Hi everyone - I’ve been following the forums for some time, but now I’m all in.
I’m 47, an avid BJJ practitioner, but living a normal life with responsibilities at home, at work, and managing many personal and professional roles. A few years ago (43 yrs old) I felt many symptoms of low-T. I found a wonderful doc on the east coast who after much bloodwork, discussion, and weighing options, started me on a modest 100mg/wk of test cypionate protocol. I did this for about 6 months with regular checkups and bloodwork, and eventually raised my dosage to 125mg/wk. Everything worked as advertised. My total T was optimized, and many of the symptoms either disappeared or were greatly reduced. However, around the same time I got engaged and remarried, and my wife wanted kids. So after another long discussion, my doc pulled me off T and put me on 100mg of Clomid in order to restart my system.
Advance the clock 1 year, and wife is now pregnant with a baby boy. After patiently waiting thru the first trimester, we agreed that I would talk to my doc about resuming T.
Another full blood panel and an hour long discussion, and I’m resuming my protocol. 100mg/wk of test cyp, with the addition of an every-other-day HCG injection. The idea is to preserve some fertility until we are 100% sure there are no more children in our future.
Which leads me to my question - has anyone had a great experience with TRT, only to take an 18 month break, and resume their protocol? Looking at my logs, it took about 4-5 months before I started experiencing the benefits last go-around. Should I expect the same this time, or should I expect the effects a bit sooner? (Recognizing this is a broad, generalized question).
Looking forward to engaging everyone on the forum.