57 yr old male here; after reading about T replacement, studying countless threads I was determine to take the plunge. Much to my surprise I live 32 miles from Doc John Crisler. Saw the doc long story short was on injectable cyp .5 ml once per week. For the first month, I felt like superman. In fact it was downright scary.
Workouts were a breeze, previous weight and rep schemes were blown away. I had energy like never before. Then came the bounce, the body adjusted and the superman feeling was gone.
I will fast forward to present day to spare those kind enough to read. After several labs (most were not performed correctly, another story) I am on sub Q .2ml cyp twice per week, anastrozole .5 mg eod and daily HCG (10 mark on a 1cc syringe, sorry the measuring scheme i find a bit confusing).
I have to say I feel better overall. I hesitate do only to the bloat. I still get the bloat gut and cannot seem to figure it out. Doctor Crisler tried lowering the cyp dose to .17 twice per week and it first the bloat was gone. Eventually, the body adjusted and the bloat came back even at the lower dose. The only way I can get positive results is during my weekly 24 hour fast.
I confess a lack of knowledge even after reading a great deal on the subject of T replacement. I also confess to missing the feelings I had during the first month where I felt invincible. Close exam of other threads warned of the superman feeling and then coming back down to earth. I guess I had to experience it myself.
If anyone with similar experience has any guidance on reducing the bloat I would very grateful. My fear is this is just the way it is for my body and replacement T.
Thank you for reading…