Good questions and enlightening comments, as usual. I just had labs drawn today and will post results when I get them back. My doc requested only Total Test and CBC, and I manually added Free T and E2 on the lab request for my own edification. Despite my asking for it, I have yet to get a full-panel comprehensive lab workup done, but that's another problem I need to resolve, starting obviously with pregnenolone (that brain fog issue is a real career-killer).
Test Cypionate ~120 mg/week (2 x 60 mg -- Mon night/ Fri morning)
Liquidex ~0.6 mg/week (3 x 0.2 mg -- Sun/ Tues/ Thurs)
Here are my current stats:
Weight 177# (down from 196#)
Waist 32-1/2" (down from 36")
I've lost a great deal of bodyfat over the last 3-4 months, thru pretty hardcore diet, running/weight training and lots of determination. I eat a lot of food, but it's very clean and balanced with routine carb cycling. All told, my body weight has dropped nearly 20 lbs and I've maintained strength/muscle mass in a way I never expected. Blood pressure is in range and my resting pulse is 42 BPM. I'm pretty shredded now, but still carry some fat in my pecs and lower back. I'm skeptical of my own progress as I read my stats, but they are shockingly accurate. So physically, I'm happy with my results.
Mood and libido are good, but they certainly swing with changes in L-Dex usage, as do joint/tendon pain and nipple issues. I'm using 0.2 mg L-Dex three days/week (0.6 mg total). After much trial and error, that seems to work best for me. But I'll be ready to adjust dosage with HCG use.
As for the testes, there's a lot of variability with firmness and they do "disappear" on occasion. Right now, I have nothing but my new TRT baseline to compare to (which beats the crap out of life without it). I'll try the HCG and see how that changes things. I normally give 2-3 weeks before making further adjustments with Test & L-Dex. Is that about right with the HCG as well?