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FINALLY on a Proper TRT Protocol


#1

It's been four (4!) years of playing doctor roulette and trying gels, creams, nolva, clomid, with middling results at best... and at worst, feeling even worse than when I started this whole thing...

Last week, I finally found a knowledgeable TRT doctor and I have been on the following protocol for one week now:

Test cyp: 100 mg/week in divided doses (50 mg IM E3.5D)
HCG: 1000 IU/week in divided doses (500 IU E3.5D)
Anastrozole: Will be prescribed if my E2 rises above 30 pg/ml

Doctor specified target range of 20-30 for Estradiol, about 800-1200 for TT with high FT, and will dial in based on my symptoms.

I also am getting a list of thyroid doctors from Broda Barnes, if I need to go down that road - and I might need to since my TSH has been at least 3.0 for the past 2 years.

Time to start feeling better with stronger libido and better erections!


#2

How is this protocol working for you? I'm 3 years in and can't find a knowledgeable doc. I live in TN but am considering going out of state if I have to. What is your docs name and approximate location? My test is 400 with e2 at 37 and feeling pretty rough.


#3

Still too early to tell. I do notice improvements in mood and libido, but this is just the beginning. I also notice that a proper TRT protocol has anti-depressive effects even this early. Maximum benefits come in 3-6 months assuming I am dialed in correctly. I've been on only two weeks.

I'm in Houston but you should be able to find someone closer to you. Google "lowtestosterone $199 therapy" (no spaces between 'low' and 'testosterone'), and go to the links that specifically mention $199 treatments. As you can see it is not cheap, but it is the only option I've found that is the closest to the TRT protocol sticky on this forum.