Hey all, been a little while since I’ve posted, but was hoping to see if anyone else has experienced high blood pressure issues after starting TRT.
My BP has always been 118-122/65. Never higher, never lower. I am 33 years old, in good shape, exercise daily, and eat exceptionally well.
I started TRT back in May 2020, and unfortunately had not done any BP readings prior to May 2020 during the beginning of that year to see where it was at. However over the summer during a doctor visit my BP was 145/65, and now during testing at home, and during doctors appointments, my systolic is always in the 135-148 range, although my diastolic never goes over 70.
I have tried potassium, magnesium, l-Argenine, I eat very little sodium (all whole unprocessed foods and do not add salt to my foods), I am trying everything I can, but with no success.
I cannot help but wonder if this is associated with my starting TRT. I was originally on 200mg a week split into 2 weekly delt shots of 100mg each. That had my TT at 1436 (264-916), FT at 32 (8.7-25.1), and my estradiol at 87.6 (7.6-42.6).
I lowered down to 150mg per week about 12-16 weeks ago to see if that helped, and zero change in blood pressure. I am doing labs this Friday to see where my levels are now.
I understand that 150mg is still on the higher side, and am not opposed to going slightly lower, although I feel absolutely amazing and after not seeing any BP change after dropping it the first time, I am not optimistic that it will help.
I’m just curious if this has been an issue for anyone else. My doctor is kind of out of suggestions at this point aside from BP medication, which I will take if I have to. Just want to exhaust all options first.