I’m 48, 180lbs, low body fat, work out 4 to 5 days per week. I’ve been on TRT for 4 years. When I first started, I went to a men’s health clinic and they tested me, My Test levels were in the low 200’s and they put me on 100ml once per week. I felt great…mood, energy, libido all through the roof. That lasted about a year and I had a regular visit with my doc and I explained that what was going on and she told me she is a hormone specialist and she could give me a much better level of care than the men’s clinic. I went along with it and she actually did. She recommended that I also use HCG and Anastrozole. This was about the time I found this forum as well. Since her protocol matched up with what is suggested here, I felt like I was in good hands.
We experimented with dosages of the HCG and the Testosterone eventually modifying my TRT to go with the standard protocol that is recommended here. I do 25ml of Test every Monday and Friday (equals 50ml or 100mg per week) and 1/10 ml (6 drops) of Anastrozole at time of T injection (I believe I’m an over responder). I also do 25ml of Hcg EOD. I think my most recent labs (taken on a Wednesday (close to ½ way between my T doses) look good although a tad bit high on the T. Problem is, I no longer wake up with morning wood and don’t have the same libido I use to have. No problems at all with ED, I just liked having a high libido. I also don’t feel quite as good as I did when I first started. So, I guess my question is after being on TRT for a while, dose the feeling of high energy, great mood and high libido sort of calm down or should I be considering a change in my doses or what? Obviously, my T levels are on the high side so I can’t believe it’s that?
Here are my labs:
The last one on a page by itself was:
SHBG 34.4 nmol/l 16.5 – 55.9