Been on TRT for several years. Changed my dosing several times as well. For the past 8 months or longer ive been doing a 20mg Every other day protocol , smaller more frequent doses, as recommended by a few others here (but also discouraged by some as well) I dont know if this was the right way to go due to the halflife of the test and how taking it so often makes it build up so much… anyways… thats another story BUT back to the topic,… I always had hairs fall out into my hands when i style or wash my hair,… i was told its not balding but shedding… basically was told my hair is growing more so the hair is falling out making room for more hair incoming. This proved to be false. How do i know? Because a few days ago i got a huge shock. I caught a glimpse of the top of my head in a mirror and there is a HUGE bald spot. Like the size of a large palm right in the rear of my head. In fact, if you google image “John cena bald spot” its the exact same as the bald spot john cena has. This is where all those hairs that were coming out into my hands over the years were coming from. I honestly believe the hairs fell out more after switching to an every other day schedule AND also, more recently, i started injecting into the shoulders, and i think this made it even worse. I was a strict butt cheek injector until last month when i started doing shoulders also.
Long story short,. my hair is very important to me and with my hair style, its a spikey style and with this big bald spot it almost looks like im wearing a crown. Looks ridiculous.
So… i want to stop TRT and im sure the hair will regrow in several months once the DHT reduces to normal levels in my skin and hair follicles and body.
At that point, when the hair regrows, i dont know what to do… If i start TRT again,. perhaps it will just all fall out again… or maybe this time i should scrap the EOD protocol and just do it once or 2x a week? I came across a mens health site called the center for mens health and they swear by 200mg every 2 weeks. I have no idea if changing the dosing schedule will HELP hairloss and/or side effects. Or if i am just naturally too sensitive to the DHT side effects and this hairloss balness side effect will hurt me no matter what.
Now that im going to get off TRT… i guess i should be taking something to naturally restart my natural production. What is that and how much should i be taking and how often and when should i start taking it? I have missed my last 2 TRT doses. Should i wait a couple weeks until i try to restart my natural production? or should i do it now? Any help would be appreciated and also if anyone can help with advice for the hairloss/baldness and how to avoid it, that would be greatly appreciated as well, in case i decide to restart TRT once my hair grows back. Which I am praying it does.