Firstly I just want to say that of all the information available online etc this is hands down the best place for information, advice and knowledge.
I am with a private provider here in the UK and have also been with NHS before that and just find Dr’s and Endo’s etc here in the UK just arent that great, no fault of their own.
So my current protocol is 37.5 mg Test E every 3.5 days.
I dropped HCG over the last two months which has really helped with feeling better but I find i still need to use the odd small 50IU injection every week and a half or so to stop my testicles from shrinking majorly and from hurting.
My problem is that i just feel inconsistent in most ways, libido, gym performance, muscle feeling etc. I cant put my finger on it, before lowering my doses on both HCG and Test E I have been on higher levels and felt a lot worse and worked down until I felt better.
Im very cautious about trying new things in terms of TRT as I am very sensitive to literally any changes, any small changes literally hit me hard and its hard to deal with.
Over the last few months i have been struggling with tiredness and lack of energy, I just feel all over the place from day to day, might have one or two good days were i feel great, libido, energy etc then i just feel like Ive crashed.
Im just not sure how to tackle this and I’ve dropped HCG so I’ve also noticed that I can barely ejacualte and not as strong orgasms etc, its all kind of building up and really making feel like the whole TRT thing is a struggle, read so many stories of people who just feel amazing and consistent.
I upped my dose from 25mg Test E every 3.5 days to 37.5mg every 3.5 days after dropping HCG.
As you can see even though my TT may look low to some, because of my low SHBG it still has my FT at the top of the range.
In November i tried increasing my dose slightly and started to feel even more tired and almost a bit puffy and soft, like i cant deal with too much E2 because of my low SHBG.
Cant anyone please help me and lend me some solid advice, i have thought about maybe keeping my dose the same and trying 25mg Test E Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see if that helps and its slightly more frequent injections, I don’t think I’m ready to commit to EOD injections at this point.
My diet is also good, Oats, peanut butter, honey and protein at breakfast then just chicken and rice for two meals and maybe a bacon bagel at around 6pm, i then usually will fast for around 12 hours until next morning, drink about 2 litres of water, have also tried to cut back on coffee and will try to eliminate it completely over Christmas, I also take low dose Vitamin D as live in UK.
May i add when i have tried to increase my dose previously i actually feel quite good for maybe a week then slowly i will start to decline and start to feel more tired, no appetite, sleep issues, soft muscles and lack of energy.
There has been times over the last 6 months when i have felt quite good for a consistent period of time but then i would make a change and mess it up but have learnt my lesson from that and just want to find a good spot and keep it there.
Is it possible to feel good on just Test only with no other supplements or anything? Not sure if possibly i need to supplement progesterone, DHEA etc.
Appreciate any help that i can get please and thanks, Happy Christmas
These are my latest labs, they are in UK format with reference ranges, I have added the USA results beside TT, FT and E2 for Americans:
Albumin 45.2 35 - 50 g/L
Cholesterol 3.57 0 - 5.0 mmol/L
HDL 1.27 >1.1 mmol/L
Triglycerides 1.14 <1.7(Fasting) mmol/L
LDL 1.78 <3.0 mmol/L
HDL Cholesterol ratio 35.6 >20 %
Non HDL Cholesterol 2.30 <4 mmol/L
FSH L <0.3 1.5 - 12.4 IU/L
LH L <0.3 1.7 - 8.6 IU/L
Oestradiol 74.4 41 - 159 pmol/L (USA 20.26 pg/mL)
Testosterone 17.5 8.64 - 29 nmol/L (USA 504.32 ng/dL)
SHBG L 13 18.3 - 54.1 nmol/L
Free-Testosterone(Calculated) 0.531 0.2 - 0.62 nmol/L (USA 15.3 ng/dL)
Prolactin 221 86 - 324 mU/L
Progesterone <0.7 nmol/L
TSH 2.12 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L
Free T4 15.5 12.0 - 22.0 pmol/L