I got my bloods done last week after 4 weeks on testosterone gel (androgel).
I have started on half the daily recommended about, so only doing one pump of gel. This = 20mg testosterone.
I feel much better on the testosterone BUT my bloods show an actual overall lower free testosterone compared to no supplementation. The big change is oestrogen has dropped.
Result one = July on one pump, result 2 = january and clean
FSH 8.9 and 11.8
LH 6.09 and 7
Oestradiol 59.6 and 93.4
Testosterone 16.6 and 18.4
Free T calc 0.251 and 0.278
Prolactin 257 and 263
SHBG 54.1 and 54.3
After the bloods i increased to 2 pumps per day BUT after 3 days i started to get a discomfortable feeling in the heart area. So i have dropped back to one pump per day.
Has anyone experienced an issue with the heart and T replacement. My blood pressure has lowered about 10 points since T replacement started. It is now 120/60. It used to be 128/68 approx at rest.
I have no issues when exercising, but i was getting a pain across the left side of the pectorals area when swimming las weekend. It was a bit weird. I do have a weak left shoulder which i think has been caused by a lower testosterone level, so maybe this was pain coming down from the shoulder.