So I made a bit of a mistake and didn’t do enough research prior to starting TRT. I fairly blindly followed my doctor’s advice because my numbers came back fairly low and I figured it was as simple as just adding more testosterone and I would be better. So the initial labs are a bit lacking and the follow up labs aren’t quite what I asked for but they’re better. I’m meeting with my doctor tomorrow to go over results but I figured I’d ask here to see if there was anything I should be cautious of before just following more possibly not so great advice. I’m currently on 100mg/wk test-c, as you can see from the numbers below that barely touched my total testosterone, a net increase ~4 days after injection of 17 seems very low. I also haven’t seen anything in any TRT forums/discussions about progesterone - and mine is very low. I assume just getting some cream formulated for men would be the best course of action there? DHEA is also low normal but I’m not sure where in the range is ideal or how much dhea to supplement to get there.
My hope is to double my test-c to 100mg twice a week to get levels up and have more steady levels. I know that will increase my E2 but from what I’ve read increasing progesterone should help even that out, I’m not sure how much so I feel this will be a check back in 3 months(or sooner depending on how I feel) and see where stuff is at.
Test 1 8:00 AM 333 (348-1197)
Test 2 10:00 AM 262 (348-1197)
Followup labs(after 5 weeks):
total testosterone: 356 (348-1197)
free testosterone: 10.7 (8.7-25.1)
E2: 27.5 (7.6-42.6)
DHEA: 60 (31-701)
PSA: 0.4 (0.0-4.0)
Prolactin: 7.6 (4.0-15.2)
17-OH Progesterone: 10 (27-199)
TSH: 1.76 (0.450-4.5)
Free T3: 3.9 (2.0-4.4)
Free T4: 1.2 (.82-1.77)