front! No suprises!
Protocol (ongoing no PCT and consult given even for products purchased via other sources)
300mg of cypionate wk (150mg 2x wk)
250 iu 2x wk (instead of in pct)
12.5 mg of exemstane eod (may go to ed) from ar-r (replaced anastrozol)
25-50mcg of T3 daily from ar-r (new)
20-100 mcg of Clen from ar-r (new)
(may switch to 200/200 of cyp/deca)
Ordered blood test kit for Total T and E2 from lab talked about in forum. These results will be posted when I get them.
Some changes based upon further research. Also found a Dr willing to prescribe everything I need at a regular pharmacy except other tests than cypionate. Blood test for T and E2 will be back soon. Getting full panels done end of month.
reduced to 200mg per wk (100mg 2 x wk)
- felt the cyp was too high (was 400 then 300). I am not working out and really don't want to put on lots of muscle
250ui eod instead of 2 x wk
- further research and member input caused the increase.
reduced to 5mg ed from 12.5 mg eod and changed from ar-r stane
- working well but Dr prescribing at regular pharmacy
Weight loss and additional energy
Changed from ar-r t3 to cytomel 50mcg tablet ed
- Dr willing to prescribe at regular pharmacy
Added for reduced food cravings and increased weight loss
Added 25-50mg every night at Dr suggestion to reduce sleep eating
- Too many factors right now.
Vitamin D levels too low
cholesterol too high
HDL too low
Removed deca and going with 200mg cyp wk/ 50mg anavar ed plus the HCG, Cytomel, Metformin, and Aromasin
- when bf = 12% I will stop cytomel, metformin and maybe Aromasin but continue Topamax
Anyone feel free to contact me at duraktrt at gmail if you have any questions or thoughts.