Hey, gang. New here. Like you can’t tell! I posted this in three different threads, I think, before I figured out how to start a thread. Now, I’ll just stay here! Sorry about that.
I am 42 years old. Lifted on and off most of life ( mostly off for last decade, though), and trying to get back into shape. Got a new trainer, and have lost 14 lbs of mostly fat in three weeks, so that’s good. I gotta get calipered again in a week, but I’m guessing I am probably coming in a little under 20% BF now (I started out at 23%, before I started this). Maybe 15%? We’ll see, I can only hope…
A buddy of mine is a cop and ripped to shreds , so he suggested I start going to his doctor a few weeks ago for HRT. Doc prescribed me with Testosterone cypionate,0.2 cc twice a week.
When I mentioned concerns about my balls shrinking, he prescribed HCG, 1/2 cc 2x a week. Both into the “belly fat”… I still have a fair amount of that, LOL
Basically, I sat on it all for two weeks… couldn’t decide if I wanted to inject anything or “stay natural”, even though my Test and Free test levels came out kind of low. ( Test is 436, and Free test is 94)
Finally, at Doc’s urgings, I started. The Cyp was fine. Took it twice, and then I started the HCG. HATED it! My balls really felt funny, even kind of hurt. “Blue” all the time, really quick. Always “moving around”, it seemed. Wood woke me up several times a night, too. I still get that anyway, “normally”, but this was kind of over the top. LOL Also, kind of “burned” in my groin “lines”. I definitely didn’t like the feeling. Anyone else had a similar experience?
I called the doc, and HE is on “medical leave” the rest of the month! So I cant’ ask questions. Frustrated, I stopped everything.
Just went to another HRT Doc today, to get a second opinion (spending way too much $$ on this). He wants to put me on Pregnenalone and DHEA, to do bioidentical stuff more.
So, I’m more confused than ever. Anybody out there had similar experiences? Any advice from people who have had HRT?
Any help would be appreciated.
By the way, someone else on here when I posted this before, requested more of my lab stats. I’m a newbie at this, but here’s what I think he meant:
IGF: 172 ng/ml 101-267
Testosterone, Serum: 436 ng/dL 241-827
Estradiol: 29 pg/mL 0-53
Testosterone, Free: 94
Dhea- Sulfate 224 ug/dL 95-530
PSA- 0.4 ng/mL 0.0-4.0
Hope this is enough to help! I’ve been a lurker on these Forums a long time, and have been really impressed with the knowledge of some of the regular posters.