Sorry for the long post in advance, I’m a little frazzled.
I’ve been on testosterone replacement for pituitary hypogonadism and significantly elevated SHBG (my livers got its own issues) for about 8 months now and it’s changed my entire outlook on life and lifted me out of a very very dark place but due to the severe restrictions on prescribing and accessing it here in Aus I was switched from Test E (Bayer stopped importing it to here) to Sustanon 250 on the same dosage with my testosterone levels going up from 30nmol/L to 70nmol/L over time I assume due to the longer acting esters in the Sustanon building up in my body with the same injection frequency as the Test E. As soon as I was notified of this the sustanon ran out here too so I missed ~3 injections and have now just received compounded Test E and done my first injection 2 days ago.
I was warned about infertility which didn’t concern me but no one told me about hair loss and I’ve just thought I just had very bad dandruff that wouldn’t go away. I started topical finasteride (I wasn’t sure I wanted to risk the side effects of taking it orally, my neurochemistry apparently isn’t typical and I’ve reacted very very badly to a few things like SSRI’s and Cabergoline in the past) combined with minoxidil a few weeks ago as well as nizoral every night and it’s cleared it up completely itchiness wise but my hair was already naturally thin before the testosterone and I’m terrified. I absolutely cannot lose my hair at 21 I’ll end up worse off mentally than when I started the treatment. My hair didn’t fall out and I had no DHT itch with the Test E but I’m not sure if that was because I hadn’t been on it long enough yet and the 30nmol/L test level would also make it fall out now. Today my hair is falling out in spades, moreso than usual despite my efforts after having done the injection 2 days ago.
Does anyone here have experience with hair loss on TRT? I’m contemplating just cutting my losses and trying to bring some semblance of natural production back with HCG then stopping the Test even though it’s quite literally changed my life around I couldn’t even speak to a cashier prior to this without becoming a nervous wreck and breaking down at the supermarket and I know it sounds shallow but my hair almost means more to me than any of that and I can’t afford to lose it especially this young.
Any kind of advice or help is greatly appreciated I’m so lost right now I’ve been on this medical merry go round for so long having doctors lie to my face about results (doc told me not to bother with an MRI but I went through anyway and prolactinoma was found but they told me nothing came up and refused to release the original report until another Endo phoned the imaging place and had them read it out to him clearly stating they had found a prolactinoma right side pituitary) or just tell me it’s all in my head I don’t know what to do or who to trust anymore. I really want to just know if any of you have managed to bring your hair back after this, what I’ve read isn’t promising and the fact that it’s still falling out even more rapidly now makes me worry more although it could be from the minoxidil/finasteride however it’s markedly different compared to two days ago before the injection whilst using them both for the past few weeks.
Here’s my dosing etc for the Sustanon and now the new Test E:
Original Test E:
0.25ml twice a week
Test = 30nmol/L
0.25ml twice a week
Test = 70nmol/L
New Test E:
0.2ml twice a week.
250IU HCG day before injections.
0.25mg Anastrozole day after injections.
The dose is decreased slightly because of the HCG introducing some of it’s own natural Test production hopefully, at least that’s what I’m told. The anastrozole was for a slightly high estrogen at the same time as the 70nmol/L so I’m not sure if I’ll need it in future provided test plevels come back down.
If anything I’ve said in here is complete shite please call me out on it I’ve been told so many different things by different people and doctors I don’t know who’s right anymore.
Thank you so much for reading my sob story if you managed to get this far.
Best Wishes, Calvin.