Hey there T-nation! Long time UK lurker finally decided to make an account.
(Primary hypogonadism, On trt for 3 years, was self medicating until a couple of months ago)
Lifestyle: Try to be as healthy as I can be, occasional drink, gym 3-4 times a week
Protocol: 40mg testE E3.5D, 200iU hCG EoD
TRT Bloods(After starting supervised therapy):
T 744 (ng/dL) (270-1,000)
E2 36 (pg/mL) (14-55)
SHBG 47.5 (nmol/l) (10-57)
Prolactin 275 (mU/L) (<450)
Haematocrit 0.505 (L/L) (0.45-0.52)
TSH 4.04 (uIU/ml) (0.4-4.0)
FT4 1.39 (ng/dL) (0.7-1.9)
FT3 0.41 (ng/dL) (0.2-0.44)
T4 111.99 (nmol/l) (62-150)
T3 137 (ng/dL) (84-201)
All in all I feel quite good, slightly less energetic than my first years of self medication and have no problems with erections or libido. Somewhat started to struggle gaining strenght/muscle as compared to a couple of years ago too, also started to fall asleep during my meditation sessions(Which never used to happen before).
My testicles are still atrophied as hCG has been added to my protocol around 7 weeks ago. Are there any changes once they come back? (Particularly concerned about E2 further increasing)
I’ve read the thyroid sticky, there’s hardly any information on high TSH/normal T3,T4, my late afternoon temperatures average out at 98.2F. Does anyone have similar experiences? My diet was short on iodine the last 4-5 years so I’ve also added some supplementation and hope to re-test it in a month or two. My mother also has Hashimoto’s which is a hereditary concern I suppose.