Hey guys. Got my first set of bloods done after 6.5 weeks on TRT and they weren’t what I hoped for.
Protocol is 30mg Test E EOD (105mg per week) and 250iu HCG EOD. Both SubQ and on alternating days.
Reason for starting TRT is I came off Finasteride due to sides after 3.5 years. My test levels predictably crashed. Gave it 3 months to recover whilst feeling pretty awful and still no improvement so started TRT and happy to commit for life.
November 2019 (On Finasteride). Total Test 19.2 nmol/L
Feb 2020 (3 months after quitting Finasteride). Total Test 13.1 nmol/L
April 2020 (6.5 weeks after starting TRT). Total Test 16.2 nmol/L
My level is lower than before I was on TRT! Also concerning FSH and LH are so low when I am using HCG. Is this normal?
Cortisol being high. Whilst I have felt generally better since starting TRT I don’t feel great and the main time I feel bad is first thing in a morning. Very on edge, slightly neurotic and just don’t feel good. Any tips or advice regarding this?
I am clearly going to up my T dose as was hoping to be more in the 25 nmol/L range. Maybe try 45mg EOD to start?
Things to note. Healthy lifestyle, lift heavy 4x per week. 6ft, 168lbs, 11% BF, low stress job, healthy diet, try to get 8hrs sleep per night. Due to Corona virus it wasn’t a hospital blood test, but it was the same test as I did in November and Feb and followed the rules of taking the blood sample first thing after some water etc.
Many thanks in advance!!