I originally posted some of this in the wrong forum and was redirected here. Hope I’m including the right info.
I need your help. My doc has recommended 3 CC of Test Cypionate every two weeks and possibly wants to go up to 4CC every two weeks. He’s open to letting me do multiple injections per week as opposed to every two weeks. He also put me on 25mcg of Cytomel daily and will modify as needed.
I’ve been on compounded testosterone cream for 1 year. 200mg applied twice daily. (400 mg total) Didn’t really notice a darn thing.
Over the last year I’ve put on 40 lbs of fat and feel like my body is not my own despite training hard 5-6 x week and eating a very healthy diet. This is confirmed through DEXA testing. The fat gains have been mostly on my back and waist with some on my arms and butt. I’m not a newbie to nutrition or training. I’ve been in the industry since I was 12. I need help with TRT. Totally out of my realm.
Is what he’s recommending correct? Should I split the shot’s up into 2 x per week? Should I do subcutaneous into the abdomen or into the glutes? I want to make sure I do this right and all input and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Here’s what my labs show:
Total Cholesterol 252
Fasting Insulin 2 Range 3-9
Free Fatty Acids .41 optimal <.6
HbA1C 4.8 Range less than 6 optimal
Vitamin D 34 Range 30-100 optimal
T4 7.0 Range 4.5-11.7
T4 Free 1.22 Range .93-1.7
T3 95 Range 80-200
DHEA-S 152 Range 44-331
Estradiol <5.0 Range <12-42.6 (I’m taking arimidex 2 x per week)
Testosterone 760 This was while using compounded cream. I used it the day of blood draw and it’s possible I put it on the blood draw site. Prior to using the cream my levels were in the mid 150’s.
Free Testosterone 12.62 Range 4.7-24.4
Liver tests were all good.
CBC with Differential all good
Omega 3 Fatty Acids were good
Cortisol Rhythm Test 4 x
Total cortisol 19.1