Im meaning this for the TRT section if somehow I f’d that up just redirect me.
Anyways whatsup guys this is my first post so Ill give some background…
Im a young guy (prefer not to state my age but younger then most here likely) I went through chemotherapy at 8 years old and was cleared just before I turned 10. Around the ages of 15-16 years old I felt like a normal kid high energy, high libido etc. As my teenage years progressed I started to slow down dramatically. By the age of 18 I was already having low T symptoms but I had no idea what that was nor was I really ‘aware’ of it at the time. Around 19 I started noticing I never had any morning wood it what seemed like years really. I dismissed these things for awhile, then a couple years later my sexual performance was pretty bad. I started to realize how different I was that way compared to all my friends. I finally got a very basic testosterone test done (just total T and e2) at the hospital I visit yearly for my cancer checkup and results came back in the 400’s with e2 at the very top of the range, the doc said your in range no problems here and dismissed me.
I had done a bit of research at that point and new that was maybe normal for a 60 year old. I tried everything natural from herbs to diets, to training certain ways, pefected my sleep etc you name it with almost zero improvement. My symptoms got worse and then came the fatigue, muscle loss, and mild depression. I finally decided to try and find a TRT doc. After a few months I finally found one who understood, I wasted so much time being told by docs ‘your young you should be peaking’ I KNOW A**HOLE but Im not I feel like IM 80! Anyways we started off with 50mg IM e3d and things started to get much better from the very first shot to about the 6th week. I then started to feel the effects of e2, fatigue came back, mood swings/depressive thoughts. My testies were starting to atrophy too at this point.
My next visit we added in hcg at 200iu 3x/week and moved to 120mg/week split 2 injections, we also added in DIM in hopes to stay off an AI. The first few weeks were mildly succesful (I do LOVE hcg though has a great impact on me) but e2 effects are starting to pick up again which leads me to today. My doc is super open and understanding about the fact that only I know how something makes me feel so she offered to increase my dose to 140mg/week and 900iu hcg/week. Im starting to realize e2 is more my problem then low T though… Im going to go back to basics Im going to try 30mg T and 250iu hcg EOD because my 60mg T shots always cause a downward spiral. I am getting a T and E2 test today before I start. I hope to feel more balanced this way and if this doesnt help then I will be adding an AI. Sorry for the rant just wanted to give all the info I could