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Experienced Advice Please: Seeing Endo First Time


#1

Short version: I have a blood test in 2 1/2 weeks to check t levels for first time after getting on TRT by my endo. He put me on 150mg every 2 weeks. I straight away shot 100mg per week with no increase in well being or libido for about a month & 1/2. I am now on 125-150mg twice a week and feeling better than before, although not feeling where I think I should be yet. Question is: Is my only option to get down to where I would be if on 75mg per week to completely stop injections until my blood test? or should I take the chance and just tell my endo that I’ve done my down research and have been taking twice his recommendation per week and have a sense of well being?


#2

Tough call - the issue is you are on 250-300mg/week now right - trouble is - that’s a bodybuilding dose and your Endo is going to freak.

If it were me - I would cancel the blood test and go back to 100 mg every week and assess in a month. You can tell your endo when you see him (after you check bloods on this dose) that you really felt lousy with less frequent injections. 100 is a good place to start per week. You may have not noticed any increase in libido because of increased Estrogen - which will spike way up at the dose you are on now by the way.

I suspect you 100 mg/week would be fine with an AI like Arimidex - but you can’t accurately determine that with the dose you are on now.

You may also want to consider getting bloods done yourself to see how high your Estradiol is - there are some online labs that will send you an RX at some participating labs.


#3

It would be better if you continued your thread from last August and not fragment your case.

Did you read the suggested stickies.